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 The man leading the race to be Greater Sudbury's next mayor took aim at his closest rivals in his last news conference before Monday's vote.At a Friday morning news conference at his Notre Dame Avenue campaign headquarters, Brian Bigger took aim at both Dan Melanson and John Rodriguez. Echoing their criticisms that Bigger hasn't detailed how he will find the $13 mill...

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Oct 25, 2014

Farmers market ends season Sunday

If you've been putting off a visit to Sudbury's Market, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is your last chance for 2014. A release from Greater Sudbury said seasonal produce will be on offer."The...

Oct 25, 2014

Boxing Day referendum will have biggest impact, chamber says

In addition to electing politicians on Oct. 27, voters in Greater Sudbury will also take part in a three-question referendum on whether stores should be allowed to decide when they are open. File photo.

 A spokesperson for the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce says they're feeling good about their ch...

Oct 24, 2014

Watermain repairs will may affect water

A watermain valve repair on Paris Street this Sunday, Oct. 26, from 6 a.m. to midnight may cause lower than normal pressure and possibly some discolored water. Residents in the area are advi...

Oct 24, 2014

Cooler weekend weather

Saturday will be cloudy with a 40-per-cent chance of showers and a temperature high of 11 C and a low of 3 C.

Partial cloud cover is predicted for Friday evening, and there is a 40-per-cent chance of showers ov...

Oct 24, 2014

Lockerby back at it for 19th year!

Nearly 800 students attended Lockerby Composite School's motivational assembly. Screenshot.

Lockerby Composite School held a motivational assembly on Oct 15 to kick off the 19th annual "Kids C... Video:

Oct 24, 2014

Few hiccups with online voting, says city

Rene Trudeau used the city's Election Bus to cast his ballot on Oct. 22. The bus was one of several ways for Sudburians to cast their ballot. Another is online voting, and the City of Greater Sudbury says it is confident in the safety and security of its online voting website. By 9:30 a.m. Friday 22,507 eligible voters cast their ballots online for the municipal election. Photo by Arron Pickard.

While the city deemed its new online voting platform a success Friday morning, the new method to cas...

Oct 24, 2014

Bigger comes out swinging at last news conference before election

Brian Bigger addresses reporters Friday morning at a news conference held at his campaign headquarters on Notre Dame Avenue. Darren MacDonald photo.

 The man leading the race to be Greater Sudbury's next mayor took aim at his closest rivals in his l... Video:

Oct 24, 2014

22,507 voters cast online ballots by Friday morning

As of  9:30 a.m. Friday, 22,507 people voted online for the City of Greater Sudbury municipal election. Photo by Arron Pickard.

As of 9:30 a.m. this morning (Oct. 24), the last day residents can vote online before the Oct. 27 el...

Oct 24, 2014

Youth donates birthday money to pediatric services

Mary Tripodi, 7, donated $75 and a Teddy bear to the pediatric unit at Health Sciences North. She accepted donations in lieu of birthday gifts "because I have enough toys, and I wanted to help other children." Supplied photo.

Mary Tripodi turned seven years old recently, but in lieu of birthday gifts, she asked her friends t...

Oct 24, 2014

Hey look! The weather cam back up

Live cam provides a view from our Elgin Street offices, of Brady Street and Memorial Park, with Tom Davies Square rising up in the background.

NorthernLife.ca is happy announce the return of the live cam.From a window on the second floor of ou...

Oct 24, 2014

St. Anne pays tribute to fallen soldier

Students and staff at St. Anne Catholic School in Hanmer line the halls of the school and “Stand on Guard” to pay tribute to slain solider, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. Supplied photo.

Paying homage to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 135 students in grade 7 and 8 at St. Anne Catholic School in H...

Oct 24, 2014

Melanson targets Bigger as campaign nears end

 Mayoral candidate Dan Melanson says he will spend the final three days of his campaign focusing on the differences between himself and Brian Bigger, who he sees as his main opponent. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

With only three days left before the Oct. 27 municipal election, mayoral candidate Dan Melanson says...

Oct 24, 2014

HSN finalizes deal for more parking space

Health Sciences North's deal to purchase 9.3 acres of land from the Idylwylde Golf and Country Club for $3 million is expected to add an additional 965 parking spots to its cramped lot. Supplied photo.

Health Sciences North has finalized a deal with the Idylwylde Golf and Country Club to purchase 9.3 ...

Oct 24, 2014

Paint the town in a #PinkManiCURE

Marie Whitehead, community advisory committee member and breast cancer survivor (left) challenges Tim Whalen, chair of the community advisory committee (right) to paint their last board meeting pink with his own #PinkManiCURE. Supplied photo.

In support of the one in nine women in Canada who will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, the ...

Oct 24, 2014

Paramedics recognized for years of 'exemplary service'

Pictured are Paul Cook, left, primary care paramedic; Tom Isaia, commander of education and logistical support; chief Tim P. Beadman, fire and paramedic services; Maj. Gen. Richard Rohmer; Gino St. Jean, platoon training officer; Brian Marsh, advanced care paramedic; and, Ryan Barnes, platoon superintendent. Supplied photo.

Greater Sudbury is celebrating four members of the city’s paramedic services who have been awarded t...

Oct 24, 2014

City cleaning watermains in Falconbridge

The city will be swabbing and flushing watermains in Falconbridge starting Monday Oct. 27.The work will take place from 12:01 a.m. to 8 a.m. and then Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ...

Oct 24, 2014

It's flu shot season

Ontario is once again offering a free flu shot for everyone six months of age and older who lives, works or goes to school in the province. File photo.

Everyone is susceptible to getting the flu. It can cause serious health complications and even death...

Oct 24, 2014

Last Market of the season this weekend

The last Market of the 2014 season features the very best of the fall harvest with apples, pie pumpkins, carving pumpkins, squash, potatoes, meats, perogies, preserves and much more.

The last Market of the 2014 season features the very best of the fall harvest with apples, pie pumpk...

Oct 24, 2014

One person injured in garage fire

A commercial garage fire caused about $200,000 Oct. 23, said Greater Sudbury Fire Services.The fire broke out on Main Street in Blezzard Valley. One civilian was evacuated, and four people w...

Oct 23, 2014

Paving will slow traffic on York Street

Patch paving operations on York Street between Lancaster and Ripple Street on Oct. 24 will slow traffic with two lanes being maintained on York Street between 6-9 a.m., and again from 3-6 p....

Oct 23, 2014

One more day of sweater weather

More sunshine is predicted Friday, with a mix of sun and clouds. The high for the day will be 12 C.

A few cloud tonight with fog patches developing after midnight. The overnight low will be 1 C.More s...

Oct 23, 2014

Sudbury Chief of Police visits CBS

Pederson hopes to lead by example, in response to the ongoing appeal for blood donations. Screenshot.

In light of the incidents on Parliament Hill, Chief Paul Pederson of the GSPS donated blood at Canad... Video:

Oct 23, 2014

Glencore digging deeper for new mines

Marc Boissonneault, Glencore's vice-president for its Sudbury nickel operations, said the company will need to develop deeper nickel deposits in the Sudbury Basin if it is to remain productive in the region. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

The future of Glencore's nickel operations in Sudbury will require deeper mines to access previously...

Oct 23, 2014

Sudbury Catholic breaks ground on new elementary school

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board broke ground Oct. 23 on a new elementary school being built alongside St. Charles College. From left are trustees Barry MacDonald and Jody Cameron, Mayor Marianne Matichuk, Grade 3 St. Raphael student Madeleine Bilyk and Father Sam D'Angelo. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Future students of a new Sudbury Catholic District School Board school currently under construction ...

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