6 stories to start your day for Thursday, Sept 10

One new case of COVID-19 confirmed for North Bay Parry Sound Health Unit, resolved

The North Bay Parry Sound Health Unit has reported one new positive case of COVID-19. This case is listed as resolved. It is listed as a male between 20 and 39 years of age who travelled. It had been more than two months since the health unit reported a positive case of COVID-19 for the catchment area.

 

Rainbow schools release their 2020-2021 guideline

The Rainbow District School Board has released its 2020-2021 Guide for Students and Parents/Guardians. All online, it contains information the board says will serve as a handy reference throughout the school year, including a link to the Reopening Guide for Rainbow Schools. It can be found online on its website at rainbowschools.ca

 

Timmins man arrested after found “Lurking around local property”

Timmins Police Service has charged a local man after a dust-up with Police. The incident happened early yesterday in the area of Balsam Street North and Eighth Avenue. Officers responded to a report by a concerned citizen of a suspicious person lurking in the area and found the male to be the subject of an arrest warrant. He was eventually taken into custody after becoming assaultive with officers.

Meanwhile,

Kirkland Lake OPP have one in custody after the alleged theft of a motor vehicle. It happened on Hudson Bay Avenue. While details of the incident are not clear, a 27-year-old is facing a number of charges and was remanded to custody.

 

Wawa 15 fire considered out

A new forest fire in the region, was quickly put out this week. Wawa 15, was confirmed west of White River, was 0.1 of a hectares. The Northeast Region currently has 13 active fires, all of which are being observed by Aviation Forest Fire and Emergency Services.

 

$1.5 million “Hot-in-place asphalt” project on hold

A $1.5-million road repair pilot project in Greater Sudbury is on hold. This is after some debate over the price tag and scope of the project. Council had been mulling over a hot-in-place asphalt recycling pilot project that would have seen roughly 25 lane kilometers of roadway get an overhaul. The lowest bid come in at $2.1 million, surpassing the city’s budgeted amount by more than $550,000.

 

Help for seniors housing on the docket for next week

Sault Ste Marie city council will be asked to support a resolution this coming week. Some on city council would like to know if any programming is available – or if money can be earmarked — to help people in need complete essential neighbourhood repairs. The goal would be to allow seniors and the disadvantaged stay in their homes and spruce up neighbourhoods.