6 stories to start your day, Monday, April 15

Paramedic Boost could be coming to Sudbury

The city of Greater Sudbury could look at hiring more paramedics. Specifically, for its popular community paramedicine program. It’s all in a report going to the emergency services committee this week, the staff is recommending the city increase the number of community paramedics by three.

 

Evacuees coming to Timmins today

Timmins will welcome the first of this year’s flood evacuees from the James Bay coastal community of Kashechewan today. Two flights are touching down as the First Nation has declared a state of emergency due to the potential of flooding. Out of the 1,900 evacuating, 700 will be in Timmins.

 

Significant traffic stop results in weapons charges

North Bay Police made a significant traffic stop just before the weekend. It happened in the North end of the city, and once they searched the vehicle, two men from Ottawa and one man from North Bay were charged with a number of weapons charges. There were no injuries.

 

2-weekend fires, one proves fatal

A house fire proved to be Fatal Saturday in Greater Sudbury. It happened on Montague Avenue, one person succumbing to injuries, another was seriously injured. The building involved sustained over $80,000 worth of damage. The cause is under investigation.

Meanwhile, Sault Ste Mare Firefighters respond to a fire call in the central part of the city. It happened Saturday at an automotive location in the 200 block of Wallace Terr., mid-Saturday afternoon. No one was hurt. The cause is under investigation.

 

Party leader resigns leadership

After four years, Callander’s Trevor Holliday has resigned the leader of the Northern Ontario Parrty. He has since yielded the leadership to Deputy Leader Shawn Poirier; someone Holliday says is “fluent in French and English” until a permanent leader can be found. Holliday says that he will continue to work with the party as a member.

 

Cadets remember Vimy Ridge

The 2310 Royal Canadian Artillery Army Cadet Corps marched this weekend. It was all to recognize the 102nd anniversary of Battle of Vimy Ridge. A Vimy tree plaque was dedicated at Greenwood Cemetery to mark the event. IT was back on 1917 that Four Canadian divisions, fighting together for the first time under one command during the Great War, captured the escarpment in France.