6 stories keeping you “in the know” for Tuesday, Nov 1

Fatal Crash closed Highway 400

Highway 400 was shut down late last night in both directions, following a fiery crash. It happened between Highway 9 in King Township and Innisfil Beach Road. A tanker truck exploded sending fire into the night sky that could be seen for kilometres. Fire then spread to other vehicles. Early reports say that there have been multiple casualties, and at least fatality. The cause of the of the accident is under investigation… a detour has been set up.

 

Overnight parking ban, in effect

Winter Overnight on-street parking bans begin today in Many communities, as the North prepares for Snow Fall. While Timmins has already had it’s first dump, communities like North Bay are still waiting. The ban runs until April of next year, and is in effect from 11:30pm – 7:30am.

 

Conversation continues over Fluoride in the water

The latest report on Fluoride in the drinking water is headed to the city of Greater Sudbury next week. Sudbury spends roughly $100,000 to $120,000 a year fluoridating tap water. It remains a controversial issue to many… many saying the Fluoride in the water helps prevent cavities while others say the results are inconclusive.

 

Traffic stop leads to drugs, weapon charges

Two men from Sault Ste. Marie are facing a number of charges following a traffic stop. They were first spotted going 137/kph in a 100/kph zone. After and investigation, the driver and passenger were arrested and charged with several drug and gun-related offences. Two handguns, one long gun, a quantity of drugs, and $37,000 in cash were seized.

 

Teen assaults Parent over electronic devices

A Parent from Elliot lake has charged, their child… following an assault in the family home. The parent says their 15-year-old child didn’t take kindly to having his electronic device taken away, and the Police when the teen got violent. The teen is scheduled to appear in court, in December 14.

 

More questions, after man dies in hospital

Sudbury MPP France Gélinas is knocking on the Province’s door, after an elderly Sudbury man died in hospital on Oct. 29 still waiting for a bed in a long-term-care.  The MPP was in the Ontario legislature Monday, and says while the family came to her personally, this is a larger provincial issue.

This comes a week after Ontario announced Health Sciences North would be receiving funding for 16 more beds, as part of province-wide funding for 2,000 more beds to improve access to care.