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News Headlines for Friday, May 12

Cambrian College has won a silver award for Indigenous education. A national level award it is the second time Cambrian has won CICan’s Silver Award for Indigenous Education Excellence.

The Canada Summer Jobs program is back in the Nipissing Temiskaming area. 250 jobs have been announced by MP Anthony Rota.

The connecting link rebuild of Algonquin Blvd. is progressing well, attributed in large part to the nice weather.

The city of Timmins director of growth and infrastructure, is urging continued patience during a busy construction season but does add the connecting link work is going well.

Prince township firefighters will soon be armed with the Jaws of Life. DSSAB allotted $50K last fall for purchase, which will be used by June.

As part of Emergency Preparedness Week from May 7-13, Greater Sudbury will test its Sudbury Alerts emergency notification system. The test will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday.

The North Bay Regional Heritage Fair took place Thursday at the North Bay Museum. 20 students took part displaying their projects with public viewing and judging. Officials say the fair is a multi-media initiative developed to increase public awareness and interest in Canadian history.

Reports are in and Greater Sudbury Fire crews were able to extinguish a South End fire this week in a remote part of Greater Sudbury without any reports of injuries. The fire was Horseshoe Lake Road on Monday afternoon, at the south end of Minnow lake.

In the city of North Bay, the Heritage Railway and Carousel will back up their opening for the season. They usually opens on Mother’s Day weekend but will delay until long weekend due some late winter weather.

Flood Warnings continue for the Sturgeon River Watershed and the Upper Ottawa River area, including the Mattawa area.  To that end, flood warnings have been extended to Tuesday, May 16. 

Timmins Police have requested the help of the public to locate a missing 47-year-old. Robert Camillo is described as an Indigenous man, 5’10”, 160 lbs. with brown eyes and black hair in a brush cut.

An outbreak on the third floor of St. Joseph’s General Hospital Elliot Lake has reinstated visitor restrictions . Residents should call before visiting.

The city of Temiskaming Shores has plans to rehabilitate almost three kilometers of roadway lanes this year using just over 540,000 ($543,630) set aside in its 2023 budget.

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