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 Losing out on a full university campus in Barrie was a huge disappointment for Laurentian University, says its chief of staff.But Chris Mercer says they will keep looking for ways to expand the eight programs it currently offers students in the city."At the end of the day, this doesn't stop us,” Mercer said Wednesday, hours after Reza Moridi, the minister of Training...

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May 22, 2015

Fruit For All firmly takes root in Sudbury

Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault was joined by Ontario Trillium Foundation grant review team member Tina Montgomery, middle, and Tree Canada representative Tina McCaffrey, right, in planting an apple tree in the community garden at Minnow Lake Place. Photo by Arron Pickard.

One of 76 fruit and nut trees taking root in 16 community gardens in Greater Sudbury was planted May...

May 22, 2015

Campaign: Don't ship away developmentally disabled adults

Parents of adult children with developmental disabilities are raising awareness about the need for housing supports and more choice when it comes to deciding where their children will live through a new campaign called Unshippable. Supplied photo.

Parents of adult children with developmental disabilities are raising awareness about the need for h...

May 22, 2015

Champion para-nordic skiier guest speaker at gala

Tanya Quesnel, a three-time medallist at the 2015 Canada Winter   Games, is the guest speaker Independent Living Sudbury-  Manitoulin's gala May 28. Supplied photo.

Independent Living Sudbury-Manitoulin holds its third annual “Wine. Dine. Redefine. Gala” at Verdicc...

May 22, 2015

St. Charles student battles adversity to win full scholarship

 St. Charles College student Lisa Ludwig has has just won the Laurentian University’s Jim Fielding Memorial Bursary, which will pay for her next four years of schooling. A ward of the state, the young woman has faced many adversities in her life, including losing her leg to cancer. Supplied photo.

St. Charles College student and cancer survivor Lisa Ludwig has just won the Laurentian University’s...

May 22, 2015

Labour board decision on teachers' strike expected next week

Members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation have been on strike in Sudbury since the end of last month. The Ontario Labour Relations Board will rule on the lawfulness of that strike next week. File photo.

High school students with the Rainbow District School Board who have been out of class since the end...

May 22, 2015

Talented youth on display May 31

The Sudbury Multicultural Folk Arts Association hosts a youth talent show May 31 at 2 p.m. at the Caruso Club, 285 Haig St. Ukrainian dancers with the St. Mary's Dance Troupe perform at the association's gala fundraiser in 2012. File photo.

There are many talented youth in the city, and the Sudbury Multicultural Folk Arts Association wants...

May 22, 2015

Don't hide from mental illness

The Canadian Mental Health Association – Sudbury/Manitoulin branch (CMHA) is calling cyclists of all ages and abilities to take part in their upcoming national Ride Don’t Hide in support of mental health. Supplied photo.

The Canadian Mental Health Association – Sudbury/Manitoulin branch (CMHA) is calling cyclists of all...

May 22, 2015

Construction on Lorne, Regent interrupts traffic

Construction on Lorne Street and Regent Street will cause traffic disruptions. Supplied photo.

A water leak repair on Lorne Street near Regent Street will reduce traffic to one lane in each direc...

May 21, 2015

Blood services employees fear for job prospects

Workers with the Canadian Blood Services National Contact Centre on Elm Street held an information picket Thursday ahead of their contract negotiations, scheduled to begin June 23. Employees at the call centre fear they could be replaced by temporary workers or more automation. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

The union that represents more than 150 workers at the Canadian Blood Services National Contact Cent...

May 21, 2015

MNR monitoring 11 Greater Sudbury lakes

Fisheries crews will be monitoring fish populations this summer on 11 lakes in Greater Sudbury, as well as taking water samples and checking for invasive species. Supplied photo.

 Eleven lakes in Greater Sudbury will be among the 160 lakes included in the Ministry of Natural Res...

May 21, 2015

Search for the Holy Grail? Guess again ...

Theatre Cambrian is staging a musical production of Monty Python’s SPAMalot by comic genius, Eric Idle. But before any medieval jousting takes place, they need to fill the roles of the Knights of the Round Table. Auditions will be held by appointment June 1 and June 3.

