6 stories for today, Wednesday, September 16th

315 new lab-confirmed cases confirmed for Ontario today

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 315 new, lab-confirmed cases today, the highest daily case count since the first week of June. This is the second time in three days the province has reported more than 300 cases in a day, with 313 reported on Monday.

Meanwhile,

The Porcupine Health Unit is reporting one new case of COVID-19 within its catchment area. The individual, who is a local resident, was tested on Sept. 14 within the PHU area but is currently in self-isolation outside of the region.

 

Missing Youth: Mylz Hinde-Woodfine.

Greater Sudbury Police officers are looking for a youth. If you know where Mylz Hinde-Woodfine. While little has been released regarding the teen his photo is on our website. Anyone who has seen Mylz or knows where he is asked to contact Police.

 

A portion of the Kate Paceway closed for two weeks

A portion of the Kate Pace Way in North Bay will be closed over the coming two weeks. This is to replace the timber deck and surrounding fence of a bridge that crosses the La Vase River. The project is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 25.

 

New housing unit approved for former school site

A new housing development on Donna Drive in Sault Ste Marie has been approved. City Council gave the go-ahead this week, despite concern from some area neighbours. The property that is the former Prince of Wales School, will now see the construction of 22 multiple attached townhouse dwelling units with access onto Donna Drive.

 

Fire crews called to a linen fire

Improper handling and storage of hot rags and linens were the cause of a fire this morning. Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services responded to a call of a reported fire shortly before 10:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Pim Street. When crews arrived, they were directed to the laundry room of the commercial building, where they were able to extinguish the fire. There were no injuries to report and minimal damage was done.

 

Male Motorcyclist injured in a collision incident

A male motorcyclist has been taken to hospital for minor injuries following a single-vehicle collision. It happened at the intersection of Wellington Street East and Pine Street just after 5 p.m. Tuesday evening. Sault Ste. Marie Police Service says the motorcyclist put his bike on the ground in order to avoid a collision. Charges are pending.