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News headlines for Wednesday, May 17

A previously missing eight-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert yesterday has been found safe.

Greater Sudbury has sees steady growth in first quarter of 2023, with almost $32 million worth of building permits issued during that time.

Restoration crews have been deployed to the land comprising the old General and Plummer Hospital sites in Sault Ste. Marie after site was hit with building code violation by city building officials.

Council in North Bay is joining the health unit in calling for action on food insecurity.

Sudbury police are investigating after the former St. Stephen’s Church property in Chelmsford was vandalized.

A 1.6-million-dollar all-wheel park for skateboards, scooters and more is coming to downtown North Bay, near the transit terminal, pending the awarding of a contract.

The Timmins Police Service has requested the help of the public to locate a missing teenager. 15-Hayden Portugie is a a Caucasian male, 5’7″ and 130 lbs, with a thin build, wavy, medium-length brown hair, and hazel eyes.

One new forest fire has been confirmed on Manitoulin Island, with two more fires still active in the northeast region. Sudbury 1 is a 4.5-hectare fire, and it’s not yet under control.

Manitoulin OPP has a new detachment commander. New acting inspector Robert Walsh, comes from the East Algoma detachment.

Greater Sudbury city council has greenlit the city’s 2023 tax implementation plan, which includes a 4.5-per-cent residential property tax increase.
A pump track that opened last year in Sault Ste. Marie is closed indefinitely because of broken glass found in the dirt.

And the Timmins and District Hospital trying their best to look out for staff. A private location, notably a room with a view is giving staff at the Timmins and District Hospital a place to go and take a break. Equipped with snacks and places to sit and reflect, the calm environment is already helping staff, which in turn help those in need.

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