 Theatre Cambrian is staging a musical production of Monty Python’s SPAMalot by comic genius, Eric I...

May 21, 2015

Wordstock foreshadows an impressive workshop program

The Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival kicks off Friday, June 19 at Sudbury Secondary School with award-winning humour writers Terry Fallis and Sudbury-born Sandra Shamas in conversation. A series of workshops and panel discussions are scheduled throughout the day on Saturday, June 20. In the evening, there is a dinner and show with Corin Raymond at Motley Kitchen. File photo.

 Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival has revealed its lineup of guests for the 2015 festival edition...

May 21, 2015

Lack of knowledge about radon can be deadly

The Radiation Safety Institute of Canada is planning a free course to inform workers and managers in Ontario's mining sector about the potential danger radon gas poses underground. File photo.

The Radiation Safety Institute of Canada is planning a free course to inform workers and managers in...

May 21, 2015

Something fishy going on at Junction Creek this weekend

The Junction Creek Stewardship Committee has been reintroducing brook trout into the waterway in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources since 2000. The hatchery-raised trout are provided as a donation from the OMNR. File photo.

There is something fishy going on with the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee, and they want you t...

May 21, 2015

Cover your plants, the frost is coming!

Tonight's low will be -2, with frost.

Tonight, there is a 60-per-cent change of showers in the evening. The low will be -2, with frost.The...

May 21, 2015

Sudbury, N. Ont. well represented on annual worst roads list

Of the five roads that made the CAA's annual worst roads list in Northern Ontario, two are in Sudbury – Hwy. 144 and Maley Drive – and the other three are in Timmins. File photo.

The results are in and Greater Sudbury and Timmins dominated the race for the dubious distinction of...

May 21, 2015

Feds commit $150M to national infrastructure program

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program commits $150 million to municipal infrastructure across the country, as the Government of Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. File photo.

FedNor Minister Greg Rickford announced the launch of the new Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Pr...

May 21, 2015

These cadets know a thing or two about marching (4 photos)

L Col Norquay congratulates Master Warrant Officer Christine Brouillette from the 2912 Army Cadets. Photo by Capt Roy Harten

After earning their share of accolades at the Northern Ontario Area Band and Drill Competition in No...

May 21, 2015

Gatchell pool temporarily closed for repairs

Gatchell pool has been closed as a result of a water heater failure. File photo.

Gatchell pool has been closed as a result of a water heater failure. The pool is expected to re-open...

May 21, 2015

Former Supreme Court justice to share advice on Aboriginal relations

Former Supreme Court Justice Frank Iacobucci will be in Sudbury May 26 to share his personal observations on how Canada can improve its relationship with Aboriginal peoples. Supplied photo.

Former Supreme Court Justice Frank Iacobucci will be in Sudbury on May 26 to share his observations ...

May 21, 2015

LU looking for new options for its Barrie students

The province chose Markham as the site for a new university campus Wednesday, passing over 18 other proposals, including Laurentian University's plan to expand its Barrie campus. File photo.

 Losing out on a full university campus in Barrie was a huge disappointment for Laurentian Universit...

May 21, 2015

Trading refreshments for Nepal earthquake relief

You can help the Sudbury Multicultural Association provide disaster relief for Nepal, which is still suffering after a major earthquake. Photo supplied

The Sudbury Multicultural Association is helping to raise funds for the people of Nepal, who are sti...

May 21, 2015

Ontario adding new pathology lab in the North

The province is investing $100,000 to help create and fund a forensic pathology unit in Sault Ste. Marie. Photo supplied

Ontario announced this week that it is providing an annual investment of $100,000 to permanently fun...

May 20, 2015

Plan to sell Hydro One 'short-sighted': CUPE

CUPE Ontario president Fred Hahn said during a public meeting at the United Steelworkers Hall that the province's plan to sell 60 per cent of Hydro One is a “short-sighted” decision that will negatively impact local electricity distribution companies like Sudbury Hydro. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

The province's plan to sell 60 per cent of Hydro One is a “short-sighted” decision that will negativ...

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