6 stories keeping you “in the know” for Monday, Jan 3

Smoke clears the Downs

Smoke shut down the part for some evidently, at Sudbury Downs in Chelmsford on New Years. The alarm went off, the building cleared, but… there was no fire. Evidently smoke from a nearby fire that destroyed a mobile home got into the air system, creating the smell of smoke. Thankfully no one was injured in the blaze.

 

Senior charged in head-on crash

A 69-year-old resident is facing charges following a head-on collision. It happened Highway 17 in East Ferris. Both vehicles were smashed up, three were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The senior behind the wheel, was charged with failure to safely changing lanes.

 

Hit-and-run driver sought

Sudbury Cops continue their search for a driver involved in a hit-and-run. It happened just after midnight Monday on The Kingsway near the Petro Canada. Pieces of a white mirror from a Honda vehicle were located at the scene.

 

Vehicle drives into house, following collision

Elsewhere the investigation continues following a two-vehicle collision in Timmins. Thankfully while no-one sustained any serious injuries… one of the vehicles drove into a house on the 400-block of Pine Street S. in Timmins. Roads were snow-covered at the time of the crash, but there was also salt and sand in the intersection.

 

Fire safety, post Christmas

Even though many of the Christmas Candles may be tucked away… fire safety is still on the mind of many, when it comes to dealing with a Christmas Tree. Jason Whitely is North Bay’s Fire Chief and says if the tree is still up, keep it green…

Workers at Hospice could unionize?

An ongoing dispute is causing a number of employees at the Algoma Residential Community Hospice in Sault Ste. Marie to unionize. More than 34 say they’re making the move. The group including registered nurses, registered practical nurses, personal support workers and a cook. Evidently a number job titles, such as RN coordinators, remain a point of contention.

 

EXTRA:

If you think its been extra cold into the first few days of January, meteorologists agree with you, for the most part… but, a temperature change could be on the way. KFM spoke to Weather Meteorologist Doug Gillham, who explains.

Snow expected throughout the day today, many places across the North.