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News headlines for Wednesday, March 22

The power is back on following an outage in Sudbury’s downtown, near the water tower. Anyone without power this morning should contact Sudbury Hydro.

The city of Greater Sudbury has set dates for a series of public meetings about proposed changes to consolidate several fire/paramedic stations. Some are slated to be relocated. Meetings will start April 4th.

The North Bay Police budget is getting a hike, just north of 10%. The hope is that with the price comes more front-line officers.

Timmins Police is looking for a missing person. 60-year-old Darrell James. A missing person alert was issued Monday, and police are now asking for further help.

Meanwhile, officials from across the Province are asking the public to stay off the ice. With spring in the air and milder weather expected in the coming days, snowmobilers, ice fishers and people heading out to local walking trails are being advised.

An organic waste collection box is coming to Sault Ste. Marie. The Ontario government is mandating the curbside collection of food and organic waste for single-family dwellings by 2025 and staff at public works, with the aid of a consultant, are beginning the process.

East Ferris council has agreed to increase the pay for both mayor and council positions. The mayor will receive $2,300 per month, the deputy mayor will be paid $1,419.17 per month, and each month councilor will receive $1,379.17.

In Timmins, the former Windsor Tavern lot going up for sale. While people have been using the property for parking, the manager of planning says it’s not a municipal lot.

Sunwing is flying out of the Soo Airport, and with an approved merger with WestJet Airlines, some hope it means restart for the Calgary-based carrier in the Sault.

One person has been taken to hospital with significant injuries as a result of a fire at a North Bay duplex Wednesday. It has been linked to a welding mishap.


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