6 stories to start your day, on this Wednesday June 12

Timmins-Two fire held at 5,600 hectares

The fire known as Timmins Two, continues to be held, approximately 4 kilometres west of the community of Gogama. The fire is burning on the west side of Highway 144 and running parallel to the roadway. The fire has been resized to just over 5,600 hectares and rainfall continues to aid in suppression.

 

Over $21k raised for Dystonia

The numbers are in, and a small army of just 26 in Greater Sudbury has raised over $21,200 for the Dystonia medical research. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder syndrome in which sustained or repetitive muscle contractions result in twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal fixed postures. The movements may resemble a tremor.

 

Armed Forces day on in North Bay

If you were in North Bay yesterday, you no doubt heard the sound of low flying aircraft. That is the sound of the Snowbirds. Armed Forces Day is on in North Bay today and will once again be down at the waterfront. The CF-18 and the Skyhawks parachute team are also in town to mark the day.

 

Algoma District School Board Trustees at $154.7

Algoma District School Board trustees approved a budget of $154.7 million for 2019-2020 at their final regular monthly board meeting of the school year. In addition to funding going toward a shortfall in special education funding, Trustees approved withdrawing over $1.2 million from an accumulated surplus, as well as the reallocation of funding from other areas, to balance the 2019-2020 budget.

 

First Nation residents headed home following an evacuation

Residents evacuated from Pikangikum First Nation are headed home. After a short stay in a number of communities, including Timmins. The group is able to return home now that a nearby wildfire is being held at bay.

 

Sudbury city council talks road quality

Questions were raised in Sudbury City Council this week when it comes to city roads. Moreover, the quality of roads and how they are laid. Ward 1 Councillor Mark Signoretti says he wants to know why the city’s roads continue to be “sub-standard” and he wants to begin the discussion of finding better ways of building and maintaining the city infrastructure.

 

Also…

North Bay doubles up on Snow removal

Summer is all of 9 days away… but the city of North Bay says the numbers are still fresh when it comes to snow removal. Crews hauled away more than double the amount of snow from City streets and sidewalks this season than they have in the past two years combined for a total payload of $3.9 million by year-end.