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At least five people have come forward to save a Valley East man's life with a live liver donation, says the man's wife.In late May NorthernLife.ca reported Richard Giroux needed a liver transplant to save his life.Giroux was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis in late 2014, which has caused his liver to fail.“He's in bed most of the time,” said his wife Joanne Giroux...

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Jul 03, 2015

Arts and culture receives $600K boost from GSDC

Sudbury Theatre Centre received the single largest arts and culture operating grant this year — $60,000 — from the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation. The theatre's spring production of In Piazza San Dominico is seen here. File photo.

The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) Board has approved $594,912 in funding to 44 loca...

Jul 03, 2015

Go on an adventure next weekend

Lake Laurentian Conservation Area plays host to the third annual Friends and Family Outdoor Adventure Day on July 11. Supplied photo.

Friends of Lake Laurentian's third annual Friends and Family Outdoor Adventure Day kicks off on July...

Jul 03, 2015

Helping out hospice: recent donations (3 photos)

The Chevaliers de Colomb Conseil 10602 made a donation of $3,291 to the Maison Vale Hospice. Here is Daniel Mathieu, Omer Leduc, Marc Richard and Gerard Chartrand. Supplied photo.

Two community groups and one family made generous donations to Maison Vale Hospice recently. The fa...

Jul 03, 2015

Most people now likely immune to West Nile: health unit

 Mosquitoes have made West Nile Virus a mainstay in Ontario. Supplied photo.

There was a time when the West Nile Virus (WNV) caused a significant stir among outdoor enthusiasts ...

Jul 02, 2015

Province reforms debt settlement practices

Ontario has reformed it's debt settlement process in an aim to end unfair business practices. Supplied photo.

Ontario is strengthening financial protections for consumers using debt settlement services and impl...

Jul 02, 2015

Indy film night (7 photos)

Indiana Jones was the star of the evening at movie under the stars on July 2. Photo by: Matt Durnan.

Dozens of Sudbury film fans turned out at the corner of Durham and Cedar Streets on July 2 to catch ...

Jul 02, 2015

The future's now: Cineplex to screen Back to the Future

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of this beloved and iconic classic, October 21, 2015 has been declared “Back to the Future Day” worldwide. To mark the date, Cineplex Entertainment’s Front Row Centre Events is bringing Back to the Future parts one and two to theatres across the country, including Sudbury's Silver City, on October 21, followed by the full trilogy on October 25. Supplied photo.

Break out your hoverboards; power up the flux capacitor; and crank up Huey Lewis and The News ... Ci...

Jul 02, 2015

Robotics for all: No longer an 'all-boys' program

Cash Cayen, 9, with the petition to allow girls into the Timmins Library's robotics program. Supplied photo.

The mother of a girl who earlier this week was told she couldn’t sign up for a Timmins Public Librar...

Jul 02, 2015

Homeless happens, says advocate

Homeless advocate Jason McComb was in Sudbury today as part of his cross-Canada trek to raise awareness about homelessness. Photo by Arron Pickard.

Jason McComb is hoping to change society's views about the homeless.And McComb knows a thing or two ...

Jul 02, 2015

Clouds on the horizon for Friday

Friday there will be increasing cloudiness. Supplied photo.

Tonight will be clear. Low of 12.Friday there will be increasing cloudiness. Forty per cent chance o...

Jul 02, 2015

Hope for Valley East man with liver failure

At least five people have come forward to save a Richard Giroux's life with a live liver donation, says his wife Joanne. File photo.

At least five people have come forward to save a Valley East man's life with a live liver donation, ...

Jul 02, 2015

Science rules! Sudbury youth win at national science fair

Representing the Sudbury Regional Science Fair at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Fredericton, New Brunswick from May 11-16 was, from left to right, Ethan Albers, Loretta Cuda (Chaperone), Mia Pandolfo, Alyssa Gran, Patrick Trottier, Melissa Talevi (Chaperone), Sebastian Bisschops, Jacob Little and Jordan Bisschops. Supplied photo.

Greater Sudbury can add three bronze medals to its collection from the Canada Wide Science Fair.This...

Jul 02, 2015

Loblaws recalling No Name Chicken Burgers

Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling No Name Chicken Burgers with the UPC 60383116958 and best before date 2016 JA 22. Supplied photo.

Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling No Name Chicken Burgers with the UPC 60383116958 and best befo...

Jul 02, 2015

Desjardins and the Cup are in Lively on Monday

Lively’s Andrew Desjardins, a forward with the Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks, brings the cup to his hometown on Monday. File photo

You better mark this into your calendars: NHLer Andrew Desjardins brings the Stanley Cup to Lively o...

Jul 02, 2015

Want to build a house? Better have a warranty

Greater Sudbury is one of six Ontario communities participating in a pilot project aimed at putting a dent in the number of illegal home builds in the province. Supplied photo

Greater Sudbury is one of six communities in Ontario testing a provincial strategy to help protect n...

Jul 02, 2015

$10K donation to home for those with brain injuries

Deanna Chisholm-Tullio, Regional Independent Living Manager (left) and Elizabeth Lounsbury, March of Dimes Canada board member, present Michael Moore, Chief Operations Officer from Sudbury Credit Union a recognition plaque in appreciation for their support of Wade Hampton House. Supplied photo.

Sudbury Credit Union recently donated $10,000 to March of Dimes Canada's Wade Hampton House.The faci...

Jul 02, 2015

Congratulations, you're ugly! Schoolyards get makeovers

Churchill Public School was announced as one of the winners of the Ugliest Schoolyard Contest 2015. File photo.

Three schools can lay claim to the title ugliest schoolyard in Sudbury.Cyril Varney Public School, C...

Jul 01, 2015

After cool Canada Day, warmth returns Thursday

It's going to be a lovely day Thursday. Why not take your pooch out for a romp in the dog park? File photo.

The weather will clear this evening. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light later on. Low 1...

Jul 01, 2015

Sudbury celebrates Canada Day

Science North played host to Canada Day festivities with activities for the entire family, live performances and a wide variety of tasty treats from local vendors. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Parking spaces were in short supply near Science North by the early afternoon for its outdoor Canada...

Jul 01, 2015

Rainbow makes 'difficult decisions' to deal with shortfall

In approving its 2015-2016 budget at its June 30 meeting, the Rainbow District School Board said changes in government grants and ongoing declining enrolment resulted in a budget shortfall of $1.66 million. Supplied photo.

In approving its 2015-2016 budget at its June 30 meeting, the Rainbow District School Board said cha...

Jul 01, 2015

Sudbury cultural mosaic on display Canada Day

The Greater Sudbury Police Services Pipe Band led a delegation of local cultural associations spanning the globe, in a short parade for the Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association kicked off its annual Canada Day celebration. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Despite the gloomy weather Wednesday morning, the Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association ki...

Jul 01, 2015

No strike for Sudbury Loblaw employees

Employees at the Real Canadian Superstore location on Lasalle Boulevard will not participate in strike action affecting 61 Loblaw Companies Limited stores across Ontario. File photo.

Shoppers who regularly do their groceries at the city's Your Independent Grocer locations, or at the...

Jul 01, 2015

Blue-green algae found in Whitson, McFarlane lakes

Whitson Lake and McFarlane Lake have both tested positive for blue-green algae. Supplied photo.

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has advised the Sudbury and District Health Unit ...

Jun 30, 2015

Lt. Gov. on Canada Day: Ontarians' work inspiring

On the occasion of Canada Day, Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell issued a statement. Supplied photo.

Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell issued the following statement in honour of Canada ...

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