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It was 1963, just a few weeks before Christmas. It promised to be a lean one for the Faulkner family.Clovis Faulkner, who had until recently run his own farm and slaughterhouse, had fallen on hard times, and lost both his business and the new home he'd built for his family.His nine children, pregnant wife, Patricia, and father James were forced to move back into an ol...

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Dec 20, 2014

Tom Davies Square will close for the holidays on Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1

Municipal facilities will be working on reduced operating hours over the Christmas season. File photo.

 Tom Davies Square will close for the holidays on Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1.It will also close at 2 p.m...

Dec 20, 2014

Noah and Emma top baby names in Northern Ontario

Noah and Emma were the most popular names for boys and girls, respectively, in Northern Ontario in 2013, while Liam and Olivia topped the list for the province overall. File photo.

Noah and Emma were the most popular names for boys and girls, respectively, in Northern Ontario in 2...

Dec 20, 2014

Watermain break reduces lanes along Barrydowne Road

According to a release from the city, a watermain break on Barrydowne Road will reduce lanes in both directions at Woodbine Avenue all day Saturday, at least until until 9 p.m.

 Greater Sudbury's again underground infrastructure has popped another leak, this time along one of ...

Dec 19, 2014

Thibeault candidacy had to be kept secret: Wynne

Premier Kathleen Wynne and former NDP MP Glenn Thibeault visited Northern Life today to address the fallout over Thibeault's defection to the Liberals. Photo by Arron Pickard.

 The unique circumstance of a sitting MP switching parties – and legislatures – required secrecy, On... Video:

Dec 19, 2014

Protestors welcome Premier Wynne to Sudbury

Protestors with the Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union welcomed Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne with screams of “shame!” as she entered a Sudbury restaurant to meet with Sudbury MP Glenn Thibeault, Gerry Lougheed Jr., and other prominent members of the community. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

A group of protestors welcomed Premier Kathleen Wynne with screams of “shame!” as she entered Alexan...

Dec 19, 2014

Notre-Dame de la Merci earns EQAO award

Coniston’s French Catholic elementary school, École Notre-Dame de la Merci, was recently rewarded for its efforts in improving its students’ academic performance. From left are Mélanie Bourget, École Notre-Dame de la Merci Principal; Dre Bette M. Stephenson; and Danny Minor, former Principal at École Notre-Dame de la Merci. Back row: Jerry Ponikvar, Jennifer Lacelle, Suzette Bélanger, Mélanie Bissonnette and Bruce Rodrigues. Supplied photo.

Coniston’s French Catholic elementary school, École Notre-Dame de la Merci, was recently rewarded fo...

Dec 19, 2014

Northern MPs will ensure Sudbury has a voice: Angus

Timmins MP Charlie Angus, left, and Sudbury MP Glenn Thibeault are seen in happier times in this file photo from 2013.

 As they did provincially when Joe Cimino resigned, the Northern NDP caucus will ensure Sudbury resi...

Dec 19, 2014

Meet Shattercone and Stack '72

Friendly Moose and Angry Moose were officially renamed Shattercone and Stack '72 at a Dec. 19 event at Fromagerie Elgin. Supplied photo.

Friendly Moose and Angry Moose are no more.After being contacted by Moosehead Brewery recently, and ...

Dec 19, 2014

Drinking water advisory issued for Nairn Centre

The Sudbury and District Health Unit has issued a drinking water advisory effective immediately for residents of Nairn Centre who draw their water from the municipal water system. The advisory will likely remain in effect over the weekend.

The Sudbury and District Health Unit has issued a drinking water advisory effective immediately for ...

Dec 19, 2014

S-CAP to protest against Wynne and Liberals

he Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty (S-CAP) has announced it plans to stage a protest outside Alexandria’s Restaurant downtown, where Premier Kathleen Wynne is expected to have lunch with Glenn Thibeault and Rick Bartolucci at noon.

The Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty (S-CAP) has announced it plans to stage a protest outside Alex...

Dec 19, 2014

Many downtown stores to remain closed Boxing Day

Downtown Sudbury says the Rainbow Centre, along with a number of locally owned shops, boutiques and galleries in the city's downtown core, will remain closed Dec. 26. File photo.

