6 stories to start your day for Tuesday, February 22

North Bay fire sends two to hospital and destroys business

Fisher Street between Macintyre and Mainstreet East remains closed following a major fire in North Bay’s downtown core yesterday. The blaze left the Midas auto repair shop on the corner of Fisher Street and Main Street destroyed and sent two employees to hospital. The Ontario Fire Marshal is investigating in light of the serious injury to one of the employees. For more on this story click here.


Outbreak at HSN declared over

The outbreak at Health Sciences North has been declared over. The outbreak was initially declared at the hospital was announced on Feb. 6 after a staff member and patient on the sixth floor of the south tower were confirmed to have COVID.


No new cases of COVID-19 for 4-heath units yesterday

Meanwhile, for the first time in recent memory yesterday there were no new cases of COVID-19 for Public Health Sudbury and Districts, The North Bay Parry Sound Health Unit, The Algoma Public Health Unit, and the Porcupine Health Unit.


Two injured, one seriously in MVC on highway 11

Kirkland Lake OPP responded to a motor vehicle collision (MVC) involving a pickup truck and a tractor trailer yesterday, It happened on Highway 11 in Maisonville Township. The driver of the pickup truck was transported to a hospital with life threatening injuries, the occupants of the tractor trailer were also transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The Highway was closed for a total of thirteen hours and the investigation continues.


Motion for “One stop hub” to help homeless goes to council tonight

A motion is set to be presented at Sudbury city council, when it comes to homelessness. In short, to see the city create a central hub for homelessness services. Scheduled for tonight, if passed, would direct city staff to outsource a feasibility study, looking into the idea of a “one stop” location for homelessness, mental health and addiction services for the city’s most vulnerable.


9 sledders are ticketed in one-day Police blitz

Timmins Police dinged 9-snow mobile operators this week, in a one-day blitz. This was following a string of complaints regarding modified or altered exhaust systems. It happened on a trail system near residential areas and at other key areas of concern in South Porcupine. In total over 40 sleds were stopped.