Here’s a look at today’s headlines for Friday, May 13

New equipment will be installed at Hillcrest Park in Cochrane later this summer, and its design was chosen, in part, by local children.

The Sudbury Theatre Centre is merging operations with YES Theatre in the city.

North Bay OPP is investigating after a vehicle struck a pedestrian pushing a stroller Thursday morning in Callander, leaving the pedestrian with severe injuries. The child was uninjured.

Timmins Police Service arrested a local resident on the strength of an arrest warrant at a residence on Balsam Street South and Algonquin Blvd.

Those in the Soo area are reminded to be Bear Wise after a Mother bear and 2 cubs were spotted on Gladstone Avenue.

The town of Cobalt has passed its 2022 budget at a special meeting of council, with a 2.25 percent increase.

Laurentian University say their domestic high school applications remain 44% under what they were in 2021

A new forest fire was reported yesterday in Chisholm Township near Powassan.

COVID outbreaks are continuing in TEMISKAMING SHORES at the district’s five long-term care homes.

The Sault Area Hospital is set to decommission its 10-year-old MRI machine and replace it with MRI equipment.

OPP continues to investigate after extensive damage was done to the stairs leading down to the beach at Mouth Park in Massey.

Sudbury Women’s Centre says they’re now offering employment navigation and skills training.

Over a million dollars in infrastructure upgrades are on the way from the Province for upgrades at Mapleridge Public School in Powassan and Argyle Public School in Port Loring.

Timmins Police say Recruitment is a primary focus in the coming months.

The town of Cobalt has passed its 2022 budget at a special meeting of council, with a 2.25 per cent increase.

Sault Ste. Marie city staff will hold a public information session next week, regarding its planned Rosedale Park Revitalization Project.

Sudbury City council is discussing the use of road salt at the Kingsway Entertainment District due over concerns regarding the Ramsey Lake watershed.

For the first time in three years, students from all four local school boards have been invited to attend Armed Forces Appreciation Day in person in North Bay in June.

Timmins police say recruitment is a top priority in the coming months.

The Sault Ste. Marie Police and Crime Stoppers are asking the public to help them find a suspect in a theft following an incident at the Circle K at 381 McNabb St.

A forest fire called Sudbury 7 has grown to more than 220 hectares and remains out of control.

Nominations being accepted for 2022 Community Development Award in Sault Ste Marie, until June 10.