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If all goes to plan, a mobile PET scanner could soon be making weekly trips to Sudbury, says Dr. Kevin Tracey, president and medical director of Precision Diagnostic Imaging.Since 2011, Tracey has been operating a clinic in Windsor that has access to a mobile positron emission tomography scanner, an advanced medical device that is used in clinical oncology and can hel...

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Jan 29, 2015

Health Unit advises of Hepatitis A risk at Casey's

The Sudbury & District Health Unit is advising anyone who ate at Casey’s Bar & Grill located at 1070 Kingsway Boulevard in Sudbury, Ontario, between Jan. 15, 2015 and Jan. 20, 2015 to get a hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible. File photo.

The Sudbury & District Health Unit is advising anyone who ate at Casey’s Bar & Grill located at 1070...

Jan 29, 2015

PC leader has faith in Elections Ontario

PC candidate Paula Peroni was joined today by party leader Jim Wilson, who said he has faith in Elections Ontario and the Ministry of the Attorney General to properly deal with a report on an investigation into an incident that has rocked Sudbury's byelection campaign. File photo.

The leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives says he has faith in Elections Ontario and the Min...

Jan 29, 2015

Tory leader urges voters to punish Liberals for scandals

Wait times in the ER at Health Sciences North average 18.5 hours, compared to provincial average of 10.1 hours, says interim Progressive Conservative Leader Jim Wilson, who was in the city Thursday campaigning with Tory candidate Paula Peroni. Supplied.

The province is ignoring the health-care needs of Sudburians, says interim Progressive Conservative ...

Jan 29, 2015

Sudbury firefighters back Glenn Thibeault

Sudbury firefighters demonstrate their skills at the 2013  Emergency Services Appreciation Day, organized by former NDP MP Glenn Thibeault. File photo.

The Sudbury Professional Firefighters Association has endorsed Liberal candidate Glenn Thibeault to ...

Jan 29, 2015

Sudbury needs to hear from innovators: Shawbonquit

Suzanne Shawbonquit, NDP candidate in Sudbury, is seen with NDP Leader Andrea Horwath. Shawbonquit said she was pleased to hear that the Chamber of Commerce held a panel to discuss the city’s future, and the role of innovation in Sudbury. File photo.

Press ReleaseSudbury — Suzanne Shawbonquit, NDP candidate in Sudbury, was pleased to hear that the C...

Jan 29, 2015

Extreme Cold Weather Alert in Greater Sudbury

The Homelessness Network of Sudbury has announced an Extreme Cold Weather Alert in Greater Sudbury for the next 24 hours.

The Homelessness Network of Sudbury has announced an Extreme Cold Weather Alert in Greater Sudbury f...

Jan 29, 2015

First Nickel digs deeper despite job cuts

First Nickel Inc. president and CEO Thomas Boehlert said recent cuts at the company's Lockerby Mine, in Sudbury, will save money and allow the mine to continue its expansion. File photo.

First Nickel Inc. expects production at its Lockerby Mine in Sudbury for 2015 to be in line with its...

Jan 29, 2015

Rainbow hiring to fill gaps in mental health system

Mental health among students is talked about by school boards a lot more these days.In an attempt to fill system gaps for students with mental illness, Rainbow District School Board trustees agreed to hire a new social worker and mental health nurse. File photo.

In an attempt to fill system gaps for students with mental illness, Rainbow District School Board tr...

Jan 29, 2015

'We shall not forget': MP honours Sudbury soldier's life

Sudbury's Sgt. Jesse Tait, seen here in this 2008 file photo, was found dead near Thunder Bay Jan. 22. Supplied photo.

Thunder Bay-Rainy River NDP MP John Rafferty delivered a statement in the House of Commons Jan. 28 f...

Jan 29, 2015

Horwath makes her pitch to keep Sudbury orange

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath has been in Sudbury several times ahead of the Feb. 5 byelection, trying to help the NDP retain a seat it wrested from the Liberals in the June election. Photo by Arron Pickard.

 NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is blasting the government for implying electing a Liberal in the Feb. 5 ...

Jan 28, 2015

NISA reaches out to byelection candidates

 Liberal byelection candidate Glenn Thibeault met with members of the Northern Initiative for Social Action to discuss issues around mental health care, public housing, transportation and access to health care. Thibeault's visit Wednesday was on Bell Let's Talk Day, a national day meant to raise awareness around mental health issues. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Mental health has not been a front and centre issue during Sudbury's provincial byelection, said Sha...

