Here’s a look at today’s headlines, for Thursday May 5

Residents in New Sudbury are encouraged to be bear-wise after Black bear families have been spotted in the area.

A seat on the West Nipissing town council has been declared empty, after being vacated in 2020

The average homeowner in Timmins will pay an extra $65 in taxes this year thanks to an increase in the municipal levy of 2.45 percent.

As of yet, there has been no declaration of a Liberal candidate for the Sault riding in the Provincial Election.

OPP says a Safe boating season, includes operation within appropriate speed limits.

Blind River council has decided to delay opening its meetings to the public for the time being.

Laurentian administrator Joël Dickinson is leaving her position after being named president of Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Emergency Preparedness Week is underway with North Bay Fire and Emergency Services asking everyone to prepare for unexpected emergencies.

11 Rural roads, mostly in the east end of Timmins have new load restrictions.

One-way traffic crossings of the International Bridge reached 43,536 in April, representing a year-to-date increase of 93.2 percent compared to 2021.

Cambrian College, College Boreal and Laurentian University have Launched a Red Dress Campaign to bring Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Two Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130J Hercules aircraft from 436 Transport Squadron based out of 8 Wing, Trenton, will be flying over the North Bay area starting tomorrow.

The first case of influenza has been reported in the Cochrane District.

Algoma Public Health is reporting a slight drop in the number of hospitalized patients with confirmed COVID-19.

The city of Greater Sudbury says the clean-up of  Memorial Park from downtown encampments is complete.

The North Bay Scuba Club will be at the city’s marina on Saturday morning to perform an area clean-up.

Some on Timmins City Council will be looking at the timeline of the traffic lights at the corner of Highway 655 and Algonquin with the opening of some new businesses.

Blind River Mayor, Sally Hagman, has announced a bid for re-election this year.

Sault Ste. Marie Police are looking into roughly 15 incidents of counterfeit US $50 bills in the city.