6 stories for today, Wednesday, October 21

One new case of COVID-19 in Greater Sudbury

Public Health Sudbury and Districts are announcing one new case of COVID-19. It’s is says to be a travel-related exposure. The Sudbury resident is now self-isolating. Ontario health officials confirmed 790 new infections today.

 

Structure fire destroys Lively home

A structure fire has been destroyed a home on Finnwoods Road in Lively. It happened Monday. Thankfully there were no reported injuries. A house on the same property sustained fire damage, as well as a neighbour’s home next door.

Meanwhile,

Firefighters in Bonfield responded to the scene of a single-vehicle collision yesterday on highway 17. The call came in just after 5 a.m. when an oil tanker rolled into a ditch off the eastbound lane, just west of Highway 531. Thankfully, there was no oil spill and no one injuries.

 

Committee says $16 mil needs to be recovered to keep inflation at 3.9%

The Greater Sudbury’s finance and administration committee now say they are now looking to recover $16M to limit tax increase 3.9%. This is as they discuss the cities 2021 budget. Five major themes are on the docket, including facility rationalization, active transportation and Community Energy and Emissions Plan.

 

Planned outage will leave over 10,000 in the dark

A planned power outage is coming to parts of Manitoulin Island and surrounding areas. All to perform scheduled maintenance it’s slated for this Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm. It will affect approximately 10,400 Hydro One customers on Manitoulin Island, Birch Island, in Whitefish Falls, Willisville and east to Killarney.

 

Drivers are being warned of slick roadways

Drivers are being warned to adjust their driving habits with the arrival of colder weather. Constable Marc Depatie from Timmins says slick streets have already gotten the better of one driver.

 

Curling preparations underway for 2020-2021

Curling preparations are underway in Powassan. The club says the goal is to be play ready for November 1st with club members helping with the job of preparing the ice. Thus far roughly 80 per cent of the club members say they will play, if the season is given the go-ahead.