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Here’s a look at this morning’s headlines for Wednesday, January 18

The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority says snow depths are getting back to normal in the area. Snow is lighter, with denser snow below from previous snow melts, and has an average snow depth increase of 19.7 cm.

Public Health Sudbury & Districts is notifying the public that a fuel oil spill that originally occurred on Jan. 14 on Gennings Street has now migrated to the shoreline of Ramsey Lake in Greater Sudbury. Currently, the risk to the public from the spill is low.

Lake Nipissing has taken the top spot when it comes to fishing spots in Canada for 2023, at least, that’s according to the online group FishingBooker. The online platform says they are “the largest platform in the world, discussing roughly 1,900 destinations.

Espanola OPP is seeking the public’s help to find a missing man. 53-year-old Glenn Ward was last seen on Queensway Avenue in Espanola on Dec. 9

Algoma Family Services has announced a new director. Stephanie Fetherston replaces Sandie Leith who retired in December.

Water service is being interrupted this morning in New Liskeard. All to facilitate repairs to the water distribution it’s going to affect Whitewood Avenue West from Wellington Street to Armstrong Street and Wellington Street North and South.

The discussion will soon enough be underway at Greater Sudbury city council. It’s all over whether the city should provide a real-time tracking map for residents who want to track the progress of snow plows using GPS technology.

Renovations to the Timmins Transit terminal on Spruce Street South started this week. The project received the final go-ahead from city council last month and will see the 107-year-old building updated to better serve the needs of transit passengers and staff.

A Sault Ste. Marie woman Alana Agawa, previously reported missing has been found safe and sound.

Sault College has started its search for a new president. Ron Common plans to retire on Aug. 31 after leading the post-secondary institution since October 2007.

Budget discussions are ongoing with Greater Sudbury city council. Among those looking to increase for the year, City police are eyeing a 5.66% budget increase, Public Health Sudbury and Districts wants 3.17% more in municipal funding and the Greater Sudbury Public Library board seeks a 7.4% jump in municipal funds.

Callander township is encouraging pet owners, cats and dogs that is, once again to ensure their animals have tags. They help identify found animals and can prove they are licenced. Tags can be purchased online via the municipality’s website, or in person at the municipal office.

Rainbow District School Board are having a different sort of day, as they’ve asked staff and students to go paperless all in efforts to encourage sustainable practices.

Snowmobile Safety Week runs January 14th -22nd and sledders are reminded to take all the regular safety precautions in addition to checking ice depth.

The Humane Society in Sault Ste Marie putting out a call for prospective cat owners after a surge in the kitten population.

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