Here’s a look at this morning’s headlines for Friday, September 23

A municipal report is currently being drafted to discuss the future of Greater Sudbury emergency services system, which might include consolidation of some services.

The Northern Chambers of Commerce, have voiced their opposition to proposed changes to federal electoral boundaries.

Sport North Bay has asked that a proposed twin-pad rink at Omischl be added to the municipal election discussion.

Timmins Mayor Kristin Murray issued a statement this week regarding the encampment under the Algonquin Blvd. underpass, indicating that City Hall is working with police, public works and by-laws to offer services.

PUC Services Inc. held an open house at its Sault Ste. Marie headquarters this week, to offer updates on its Sault Smart Grid (SSG) project, which is purposed to save $2.3 annually.

A contract has been reached between the Mine Mill Local 598/Unifor and the University of Sudbury.

Marathon Beach in North Bay has officially been changed to Shabogesic Beach. (Youtube)

Northern College celebrated the opening of its first innovation hub this week at its Timmins campus.

The City of Sault Ste. Marie and Sault Ste. Marie Police are reminding drivers to stop for marked crossovers, while pedestrians cross, or face fines and demerit points.

Paris Olympic organizers say they’re started coordinating the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2024 Olympic Games and the Paralympics

Tomorrow is goods exchange day in North Bay, where residents can put items at the end of the driveway, for neighbourhood perusal.

There were no new wildland fires confirmed in the Northeast Region by late afternoon on September 22 and all remaining fires are out.

The City of Sault Ste. Marie and Sault Ste. Marie Police are reminding drivers to stop for marked crossovers, while pedestrians cross, or face fines and demerit points.

Ontario education workers including librarians, custodians and administrative staff are set to start voting today on whether to strike, over contract offers with the Province.

Vale Canada and Glencore say they are working together on the transition to Battery Electric Vehicles to make it safer to operate vehicles on the surface and in underground mines.

Final preparations are underway with before Pinty’s Boost National Grand Slam of Curing in North Bay Oct. 4-9th.

Timmins area Fire department holding a city-wide food drive this weekend, collecting food items with trucks around with the city and at stations.

And Our Lady of Lourdes French Immersion in Elliot Lake wrapped up hosting duties of the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board’s East District Softball Tournament this week, with Five schools competing.