6 stories to start your day on this Tuesday, Aug 13

Maley Drive project will include several roundabouts

One of Greater Sudbury’s largest Capital Roads Project will be done before 2020. The Maley Drive extension. Currently finishing a westbound loop taking drivers from old pavement to new pavement, the road will include a new 11km stretch from College Boreal to Cambrian College. Crews have had to move over 1 million-cubit meter of rock to make the project a reality. Once complete, it is expected to include several roundabouts.

 

OPP respond to a number of Monday collisions

Several collisions yesterday kept OPP in the North busy. Among them, a transport truck rollover over on the Highway 17 bypass near the Kingsway. The road was blocked for some time in all directions. It is unclear what lead to the accident. Elsewhere OPP out of North Bay is investigating a collision on Highway 17 involving a motorcycle. It happened just off of Couchie Industrial Road. Police said injuries were not known at the time.

 

City accepting feedback on the tenant complaint process

The city of Greater Sudbury says they’re updating the tenant feedback process. Last fall, the city announced it was taking over the operation and administration of the city’s social housing units. Previously, the 1,848 units were operated by the Greater Sudbury Housing Corporation.
The tenant complaint process can be used for any sort of tenant complaint, such as issues with the building or issues with another tenant. Some councillors noted concern with the way complaints can be submitted.

 

Police looking into an incident of road rage

First Police are looking for witnesses to an incident of road rage on Greater Sudbury. It happened on in the cities south end in the parking lot of the L.C.B.O. located at 2400 Long Lake Rd. While it’s not clear what led to the incident, Police would like to speak to the drivers of a Black Ford SUV and a Dark Grey Dodge Ram pickup.

One of the two men, likely of the truck is a man in his 50s with salt and pepper hair, as well as, a goatee and moustache.

 

Fedeli set to be Chamber of Commerce Keynote Speaker

Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli the current minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade will be the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce’s 124th keynote speaker. The event that happened early next month is an opportunity to network chamber members, reflecting on the previous year while looking at the future.

The evening, which runs 5-9:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, reflect on the chamber community’s accomplishments over the past year and learn about the chamber’s vision for the coming year.

 

Charity Golf Tournament in Timmins raises $110k for TDHA Foundation

The 10th-annual John P. Larche Charity Golf tournament in Timmins as teed up just $110,000 for the Timmins and District Hospital (TADH) Foundation. The golf tournament was held at Spruce Needles Golf Club this weekend, with similar challenges to previous years including longest putt and closest-to-the-pin.

The tournament had 120 participants including volunteers to support the TADH Foundation.

 

Also…

Another fire in Sault Ste Mare, on London Street

Another fire had firefighters on scene in Sault Ste. Marie yesterday. Upon arrival last night, flames could be seen coming from the back of the house in the 0-100 block of London Street. Four Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services pumper trucks responded to the blaze as well as EMS. It is unknown if anyone was injured nor the cause of the blaze.

It is also unknown how many people were displaced by the fire, nor if the red-cross will be assisting.