Here’s some stories to start your day for Tuesday, December 7th

Extreme Cold Weather alert remains in effect for Timmins

The City of Timmins says an extreme cold weather alert is in effect, after being issued yesterday. Temperatures were forecasted to drop to -34 Celsius (inclusive of windchill) overnight into early morning Dec. 7th. People in need of emergency shelter are asked to attend the Living Space location (316 Spruce St. S.). Workers also conducted street-level outreach intending to connect people who are sleeping outside with shelter and/or support.


2 COVID-19 related deaths announced by PHSD

Public Health Sudbury and Districts reported two new COVID-related deaths in its service area. Reported Monday, according to data posted on the health unit’s website, both individuals lived in Greater Sudbury.


Highway 69-reopens following a fatal collision

Highway 69 is back open following a fatal collision. West Parry Sound OPP says it occurred at the Key River, about 75 km north of Parry Sound. The driver travelling northbound left the roadway and rolled over. Two people died at the scene, one person was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


Outbreak at St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit says the COVID-19 outbreak at St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School is over. All individuals associated with the outbreak are considered resolved. A COVID-19 outbreak is declared in a school setting when two or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 have an epidemiological link.


Timmins Police seeking missing Woman (UPDATED: Located)

The Timmins Police Service is seeking a missing woman. 28-year-old Hailey Mills was last seen on the evening of Dec. 4, 2021. She is described as: A caucasian female person, 5’6 tall, 125lbs, Brown hair, Hazel eyes.


Hornepayne Mayor running for Conservatives in 2022

The mayor of the Township of Hornepayne, Cheryl Fort will run for the Conservative Party of Ontario, June 22, 2022. It is for the riding of Algoma-Manitoulin on June 22. She’ll face incumbent New Democrat Mike Mantha who’s going after his fourth term as the riding MPP, along with Liberal candidate Tim Vine.


Budget deliberations in Sault Ste Marie stretch into a second night

After five hours of budget deliberations, Sault Ste. Marie City Council decided to pull the plug, resuming tonight. Councillors heard presentations Monday from Police Chief Hugh Stevenson, Dr. Jennifer Loo from Algoma Public Health, Mike Nadeau from District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board and heads of all city departments.


Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon announce a new principal

The Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon has announced a new principal. Melanie Vaillancourt will be the principal at Ecole Notre-Dame de la Merci in Coniston. Her term begins on Jan. 3.  She has held the position of vice-principal at Ecole Notre-Dame in Hanmer since September 2019. She also served as interim principal at Ecole St-Dominique in Sudbury and Ecole Ste-Marie in Azilda.


Cambrian College Business Students take home a number of medals

For the fourth year in a row, Cambrian College Business students are taking home hardware at the annual Ontario College Marketing Competition. Cambrian students turned in four top-five finishes in the categories of Job Interviews, Entrepreneurship, Direct Marketing and Sales Presentation. Hosted this year by Humber College, the competition has from eleven colleges.


Timmins city council starting budget talks this week

Timmins council is starting 2022 budget talks this week. The first budget meeting goes this afternoon at 4:30 p.m.  The proposed increase is a 1.91 percent net expenditure, which is a net change of just over $835,800 (35).

Last week, council took its first public look at the water and wastewater rates. Staff is recommending a $53 increase — $22 for water and $31 for wastewater.


Outbreak of COVID-19 declared at Walden Public School

An outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at Walden Public School. Two more confirmed cases have been reported in a Grade 5-6 class at the school, which had already been dismissed. There are three students at the school who have active cases of COVID-19. The school remains open.