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The North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is banking on a new publication – which covers the history of northeastern Ontario's 20 community hospitals – to help kick-start new conversations about the North's health-care system. “In many ways, the northeast’s community hospitals are at a new crossroad with patient care – they face the challenge of contribut...

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Oct 31, 2014

Santa shining his sleigh bells for Sudbury parade

Santa Claus greets the thousands of people who lined the streets for last year's Greater Sudbury Santa Claus Parade. This year's event is Nov. 22. File photo.

Be good, for goodness sake, because Santa Claus is busy shining up his sleigh for his annual visit t...

Oct 31, 2014

New legislation grants caregivers unpaid leave from work

The Employment Standards Amendment Act, which came into effect Oct. 29, allows family caregivers to apply for unpaid leave from their jobs under a number of different conditions. File photo.

New provincial legislation will allow Ontario caregivers to take extra time off work without the ris...

Oct 31, 2014

Boaters swim to safety after capsizing on Wahnapitae River

Two people attempting to cross Wahnapitae River in a boat ended up swimming for their lives when their boat overturned Oct. 30, said Greater Sudbury Fire Services.

Two people attempting to cross Wahnapitae River in a boat ended up swimming for their lives when the...

Oct 31, 2014

Sudbury hit by an early snow storm

Greater Sudbury received around five cm of snow accumulation by Friday morning, and is expected to receive five to 10 more centimetres of snow by Saturday. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Trick-or-treaters will have to wear their snow pants as they go door-to-door Friday evening thanks t...

Oct 30, 2014

New Rainbow trustee troubled by transparency concerns

The Rainbow District School Board has been plagued by transparency concerns over the last few years, something that troubles the board's only new trustee after the Oct. 27 elections. File photo.

The Rainbow District School Board's only new trustee after the Oct. 27 election said she's troubled ...

Oct 30, 2014

Learn from the past to plan the future

North East LHIN CEO Louise Paquette said her organization's new publication on the history of community hospitals in northeastern Ontario should help kickstart a conversation on health care in the North. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

The North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is banking on a new publication – which cover...

Oct 30, 2014

Grits spending $95.7M to plug holes in legal aid

Legal Aid Ontario staff in Sudbury includes Chantal Cardinal, left, director Louise Huneault, Lyne Hince and Louise DeSimone. A $95.7 million increase in funding over the next three years means about 4,500 more people will be eligible for legal aid by 2016. Photo by Darren MacDonald.

 A boost in legal aid funding of $95.7 million over three years won't end the crisis in the system, ...

Oct 30, 2014

No fooling: Up to 15 cm of snow in the forecast

Friday, the snow is predicted to end late afternoon, then mainly cloudy with a high of – 2 C.

A special weather statement is in effect for Greater Sudbury and vicinity tonight. Tonight will be m...

Oct 30, 2014

Touchdown: Grey Cup to visit Sudbury on Nov. 6

The Grey Cup will be at Tracks & Wheels on Nov. 6. Supplied

Ever wanted to see the Grey Cup in person? You're in luck.The legendary CFL trophy will be at Tracks...

Oct 30, 2014

Blue-green algae discovered in Long Lake

The Ministry of the Environment discovered a blue-green bloom in Long Lake based on samples taken Oct. 23. Blue-green algae blooms have an unsightly pea soup appearance and foul smell, and can produce toxins. File photo.

The Ministry of the Environment has identified a blue-green algae bloom in Long Lake, based on sampl...

Oct 30, 2014

Teachers honoured for work with learning disabled

Churchill Public School teacher Jennifer Harvey (left) was recently presented with the Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury's 2014 Teacher of the Year Award. She's seen here with the association's chair, Liz Brett-Dickie. Supplied photo.

The Learning Disabilities Association (LDAS) of Sudbury recently honoured two outstanding teachers.S...

Oct 30, 2014

Local student a We Day star

Mélanie-Rose Frappier, a Grade 12 École secondaire du Sacré-Coeur student, recently participated in Free the Children's We Day in Toronto. Supplied photo.

