6 stories to start your day for Tuesday, September 15

2 more cases of COVID-19 in Greater Sudbury

Public Health Sudbury and Districts has reported two more positive cases of COVID-19. The latest cases are the 97th and 98th positive cases of COVID-19 in the area. Both individuals were in contact with a positive case with unknown exposure.

Also, the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit reported another case of COVID-19. It is a woman between 60 and 79 who contracted the virus through a close contact

 

Male charged in altercation involving firearm

A South Porcupine man is facing a number of charges in an altercation with two duck hunters. It happened in the area of Nighthawk Lake. The accused is charged with allegedly firing a gun during the incident. There were no injuries. The accused was subsequently arrested on Sunday.

 

Garbage back limit back to 1 in Greater Sudbury

The city of Greater Sudbury is back to a weekly residential garbage pick up with one bag per household. The City of Greater Sudbury temporarily increased the limit to four bags on March 27 to assist residents during the provincial state of emergency.

 

3 way stop rejected in Timmins

Timmins city council has rejected a request to erect three-way stop signs at the intersection of Princess Street and Seguin Street. A lack in traffic volume was the chief reason council hit the breaks. Roughly 13 vehicles were counted during the busiest hours.

 

Funding for the rinks pulled off the ice

Sault Ste Marie city council says their disappointment, but the provincial government has not given approval to the city’s application that could have resulted in significant funding to build a new twin-pad arena. This is all to replace the crumbling W. J. McMeekin Centre. City staff have been charged with examining other potential funding opportunities to get the project back on track.

 

Suspect wanted in $5k theft, fraud

Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District Crime Stoppers, along with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is requesting assistance after a large sum of money was taken from a theft victim’s bank account. This is after a wallet containing bank and credit cards was reported missing on Aug. 26. Those missing cards were then used to withdraw $5,000 from the victim’s bank account.