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Ribfest kicked off this Friday with six professional ribbers, competing for a number of awards, including "People's Choice Award", "Best Ribs" and "Best Sauce".Northern Life caught up with rib king and veteran, "Dragon" AKA Chad Cannon, from London's Boss Hog's, who shared with us some tips behind the brand's success, along with some prize winning ribs of course.Boss ...

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Aug 31, 2014

Wolves open exhibition season with loss over the Battalion

Sudbury Wolves forward Matt Schmalz fights for a loose puck against North Bay's Jared Steege. Scott Haddow photo.

The Sudbury Wolves made a good first impression on team brass in its first exhibition game despite d...

Aug 31, 2014

Wet weather fails to dampen spirits at Ribfest on Sunday

The rain let up long enough to allow some Ribfest patrons dance the afternoon away – after filling up on ribs, chicken or pulled pork, of course. Photo by Darren MacDonald.

 Steady rain throughout the night and morning in Greater Sudbury gave way to cloudy – but dry – weat...

Aug 29, 2014

City short docs, but numbers might be higher than you think

Ryan Humeniuk, the City of Greater Sudbury's physician recruitment co-ordinator, says the Northern Ontario School of Medicine has helped address Sudbury's doctor shortage. He's pictured here in 2010 addressing city council (alongside then tourism manager Rob Skelly) about recruitment efforts. File photo.

While the number of people who have a family doctor in Sudbury has increased over the last few years...

Aug 29, 2014

Premiers conclude annual meeting, agree to move forward on energy strategy

Yukon Premier Bob McLeod, left, and Alberta Premier Dave Hancock attend a session at the annual Council of the Federation meeting in Charlottetown on Friday, August 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

CHARLOTTETOWN - Canada's premiers agreed to move forward on a national energy strategy Friday after ...

Aug 29, 2014

Blue-green algae found on French River

Warnings like the one pictured have become a common sight at area beaches in the summer. File photo

The Ministry of the Environment has advised the Sudbury & District Health Unit that results from sam...

Aug 29, 2014

Hey post-secondary students: get your freebees through city's Learning City program

The Welcome Students Adventure Package provides post-secondary students and their families with Play-All-Day Passports to Science North or Dynamic Earth, plus discounts on hotel accommodations. Supplied

Students travelling from other communities to attend Laurentian University, Collège Boréal or Cambri...

Aug 29, 2014

Labour Day Municipal Service Schedule

The City of Greater Sudbury would like to advise residents of the following municipal service schedule on the Labour Day holiday on Sept. 1.• Tom Davies Square will be closed.• Citizen Servi...

Aug 29, 2014

Trailer Park Boys returning to Nickel City

Randy of the Trailer Park Boys took on former Northern Life reporter Jenny Jelen in a burger eating contest last year — and lost. Randy and Mr. Lahey are returning to Sudbury Sept. 26. File photo.

Randy and Mr. Lahey of the hit television series the Trailer Park Boys will be making a stop at Sudb...

Aug 29, 2014

New MacLeod PS ready for full occupancy

 MacLeod Public School students show off their brand-new school building this past spring. The school will be fully occupied as of this fall. File photo.

When the new, $17-million MacLeod Public School opens its doors Sept. 3, it will be fully occupied f...

Aug 29, 2014

Marc Serré files for Nickel Belt Liberal nomination

Marc Serré hopes to continue a long family history in politics with his announcement Friday to run for the Liberal Party of Canada nomination in Nickel Belt. Supplied photo.

Marc Serré hopes to continue a long family history in politics with his announcement Friday to run f...

Aug 29, 2014

Churchill welcomes back Grade 7 and 8s

 Churchill Public School will welcome back its Grade 7 and 8 students this fall. File photo.

After getting an early taste of high school last spring, Churchill Public School's Grade 7 and 8 stu...

Aug 29, 2014

Northern Ontario drivers can keep studded tires on longer

Northern Ontario drivers will be able to put on studded tires a month earlier this year, and keep them on an extra month, thanks to new rule changes from the province.Northern Ontario reside...

Aug 29, 2014

Sudbury steel fabricator fined for workplace death

High Strength Plates & Profiles Inc. was fined $110,000 for a workplace accident last year that killed one of its workers. File photo.

High Strength Plates and Profiles Inc., a company that processes high-strength plate and sheet steel...

Aug 28, 2014

Ward 1 candidate drops out of race

Ian Heft, a candidate in Ward 1, announced Aug. 28 that he is withdrawing from the election race. Supplied photo

A candidate for Ward 1 announced this afternoon that he's withdrawing his candidacy.Ian Heft, a Mast...

Aug 28, 2014

Ring of Fire announcement greeted with shrugs from critics

Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle said the establishment of an interim board for the Ring of Fire development corporation will help formalize discussions and bring partners to the table for infrastructure discussions. File photo.

The province announced Thursday its plans to establish an interim board for the Ring of Fire develop...

Aug 28, 2014

Behind-the-scenes view appealing for student trustee

 Upon being sworn in as the Rainbow District School Board's new student trustee, Liam Brunton (right) is congratulated by the board's director of education, Norm Blaseg. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

The Rainbow District School Board's new student trustee, Liam Brunton, said he's looking forward to ...

Aug 28, 2014

Showers forecast for Ribfest opening

Friday will be a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 20 C. The UV index for Friday will be 7.

Tonight, will be clear with temperatures around 15 C. The overnight low will be 9 C. TGIF, the day w...

Aug 28, 2014

Early learning kindergarten program now fully implemented

MacLeod Public School principal Michelle Walton speaks with senior kindergarten student Hudson Leblanc (centre) and junior kindergarten student Keegan Cook in the spring of 2014. The early learning kindergarten program is now fully implemented across the province. File photo.

When school starts again Sept. 3, early-learning kindergarten will be offered in all of the province...

Aug 28, 2014

Province unveils corporate body to plot Ring of Fire

The province met its July 3, 2014 commitment today to establish a development corporation within 60 days. File photo.

 The province announced today it met campaign promise of establishing a development corporation for ...

Aug 27, 2014

Meal plans now mandatory for some LU students

Workers dish up samples at the grand opening of the newly-renovated Great Hall cafeteria at Laurentian University Aug. 27. With the modernization of the university's food services, some students are now compelled to purchase meal plans. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

With the new school year comes a new policy at Laurentian University — students in several of the un...

Aug 27, 2014

Province injects $154K into Children's Treatment Centre

The Contini family has relied on services from the Health Sciences North Children's Treatment Centre for five years, since Peter, right, was born with Down syndrom. Also in the photo are Peter's older brother, John, his mother, Julie, and father Luciano. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Health Sciences North's Children's Treatment Centre will benefit from a provincial commitment to pro...

Aug 27, 2014

Construction to close part of Frood Road

Frood Road at Shevchenko Avenue will be closed from Aug. 28 at 7 a.m. until the end of September due to construction.Traffic will be detoured down Shevchenko Avenue and Montague Avenue to Ka...

Aug 27, 2014

Bright, sunshine-filled day

Thursday is looking up, though, with a forecast of sunny weather with a high of 21 C. A mix of sun and cloud into the afternoon, the temperature low for the day will be 15 C.

Tonight is looking mainly cloudy with a 40-per-cent chance of showers early this evening. Skies shou...

Aug 27, 2014

Leadership conference 'life changing' experience

The Governor General's Leadership Conference allows future leaders to tour different parts of Canada and get out of their comfort zones. File photo.

Brooke Yeates wants to challenge people's assumptions about Sudbury.The manager of change management...

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