6 stories to start your day for Friday, Sept 6

New vet clinic possible for Greater Sudbury

Countryside Drive in Sudbury’s south end could soon be getting the run of the neighbourhood. Thanks to scampering dogs and pretentious cats in the rezoning of land for a vet clinic. The details of the property are on our webpage, but the staff is recommending the committee approve the request.

Hautamaki Estates will go before the planning committee next week to seek rezoning for a parcel of land along the western portion of Countryside Drive. They want to establish a veterinary clinic at the location. The city would earn about $35,000 in development charges.


Abandoned puppies in North Bay doing well

In North Bay, those 11 puppies abandoned near a dumpster in Thibeault Terrace? Are doing just fine. In fact, they’re thriving and growing. Isolated inside a shelter at the North Bay and District Humane Society, the puppies, feeding well and starting to move around. They will be up for adoption as soon as possible.

Now nearly two weeks old, shelter staff and volunteer foster families jumped up to stand in until they could find a nursing female dog. The shelter was getting calls from people looking to help from all over including London, Toronto and parts of Quebec.


Gunshot investigated in Matheson

OPP out Matheson are looking for leads after someone allegedly opened fire at a truck stop, damaging a vehicle. The firearm discharge hit a pick-up truck travelling on Highway 101 east of Matheson. Thankfully no one was injured. The damages have been pegged at aprox. $5,000.


Sault College has the highest enrollment on record

Add a 20% boost to enrollment, and Sault College now has the highest enrolment on record. With nearly 2900 full-time, post-secondary students beginning this fall, Sault College boasts an increase in enrolment of 18 per cent over last year. While enrolment for domestic students remained relatively unchanged, the international recruitment continues to grow.

Dr. Ron Common, President, Sault College told the press this week they are tremendously proud to announce and celebrate this significant milestone, adding that this is true testament to the collaboration and dedication of the staff who remain focused on our students.


$1.1million coming to Sudbury mining opperation

An underground operating mine that in Greater Sudbury is getting an over $1 million boost from the provincial government. As part of a larger picture, Vic Fedeli spoke this week to reporters on a number of projects funded by the Province.  The announced the money for the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology, or NORCAT, located in Onaping.

Fedeli, who made the announcement on behalf of Greg Rickford, the minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, said the money would be used to support to upgrade underground infrastructure and construct a permanent, above-ground building at the NORCAT Underground Centre.  This brings Ontario’s investment in the project to more than $1.65 million and will support more than 150 full-time direct and indirect jobs.


New programs in place for Canadore this fall.

Five new programs have been approved and are already underway at Canadore College this fall. The Ontario College Quality Assurance Service and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities gave the go-ahead on programs that include sports entrepreneurship and administration, entrepreneurship management and entrepreneurship management

Also: Human resources management and functional genomics and clinical consultation.