6 stories keeping you “in the know” for today, Sept 9

More advanced polling announced

Sudbury announced plans yesterday when it comes to the fall election… to move to advanced polling over the world wide web. The city’s first electronic election includes a number of voting options to ensure convenience and accessibility for all residents. It opens October 15th and for more information, residents can contact the city.

Meanwhile, in North Bay wishing to beat the rush on election day, can now crack the ballot box early. Advance polls will operate between Oct. 3 and Oct. 12, making voting accessible to those who may not be able to get out on election day. Locations include Memorial Gardens and the PHARA location on Oakwood Avenue.


Missing: 34-year-old Jonathan Trudeau

Greater Sudbury Police Services are the assistance of the public to locate 34-year-old Jonathan Trudeau. He is described as 5-8, about 170 lbs, with short black hair and is clean shaven. Trudeau was last seen in the Ramsey Lake Road area at around 9 p.m. Wednesday evening. * He was last seen wearing a black/grey sweater, black jeans, black and red shoes and black sunglasses. If you have seen this person, or know where he might be, you are asked to contact Greater Sudbury Police Services at 705-675-9171.


Cameras coming to North Bay city buses

The city of North Bay says they’re spending a little more than $200,000 to install video surveillance cameras on all of its buses. The hope is that it will improve ridership experience and overall safety. The bill, is being partially financed by the two senior levels of government through the city’s share of the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.


Students spend 24-hours without a home

Some Timmins students are no doubt waking up with a fresh perspective on life in Timmins. Last night about 43 students from Ecole Secondaire catholique Theriault spent the night on the street in boxes and under tarps, collecting money and awareness for homelessness. They return to class this morning to report on their experience. The proceeds going to The Lord’s Kitchen, The YO-Mobile, Project Love and The Timmins Food Bank.


School Board jumping into electronic payment options

The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board says they taking another step into the digital age with an online payment system for fundraising and other school-related activities. The board has been contacted several times with a request for an online system, and the new system will allow parents to pay for everything from field trips to pizza days.


The Skip n’ Roll for Stuffies jumps to crisis need

And finally, a 10-year-old little girl from North Bay is jumping in when to comes to helping kids of all ages… when it comes to crisis. This Saturday is the first annual Skip n’ Roll for Stuffies in the city – an event that invites kids and their families to skip rope or cruse a fun circular track, all as a pledged event to bring in a brand-new stuffed animal or doll for kids in crisis. Ellie spoke to reporters, explains the passion for her idea.   One Kids Place is playing host for the event and the link is below.