6 stories to start your day for Friday, Oct 23

Four news cases of COVID-19 announced by Public Health Sudbury & Districts

Public Health Sudbury & Districts have four new COVID-19 cases. One of the new cases is travel-related, while the other three are contacts of a travel-related case.

Meanwhile, Algoma Public Health reported one new case of the Coronavirus yesterday. The source of the Exposure is unknown. The person is self-isolating.

 

Children’s Treatment Centre moving to South End Mall

The Children’s Treatment Centre is moving to the south-end mall in Greater Sudbury. This is all to accommodate 52 new beds at HSN, approved by the province at the Hospital. The centre, includes developmental services for infants and kids.

 

Emergency Personnel respond to MVC at Shoppers Drugmart

Sault Ste Marie Firefighters, Police and EMS all responded to a single motor vehicle collision yesterday. This is after a Mazda CX-5 struck Shoppers Drug Mart at Cambrian Mall on Great Northern Road. Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is investigating.

 

Town council says Parade of Lights is a no-go

West Nipissing town council has pulled the plug on the annual Christmas Parade of Lights. Originally slated to be Sturgeon Falls, it’s now been deemed to be simply to complicated to pull off with effective COVID-19 safety protocols.

 

Poppy Drive starts today

The Royal Canadian says their annual poppy drive starts today. Remembrance Day ceremonies are being downsized due to COVID-19. The annual Royal Canadian Legion poppy drive will kick off until Nov. 11.

 

North Bay Parry Sound Health Unit warn of a scam

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit is warning the public of a scam. The caller, pretending to be a health unit employee, asked questions about their COVID-19 status, pets and number of people in the home. The health unit says they’re not conducting a survey specific to COVID-19 and to hang up.

 

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Vulnerable Persons registry launched

The Timmins Police Service has launched a vulnerable person’s registry. The thought it that it gives front line personnel information needed to act quickly should someone go missing. It allows people responsible for the care of a vulnerable person to register for free. The form and information is available on the Timmins Police website.

 

Resurfaced bridge opens on Kate Pace-way

The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority has officially opened a new bridge of sorts. It’s over the La Vase River. This year the conservation authority undertook a $33,600 re-decking of the bridge. It was done with a number of partnerships and grants.