Ten stories for today, Friday, September 22

Missing Teen – Elana Faries, 15

Greater Sudbury Police look for the second missing teen, in under a week. Greater Sudbury Police say 15-year-old Elana Faries was last seen Sunday in New Sudbury. Elana is described as being 5-6 tall, about 130 pounds, with long black hair. She was last seen wearing glasses, a black sweater, a black shirt and black jeans.

Close call, follow a faulty cable

Check your chargers, check your chords. North Bay Fire and Emergency Services says they responded to a call at a Princess Street East home this week, only to discover that a cellphone charging cord experienced an electrical failure and began to burn. The cord was not plugged into a device. They say had the end of the chord been laying on a couch or bed and not the hard wood floor, it may have been a very different call.

Counterfeit bills in Timmins

OPP in Timmins say that counterfeit bills could be circulating in the area. Police say the currency was found during a traffic stop this week. They add that money is currently sold on the internet as replica game currency. The bills look like paper bank notes with Chinese markings and have no serial number.

New warnings for distracted drivers

Motorists who injure or kill through careless driving could face fines of up to $50,000 and two years in jail under new legislation proposed by the Ontario government. The planned amendment to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) is specifically aimed to protect pedestrians and cyclists.

Two men in court this week, for Minnow Lake resident death

Court was in session this week for two Greater Sudbury men charged in the death of a man in the Minnow Lake area last spring. Two men, both 30 years old are entering “guilty” pleas in the death of Kenneth Edwards back in March. One remains in custody, the other… is out on bail, staying with a court appointed surety.

Mixed reactions following EQAO results

According to the Near North District school board, it’s a mixed result for Grade 9 math students, when it comes to the Education Quality and Accountability Office, or EQAO number. They say it all depending on what stream students are in, as Grade 9 applied math students surpassed the provincial average while academic math students are eight points below the provincial average.

Results of “Drugs Drop Off Day”

48 pounds of drugs were collected this week by the Timmins Police, but it was all done with a smile this week, as it was apart of the annual drop off drugs day. Timmins Police says this was all done in partnership with the Porcupine health unit.

Man who sparked stand-off in court this week

The man caught in a lengthy standoff with Greater Sudbury Police at Wilma Street in the Flour Mill Monday , was in court this week. The 32-year-old is facing a number of count including six counts of assaulting a police officer, six counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, one count of mischief under $5,000 and forcible confinement.

Mississauga man brings stolen ride to the North

A 34-year-old Mississauga man is facing charges after a vehicle that was reported stolen left the scene of a collision at Ski Club Road and O’Brien Street in North Bay. Police said the vehicle that left the scene had been reported stolen by Peel Regional Police. The vehicle was located on Chapais Street and the driver was arrested.

Strike action could take action, September 30th

The clock continues to tick as faculty from across 24 public colleges await the result of their vote in favour of a strike mandate. Representatives from College Boreal Timmins Campus this week told the press that should upcoming contract talks fail to conclude in an agreement by September 30th, there will be a work stoppage. The college is now preparing for the possibility of a lost week or two of classes.