6 stories for to start your day, Friday, Feb 14

Hospice has a new Executive director

The Maison McCulloch Hospice in Greater Sudbury has a new executive director. Gaston Lavigne. Elected permanently into the new seat in the new seat, Lavigne has already moved into his new position. He has been a senior executive in the health care field for numerous years in Northern Ontario.


Fishing lines found abandoned by MNR

Conservation officers with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry are investigating the discovery of unattended fishing lines. Nine of them. All found near the island on Pine Lake, north of Loring, it’s surmised that lines had likely been set the to catch fish overnight. Numerous fish had been caught and left on the lines.


Boréal’s Truck & Coach program gets “New” wheels

Students enrolled at Collège Boréal’s Truck & Coach Technician and Apprentice programs in Timmins now have new machinery to work with. An old fire truck donated to the college courtesy of Glencore Kidd Operations. It will enable students to learn about Hydraulics, Brakes, and Transmission. The truck is more than 20 years old.


Fire personnel called to Co leak at Elementary School

Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services were called to St. Paul Catholic Elementary School yesterday, after reports of a minor carbon monoxide leak. Said to be in the gymnasium, it was determined to be 19 parts per million, which is considered very low. The cause of the carbon monoxide leak was determined to be one of the rooftop heaters.


Power outage restored following a late-night outage

All power has been restored, following an outage last night in Greater Sudbury. It happened just before 11 pm due to a fault in one of the lines affecting just over 10,600 customers in the Ramsey Lake/Big Nickel Mine Road area. Power was restored by 2 am. The public is thanked for their patience.


Technicians called to downed light pole

Technicians were needed in Greater Sudbury… following a traffic accident that took down at least one light pole. It happened in the intersection of the Kingsway and Third Avenue. There is no word as to any injuries, nor the cause of the crash.