Here’s a look at this morning’s headlines for Friday, June 17

Greater Sudbury Airport is reporting a spike in traveller traffic, noting it’s still roughly half its pre-pandemic level.

The Near North District School Board has approved its budget of $168.3 million, marking a 4.3 percent increase over last year.

James Bay OPP has arrested a motorcyclist, just north of Kapuskasing, for travelling at a high rate of speed, and allegedly attempting to evade police, noting the suspect was injured in the incident but is getting treated.

Sault Firefighters responded to a second-floor blaze in the 100 block of East St., shortly after 2 p.m. the cause of which has not been released.

Health Sciences North is asking the Province for help to fund a major capital expansion of the hospital.

Construction is now underway on a new multi-use recreational facility at Canadore’s Commerce Court Campus.

A section of Airport Road in Timmins will be closed due to what the city is calling a ‘sanitary issue’ between Lamminen and Riverpark until June 20th

The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board has approved a budget of just over $82,5 million for the fall.

West Nipissing Council veteran Normand Roberge will return to council chambers to fill a vacancy.

The North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority says the bee populations in Laurier Woods Conservation Area are up, following a survey from the Wildlife Preservation Canada’s (WPC) bee research team.

A pilot is getting points for keeping his cool after crawling out of a float plane that crashed into a lake and flipping upside-down on Wawa Lake this week, rescued thanks to Police and the public.

Dr. Imran Khan has been named the Associate Medical Officer of Health for Public Health Sudbury and Districts.

Near North Special Olympics is hosting their first games in three years tomorrow in North Bay.

Some drivers in Timmins are being reminded of stop signs recently posted with the latest phase of connecting link construction underway, as part of a detour route around Algonquin Boulevard.

The City of Sault Ste. Marie is looking into offering green alternatives for those looking to buy a plot, which includes biodegradable options, and wildflowers, versus a burial marker.

Elliot Lake Mayor Dan Marchisella will be sleeping on the streets for five days in an effort to raise awareness to address the issue of homelessness.

This week is national blood donor week, and the Canadian Blood Services says it’s struggling to replenish its critically low supply.

Just two companies have submitted bids to design and construct Sudbury’s new event centre on the Kingsway, following a request for proposals.

South River has built and allocated 10 community garden plots near the former train station.

Sault Ste Marie Police are looking for missing 26-year-old Travis Desrosiers,  last seen on Friday at about 4:45 a.m. In the 400 block of Queen Street West. Desrosiers was wearing a white or light blue top, baggy pants and a black satchel.
Anyone with information about Desrosiers can call 911.