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News headlines for Thursday, September 7

A pilot project in Greater Sudbury known as The Gateway Speedway will now see it rolled out across the city based on its success so far.

A total of $1.3 million in provincial funding for hospital emergency rooms will hopefully help the Timmins and District Hospital reduce wait times.

The city is of North Bay is hiring a consultant to prepare design and tender documents for a waste diversion facility.

Meanwhile, the McIntyre Arena is scheduled to reopen today following several plumbing issues yesterday. The closure did not affect the curling rink.

Sault College’s annual homecoming has been scheduled for Sept. 16 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sinclair Yards.

Domtar is shuttering operations at the Espanola mill for one year. Machines will shut down this fall and with that, the entire northeastern Ontario operations. It’s estimated 450 jobs will be affected.

A new mobile animal wellness clinic known as… the Mobile Animal Wellness Clinic. has been rolling through Greater Sudbury providing veterinary services to families without the means to take their animal to a local veterinarian.

Two new Community Safety Zones have been installed in North Bay. One is on Lakeshore Drive near the Omischl Sports Complex. The other is on Olive Street between Cassells Street and High Street.

Timmins and District Hospital is getting $8.6-million from the provincial government to reduce wait times for the over 100,000 it serves.

Baby Time registration is slated to open at the James L. McIntyre Centennial Library in Sault Ste Marie, Tuesday, Sept 12 at 9 a.m. through the Eventbrite link. The goal is to introduce young children to all the library offers.

Greater Sudbury Police is seeking the public’s help to track down a missing man. Known only as 34-year-old Andrew, he was last seen Sept. 5 at around 6 p.m. in the Bancroft Drive area of the city. He is described as standing 5-9 with an average build and short brown hair. Andrew wears glasses and walks with a limp, and is likely wearing a t-shirt, shorts and a baseball cap.

A $250,000 infuse to the North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation is helping fund upgrades to minimally invasive surgery at the hospital.

Timmins residents are petitioning for changes to local intersections. People are pushing for a 4-way stop at College and Wesmount, and a turning lane into a Highway 655 trailer park.

After 42 years, the owners of Little Rapids General Store in Thessalon is closing oppererations, due to retirement.

The City of Sault Ste. Marie is hosting three meetings starting Monday aimed at “shaping the future of parks and recreation facilities,” and residents are invited to share their thoughts.

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