Public Health Sudbury and Districts report one new case of COVID-19
Public Health Sudbury and Districts is reporting one new case of COVID-19. The case involves a male person in his 70s with no travel history and no known contact with another confirmed case. It is categorized as an unknown exposure.
Police looking for a missing man: 66-year-old David Miner
The Anishinabek Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing man. 66-year old David Miner. Miner was last seen on July 31 in Garden Village. Miner is described as 6’ tall, approximately 200lbs with a medium build and long white hair.
He is believed to be travelling in a Red 2017 Mitsubishi car with Ontario licence plates CBAT209. He has contacts in southern Ontario and also one in Newfoundland.
Northeastern Ontario Tourism has a new executive director
Northeastern Ontario Tourism has a new executive director. A lifelong resident of the region, Donna Maitland has served in a number of roles related to economic development and tourism, including as director of economic development for the Mattawa Bonfield Economic Development Corp.
Man charged for pointing a firearm
A 23-year-old Windsor man is being held for weapon offences. Sault Ste Marie Police say they received a call with reports that a man who had allegedly covered his face, approached a vehicle and pointed a firearm in the direction of the vehicle. The victims were able to flee to safety. A 23-year-old is facing a number of charges.
Two charged in unrelated drug offences
One of two Timmins suspects wanted in connection with a residential break-in is now in custody. A 33-year-old male is charged in connection with a burglary in which a collection of vintage silver coins, valued between $600 and $800, was allegedly stolen. A 36-year-old is still being sought.
A 61-year-old from Kapuskasing is facing charges after OPP look into a dropped backpack. It happened Cochrane, where a motorist located the bag, in a parking lot, along Highway 11 and turned it over to police. Within the bag, police found $8k of illegal narcotics.
Tom Davis Square looking to create a “One Stop Shop”
Greater Sudbury city council will discuss as staff recommendation for a Tom Davies Square renovation. It will involve the transfer of $464,000 from the capital holding reserve in order to start construction the word. The hope is that it would create a “one-stop-shop” service area at Tom Davies Square. The total price tag for the renovation is estimated at $789,000. Construction expected to take place between December 2020 and April 2021. The staff report indicates that the implementation of a new “one-stop-shop” will provide for the following:
- A safe workspace for staff and customers; designed with the purpose to position the Organization well in response to COVID, and in the event of future pandemic service level planning
- The ability to better leverage capital funding already in place for security enhancements within the facility. Funds will support enhancements that address significant security gaps, while also providing high-level customer service.
- Renovation of a 3,800 sq. ft. space that provides the facility with an additional three larger meeting rooms and two designated interview/service areas; all supported by six service counters and three offices. This project will include new outward finishes, supported by HVAC, sprinkler system, surveillance and access systems upgrades.
- Cost avoidance related to AODA requirements for renovation of (11+) service counters within TDS to ensure they are accessible.
- With contingency built into the recommended project budget, per square foot construction cost estimate of $153.39 per sq. ft., aligns with industry averages. The competitive process may further produce savings in the budget.
- Provides asset renewal for a space to be the foundation for customer service at TDS and highlights this facility as the community’s most visible and interactive civic space.