Here’s some stories to start your day for Monday, September 27

KED to Break Ground November 29th

The Kingsway Entertainment District project will break ground by Nov. 29th. At least, that’s the hope looking to this week’s Sudbury City Council meeting. The City council will vote on a resolution to approve staff negotiations to commence site preparation work for the long-talked-about municipal hockey arena and entertainment center project. It is projected to cost $8.5 million excluding HST.


Timmins Police looking for a missing woman

Timmins Police is seeking a missing woman. Reported as missing Sept. 23, Police are looking to confirm the wellbeing of 36-year-old Linsey Wheesk.
She is described as:
• an Indigenous female person
• 36 years old
• 5’9″ tall
• medium build
• brown eyes
• straight brown hair/shoulder lengthAnyone with relevant information regarding this matter is asked to contact the Timmins Police Service at 705-264-1201.


OPP in Temiskaming wrap up their OPP EZ Child ID Kits campaign

OPP in Temiskaming has wrapped up its campaign to hand out OPP EZ Child ID kits. It happened as part of an event just ahead of the weekend. The purpose of the ID kit is to collect information and photos of a child or vulnerable person identified as being at a higher risk of becoming lost or wandering. Parents looking for additional kits, or for more information can call Community Safety Officer Jennifer Smith.


Sault Ste Marie City council to discuss meeting tri-weekly

Sault Ste. Marie City Council will consider this week the possibility of meeting tri-weekly instead of twice a month, starting Jan. 10th. The thought is that it would allow staff more time to research and prepare comprehensive reports to council and members of council more time between meetings to submit motions or notices of motion.


Another case of COVID-19 reported at RDS

Public Health Sudbury & Districts is advising of a possible low-risk public exposure to COVID-19. It’s for anyone who Garson Community Centre and Arena, Sept. 13, between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sept. 21. This exposure applies for anyone who was at the arena during that time, this includes spectators, activity participants, and staff. Those who attended at that time should monitor for symptoms.


Public Health Sudbury and Districts is advising of another COVID-19 at a Rainbow District School. It’s been reported at Adamsdale Public School. A letter has gone home to parents. The individual is currently self-isolating and being monitored by Public Health Sudbury and Districts. The school was cleaned and disinfected over the weekend.


Elliot lake to discuss to the elimination of the Residential Development Commission

A report coming to Elliot Lake city council will argue for the elimination of the Elliot Lake Residential Development Commission. In short, its Chairman says its grounds are no longer needed. Coun. Ed Pearce has put in a petition for Monday’s meeting. He notes the commission was created in 2001 to develop and market the city’s waterfront properties.


$2k to be split between OPP and MADD

The numbers are in, and $2000 will be split between OPP in Temiskaming Shores and Mothers against drunk driving. This is following a car wash last weekend. It saw 48-cars roll through, and participants fed through a community BBQ with safety protocols in place.


Someone is impersonating an officer – OPP

Mattawa area OPP is looking for a driver, apparently posing as a Police Officer. The individual went so far as to initiate a roadside stop on Highway 17 near McIssac Drive in the Bissett Creek area east of Mattawa. Anyone with information is asked to call the police.
The driver reported the encounter to the police.
The impersonator is described as:
• Caucasian
• Approximately 35-40 years-of-age,
• About 5’8″ (173 cm) in height.
• Spoke clear English
• Wearing clothing that included an OPP shoulder patch
• Wearing a blue hat
The suspect vehicle is described as an unmarked older black sedan with a yellow reflective stripe on the passenger side and it is equipped with emergency blue lights in the front grill.


Vaccination report comes out of Temiskaming Health Unit

The Timiskaming Health Unit says when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations, they have begun releasing data about the percentage of COVID-19 cases that are vaccinated and unvaccinated. They say “Over 75% of Timiskaming residents have now received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and over 80% of residents have received the first dose”


Sudbury Fire, Police respond to pair of “Suspicious Fires”

Sudbury police and fire crews responded to the scene of a suspicious fire on Sixth Avenue in Lively. A vehicle fire is said to have spread to at least two homes. Few details have been released. No injuries have been reported at this time.