6 stories to start your day for Tuesday, Dec 3

Public School Teachers will walk out of class tomorrow

It’s now 24 hours before a provincial wide one day walk out of Ontario Public School teachers. It’s going to do more however than just stall classes. It will close many schools. Talks between teachers and the Province are ongoing but no deal has been reached.  At this point, it appears the one-day province-wide walkout called by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) for Wednesday is going to proceed.

 

100 new Canadians take an oath of citizenship

One hundred new Canadians took an oath of citizenship yesterday in Greater Sudbury. The new citizens from 35 different countries all had to take a citizenship exam, consisting of 20 multiple-choice questions. Sudbury Police Chief Paul Pedersen presided over the oath of citizenship.

The Oath: “I swear, that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, her heirs and successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada and fulfil my duties as a Canadian citizen.”

As for the exam, they can only get four questions wrong. If a candidate fails the exam, they can redo it the next time it’s offered, however, the questions would be different.

 

Man wanted in theft and fraud

Sault Ste. Marie Police is looking for a suspect wanted for theft and fraud. This is after someone stole a wallet someone accidentally left it behind at a convenience store. Inside that wallet? $200 cash in the wallet and a debit card. The suspects used the victim’s card six times for a total of $1,200. The suspects are caught on camera using the victim’s card at Circle K and Shoppers Drug Mart.  It was originally lost at Krazy Ernie’s.

 

Holiday stockings being collected by Sudbury Charity

A Sudbury Charity is asking those who can give to do so generously. Inner City Home of Sudbury is in the full holiday season now and this time of year the needs only increase. The agency provides food to about 1,100 families a month from its emergency food bank. Right now, they’re collecting Christmas stockings filled with personal hygiene items.

Donors can drop off stockings at Inner City Home of Sudbury, 251 Elm Street. The agency has a drop-in centre and also offers free life management courses on topics such as anger and stress management and budgeting.

 

Warming centres open in North Bay

North Bay’s two Warming Centres had their first night of operations last night as temperatures dropped. One was the Gathering place on Cassells Street. The other was at the Old Gd2Go location downtown. Those who stopped in benefitted from everything from a hot drink then head out, to a cot for an overnight stay.

 

New signage going up in the Soo

A new signage system will soon help those visiting Sault Ste. Marie’s downtown get around. A new wayfinding system was identified as a priority through the city’s downtown revitalization strategy, designed in consultation with the tourism industry, downtown association and recreation destinations.