6 stories keeping you “in the know” for today, Aug 3

During holiday Monday, Libraries closed, Lifeguards remain on duty

The first of the August Long Weekend Closures have been announced in Greater Sudbury. Tom Davies Square, citizen service centres and all Sudbury libraries will be closed this coming Monday. The city says however, instead of hitting the library, families are encouraged to head to the beach, as lifeguards will remain on duty.

 

More support is needed for needle exchange

More is needed when it comes to a needle exchange program in North Bay. This is coming from CTS students in the city studying addiction and mental health. They say one of the busiest exchange sites in the city – the Nipissing Detoxification and Substance Abuse Program on King Street – closed last year, leaving the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit and the AIDS Committee of North Bay & Area as the two key remaining places to offer the service.

 

CN rail will continue to monitor soil samples

CN Rail has made promises rolling forward into the future. In short, they say they will be tracking the clean-up of the derailment site where a CN oil train went off the tracks and burned in the winter of 2015. The promise is part of a four-page report entitled CN Environmental Update Spring/Summer 2018 Progress Report. CN said it plans to continue sampling water and soil and reporting their findings to government regulators.

 

Pair facing weapons, drug charges

Sault Ste. Marie Police say a 49-year-old and 29-year-old are facing for drug and firearm offences. This is following a traffic stop on St. Georges Avenue at North Street. During the traffic stop officers located a small amount of both illegal street and prescription drugs, and a shot gun that had been tampered with, making it an illegal weapon.

 

Wanted: Sequoia Roy, 19

The Greater Sudbury Police Say they’re looking for information leading the arrest of a Sudbury teen. Sequoia Roy is wanted on charges of breach. Roy is 19-years old and is described as 5-10, 134 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He is known to be in the City of Greater Sudbury.

 

Requested: Province calling in retired forest fire fighters

Desperate times call for desperate measures and now the Province of Ontario is asking retired forest firefighters to help battle the hundreds of fires burning across the province right now, including in the northeast. They say that they’re doing everything they can to find highly skilled wildfire response support personnel… and now the call has gone out to the public. The blaze known as Parry Sound 33, has grown to just over 11,100 hectares in size and it not, yet, under control.