6 stories to start your day for Tuesday, Sept 10

Teen Challenge is coming to Sudbury

It’s good news for those struggling with addictions and their families… as Teen Challenge Ministries is coming to Sudbury. The cities municipal planning committee has approved rezoning for a 16-bed, residential rehabilitation facility on Vermillion Lake Road, despite a lot of opposition from residents in the neighbourhood.

Teen Challenge Canada Inc. is a 12-month, faith-based drug and alcohol rehab clinic for adults. The organization operates eight facilities across Canada.


Discussion over school closure happens tonight

It all begins tonight… again, as the Near North District School Board preps for a discussion over the impending closure of a high school in the city. They will hear from parents and community members tonight about the decision, and to that end, nine presentations are scheduled for the meeting set to take place at the board office.

The meeting is at 6 p.m. Trustees will listen to the concerns and feedback from presenters before making their final decision Sept. 24 on which school to close.


Driver caught up in wires, forces highway closure

OPP out of Sudbury was forced to close off a section of Highway 64 in Alban yesterday (Between Courchsene Road and Highway 607) due to downed power lines. This is after witnesses said a tractor-trailer had become stuck in the hydro wires off the side off Highway 64. There is no word as to how it happened.

The extent of any injuries due to the collision are unknown at this time. The investigation is ongoing and the section of Highway 64 remains closed.


Police stand-off after more than 24 hours

A stand-off in Timmins has ended more than 24-hour after it started. The Tactical Response Unit brought out a suspect from an apartment complex on Shirley Street North shortly before 6:30 p.m. Constable Marc Depatie says the individual…

A 23-year-old man from Quebec was sent to Timmins and District Hospital to receive what police described as “emergency treatment” for his injuries.


Two are arrested for a break, enter and theft, fraud

Two Sault Ste Marie males are now on the hook for theft and trying to hock a stolen bicycle. It happened late last month. It’s alleged the two entered a shed in the central part of the city and stole a three-wheeled ATV and a children’s bicycle. One of them attempted to pawn the bicycle. Police later located the ATV on Boston Avenue.

The two accused were located on Sept. 9, 2019.  Both were held for bail court.


Students back in class following C02 Leak

Students at a Sudbury School will be back at school, after being told to stay home. Students with Jean-Éthier-Blais are back in class today after a carbon monoxide leak set off alarms before class time yesterday. It had to do with a blockage in part of the air exchanger. Union Gas and Airco were called and repairs were made. There were no injuries.



Sudbury philanthropist says goodbye

One of the Greater Sudbury’s best-loved philanthropists has passed away. Lily Fielding, was known for a number of causes, including the donation of 300 acres of bushland to the city that became Kivi Park through her foundation. The multi-use sports and outdoor park is named for Fielding’s parents, Susanna and John Kivi, and honours them as well as all families of Finnish descent who settled in the Long Lake area. She was 103 years old.