6 stories to start your day on this Thursday, Mar 21

Students walk out in protest

Students in Greater Sudbury and North Bay joined their peers across the province yesterday, in walking out of class. This was all to protest provincial cuts to education. The high school students focused on plans announced by the Doug Ford government last week to increase class size caps, while the university students zeroed in on the axing of a free tuition program.


Soo Policing coming to Prince Township

Sault Ste. Marie City council has given approval to a new contractual agreement. The move is for a contractual agreement with Prince Township to provide policing services to the tune of $175,000 all headed to the policing budget. The funds will be kept in reserve.


More life-saving equipment requested for Mac

A former Timmins city councillor is asking for an additional defibrillator at McIntyre Arena. Ray Auclair is asking council to install another defibrillator, which would cost about $4,000, in the timekeeper’s box at the Mac. There are already defibrillators in a number of locations in the community and building.


CNIB gets a new vehicle after 25 years

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind has a new Medical Mobile Care Unit. Last year the CNIB served around 4,500 patients around Northern Ontario where ophthalmology services were not provided. The unit replaces the previous vehicle, that ran in service for over 25 years.


Student out on bail following threats

An 18-year-old College Notre Dame student charged with threats against staff and students has been released on bail. He appeared in bail court yesterday and has since been released on a $1,000 recognizance into the supervision of his father, who will be acting as surety.


Another laser pointed at Aircraft

North Bay City police are investigating after a complaint from North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport. At around 9:30 last night a laser light was directed at an aircraft during a landing approach. Police are warning that those who point lasers at aircraft can be criminally charged.



Snow removal costly in Northern Ontario

As Spring slowly sets in, snow removal continues across Northern Ontario in a number of places. In Timmins throughout the month… Mayor George Perie says it hasn’t been without its cost.

More snow is expected for Northern Ontario before the end of the Month.