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News headlines for Thursday, September 14

The Greater Sudbury community of Skead will soon see repair work start on its damaged fire station. It’s been out of commission for months since a fire truck hit it, causing structural damage to an exterior wall.

The Public in North Bay is invited to help design an all-wheel park. The workshop will be held at the North Bay Museum on Sept. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Sault Ste. Marie YMCA’s Doggy Dip is this weekend. The event comes ahead of the YMCA’s annual pool maintenance closure and is a chance for dogs to take a swim in the facility’s pool on Sept. 16.

The Timmins Fall Fair is bosting a better than anticipated attendance at this past weekend’s festivities, noting over 29-nine hundred were in attendance on Saturday and 21-hundred on Sunday.”

According to the Weather Network – Chilly before above-normal temperatures lead the country into winter. The season is expected to end on a mild note because a jet stream in the Pacific Ocean that’ expected to be two degrees warmer than usual.

There were thankfully no injuries due to a vehicle fire involving a lumber truck that closed Highway 17 in both directions in Worthington, west of Sudbury, for nearly two hours yesterday. The cause is not yet known.

The North Bay and Area Community Foundation has announced $384,000 in funding to nine organizations. The organizations include the North Bay Food Bank and the PADDLE program.

Local Timmins cruisers are all the closer to being equipped with license plate readers. They’ve signed onto a five-year agreement worth over $200k with a provider. The goal is to have 10 frontline vehicles set up with the mobile workstations.

The Winter Market in Greater Sudbury is moving to a new home downtown this year. The winter version of the Sudbury Market opens Oct. 21 from a new location at Elm Place

A strike continues in Cochrane involving municipal workers as the town called a meeting on what they’ve described as their final offer. The deal, though, contains less in wages than previous offers that were rejected.

The City of North Bay is spending $40,000 to address homelessness, vandalism in parking garages, city hall, and at the aquatic center

A retrofit of the southeast and southwest stairwells of the GFL Memorial Gardens is underway in Sault Ste Marie at an estimated cost of almost $300,000.

Timmins council is considering expanding the permitted use of metal sea containers as outdoor storage facilities. Under the current bylaw, these containers can only be parked on industrial sites.

The Old Mill Heritage Centre in Kagawong is on the shortlist for the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming.

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