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News Headlines for Wednesday, May 24

Greater Sudbury City council will finalize its 2023 tax rates on May 29.  This will bring a close to this year’s budget process

Temiskaming Shores OPP has completed its investigation, that spurred a hold and secure at Timiskaming District Secondary School. 20 year old has been charged for allegedly uttering threats .

North Bay city Council has given the green light to a housing action plan. Some of the nine initiatives include providing top-up funding through the city’s Growth Community Improvement Plan for missing middle and affordable housing, and allowing additional dwelling units.

Following another Spring Flood, Kashechewan evacuees are heading home. To that end, the City of Timmins has lifted its state of emergency. The preventative measure allows for quick municipal support if required.

Excavation of contaminated soil in Sault Ste Marie is expected to begin this week at the site of a waste motor oil spill discovered a few weeks ago on city property adjacent to Fort Creek in April.

Visitor restrictions have been lifted at Elliot Lake hospital.

High fire hazards remain in effect for a number of communities. They include Greater Sudbury, Sault Ste Marie, Timmins, and Temiskaming Shores. Sections of extreme hazard run along highways 144 and 560. A low to moderate hazard exists for the remainder of the Northeast Region.

Golden Manor residents in Timmins will now be receive dialysis treatments without having to go to the hospital. This is a result of a $160,000 funding announcement from the Provincial Government.

The door-to-door smoke and carbon monoxide alarm program is back in Sault Ste. Marie. Once again, firefighters will be visiting homes throughout the city to spread awareness about fire safety.

The Heritage Railway and Carousel in North Bay is off and rolling for another season. This follows a wet weekend, with long lines. While they had a wait a week due to the temperature, it was good to get favorites like the train… back on track.

Greater Sudbury Police are searching for a missing woman. While they have not released her name, they say she is a white female, 20 to 30 years old, with blond hair, grey sweater and jean shorts.

A proposal from the City of North Bay could see a row of approximately 15 free, first-come, first-served parking spaces in downtown North Bay move to a paid permit system. The parking spaces, are located in the 100 block of Second Avenue West.

Meanwhile, heavy trucks will not allowed on Jaguar, and Sandy Falls Road. The city of Timmins says this is all in keeping the Connecting Link Project.

East Algoma OPP is reporting that Highway 108 is down to one lane open due to a serious motor vehicle collision. Traffic is moving very slowly in both directions but motorists should avoid the area.

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