Grade 12 École secondaire du Sacré-Coeur student Mélanie-Rose Frappier took on a starring role at th...

Oct 29, 2014

Prime Contact poll proves most accurate of election

Greater Sudbury Mayor-elect Brian Bigger holds his grandson, Carson, Monday night, shorty after the election. Prime Contact's poll on Sudbury's mayoral race predicted Bigger would win with 45 per cent of the vote – and he took home 46.32 per cent, by far the most accurate prediction of the race. Darren MacDonald photo.

 While every public poll conducted during the municipal election campaign predicted victory for Mayo...

Oct 29, 2014

LU awards $34M campus modernization tender

 A tender for a $34-million modernization of Laurentian University's campus was recently awarded to Cy Rheault Construction. Supplied photo.

Laurentian Universty's board of governors has awarded the $34-million tender for its campus moderniz...

Oct 29, 2014

HSN cracks list of top 40 research hospitals in Canada

Health Sciences North was named one of Canada's top 40 research hospitals for the first time. The hospital was 40th on the list for 2014. Supplied photo.

For the first time, Health Sciences North was named one of Canada's top 40 research hospitals.Sudbur...

Oct 29, 2014

Medicor researching vaccine for deadly virus

Barb Ward started Medicor 10 years ago, and now conducts around 27 clinical trials per year. File photo.

Sudbury researchers have started clinical trials to bring a vaccine to market for a virus that infec...

Oct 29, 2014

Flurries in the forecast

Thursday will be cloudy with a 30-per-cent chance of flurries or rain showers in the afternoon. Reader supplied photo.

Tonight will be mainly cloudy with a 30-per-cent chance of showers or rain flurries this evening. Th...

Oct 29, 2014

Former Sudbury mayor to receive honorary doctorate

Former mayor Jim Gordon is seen here in 2012, when he was named one of the Alumni of the Century by Assumption University of Windsor. Now he's set to be honoured by Laurentian University, which will present him with an honorary doctorate Nov. 1. File photo.

Veteran politician Jim Gordon and former Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine will...

Oct 29, 2014

Finlandia elevator still out of commission

Due to ongoing renovations, the elevator in Finlandia Village's Koti apartment has been closed for since mid-July, and is expected to remain closed for one or two more weeks longer. File photo.

After months of repairs and delays, elderly residents in Finlandia Village's Koti apartment should b...

Oct 29, 2014

Debut of Internet voting popular with Sudburians

Online voting exceeded expectations, said city clerk Caroline Hallsworth.

While the city has some work to do in terms of the number and location of polling stations, one aspe...

Oct 29, 2014

There will be some bite in the weather come Halloween

Josie Rutten, right, takes a peek in her cousin Amelia Peacock's container after an early trick or treating on Sat. Oct. 25, 2014, in Winchester, Va. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, The Winchester Star, Ginger Perry

It appears that Sudbury may be in for a few more tricks than treats from Mother Nature this Hallowee...

Oct 29, 2014

New mayor, council sworn in Dec. 2

Brian Bigger, Greater Sudbury's new mayor, will be sworn in Dec. 2 along with 10 new city councillors and two returning incumbents.

There will be a lot of new faces when the new mayor and council are sworn in at a ceremony Dec. 2 at...

Oct 29, 2014

Councillors elect anticipate new era of co-operation

Deb McIntosh, the new city councillor for Ward 9, celebrates her victory with husband Ralph and daughter Erin Oct. 27. She said she hopes the next term of council is one of co-operation. File photo.

The substantial shift in Greater Sudbury's political landscape after the Oct. 27 municipal election ...

Oct 28, 2014

Voters frustrated by long lineups at the polls

Voters queue at a municipal polling station Monday outside the Caruso Club in the city's West End. The poll was one of the busiest in Greater Sudbury, and there were several complaints about long waits. Darren MacDonald photo.

 While online voting proved popular in the 2014 municipal election, a reduction in the number pollin...

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