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News headlines for Wednesday, April 10

Greater Sudbury city council has yet to decide whether it will renew the almost 75 year-old Sudbury Community Arena… or build a new event centre entirely. While the discussion is ongoing, a recently tabled report apparently suggests the city would NOT save money by going down the renovation route. Council is expected to make a final decision April 16.

FlixBus service is now rolling into and out of Greater Sudbury. The new bus service operates Wednesday to Monday, promising to reach both Pearson International Airport and Toronto’s Union Station Bus Terminal within approximately five hours.

North Bay’s Public Art Advisory Committee and the City of North Bay are seeking artists and designers to help add some colour and creativity to the Lakeshore Drive overpass.

Meanwhile, week two of the Timmins overpass at Algonquin Blvd. and Spruce St. continues. The whole job is slated to take the next two weeks.

In an effort to curb speeding on city roads, Sault Ste. Marie is beginning the process of deploying automated speed enforcement cameras.

In North Bay it was announced that Erika Lougheed has resigned as board chair and has resigned as board trustee as well with the NNDSB. She was elected to the chair position in November of 2022.

A free passport clinic is coming to Greater Sudbury, Sudbury MP Viviane Lapointe will play host this Saturday, April 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the New Sudbury Public Library on a first come first served basis.

Over $222,000 is coming to the North Bay Regional Health Centre from the Province to support prenatal and specialized services.

Despite the recent snowstorm Timmins residents experienced, the latest data from the Mattagami Region Conservation Authority shows snow depth and water content remains generally below normal.

For those up for the challenge…. the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is offering four fitness test practice sessions this May for those who are interested in a career in policing.

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