6 stories to start your day on this Tuesday, July 9

It could be another warm one today!

Public Health Sudbury & Districts it could be another warm one today for residents. The forecast rises for two days to 30 degrees C or higher during the day and 15 degrees C or higher at night. It is expected to continue today and tomorrow.
North Bay is evidently in the exact same position; however, a low-pressure system is expected to move through the area on Thursday bringing cooler temperatures with it. Meanwhile, a heat warning is in effect for Temagami, New Liskeard, Iroquois Falls, Timmins and Cochrane.

 

Blue-green algae likely caused by snowmelt

Heavy snow and rainfall were likely contributors to recent blue-green algae blooms in North Bay and Callander. This is according to those at the geography and geology from Nipissing University. They say, likely, the watershed became saturated from rain and snow this past spring, resulting in more nutrients flowing into local waterways.

 

25k going to the Farmer’s Market

The Mountjoy Farmer’s market in Timmins is announcing a significant donation. $25,000 from Newmont Goldcorp. It will go toward the construction of a permanent gazebo-like shelter at Participark. The hope is to have shovels in the ground by October.

 

1 injured in a traffic accident

Sault Ste. Marie Police say one was taken to hospital yesterday following a collision. City police, fire services and EMS all responded to the vehicles smash up at the intersection of Bruce Street and Albert Street East. Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is investigating.

 

Dragon boat festival reaches 20-years

The Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival is paddling its way closer to a milestone this weekend. This Saturday, in Bell Park, the festival celebrates 20 years. It first ran in 2000, and thirty-seven teams of 22 paddlers are registered this year. $50,000 is the goal to help the NEO Kids Foundation achieve its goal of building a permanent child and youth centre in Sudbury.

 

Two new fires in the North East, one continues to burn

Two new fires have started up in the Northeast Region, one of which still burns. Parry Sound 6 is not under control at 0.1 of a hectare and is located on an island in Doughnut Lake. Three other wildland fires are in the region, including Cochrane 10 which measures 74 hectares and is being observed.

 

Also…

Please, watch your water usage in Onaping

Full water restoration is being restored after a major water line break in Onaping. Repairs were slated to be completed last night, however residents in the area for continuing to conserve water while crews restore services. Conservation means, not watering lawns, not washing cars and any other activity that requires significant amounts of water.