6 stories to start your day for Friday, Nov 29

Influenza A reported in Greater Sudbury

The first case of the influenza A virus of the season has been confirmed in Greater Sudbury. Public Health Sudbury and Districts made the announcement this week warning again of the importance of washing hands, coughing into a sleeve, adding Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory virus that can cause fever, cough, muscle aches, and fatigue.

 

Main thoroughfare in North Bay re-opens

In North Bay, the full length of Cassells Street is expected to reopen. The closure has creased cramping headaches for drivers for months, as construction as continued over several blocks. The reconstruction work, however, is not done and will recommence in the spring of 2020. Detours for the Cassells Street Reconstruction project will start to be dismantled in the morning. Once the work has been completed, there will be one lane of traffic in each direction available from King Street to Chippewa Street. Traffic Lanes from Chippewa Street to the Highway 11/17 bypass remain unaffected.

 

Timmins Police look into alleged firearm incident

Timmins Police are looking into an incident, reportedly, involving a firearm. It happened yesterday evening in the area of Sixth Avenue and Spruce Street North. The Emergency Response Team was deployed in this area to perform a thorough search for any suspect(s) or evidence related to this occurrence. There was no reported threat to public safety.

Local residents should not be alarmed by the presence of officers in full tactical gear in the affected area for the next few hours‎,” reads a news release. At the nearby 101 Mall, workers inside at the time said it was put on lockdown around 4:45 p.m. They were allowed to leave shortly after 6 p.m.

 

Public School Teachers say as of Wednesday, they walk.

Ontario’s public high school teachers say that if they can’t reach a deal by next Tuesday, on Wednesday they’ll walk. In a one-day, province-wide walkout, the union says this is after the Crown brought “absolutely nothing” to the table during the latest bargaining session.

 

New gas station & restaurant coming to Greater Sudbury

Garson in Greater Sudbury could soon be home to a major new transportation hub. The build will include a gas station, car wash, restaurant and convenience store. That is if local owners can get the city council to rezone a parcel of land along the south side of Falconbridge Road where the hub would go. Currently, there are five houses on the site, which will be removed before development. Four of the homes are older – dating from 1940 to 1956 the other was built in the ’80s.

 

R.I.D.E. sharing program in full swing

The 2019 festive Ride Program for Sault Ste. Marie is now in full swing. Local Police, Anishinabek Police Service and the RCMP are teaming up to do RIDE checks watching for impaired drivers until Jan. 1. About 1,700 vehicles were checked in 2018.