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Here’s a look at this morning’s headlines for Monday, December 12

Greater Sudbury Police is reminding motorists to stop for the bus after more than 250 motorists were recorded illegally passing school buses since the school year began.

The Crisis Centre North Bay has noted a significant anniversary: 50 years with residential and non-residential services.
More than $5 million has been awarded to eight projects in Timmins by the Northern Ontario Heritage Trust Corporation, which includes more than $1.6 million to expand the stratospheric balloon launch base with a new building at the Victor M. Power Airport.

On Manitoulin Island, the Frosty Cup returns to Gore Bay arena December 16-18.

Temiskaming Shores council has approved the awarding of a three-year contract to a London Ontario Company covering transit for both the city and the Town of Cobalt.

Safe Ride Home is extending service times in parts of Rayside-Balfour and Valley East until the New Year.

Nearly $250,000 in federal funding is going to two local projects celebrating culture, arts, and heritage in Nipissing with the Capitol Centre is receiving over $170,000 for energy-efficient equipment upgrades while Les Compagnons will receive nearly $77,000 to help run the 60th edition of Le Carnaval des Compagnons.

Assessments from the beginning of the year until the end of Sept. will leave Sault Ste Marie with at least $35-M extra to use for 2023 as will be part of the financial reports that City staff will present to the city council on Monday.

A proposal is being discussed at Cobalt council to create an outdoor skating rink in the town in the parking lot next to the Golden Age Club.

Greater Sudbury is updating its traffic light equipment this week, eventually leading to decreased wait times for drivers. A total of 10 intersections on Lasalle Boulevard will be the subject of an upgrade from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. all this week.
North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce has appointed a new board, with Ryan Drouin as it’s chair.

In Timmins, Domtar will have a new president and CEO, starting in 2023, with Steve Henry taking the helm, currently the forest products company’s senior vice-president of packaging.

A discussion is slated this week for Sault Ste Marie city council on the possibility of pushing to have bicycle lanes open to cyclists year-round.

The Manitoulin Food Bank says Christmas food hampers will be handed out again this year, and will likely top 1,200.
And the Timmins Airport is reminding anyone planning to fly to visit family this Christmas to leave gifts unwrapped when they go through security. This issue becomes if they need to be inspected, you may be opening the gifts early.

The city of Greater Sudbury is handing out nearly $6,000k ($559,288) “to support the artistic, cultural and creative expression of local residents and groups”.

The North Bay Police Service says an elderly female is in stable condition after being transported to the North Bay Regional Health Centre via ambulance following a pedestrian collision Sunday.

Seven of the more than 100 grads from a provincial training program are heading to a local corrections facility in Monteith.

Sault Ste Marie emergency crews were at the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Queen Street between March and Spring that occurred just before 10:30 a.m. today with no word as to the cause nor injuries.

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