6 stories for today, on this Tuesday, May 14

Mayor backs public inquiry into the timing of flood water release

Mattawa Mayor Dean Backer is backing a public inquiry into why his town received such short notice before the planned release of water into the Ottawa River. The same water that has flooded the surrounding area. The town has been under a week-long state of emergency as flooding from the Mattawa and Ottawa rivers continues to threaten shoreline properties and displace residents from their homes.

 

Timmins police pull nearly $1 Million in drugs off the streets

It’s a dent in the crime community, to say the least, but the fight isn’t over yet. Timmins Police are boasting numbers of nearly $1.1 million dollars of illegal drugs pulled off the streets last year. The statistics of drug seizures were part of the Timmins Police Service’s 2018 annual report which was released this month.

 

Laurentian U’s first Architecture class walks the stage

Laurentian University’s McEwen School of Architecture… is looking at its first graduating class. Not only is this the first class of graduate students, leaving with a Master of Architecture degree, but these students were also the first students at the McEwen School of Architecture since its inception. Graduation is next month.

Casino site soon to be a protest stage

The future site for North Bay’s new Cascades Casino… will first be the site of a protest. World Turtle Day is being celebrated on May 23. The protest will cover three days with an educational seminar, guest speakers and more. The day was created as an annual observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their habitats.

 

Two suspects wanted in a BBQ theft

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is looking for two suspects wanted in a break, enter and theft. It happened just before when two unknown males entered a locked compound at Romes Independent Grocers and attempted to steal a BBQ valued at $450. One of the suspects threw the BBQ over the fence and it landed on the second suspect causing him to fall to the ground. The suspects then loaded the BBQ on an e-bike.

 

Two suspects wanted in a BBQ theft

Greater Sudbury Hydro is warning the public of another scam. Wendy Watson is with Sudbury Hydro and Says…

Watson says that it all involved promising refunds simply by clicking on a link to get the money. Watson says that Greater Sudbury Hydro says they NEVER send billing or account information via text message.