6 stories keeping you “in the know” for today, Jan 10

Male body checks officer, faces multiple charges

A 42-year old Sudbury man is under house arrest, following a domestic dispute. A court justice heard this week in court, that during the incident, Police were called to speak to the couple. However, during their conversation, one of the officers was body-checked by the male. The suspect then resisted arrest. Charges included assault and obstruction.

 

Former Bingo Hall getting demolished

A former bingo hall and one-time restaurant in North Bay is slated for demolition. The business on Lakeshore Drive is near the North Bay has been vacant for roughly 15 years and the property is being taken over by a new Jiffy Lube. Constructed begins in the spring.

 

Reminder being given, following snowmobile collision

South Porcupine OPP were called to the scene of a collision this week, between a motor vehicle and a snowmobile. It happened on Highway 101 east of Porcupine, Ontario. The driver of the sled was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Police are reminding all snowmobile drivers to head out on trails with care and to obey all signage.

 

Witnesses sought, following fatal collision

Witnesses are being sought to a fatal pedestrian collision in Greater Sudbury. It happened yesterday morning on the Kingsway at around 7:50 a.m. The male pedestrian succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Police are looking to speak with a man, thought to be about 50 years old, who was driving a light-coloured SUV at the time of the incident. He stopped at the scene and may have witnessed the collision.

 

$895k being fueled into Nippising Transit

Everyone on the bus. The province has boosted their funding to transit…thanks to the Ontario Gas Tax program. Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli announced this week that $895,000 is being fueled into North Bay city transit. That’s up from last year when the city received $869,000.

 

No skating at renamed Sk8te Hollinger this year

Skating enthusiasts are being handed some unfortunate news in Timmins. No skating at Hollinger Park this winter. City council heard this week that weather, park condition and manpower issues all lead the cancellation. The Timmins Community Park Associations taking over operations of Sk8te Hollinger, which is being renamed the Hollinger Skateway.

 

Also:

In National news, the federal government is expected to announce up to $90 million in support for Ontario’s Algoma Steel today. This is in a commitment aimed at helping the producer deal with the American tariffs on steel and aluminum. Canada has rejected the premise of the American duties and has been fighting for their removal.