6 stories to start your day for Thursday, January 14

Ontario’s stay-at-home order goes into effect

Ontario’s stay at-home-order went into effect this morning.  Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work.  All non essential construction and retail will close. All out-door gatherings will reduced to 5 people. Indoor gatherings (of any number) are still prohibited.


13-new-cases of COVID-19 announced for Public Health Sudbury and districts

Ahead of the 28-day shut down, which began at 12:01 this morning… Public Health Sudbury and Districts reported eight new cases of COVID 19. This follows Tuesday’s case count which had 13 new local cases, all connected to an outbreak at Amberwood Suites on Regent Street.


Timmins Police looking for suspect wanted in Weapons incident

Timmins Police are looking for an individual allegedly involved in weapons complaint from in a Sixth Avenue incident last week. It led to a containment situation that ended Jan. 5 around 10:30 a.m. when two men were arrested.


A seven-story apartment will replace church building

A seven-story apartment building and a place of worship will replace Holy Trinity Anglican Church it Sault Ste Marie. It will also on replace a four-unit townhouse on Great Northern Road. City council approved a rezoning request this week that will see the creation of a 58 unit apartment building, including 28 affordable housing units.


City of North Bay shuts down rinks, tobogganing hill

The city of North Bay is shutting down outdoor municipal rinks and tobogganing hills. This is all in keeping with the stay at home order. The move is under the direction of the North Bay Parry Sound District Medical Officer of Health.


A twin pad in Sault Ste Marie takes the next step

A twin pad arena in Sault Ste Marie one step closer to becoming a reality. City council gave the nod Monday to staff by approving a borrowing bylaw required to apply for Infrastructure Ontario long-term financing for the project.