Many stores in Sudbury's downtown will be closed Dec. 26, and will instead have their Boxing Day hou...

Dec 19, 2014

Power restored at Science North

Science North is closed to public Dec. 19 because of a power failure. File photo.

Update:Sudbury Hydro reported at around 10 a.m. power has been restored at Science North.The outage ...

Dec 18, 2014

100 tons to help feed the less fortunate

The 2nd Batallion Irish Regiment of Canada helped pick up tons of food donations during this year's Edgar Burton Food Drive. Soldiers unloaded the trucks Dec. 18 at the Sudbury Food Bank as the campaign wrapped up for another year. Photo by Arron Pickard.

It is an honour to serve one's country, but it's an even greater honour to be able to serve one's ow...

Dec 18, 2014

Liberals angry at process, not Thibeault: association prez

Sudbury's political scene was in an uproar this week when it emerged that former NDP MP Glenn Thibeault, seen at a 2013 press conference with Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes, was leaving the party to run for the provincial Liberals in the upcoming byelection. The move has the local riding association reassessing its future. File photo.

Liberals are upset with the way in which Glenn Thibeault was named the candidate for the upcoming Su...

Dec 18, 2014

Fill 'Er Up raises $5K for The Human League

The Human League executive director Leanne Lavoie poses with the Esso mascot. The organization raised $5,200 recently through donations made by Esso and its customers. Supplied photo.

The Human League brought in $5,200 for its Breakfast Club for Kids and PLAY programs through its Fil...

Dec 18, 2014

Sudbury Transit service will be expanded on Boxing Day

With stores allowed to open for the first time in the city's history, Greater Sudbury will be offering expanded transit service on Boxing Day, in an attempt to accommodate demand from workers and shoppers.

With stores allowed to open for the first time in the city's history, Greater Sudbury will be offeri...

Dec 18, 2014

LHIN funds 'memory clinics' for dementia patients

The North East LHIN has provided funding for five 'memory clinics' in northeastern Ontario to provide care for dementia patients. There are plans to open a Sudbury clinic in 2015. File photo.

The North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has provided funding for five communities to ...

Dec 18, 2014

Rainbow trustee unhappy with exclusion from committees

Rainbow District School Board trustee Larry Killens speaks at the board's Dec. 16 meeting. He said he's unhappy he's been excluded from all but the board's mandatory committees for the second year in a row. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

A Rainbow District School Board trustee representing the Manitoulin Island area is speaking out abou...

Dec 18, 2014

Shining light on the winter solstice

A winter solstice celebration takes place at O'Connor Park starting at 6 p.m. Dec. 18. Supplied photo.

Several community organizations are gathering to find “light in dark times” and to “welcome the retu...

Dec 18, 2014

Elevator problem halts expansion at Amberwood Suites

The south end's Amberwood Suites retirement home has had only one functioning elevator since an expansion nine months ago. A second elevator has been out of commission since then, and there is no date yet as to when it will be repaired. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Since an expansion nine months ago, the Amberwood Suites retirement home has been plagued with probl...

Dec 18, 2014

Christmas memory: Recalling the year we lost everything

Jim Faulkner is seen here on the site of his family's former home, which burned down in 1963, just weeks before Christmas. He said he wants to thank the community for its generosity after that long-ago disaster. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

It was 1963, just a few weeks before Christmas. It promised to be a lean one for the Faulkner family...

Dec 18, 2014

Boréal to launch prospecting program

Collège Boréal is launching a new prospecting and exploration technician program next year to help fill an industry need for more entry-level workers. File photo.

Collège Boréal is opening a new avenue for people to enter the mining industry with its upcoming pro...

Dec 17, 2014

Drawing out their future

Grade 8 R.L. Beattie Public School student Beth Wiwchar creates a poster featuring her ideas of post-secondary education as first-year Cambrian College graphic design student Lindsay Levesque looks on. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Using a swirling design, 13-year-old Ivy Ireland draws a dress. Inside she writes a stylized version...

Dec 17, 2014

Gas prices dip below $1 a litre in Sudbury

There were long lineups at the Independent at the Pumps on Lorne this afternoon as gas prices fell below $1 a litre. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

As world oil prices continue to tumble, consumers in Sudbury are seeing the benefit at the pump. Pri...

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