6 stories to start your day for Friday, June 5

Sudbury looking into Pedestrian MVC on highway, due to loose tire

Sudbury OPP are looking into a Pedestrian Motor Vehicle Collision. It happened yesterday on Highway 6, north of Little Current. It was determined that a pedestrian was walking on the side of the highway and was struck by a trailer tire that had come off a newer boat trailer. The 19-year-old pedestrian was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police are continuing their investigation.

 

Ontario tracks COVID-19 cases for the 2nd straight day

For the second straight day… the number of COVID-19 cases was, once again, in the 300s. Officials have reported 356 new COVID-19 cases, within the last 24 hours. The province has surpassed its 20,000 daily testing goal after days of falling short.

 

North Bay Police will look into body cameras

North Bay Police are looking into body cameras. This comes with a request from the North Bay Police Board Chairman. There is no word yet as to how frequently they would be used, nor the cost.

 

Porcupine Health unit looking report blue-green algae bloom

The porcupine health unit has received word of a blue-green algae bloom. It’s in Remi Lake, in Moonbeam. The Porcupine Health Unit advises people using lakes and rivers at this and any location to be on the lookout for algal blooms.

 

Police wish to speak to resident: Patricia Leface

Greater Sudbury Police are looking to speak with a local resident. Patricia Leface. While the details aren’t clear… Police say they’re concerned for her well being. Patricia was last seen on Gribble Street in Copper Cliff on June 4th.

 

Fatal collision closes Highway 17 (Update: Reopened)

A fatal collision closed Highway 17 in both directions from Nova Beaucage Road to Golf Course Road in SturgeonFalls yesterday. OPP say the collision occurred just west of Jocko Point and emergency services responded.

 

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International bridge crossings way down

No surprise here… Traffic for the calendar year-to-date by May 31st between the two Soo’s have dropped to just under 254,000. This represents a year-to-date decrease of 48.4%.

 

Timmins Library is opening curb-side pickup.

Coming Monday… You can borrow books, magazines and DVDs from the Timmins Public Library again, without going inside. Starting Monday, curbside pick-up service is being implemented.