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 A Liberal government plan to increase the wages of personal support workers in Ontario is flawed, says NDP health critic France Gélinas.Speaking in the Ontario Legislature on Monday, the Nickel Belt MPP said the Liberal's plan to increase wages of some PSWs left too many people out.“All PSWs should receive the promised raise increase for all of the hours that they wo...

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Oct 21, 2014

Lane closed at Marcel, Bouchard intersection

Paving at the intersection of Marcel Street and Bouchard Street will reduce traffic to one lane.The intersection will be controlled by flagpersons until 7 p.m. tonight. ...

Oct 20, 2014

Splash pad memorial on to Aviva's semifinals

This is a graphic representation of what the splash pad commemorating DJ Hancock could look like. Supplied photo.

Proponents of a hockey-themed splash pad in memory of 18-year-old DJ Hancock are one step closer to ...

Oct 20, 2014

Gélinas calls on province to increase wages for all PSWs

Speaking in the Ontario Legislature on Monday, Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas said a Liberal plan to increase wages of some PSWs left too many people out. File photo.

 A Liberal government plan to increase the wages of personal support workers in Ontario is flawed, s...

Oct 20, 2014

Sun sighting ahead

Drier weather is expected Tuesday, with a mix of sun and cloud. The high for the day will be 6 C and the low -3.

Tonight, expect rain showers mixed with wet flurries. The overnight low will be 1 C. Drier weather i...

Oct 20, 2014

VIDEO: Gluten: glazed and confused

While appealing to many, the gluten-free diet still seems to be widely misunderstood. Screen capture.

More people than ever before are buying, cooking and eating gluten free foods. The "gluten-free diet... Video:

Oct 20, 2014

Most are undecided over who they want as Sudbury's mayor

Brian Bigger is still leading the mayor's race in Greater Sudbury, but a poll commissioned by Northern Life shows his lead is softening while the number of undecided voters has surged. File photo.

 Brian Bigger is still leading the mayor's race in Greater Sudbury, but a poll commissioned by North...

Oct 19, 2014

Transit needs improvement, but how to fund it?

Half of Sudburians polled last month think more taxpayer money should be spent to improve public transit. File photo.

Mayoral candidate John Rodriguez — who's currently polling in second place in the race, trailing beh...

Oct 19, 2014

Cambrian prof honoured by Thorneloe

Ken Salah was recently honoured by Thorneloe University for his contributions to its theatre productions. Supplied photo.

The co-ordinator of Cambrian College's theatre arts technical production program was recently honour...

Oct 19, 2014

Ukrainian community celebrates heritage at Yarmarok Festival

Dancers with Sudbury's Veselka School of Dance performed to a packed house at the  Ukrainian National Federation hall Sunday. The performance was part of the 40th annual Ukrainian Yarmarok Festival. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Sudbury's Ukrainian community celebrated the 40th annual Ukrainian Yarmarok Festival this weekend wi...

Oct 19, 2014

Concert Fundraiser helps Elgin Street Mission

Local teen sensations CDK performed at a concert fundraiser for the Elgin Street Mission Saturday night. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

This past Thanksgiving the Elgin Street Mission served up 12 or 13 turkeys, but in past years it has...

Oct 18, 2014

Postal workers protest door-to-door delivery cuts

Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 612 and their families gathered in Minnow Lake as part of a national day of protest against Canada Post's cuts to door-to-door mail delivery. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Canada Post's move to reduce door-to-door mail delivery across Canada will cost municipalities in ad...

Oct 18, 2014

Don't bring animal control in-house

Mayoral candidates John Rodriguez and Dan Melanson agree animal control services should be contracted out instead of provide in-house by the City of Greater Sudbury. File photo.

John Rodriguez and Dan Melanson aren't known for agreeing on many subjects, but there is one where t...

Oct 18, 2014

Author makes case for trust at leadership summit

Stephen M. R. Covey, the author of “The Speed of Trust”, was the keynote speaker at the second annual Laurentian Leadership Summit, where he spoke about the importance of trust in leadership. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Trust is the most important quality a leader can have, said Stephen M. R. Covey, the author of “The ...

Oct 17, 2014

City saturated with 'unprecedented' rainfall

Emergency response co-ordinator Lynn Fortin, left, and Wendy Mannerow, the acting director of water/wastewater services, outline the city's response to recent heavy rains and the resulting flooding concerns. Photo by Darren MacDonald.

Close to 600 mm of rain has saturated the city since August, reporters were told Friday afternoon, l...

Oct 17, 2014

Cast your vote at The Market this weekend

The City of Greater Sudbury Election Bus mobile voting location will make a stop at The Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The City of Greater Sudbury Election Bus mobile voting location will make a stop at The Market from ...

Oct 17, 2014

Habs games available in French again

French-language Canadiens games are now available again through a new Eastlink TV package that deals with the new NHL TV rights and blackout regions.

Montreal Canadiens fans in Northern Ontario scored a hat trick Oct. 16 with a big assist from two Ne...

Oct 17, 2014

More rain and cooler temperatures in the forecast

Saturday will be mainly cloudy with a 40-per-cent chance of shows or wet flurries in the morning, and early in the afternoon.

Periods of light rain will continue Friday evening. Winds are predicted to pick up, gusting to 50 km...

Oct 17, 2014

Bees quite happy on reclaimed slagpiles

Part of Vale's regreening and biodiversity efforts include maintaining seven bee hives and their 300,000 to 400,000 residents. Photo supplied by Vale

Vale’s newest recruits don’t have to be told what to do, are paid a pittance and are happy to work o...

Oct 17, 2014

City could get $30M in mining royalties per year: Rodriguez

Mayoral candidate John Rodriguez says Greater Sudbury should receive at least half of the mining royalties that go to the province and federal government. In 2007, when Rodriguez was mayor, those royalties totalled $60 million. File photo.

Sudbury could get at least $30 million in mining royalties per year if the city strikes a deal with ...

Oct 17, 2014

J-Rod to Bigger: You're in conflict on the casino question

Mayoral candidate John Rodriguez on Friday accused fellow candidate Brian Bigger of having a conflict of interest when it comes to a potential casino development in Greater Sudbury.

In what was billed to reporters Friday morning as an “emergency news conference,” mayoral candidate ...

Oct 17, 2014

City will give update on flooding situation this afternoon

 Greater Sudbury will hold a news conference this afternoon to update residents on the local flood situation, with heavy rains expected to continue into the weekend, and many parts of the ci...

Oct 17, 2014

Canada Post workers protesting mail delivery cuts

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 612 says cuts to Canada Post's door-to-door mail  service will result in 32 job cuts in Sudbury. The union will host an information session about the cuts at Adamsdale Park Saturday. File photo.

Cuts to door-to-door mail delivery could result in 32 job cuts in Sudbury, says the Canadian Union o...

Oct 17, 2014

Runners to support cancer research Saturday

Last year around 450 participants helped raise more than $25,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society at the first annual Sudbury Colours of Hope run. This year's event will take place at Moonlight Beach Saturday, Oct. 18. File photo.

Hundreds of participants are expected to make it out to Moonlight Beach Saturday for a five-kilometr...

Oct 17, 2014

Protesters fear WSIB policy changes

A small group of protesters gathered outside the WSIB office building in downtown Sudbury to show their displeasure with new policy changes they say could deny more injured workers' claims. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

A small group of protesters braved the poor weather Thursday afternoon to object to upcoming Workpla...

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