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Forty years, $28 million and 9.5 million trees after reclamation efforts began, the moonscape that was once Sudbury is taking on a greener hue — but only half the job is done.A total of 81,000 hectares have been impacted by the city’s industrial activity, which started with the logging industry in the early 1800s, and intensified in the early days of mining when open ...

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Nov 23, 2014

$700 in food collected during Trick or Eat drive

The Trick or Eat Food Drive Nov. 2 resulted in the collection of more than $700 worth of non-perishable food items and a $20 cash donation for the community's Bread and Roses Food Bank. Supplied photo.

Volunteers collected more than $700 worth of non-perishable food items and a $20 cash donation durin...

Nov 23, 2014

Town hall features groups looking for change at city hall

Head to The Laughing Buddha at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 for a town hall discussion on municipal issues. Supplied photo.

A town hall discussion featuring local groups that take different approaches to push for change at c...

Nov 22, 2014

New program to help address mental health needs

Keri Spooner, regional vice-president of sales with Bell Canadea, left, presented Health Sciences North with a $5,000 cheque to expand its videoconferencing program for mental health interventions. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Health Sciences North expects a new videoconferencing initiative to expand access to its community c...

Nov 22, 2014

The Caisse funds new gazebo at Howard Armstrong Centre

A new gazebo at the Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre in Greater Sudbury is a reality thanks to a $34,000 contribution from Caisse populaire Vallée Est.“The gazebo is a welcome addition to ...

Nov 22, 2014

NOSM signs agreement with University of Waterloo

NOSM dean Dr. Roger Strasser; associate dean of community engagement Dr. David Marsh; Sue Berry, the school's director of integrated clinical learning; and Dr. David Edwards, Hallman director of the School of Pharmacy and associate dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo completed a collaborative agreement between both schools to integrate their programs. Supplied photo.

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) signed a collaborative agreement with the University ...

Nov 21, 2014

PHOTO: St-Paul pledges to stop bullying

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Students and staff at Lively’s École St-Paul took part this week in national Anti-Bullying Week acti...

Nov 21, 2014

Roots run deep in Sudbury's reclamation efforts

Since it began its reclamation efforts in 1973, Sudbury has spent $28 million planting 9.5 million trees across the city in an effort to eliminate its reputation as a moonscape devastated by industrial activity. File photo.

Forty years, $28 million and 9.5 million trees after reclamation efforts began, the moonscape that w...

Nov 21, 2014

Canada's oldest Ford dealership still going strong (7 photos)

Cambrian Ford President Scott McCulloch looks back at the company's long history in Sudbury with framed photos going back to the 1970s, when his father, Bruce McCulloch, purchased the business. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

There are not many businesses in Subury that can claim they've been around for more than 100 years. ...

Nov 21, 2014

Second art crawl reaches out to new council

 Greater Sudbury mayor-elect Brian Bigger speaks at the launch of the second Downtown Sudbury Art Crawl at a downtown restaurant Nov. 20. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Surrounded by the who's who of the city's arts community, Greater Sudbury mayor-elect Brian Bigger l...

Nov 21, 2014

Gala raises $58K for Maison Vale Hospice

Léo Therrien, executive director of Maison Vale Hospice, and hospice chair Lise Poratto-Mason, right, accepted a cheque for $50,000 from Vale, presented by Angie Robson. In addition to Vale's donation, a gala event for the hospice Nov. 14 raised more than $58,000. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

A fundraiser for Maison Vale Hospice Nov. 14 helped raise more than $58,000 for the local institutio...

Nov 21, 2014

LCBO stocks Stack

Stack Brewing plans to extend sales into LCBO stores in North Bay and Sault Ste Marie in less than two weeks. File photo.

At 8:30 a.m. on Nov 21, Stack Brewing was given the green light to introduce Stack beer into LCBO st...

Nov 21, 2014

Are you an influential woman?

The nomination deadline for is 2015 Influential Women of Northern Ontario Awards is Jan. 30, 2015. Supplied photo.

Do you or someone you know deserve public praise for your/her business acumen, career success, profe...

Nov 21, 2014

Azilda transit route up for discussion Nov. 26

The City of Greater Sudbury is hosting an information session to learn about proposed changes to Greater Sudbury Transit Route 702 in Azilda.

The City of Greater Sudbury is hosting an information session to learn about proposed changes to Gre...

Nov 21, 2014

PHOTO: Preventing bullying

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Greater Sudbury police officers visited Rainbow Schools during Bullying Awareness and Prevention Wee...

Nov 21, 2014

Province drives through auto insurance rate reductions

Ontario has passed the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act, 2014, which will help the provincial government continue to fight fraud and abuse, reduce costs and uncertainty in the auto insurance system and protect more than nine million licensed drivers across the province.

Ontario has passed the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act, 2014, which will ...

Nov 21, 2014

Chelmsford lawyer seeks federal Liberal nomination

 Chelmsford lawyer Gérard Guimond is seeking the federal Liberal nomination in Nickel Belt. Supplied photo.

Chelmsford lawyer Gérard Guimond is seeking the federal Liberal nomination in Nickel Belt.The father...

Nov 21, 2014

Parade participants ready for Santa's return

Staff and students at Sudbury Secondary School, including Sydney Borton, were busy putting the finishing touches on their float for the Santa Claus Parade on Saturday. Supplied photo.

Sudbury Secondary School will be ready when Santa Claus rolls into town Saturday.Staff and students ...

Nov 20, 2014

Might be time to bust out the long johns!

A cold start to the day is expected for Friday. With morning temperatures at -17 C, and feeling like -26 C.

Tonight, will be mainly cloudy with a 30-per-cent chance of flurries early this evening. Winds will ...

Nov 20, 2014

Social media reacts to Cimino's resignation

Joe Cimino's resignation has sparked discussion and comments across social media and news sites.

News of Sudbury MPP Joe Cimino's resignation was a surprise, and many people took to social media to...

Nov 20, 2014

Thibeault said he respects Cimino's decision to resign

In a Facebook statement, Sudbury NDP MP Glenn Thibeault said he understands and respects his provincial counterpart Joe Cimino's decision to resign from the provincial legislature.

In a Facebook statement, Sudbury NDP MP Glenn Thibeault said he understands and respects his provinc...

Nov 20, 2014

Bad weather cancellations in Greater Sudbury

Bad weather forcing you to cancel an event? Let NorthernLife.ca know and we'll share it with our readers.

Winter weather in Northern Ontario can turn on a dime. If you've got plans, bad weather can really t...

Nov 20, 2014

We want your snow storm photos and stories

Send us stories and photos of all things winter, from kids building a snowman to dogs frolicking. Send it to NorthernLife.ca and let us share it with the city. Photo by Arron Pickard.

Got a great shot of your kids bundled up against the snow? Your dog bounding through snow drifts? Di...

Nov 20, 2014

Business as usual at Cimino constituency office

Sudbury NDP Riding Association acting president Nina Kitts says she is confident the party will win the Sudbury byelection following MPP Joe Cimino's announcement he is stepping down from office. File photo.

It will be business as usual at Joe Cimino's constituency office in Sudbury in the wake of the Sudbu...

Nov 20, 2014

Bartolucci says he's ready to help return Sudbury to Grits

Asked about MPP Joe Cimino's sudden resignation, former Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci says he understands the family challenges of a life in politics. File photo

Following the sudden resignation of Joe Cimino, former Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci says he will be a...

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