Jan 28, 2015

Mobile PET scanner a possibility for Sudbury

Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins said in a statement to NorthernLife.ca said his ministry is expected to receive recommendations regarding a mobile PET scanner that would serve Sudbury in the “coming months or sooner.” File photo.

If all goes to plan, a mobile PET scanner could soon be making weekly trips to Sudbury, says Dr. Kev...

Jan 28, 2015

Nominations open for 40 Under Forty Awards

Do you know someone under the age of 40 years old who has already accomplished great things for themselves and our growing community? Wait no longer and nominate that person for a 40 Under Forty Award. Supplied photo.

Northern Ontario Business is now welcoming nominations for the upcoming 40 Under Forty Awards. Do yo...

Jan 28, 2015

United way raises $4.3M in two years

Members from a number of agencies that benefit from the United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts displayed the more than $4.3 million raised in the 2014 campaign with large numbers. Campaign chair Mike Di Brina, far right, and vice-chair Lisa Bonin, to his left, joined them in the Science North lobby Wednesday. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts has raised more than $4.3 million in two years, the organ...

Jan 28, 2015

Shawbonquit: Health-care system failing many Sudburians

Sudbury NDP byelection candidate Suzanne Shawbonquit (right) chats with Susan Malette, who had part of her left leg amputated in September. Malette said the wound isn't healing well, and she's on a waiting list for a vacuum pump that would help. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

The story of 54-year-old Sudbury woman who's on a waiting list for crucial medical equipment illustr...

Jan 28, 2015

Hair today, gone tomorrow: Woman nears fundraising goal

Karen Yawney plans to donate her long, blonde hair to Locks of Love to be made into a wig Jan. 31, and then have her head shaved. She also wants to raise $10,000 for the Northern Cancer Foundation in the process. Supplied photo.

A Sudbury woman shaving her head Jan. 31 as part of her bid to raise $10,000 to benefit the Northeas...

Jan 28, 2015

Olympians to speak at LU Jan. 30

Olympic medallist Alexandre Bilodeau will speak at Laurentian University Jan. 30. Supplied photo.

Canadian Olympic medallists Alexandre Bilodeau and Joannie Rochette will present the Dr. Dan Andreae...

Jan 28, 2015

College of Trades a Liberal tax grab: Peroni

PC byelection candidate Paula Peroni joined Garfield Dunlop, MPP (Simcoe North) and hairstylists Debbie Prise, left, and Lianne Depatie, owner of La Moda, in addressing the College of Trades. Photo by Arron Pickard.

Press ReleasePC candidate Paula Peroni was joined today by Garfield Dunlop, MPP (Simcoe North) and h...

Jan 28, 2015

Sudbury-born soldier's body recovered from river

Jesse Tait, 34, was found dead in a river near Thunder Bay Jan. 22. He's seen here in 2008 in this NorthernLife.ca file photo. File photo.

The body of Sudbury-born soldier Sgt. Jesse Tait, 34, was recovered from the Kaministiquia River nea...

Jan 28, 2015

Chrétiens endorse Thibeault in Sudbury byelection

Former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien is supporting Liberal candidate Glenn Thibeault, endorsing his bid to be the next MPP of Sudbury. Photograph by Michael Ignatieff,  distributed under a CC-BY 2.0 license. Link: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien is supporting Liberal candidate Glenn Thibeault, endorsing his b...

Jan 28, 2015

NDP, Liberals spar over Elections Ontario investigation

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is “not telling the truth” when she says there's a non-partisan process in place to deal with the results of an Elections Ontario investigation. Photo by Arron Pickard.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is “not telling the truth” when she says there's a non-partisan proce...

Jan 28, 2015

Using the web to tackle mental illness

The province is supporting the development of an online curriculum for high school seniors with mental illness. Supplied photo.

Leaving home to attend post-secondary school is a daunting prospect for any student, but it's even m...

Jan 28, 2015

Cambrian joins national conversation on mental illness

Cambrian College is encouraging students to discuss mental illness Jan. 28, during Bell Let's Talk Day. Supplied photo.

Cambrian College will be joining the national conversation about mental illness as part of Bell Let’...

Jan 27, 2015

Councillors freeze ward fund spending until public meeting

City council poses for a group photo Tuesday night after each signed the City of Greater Sudbury Charter committing them to high standards in several areas during their four-year term.

 City councillors voted Tuesday to wait until a public meeting in March before deciding the fate of ...

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