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Blue Green Algae Bacteria Found In Nepewassi Lake

September 19th, 2012 by sudbury.newsroom

By Angela Gemmill

Blue-Green Algae has been found in Nepewassi Lake in Greater Sudbury.

According to the Sudbury & District Health Unit, the bacteria was found in samples taken from the waterway recently.

Tests were confirmed by the Ministry of Environment.

The blooms have an unsightly pea-soup appearance, a foul smell, and can move locations with the help of wind.

They produce toxins that can irritate the skin and if ingested can cause diarrhea and vomiting.

Those living around the lake should avoid using the water for drinking or bathing and pets should also keep out of the water.

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Driver Lost On Back Roads Near Wahnipitae

September 19th, 2012 by sudbury.newsroom

By Angela Gemmill

Greater Sudbury Police are sending out a message about emergency preparedness and safety after a driver became disoriented driving on back trails near Wahnipitae last night.

The 57-year-old man called police because he was low on gas, low on cell phone battery and on an unfamiliar dirt road after turning off Highway 537.

Officers spent three hours looking for him, before he returned to Highway 537 on his own.

Police suggest keeping an emergency kit and a cell phone charger in vehicles and if the vehicle breaks down stay with it, as it will help police locate individuals easier and it provides shelter.

Emergency car kits should contain bottled water, food, a blanket, flashlight, matches, sand and/or cat litter (for icy spots) and candles for warmth.

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Sudbury Wolves Say It’s Time For A New Arena

September 18th, 2012 by sudbury.newsroom

By Stew Kernan

Officials with the Sudbury Wolves say it maybe time for a new arena.

The calls come after a pre-season game last Friday night was almost cancelled because of a power outage at the rink.

Wolves General Manager Blaine Smith says the age of the building is becoming an issue with constant power and wiring issues as well as a leaky roof.

The arena was built in 1951.

Smith says because the arena doesn’t allow for some of the modern amenities that other rinks do, the ability to attract players to Sudbury becomes more difficult.

Smith says Wolves owner Mark Burgess has indicated he and his family are prepared to work with the city on coming up with private-public partnership to help finance a new facility.

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Cambrian College Launches Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign

September 18th, 2012 by sudbury.newsroom

By Angela Gemmill

Students have been back to school for a few weeks so Cambrian College felt it was the perfect time to launch an awareness campaign about sexual assault.

The initiative is called “Silence Isn’t Consent” and includes an education component for students and staff at the post-secondary school about what sexual assault is, its various degrees, how it can be prevented and how it impacts victims.

Director of Human Resources, Alison De Luisa says this is not just a woman’s issue.

She says it’s to provide a safe and inviting campus for all students and staff.

President of Cambrian’s Students Administrative Council, Curtis Bell, says it’s meant to get students talking.

He encourages students to take the message seriously and reach out to friends and support groups.

Both Bell and De Luisa were quick to reassure that sexual assault is not a problem on the Cambrian campus.

The campaign is simply to provide a safer environment for all students and staff.

“Silence Isn’t Consent” has support from the school’s student government (SAC) and YWCA Sudbury.

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Police Searching For Suspect In Home-Business Robbery

September 18th, 2012 by sudbury.newsroom

By Angela Gemmill & Stew Kernan

A male suspect with a handgun, made off with cash this morning from a home business on Churchill Street.

Greater Sudbury Police called out the Tactical and K-9 units looking for the man, who is described as five-foot-ten-inches tall, with a medium build, and was wearing a black fleece hoodie and black gloves.

He was last seen heading northbound on Falconbridge Road.

As a precaution, three schools in the area were locked down, but that order has since been lifted.

Police have said the home business was Irene’s Hair Salon.

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Police Searching For Reckless ATV Driver From Azilda

September 18th, 2012 by sudbury.newsroom

By Angela Gemmill

Greater Sudbury Police are looking for an A-T-V driver who failed to stop for officers last night in Azilda.

Police directed the orange racing-style all-terrain-vehicle to pull over on Montee Principale Street, but the driver sped off.

According to officers the suspect driver had no regard for other vehicles using the roadway and recklessly drove around them.

The ATV continued westbound to the end of St Agnes Street and drove off into a trail.

The driver was wearing a grey sweater and a white ATV helmet.

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Chelmsford Driver Stopped For Street Racing Near Gogama

September 18th, 2012 by sudbury.newsroom

By Angela Gemmill

OPP near Gogama took a speeding driver off the highway, after a van was clocked going at least 50 over the posted 80-kilometre an hour speed limit.

It happened last night along Highway 144 in Stetham Township, south of Timmins.

A 29-year old Chelmsford man is charged with Stunt Driving and had both his license and vehicle seized for seven days.

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Impaired Driver Caught Near French River

September 18th, 2012 by sudbury.newsroom

By Angela Gemmill

A 30-year North Bay man faces Impaired Driving charges after an incident near French River.

Noelville O-P-P took the alleged drunk driver off the road after getting a complaint Saturday evening about an erratic driver.

Christian Champigny of Regina Street in North Bay is charged with Impaired Driving and Operating a Motore Vehicle with over 80-mgs of alcohol.

His vehicle was impounded for seven day.

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Sudbury Wolves To Start Season With 25 Player Roster

September 17th, 2012 by sudbury.newsroom

By Stew Kernan

The Sudbury Wolves are going with a roster of 25 players to open the 2012-2013 OHL regular season.

The local juniors re-assigned 17-year old defenseman Zack McFadden to his Jr B team in Guelph leaving the team with 15 forwards, 8 defensemen and 2 goalies.

That includes injured players Danny Desrochers and Jeff Corbett.

Desrochers suffered a serious cut to the face in the Saturday’s pre-season game in St. Catherines against the Niagara Ice Dogs while Corbett suffered a head injury in the team’s first exhibition game on

The Wolves open the season at home Friday night against the Oshawa Generals.

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Sudbury Plays Host To United Steelworkers Conference

September 17th, 2012 by sudbury.newsroom

By Stew Kernan

Union members from Ontario and Atlantic Canada are in Sudbury for the United Steelworkers annual conference.

Among the guest speakers this afternoon was the leader of the Provincial New Democrats Andrea Horwath.

She says unlike the Liberals, the NDP has a plan to deal with the problems that face every day people in Ontario.

President of Steelworkers local 6500 Rick Bertrand again called for an inquiry into mining practises in Ontario considering the recent decision not to press criminal charges after the death of two miners last June.

Also calling for an inquiry is the President of the International Steelworker’s Union Leo Gerrard who is also town for the conference.

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