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KFM News Headlines for Friday, September 22

Northern Ontario will send one less MP to the House of Commons in the next federal election. The approval of the plan by parliament this week comes after many months of drawing and redrawing Canada’s electoral map.

Redrawing the ridings of northeastern Ontario.

• Sault Ste. Marie takes in Wawa and Dubreuilville to the north and stretches to the east, covering St. Joseph Island, Thessalon, Blind River, Elliot Lake and Spanish to become Sault Ste. Marie-Algoma.
• Timmins-James Bay adds Smooth Rock Falls, Kapuskasing, Moonbeam, Hearst and Chapleau and will be re-branded Timmins-James Bay-Mushkegowuk.
• Nipissing-Timiskaming takes Englehart, Earlton, Elk Lake and surrounding areas from the Timmins riding
• Nickel Belt adds Massey, Webbwood, Nairn Centre, Espanola and Manitoulin Island, as well Naughton and Whitefish and in the next election will be called Sudbury East-Manitoulin-Nickel Belt.
• Sudbury takes in parts of Greater Sudbury from Nickel Belt including Falconbridge, Garson, Coniston, Wahnapitae and much of the south end of Sudbury.

Public Health Sudbury and Districts is looking for a full-time, permanent, Oral and Vision Health Program Manager.

Walmart was evacuated Thursday evening in North Bay. Customers were asked to leave although some staff were still inside the store and were let out about an hour later.

Timmins Police are would like to speak with drivers who may have witnessed a collision in the Riverside Drive area between Joseph and Royale yesterday morning involving a pickup truck. One person is receiving treatment. The road has since reopened.

Sault Ste. Marie’s $11.6-million downtown plaza will officially open three days before the end of October with programming to begin October 28th

Manitoulin OPP are seekinga missing teen -14y/o Mya last seen near Walcot Street in #Manitowaning. She is 14, 5-5, 180lbs, with shoulder length red hair, last seen wearing pink jogging pants, and black T shirt.

Three years after Laurentian University says it’s now been three years since they last conferred an honorary doctorate. The senate is discussing a reconstituting committee to bring forward candidates, with the aim of conferring these honours in the spring of 2024.

Victim support services in Nipissing are receiving $100,000 from the province.

Careless cooking has been named the cause of a fire in Sault Ste Marie’s east end Thursday morning. It happened in the 300 block of Trunk Road. When firefighters arrived, they were directed to the kitchen area of the building where the fire had been extinguished prior to their arrival.

The Anti-Hunger Coalition, the United Way, and the Cochrane District Social Planning Council offices have moved into a joined community hub on Cedar St. South.

The MNRF is reporting 715 fires this year, up significantly from 255 this time last year.

North Bay city council is purchasing a new beach rake worth $100,000 to replace an old unit in order to keep beaches clean.

In Greater Sudbury, the current red-light camera system is proving effective as there’s been a reduction of 25 per cent of those collisions.

Laurentian University says AI policies will be going into place, thanks to the establishing of an ad hoc committee on the issue.

Mill Market has a new name to go with its new home. Soo Market is now based at 73 Brock St.

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