6 stories to start your day for Wednesday, August 5

Porter won’t touch down Sudbury, Sault Ste Marie until October

It will be some time before Porter Airlines passengers will be lifting off with the airline. The Toronto-based airline which flies to Sudbury and Sault Ste Marie says they will not resume passenger service until Oct. 7. This marks the third delay to restart operations since Porter first suspended service on March 21.


Fire crews respond to a kitchen fire

Fire crews in Sault Ste. Marie fire crews responded to a call of a residential fire in the 100 block of Gore Street. The fire started shortly before 12 noon, in a single unit of a multi-residential dwelling. Upon arrival fire crews were directed to the kitchen area of the unit. Fire crews were able to contain the fire.


Resident finds grenade, calls Police

The North Bay Police Service is investigating the origin of a hand grenade. It was found inside a storage shed of a recently acquired property. According to the owner, it was found, while doing a cleanup of the recently acquired property. It’s not clear if the grenade was still functioning and the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police Explosive Disposal Unit was requested.


Timmins Police arrest a 39-year-old on an existing warrant

The Timmins Police Service has taken a local resident into custody on the strength of an arrest warrant. While the specific charges have not been released, the 39-year-old male was taken into custody without incident. He remained in custody awaiting a bail hearing.


Callander Bay Heritage Museum & Gallery opens tomorrow

The Callander Bay Heritage Museum & Alex Dufresne Gallery is reopening tomorrow. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the museum and surfaces, and masks are mandatory. Maximum occupancy for the museum will be restricted to 10 and for the art gallery, it will be 12.


Power outage this weekend, next weekend for Copper Cliff

A planned power outage will affect all Greater Sudbury Hydro customers in Copper Cliff. It’s slated for this Sunday, August 9th and next Sunday, August 16th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Greater Sudbury Hydro contacted affected residential customers through automated phone calls Monday evening to notify them of the upcoming power interruptions.

Hydro One will be interrupting transmission to the Clarabelle Transmission Station to complete scheduled maintenance work. Greater Sudbury Hydro will take advantage of the interruptions in supply to conduct equipment maintenance in Copper Cliff during those times.