6 stories to start your day for Friday, July 9

Teen found by OPP after becoming lost in French River area

A 15-year-old is safe and sound… after getting lost looking for firewood on Burnt Island in French River this week. He evidently spent several hours in the bush before being rescued. OPP was called out just after 7:30 pm. The teen had left the campsite, looking for firewood. The Emergency Response Team, canine unit, marine unit and OPP helicopter assisted with the search.


PHU reminding parents about non-Covid clinics for youth

Public Health Sudbury and Districts is stepping up with vaccine clinics for youth. It’s for those under 11 to catch up on routine injections. Not for COVID, but for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, and polio. Those with questions and for clinic times, residents can contact the health unit.


Timmins Police looking into fatal collision

A single-vehicle collision, that proved fatal is under investigation by Timmins Police. It involved a motorcycle equipped with a sidecar. The collision occurred on Municipal Road in the area of Finn Road. Both persons riding the motorcycle succumbed to the injuries.


Health unit declares COVID-19 outbreak at local church over

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health unit says the COVD-19 outbreak at Faith Chapel Christian Centre has ended. The announcement came yesterday. Those involved followed protocols as laid out by the health unit, and the church has offered thanks to the health unit for their direction.


One new fire in the North East – Chapleau 4

One new forest fire has been discovered in the region. Chapleau 4, which is currently 1 km east of Whipper Lake north of the Sault, is not yet under control at 0.4 of hectares. The fire is among seven active fires in the northeast region.


LU hires a real estate advisor as it deals with stage two of insolvency

Laurentian has been given the go-ahead to hire a real estate adviser. Court approved, it’s as the creditor-protected school university looks at ways to make money from its buildings and property holdings. Laurentian is in the second phase of its insolvency under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA), which allows it to operate while dealing with its financial situation.


Staple business on Manitoulin closing its doors

GG’s Foodland in Little Current is closing. Located on Highway 6 before the swing bridge, it’s due to the owners deciding to retire. GG’s has long been a staple in the town for decades. The final day is currently slated to be September 24.


New water piping coming to South River

South River is receiving a number of provincial grants aimed at helping water infrastructure. In short, two kilometres of cast iron water mains, which have deteriorated, will be replaced with eight-inch PVC piping. The total project will cost $2,965,000 and the cost includes rehabilitating the road surface and sidewalks once the piping is replaced.