6 stories to start your day on this Friday, April 12

Freezing Rain hits Northern Ontario

Freezing and plenty of it will be greeting those headed out the door this morning. Several hours of freezing rain is expected before changing over to rain or drizzle later this morning. This winter weather is associated with a Colorado Low that will track across Northeastern Ontario Friday.

 

Plant Eliminates 70 positions

Domtar pulp and paper in Espanola is announcing significant job action. They’re cutting 70 jobs through normal attrition and retirements in overall plans to modernize operations. Domtar says the changes have been communicated to employees.

 

Missing man found deceased

The search for a missing Sudbury man has ended in tragedy. This is after a deceased individual was found in Junction Creek yesterday and is now believed to be Branden Bodson-Gratton. He was last seen in December.

 

Accessibility mat coming to North Bay Beach

When the weather does warm, and swimming does once again become an option, those who need assistance can better enjoy the water in North Bay. The city is purchasing a beach mobility mat that will increase accessibility at Marathon Beach. The mat, which will extend from the brick walkway near the playground to the shore of Lake Nipissing.

 

Sportsplex roof and dehumidifier on the fix list

Timmins City council approved more than $500,000 for repairs to the Archie Dillon Sportsplex. The money will go to complete repairs to the roof and to install a new dehumidifier in the arena. The cost to repair the roof will be $315,000 which is nearly $200,000 less than the city’s estimate.

 

Watch for deer – OPP

The East Algoma OPP are telling drivers to keep on eye on the road and other on the ditch, as they’ve investigated 30 collisions involving deer since the beginning of 2019. 9 of those, have been in the first half of April.