6 stories keeping you “in the know” for Tuesday, Feb 13

Teen sledder hits pressure crack

A sledder has hit an unlucky break of sorts, and is now in hospital. Sudbury-Manitoulin District EMS say they responded to a snowmobile collision on the North channel near White’s Point Road in Little Current after a single snowmobile collision occurred as a result of the machine travelling at a high rate of speed and striking a pressure crack. An 18-year-old male from Little Current was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

 

ATV busted for impaired driving

A Sault Ste. Marie area man has had his keys taken away for the next year. This is after a guilty plea to impaired driving, this week.  Anishinabek Police Service set up a RIDE check in Echo Bay where the individual was caught.  After telling officers he had consumed two drinks and was going to a friend’s place,  he blew over the legal limit on a screening device.

 

Incident involving a knife leads to charges

North Bay Police were called to an establishment in the city following an incident involving a knife. We spoke to Staff Sargent Ric Debeau who says the victim fought back, sparking a reaction from  staff

A 20-year-old man from North York, is facing significant charges.

 

Bridge undergoing assessment

A century year old brige will be getting a full once over. The Manitoulin Swing Bridge will now be the subject of an environmental assessment. The study that will take roughly two years to complete, to the tune of $2.5 million dollars will determine the fate of the 104- year-old historic bridge at Little Current. A consultant will be made public in the next few weeks.

 

Premier faced with tough questions

The Premier made an number of stops at Sudbury Schools yesterday. Laurentian  University, College Boreal, and Cambrian College were all on the list. Reports say that while Wynne wanted to talk education, students by and large wanted to talk about social issues, and the Ontario college strike that saw about half a million of them — including 12,000 in northeastern Ontario — lose five weeks of class.

 

Angus speaks up for smelter

Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus was in Ottawa this week, speaking up about Timmins bid for the proposed Noront ferrochrome smelter. Angus says that Timmins, unlike other regions, has little public push back based on location.

Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and Timmins, backed by North Bay have all put in a bid to Noront.