Here’s a look at this morning’s headlines for Wednesday, June 15

So far, so good…. As forest fire season in the Province is off to a slow start with 81 fires in the province so far this year, compared to over 300 at this time last year. There are no fires currently.

Killarney’s main wharf will be getting a $157,000 facelift thanks to some federal dollars.

A section of Judge Avenue in North Bay, between Pollard Avenue and Memorial Drive, will be closed for two days starting today.

Meanwhile, travelling either way between Iroquois Falls and Timmins will be closed for a time today, due to the removal of a disabled crane.

Sault Ste Marie’s director of planning, Don McConnell is retiring at month-end.

Greater Sudbury Police say a “dynamic situation” in the Flour Mill area on St. George Street, between Laforest and Notre Dame avenues, has been resolved, and the area has reopened to the public.

Dr. Kevin B. Wamsley has been installed as Nipissing University’s seventh President and Vice-Chancellor.

The Hollinger Pit community access lookout is just weeks away from opening.

Billings has given a first reading to regulate the keeping and the licencing of backyard chickens.

The City of Sault Ste. Marie and the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is reminding recreationalists that off-road vehicles are not permitted on roadways unless permitted by local by-laws.

Construction work is underway on the section from Highway 6 between Little Current and Whitefish River First Nation.

Northern Lights Festival Boréal says they’re looking for volunteers.

The Timmins Police is reminding residents that while they’re available for service, to hold off calling in a bear where there is no threat to personal safety or property.

Central Manitoulin council will enter into an arrangement with a local disposal company to host its Waste Processing Facility Project—pending confirmation of a suitable location.

UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service says $1.6 million in funding is coming in from the Ministry of the Solicitor General from various grants.

The Queen Street Cruise is back, with double the cars, following a two-year hiatus.

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for several areas in the Northeast including Greater Sudbury, Elliot Lake, Manitoulin Island, North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie.

The town of Powassan is considering charging Chisholm township when it comes to fire calls.

Drivers from Timmins and Kapuskasing are being advised that the former Highway 67 is closed between Highway 11 and Highway 101 until 4pm today to remove a disabled crane.

The Algoma District School Board says their 2022-2023 budget of $182.7 million will prioritize trades, specialty programs and Indigenous grad coaches.

OPP have billed an ATV driver in the Town of Spanish for allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed on Brennan Harbour Road, following a traffic stop.

Sault Police say Kaitana Biron has been located safe and sound.

And Mattawa has a new baseball league, aptly titled the Mattawa Minor Baseball League, ready to throw the first pitch, next week.