6 stories to start your day for Thursday, Feb 27

Let it Snow – Environment Canada

Environment Canada has taken to let drivers know… to take their time this morning. In North Bay, under a Winter Storm, heavy snow will taper to flurries this afternoon but not before 15 to 20 cm are expected, while a snow wall warning laded Timmins could see snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected.  Snow is expected everywhere, and hazardous travel conditions are expected.

 

Police looking for a wanted man

Greater Sudbury Police Service is looking for a wanted man. A man known to Police, in his 50’s, it’s alleged he was last seen driving an SUV and pulling a trailer, with plates on the SUV not registered to that vehicle. When police attempted to stop the driver, at Notre Dame Avenue and Kathleen Street, and he accelerated to high speeds. Police did not pursue him due to the potential danger of traffic and pedestrians.

An outstanding warrant is in place for 54-year-old Guy Seguin.

After the fact, the vehicle was observed to turn on Lasalle Boulevard at a high rate of speed causing the trailer to swing across the lanes and over the centre median. The trailer was located unattached to the vehicle a few blocks away on a side street with its contents on the street, and the truck was found to be abandoned a few blocks further. The truck was not registered to the Seguin and the trailer was stolen and not road worthy. Guy Seguin’s whereabouts are unknown at this time.

 

Vacancy filled on School Board

A vacancy on the Near North District School Board has been filled. Former trustee Harry Fry has taken the seat. Fry was officially sworn in to assume the role of trustee at the regular board meeting Tuesday evening. He fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Zone 2 Trustee Greg Barnes. Fry previously served as a trustee with the Board from 2014-2018 and brings 30 years of corporate business experience. He is the current Chair of the Special Education Advisory Committee.

 

Mountjoy Farmers Market steps up fundraising

The Mountjoy Farmers Market is stepping up its fundraising efforts. It’s all for its new pavilion. Organisers indicate that construction at Participark will start as soon as the snow’s gone. The cost to put up the pavilion is expected to be between $120,000 and $140,000. There is a total of 12 pillars, which go for $5,000 each. They’re hoping small businesses can help out.

 

Over $57k pulled in, in drug bust

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service has kicked another dent in the drug community. This is after seizing more than $57,000 in illegal narcotics following reports of an altercation at a business in the 700 block of Trunk Road, shortly after midnight yesterday. Weapons and $36,000 in cash was also seized. Two men from Toronto are now facing a number of charges.

Meanwhile,

North Bay OPP pulled in quite the take from a traffic stop. It happened after a suspicious vehicle was stopped on Highway 17 in Nipissing First Nation. Drugs, Weapons and cash were all seized. A 37-year-old is facing an arms-length of charges.
The Group Health Centre in Timmins is back up and running as per normal after experiencing technical issues with its computer and phone systems at the same time. It resulted in incoming calls not getting through for some of yesterday meaning that some offices and services will be cancelled for the day. Affected patients were contacted for a follow-up.

 

“Unsubstantiated Threat” closes school

Sudbury police say an “unsubstantiated threat” closed Sudbury Secondary School for approximately 45 minutes yesterday. Around 1:00 p.m, GSPS tweeted that there was a heavy police presence at the school after a “potential threat against the school was communicated to [a] staff member.” Tactical and patrol officers were on scene at the downtown school to assist with the investigation. Police said they will remain on scene as a precaution.