Council to consider depot funding, park report

October 21st, 2012 by ssm.news

A community recycling depot could get some financial support in the future. A representative of Community Living Algoma will address Council about the depot that has been around for more than four years and has experienced an increase in work load and contribution. This has resulted in a prolonging of Sault Ste. Marie’s landfill. Since 2009, the facility has diverted about 90 transport loads of electronics away from the dump. City Council will decide on Monday on a request for 20 thousand dollars that would be referred to the 2013 City Budget. If approved, the funding would be used to sustain depot operations. The future of Pointe des Chenes Park will be the subject of a report put together by city staff. The motion from councillors Paul Christian and Marchy Bruni comes after it was determined during 2012 City Budget deliberations that council will look for a chance to lower expenditures and improve effeciencies within city operations. It also comes as an estimated 45 thousand dollars is required for upgrades at Pointe des Chenes — the city has historically paid for the capital expenditures at the trailer park. Pointe des Chenes also includes a day use area. The report would help determine what direction the park would take from selling the property to private interests to expansion. It’s suggested the local Lions Club be consulted as part of the final document.

Full Story

Algoma Public Health and the Cancer Prevention and Screening Network are participating in the National Pap Test Campaign this week. The campaign will take place with public clinics at the Algoma Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic on Northern Avenue on Monday through Thursday. The clinics will operate from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. each day. This is aimed at improving access to an important test for women who may not have a health care provider when it comes screening for cervical cancer. More information on similar clinics across Algoma District can be obtained by calling Algoma Public Health.

Full Story

Water quality workshop in Richards Landing Monday

October 21st, 2012 by ssm.news

It’s being described as ‘never being a better time to get involved with your lake’. The Central Algoma Freshwater Coalition is having a water quality workshop on Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Town Hall in Richards Landing. Monday’s event is the last one in the ‘Lake Links 2012′ series. It will include presentations that feature the Great Lakes. Topics will range from declining water levels, mining activity along Lake Superior and the North Shore and the St. Mary’s River Remedial Action Plan.

Full Story

Ballot proposal forum at Lake State

October 21st, 2012 by ssm.news

A unique forum is scheduled for Monday night at Lake Superior State University. A ‘ballot proposals forum’ is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Shouldice Library. Participants in attendance will break out into groups representing each of the six ballot proposals that will be voted on November 6th, followed by a discussion of questions resulting from the group work. The questions will be answered by policy experts from Michigan State University, who are putting on the forum with the LSSU Political Science Club. Similar events are happening at three other locations in Michigan.

Full Story

Sault Fire Services responded to a call around 3 this morning concerning a fire in the 600 block of North Street. Damage was minor a two car garage — police and fire are investigating. A call has been made to the Ontario Fire Marshall’s office due to the suspicious nature of the fire. An update on a blaze in the 200 block of Letcher Street that happened early yesterday morning. According to Fire Services, the Ontario Fire Marshall’s office is continuing an investigation of that fire — described as one ‘of suspicious nature’.

Full Story

Police blotter — Sunday edition

October 21st, 2012 by ssm.news

A 26 year old man will appear in court next month to face drunk driving charges. The man was arrested overnight for driving over the legal limit and impaired operation of a motor vehicle after police responded to an impaired driving complaint. Officers found the offending vehicle around 2:30 a.m. in the city’s west end, on Ascot Avenue. A pair of break and enters were also investigated by police. The first involved a theft of various items — including a quantity of coins — from a Boehmer Boulevard residence. A laptop computer was also stolen after theives broke into a residence on Sydenham Road sometime yesterday afternoon.

Full Story

Sunday sports

October 21st, 2012 by ssm.news

The Soo North Stars doubled Sudbury 4-2 in Little Current last night. Devin Shell and Ryan Vendramin led the winners with one goal and one assist. The North Stars also got goals from Jaron Rowe and Cody Caron. It was Lake State’s turn to get shut out last night, as the Lakers lost 5-nothing at Bemidji State. The Lakers shut out the Beavers 2-nothing on Friday night.

Full Story

House fire in Bayview

October 20th, 2012 by ssm.news

Sault Fire Services were called to a blaze at a residence in the 200 block of Letcher Street. The fire happened around 3:00 a.m. this morning. There were no injuries as no one was inside at the time, but there was fire and heavy smoke damage to the building. Fire Services is investigating at this time — City Fire Inspectors are expected to be at the scene later today to determine what caused the fire.

Full Story

Police blotter — Saturday edition

October 20th, 2012 by ssm.news

A 44 year old male is scheduled to appear in court next month on a charge of consuming over the legal limit. Sault Police arrested the man just before 2:00 a.m. this morning after a car was seen going the wrong way on a one way street. The male was given a roadside test which he failed — he was taken to police headquarters for a breathalyzer test. Another arrest was made yesterday after police were called to the Sault Area Hospital. A 57 year old will appear in court in early December to face a charge of assault. According to police, the victim suffered a swollen wrist after the accused grabbed it. A pair of break and enter were responded to by police. A resident in the 200 block of Spruce Street may have scared off a culprit after access was gained to a residence. A male was seen leaving the area on a bicycle. Various items were stolen from a residence in the 90 block of Grandriver Crescent, including electronics and jewellery — access was gained through a basement window.

Full Story

Saturday sports

October 20th, 2012 by ssm.news

Steven Dombroski stopped all 25 shots as the Soo Thunderbirds blanked Elliot Lake 8-nothing last night. The T-Birds were led by two goals each from Derek Battagin, Brandon Warmington and Darcy Casola.Lake State blanked Bemidji State 2-nothing — Chris Ciotti and Domenic Monardo tallied for the Lakers. Kevin Kapalka made 27 saves to earn the shutout.

Full Story