6 stories for today, Tuesday, May 19

Long Term Care home declares outbreak

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has declared a respiratory outbreak at Eastholme Home for the Aged. This is after a health-care worker at the long-term care home tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is in isolation and all tests for results are negative.

 

Thorneloe students getting a boost from LU

Laurentian University is coming to the aid of Thorneloe students affected by cuts. Supporting students affected by the closure of the theatre arts and motion picture arts programs, they’re providing affected students with courses at partner universities and colleges.

 

One Kids place talks “Reopening”

One Kids Place in North Bay is working on a reopening plan. While the details are involved, they’re working to ensure all protocols and government guidelines are met before any further steps are taken.

 

 MVC’s  up 8% in Timmins over last year

Drivers are encouraged to exercise extra caution after the long weekend. Motor vehicle collisions in Timmins have risen almost eight percent in the last year. The numbers are in from Timmins Police Service’s 2019 annual report.

 

Missing Teen:  18-year-old Alphonso Ferguson

James Bay OPP continues an extensive search today for a missing teen. 18-year-old Alphonso Ferguson was last seen on May 10 in downtown Hearst. Described as a black male, 5-11 and of average build he was last seen wearing a white hoodie, dark coloured markings on the outside of the sleeves and blue pants.

 

Fatal Crash under investigation by OPP

OPP are currently investigating a fatal single motor vehicle collision on #HWY17 in Sault Ste Marie. It happened at the eastern city limits. The lone occupant of the vehicle is deceased.

(UPDATED) A 55-year-old Sudbury man has been identified as deceased following a crash on Highway 17 near Sault Ste. Marie, Monday. It happened in the eastern city limits of Sault Ste. Marie. The investigation is continuing.

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There is hope to preserve a little history

Many in Copper Cliff are hoping Greater Sudbury city council will preserve a 110-year-old building that the city considers a heritage structure. It is too costly to repair, the fire hall on Serpentine Street was built in 1910.

 

Ontario will not reopen schools this spring

The Ontario government says they are keeping schools closed for the rest of this school year. The Premier says the decision was made after consulting with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, health experts on the COVID-19 Command Table, and medical experts at The Hospital for Sick Children.

Meanwhile, all overnight Summer Camps will be closed, while day camps under strict guidelines will reopen in July and August.

In addition, Ontario has extended its emergency orders until May 29. Among other things, it limits gatherings to five.  Ontario has recorded 427 reported today, while confirming the lowest number of deaths in just over six weeks, at 15.

 

LU going online this fall

Laurentian University says campus says school officials are still working out plans for what the fall semester will look like, but for now, it looks like the majority of courses will likely online. Other options include distance learning. A final decision about the fall semester should be known within the next few weeks.

 

OPP searching for missing resident

OPP are hoping you can help find are looking for a 68-year-old Temiskaming Shores man. Gregory Dunn was last seen in Haileybury at 9 am Monday Morning. He is 5’10” tall, 200 lbs, with blue eyes, Grey hair, and a grey moustache.

He is believed to be operating a grey 2010 Toyota Tacoma with Ontario licence plate VF8868.

Apologist Ravi Zacharias passes away at 74 years old

The Christian World is morning the loss of Apologist Ravi Zacharias. He passed away this morning, two months after he announced he had been diagnosed with cancer. Over a 48-year-teaching ministry, he focused on apologetic arguments for the existence of God and the reasonableness of Christianity. He was 74 years old.