6 stories to start your day for Wednesday, June 3

GOVA Transit will charge fares on June 15

Two of Greater Sudbury’s main services are taking another step toward normal operations. A day after we told you the city is returning to two-trash bags weekly, down from 4, on June 8th, the city said GOVA public transit will be resuming its front-door boarding and fare collection on June 15.

 

Sudbury looking to use 5.5 mil from Capital Holding Account Reserve

Meanwhile the City of Greater Sudbury is looking at ways to deal with the financial impacts of COVID-19. The city is projecting a financial hit of $5.1 milli on by the end of June — and about $14 million by the end of the year. One option, to use up to $5.5 million from the city’s capital holding account reserve.

 

Mattawa Island Conservation Area Open

The Mattawa Island Conservation Area and its beach are now open to the public. The conservation area is the last of those offered by the conservation authority to open. But if you are going with the kids, the washroom is still closed.

 

4 Teens arrested following break and enter

The Timmins Police Service has charged four teens with break-in offences related stemming from an incident which occurred early yesterday a sports facility complex on Theriault Boulevard. It is alleged that the group forcibly gained entry into the sports facility and made off with various items. They were later identified by CCTV.

 

New bike trails have good support from Soo City Council

Sault Ste. Marie councillors say they’re determined to get a major expansion of local cycling options completed this year. Back in February, City Council gave the go-ahead to five new priority cycling routes. They also approved two multi-use paths, all conditional on notice being given to owners of property fronting on the proposed routes, with public information sessions hosted by the city. Thus far there has been great interest.

 

Alleged thief calls the police, gets arrested

A 28-year-old from Papineau-Cameron Township is in custody after calling police. It began when Police discovered a utility trailer on the property, stolen from Bracebridge in 2018. When the man who had possession of it found it was gone, he called Police and was subsequently arrested.

 

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A 26-year-old woman arrested on an outstanding warrant

A 26-year-old Timmins woman who was the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant, was taken into custody yesterday. This is after police responded to a complaint on Way Street regarding an “unwanted person.”

 

A 55-year-old man remains in hospital after motorcycle MVC

A 55-year-old man remains in a Sault Ste Marie Hospital after knocked off his motorcycle. This is after a vehicle driven by an 85-year-old woman, pulled onto Trunk Road and into the path of the motorcycle. The investigation is ongoing.