6 stories to start your day for Wednesday, Sept 9

Province presses “pause” on reopenings

The Ontario government says it will pause any further reopening’s in the province. This all coming with a spike in new COVID numbers. Health Minister Christine Elliot says reopening will resume in 4 weeks as new case numbers continues to creep up. Premier Doug Ford carried on by expressing his disappointment with Ontarians persistence on getting together for social gatherings, especially when it comes to university-aged kids…

New case numbers were at 185 yesterday.

 

Two fatal collisions in Northern Ontario

An elderly man has died in Greater Sudbury following a collision. It happened yesterday afternoon in Azilda on Marier Street at Municipal Road 35 at around 4:30 pm. It was one of a number of accidents in the Sudbury area on Tuesday, and the second fatal collision after a collision involving a cyclist yesterday in Schumacher. Police, fire and paramedics responded to the scene.

 

One Kids Place has a new CEO

Brenda Loubert is the new executive director at One Kids Place in North Bay. The former CEO at Cassellholme and Castle Arms, she has been serving as the interim director since June.

 

Timmins council seat set to be filled in September

A decision to fill an empty seat at the Timmins council table is expected later this month. At last night’s meeting, the council declared Noella Rinaldo’s Ward 5 seat vacant. A further discussion and decision could come as early as Sept. 22nd.

 

Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Sault Ste Marie being demoed

Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Sault Ste Marie is being torn down. The 60-year-old Great Northern Road architectural landmark is slated for demolition, with a seven-storey apartment building proposed to replace it. If City Council approves the project and needed federal funding is secured, a new Holy Trinity Anglican church will be included on the ground floor of the new structure at the corner of Northern Avenue and Great Northern Road.

 

500 students move into LU residence

Roughly 500 students have moved into Laurentian residence, despite the fact that 99% of students will be learning online. Normally 1,200 students live in the university’s residences. Part of the reason, according to students is that there are some who live in remote areas without adequate internet access or access to other resources.

 

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500 students move into LU residence

North Bay City Council has adopted a Blue Box and Waste Diversion Plan. The plan looks at program expansion and participation, with the goal to increase the number of recyclables diverted from the city’s waste stream. Blue box recycling makes up 40 per cent of the 2019 municipal waste diversion statistics at 3.3 tonnes.

 

Porcupine Health Unit launches French FB page

The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) has launched a new Facebook page. It’s all to serving the francophone population of the area. According to the Medical Officer of Health “44 per cent of the population served by the Porcupine Health Unit is French-speaking.