Here’s a look at today’s headlines for Friday, May 20

OPP from across the Province will be out in full force this long weekend, looking for the BIG 4: Distracted Driving, Aggressive Driving, Impaired Driving and those who fail to buckle up.

Sudbury OPP has charged a driver from Elliot Lake after a stop on Highway 144, for allegedly using an unauthorized vehicle; defective brakes on a commercial motor vehicle; and failing to display an inspection sticker.

In North Bay, a motorist has suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a vehicle struck the side of the RBC building on Stockdale Road, early Wednesday afternoon.

The Timmins Fire Department responded to a smouldering fire at a home in the city’s Schumacher area this week, the investigation of which has been turned over to Police.

Bay Mills Resort & Casino in Sault Ste Marie is set to resume operations after an electrical fire earlier this week.

Service Canada is increasing staffing at passport counters, as long waits persist.

Greater Sudbury will Join the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce next week, to host the 25th annual Bell Business Excellence Awards.

North Bay will see the installation of a new water main on Judge Avenue and Lakeshore Drive starting Tuesday, May 24.

While minor road repairs continue in Timmins, more than 11,800 potholes have been patched across Timmins so far this spring.

Temiskaming Shores residents will be able to deposit their household hazardous waste at an event on Wellington Street in New Liskeard Saturday, June 4th.

In North Bay, Birchaven residents are being warned not to be alarmed if they notice an increased police presence in their neighbourhoods Friday, as it’s all for training.

The Family of Rotary’s Splash Pad in North Bay will open for the season this morning at 9 a.m.

The Timmins Police Service has issued a public warning following reports that election signs have been damaged.

No new wildland fires were reported in the region May 19, according to the latest update from Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services.

Powassan’s budget is up six percent, the average homeowner to see taxes rise by $109 a year

The Mountjoy Farmers’ Market is only moving to the other side of Riverside Drive, on a 1.4-acre property donated to the Porcupine District Agricultural Society so that the Mountjoy Farmers’ Market can expand with a new permanent pavilion.

Enviroment Canada says its going to be a wet weekend, putting into place a severe thunderstorm watch in effect for most of Northern Ontario.

With a fire ban still in effect within municipal boundaries, the City of Greater Sudbury reminds residents they’re not to be setting off fireworks this weekend.

The spring cleanup is returning to Timmins streets, next week… a chance to throw out bulky items on the side of the road.

Sault Ste. Marie city council is being recommended to approve a tax grant for a planned development of the Trinity Towers to be built at Northern Ave and Great Northern Road.

OPP and Paramedics from Sault Ste. Marie, along with neighbouring townships were dispatched for reports of a collision north of Sault Ste Marie near MacIntyre Road, involving a tire of a transport vehicle and a car.

Cambrian College and Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School have unveiled a massive new mural called “Northern Resurgence” measuring 16 metres by 2.4 metres in height at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary.