The City of Sault Ste. Marie would like to advise residents of schedule changes for the August 3 Civic holiday, renamed as Sir William H. Hearst Day.
City Council officially designated the August holiday in Sault Ste. Marie as Sir William H. Hearst Day, in recognition of the former Ontario Premier and Sault resident. Hearst is perhaps Sault Ste. Marie’s highest achieving political figure and his accomplishments are publicly recognized through this designation. For additional information, visit www.saultstemarie.ca/hearst.
OPP report that highway 17 in the Thessalon area has been reopened to traffic. A section of the highway at Myer’s road had been closed for about a couple of hours yesterday afternoon due to a camper trailer catching fire and was reopened to one lane late afternoon before being completely reopened after 6 o’clock.
One lane has been reopened to traffic on highway 17 in the Thessalon area. A section of the highway at Myer’s road had been completely closed for about a couple of hours this afternoon after a camper trailer caught fire. OPP are alternating traffic in both directions by way of the west bound lane.
The East Algoma OPP are reporting that Highway 17 is closed at Myers Road in Huron Shores. A camper trailer was on fire in that area. No detour was immediately announced and it’s not known when that stretch of the Trans-Canada will re-open.
OPP have opened up the eastbound lane of Highway 17 between Marathon and Terrace Bay as of 10:30 this morning. A serious accident had forced a complete closure after 9 o’clock. There is no detour … there is an alternate route you can take out of White River via 631 to Highway 11 and then onto Nipigon and points west … it will add a couple hours to your driving time to Thunder Bay.
One of two men wanted by Sault Police for attempted murder has turned himself in. 25 year old Allen Agawa turned himself in to police just 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Police are still looking for 21 year old Joshua Roess. The pair are wanted in connection with a stabbing in the city’s east end last Saturday night. The public is reminded that Roess is armed and dangerous and should not be approched. Anyone who knows where the two men are should call the Sault Police Service immediately.