6 stories to start your day for Tuesday, January 12

22 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Greater Sudbury

Public Health Sudbury and Districts is confirmed 22 active COVID-19 cases at Amberwood Suites seniors’ residence in Greater Sudbury. 19 of those cases are said to be residents, three are said to be staff members.


North Bay OPP has charged an individual with exceeding social gathering limits. It happened on Lake Nipissing during a spot check following a number of complaints. Police say they’re goal is to take an educational place whenever possible.


Tim Hortons Employee tests positive, closes location

A Tim Hortons employee in North Bay has tested positive for COVID-19. It effects the restaurant at Algonquin Avenue, at the gas station. The restaurant has temporarily been closed, the individual last worked Thursday, they are self isolating.


Timmins Police looking for missing woman – Shaylyn Stephen

The Timmins Police Service are looking for a missing woman. 27-year-old Shaylyn STEPHEN. She’s not been heard from since Saturday, January 9th.
She is described as:
– an Indigenous female person
– 5’6
– medium build
– brush cut style dark hair
– brown eyes

STEPHEN was last seen wearing a black “Outbound” brand jacket, blue jeans, and tan Timberland shoes.


LU confirms on-campus rapid COVID-19 testing

Laurentian University is now providing on-campus rapid COVID-19 testing to its community. This is all thanks to a grant from the Ministry of Health and Public Health Ontario. The testing will be available to asymptomatic individuals. Laurentian was one of only three campuses in Ontario to receive this grant.


23-year-old woman facing theft charges in Timmins

Timmins Police have taken one into custody, after that individual was recognized as someone involved in two separate theft incidents. It happened near the intersection of Mountjoy Street South and Third Avenue. The said incidents occurred on Jan. 8th and 9th respectively at a retail outlet located at a Waterloo Road strip mall. The 23-year-old woman is facing a number of charges.


Sault Ste Marie Police have arrested and charged four individuals. This is after officers seized a weapon and narcotics from a Shannon Road residence. The estimated street value of the seized narcotics is $15,773.


Greater Sudbury Police Services Budget could be 4.8%

A Greater Sudbury Police budget increase could be as high as 4.8%. After facing a 6.1-per-cent budget hike, Greater Sudbury Police Service say they’ve found enough in savings to lower the increase to just under five per cent. This following a two-hour meeting Monday. The final amount will be tabled this morning.