6 stories for today, Thursday, Oct 22

Another case of COVID-19 announced at Cambrian College

In the case count of COVID-19 yesterday, one new case of the Corona Virus has been confirmed at Cambrian College.  The infected person was last on campus Monday, but cleaning and safety protocols remain in effect. The individual is in self-isolation. The college will not say whether the case is a student, employee or faculty member.

 

Slow down young drivers – Sudbury Police

Its National Teen Driver Safety Week Sudbury Police are reminding drivers to watch their speed. In recent days patrols have seen what they call an alarming increase in the number of G2 drivers being stopped for speeding. Penalties are often higher for young drivers, and safety should take top priority.

 

New handrails coming to NBRHC

A new construction project is going ahead at the North Bay Regional Health Center. Worth $2.85 million it will see handrails installed on the second and third floors of the acute care portion of the building.  The hospital, she said, is working through the contract with the contractor, with the project expected to last 52 weeks.

 

Soo Police warning of a SCAM

Sault Ste. Marie Police are warning the public of a recent scam involving door-to-door sales.  Apparently, someone has been going door to door, claiming to work for Reliance Home Comfort as a repair technician. The company says it’s all a scam and to close the door, and call Police.

 

New bus depot going up in Coniston

Those in Greater Sudbury will soon notice an increased number of buses travelling to and from the hamlet of Coniston. A new bus terminal was approved Monday for the small community.  The terminal will be located in the Bryce Street area, off Government Road.

 

Hearing Alarms at Algoma Steel? Not to worry say personnel

Sault Ste Marie West end residents are being given the “all clear” after some heard sirens coming from Algoma Steel.  The plant says the siren is a normal safety alert they were using to notifying employees working in the area that is procedure is underway and to be mindful.

 

Also…

Greater Sudbury could finish with a surplus

Sudbury city staff say the city is now in a position to finish the year with a surplus. Months after projecting a shortfall, Mayor Brian Bigger says, thanks to provincial funding, as well at the city’s cost-cutting measures… Sudbury is projecting a $3.9M year-end surplus.

 

Sault Ste Marie Man arrested for theft under $5,000

A 48-year-old Sault Ste Marie man has been arrested for theft under $5,000. This is after they attended a business in the 200 block of McNabb Street selected three power tools from the shelves, estimated value of $479, and allegedly left the store without attempting to pay. Security staff was able to gain control of the accused and hold him for police.