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Susan Thompson’s heart sank when, in 2009, she learned yet another heritage building in downtown Sudbury was facing the threat of demolition.Built in 1903, the Muirhead’s building was the city’s first brick block, and as head of the Downtown Sudbury Village Development Corp., Thompson had advocated for the preservation of the city’s built history. So, she got together...

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Apr 19, 2014

A festival for bike lovers

 The second annual Bike/Velo Fest takes place starting at at 10 a.m. June 1 at the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area. Supplied photo.

Bike aficionados rejoice — the second annual Bike/Velo Fest takes place starting at at 10 a.m. June ...

Apr 19, 2014

Sustainability key feature of architecture school

The Laurentian School of Architecture will repurpose parts of the original building, as well as incorporating glass, steel and, most importantly, wood into the final product. Conceptual drawings supplied.

Terrance Galvin takes a practical approach to architectural design. Principle number one? Don’t thro...

Apr 19, 2014

Belli had 'heart full of love and generosity'

 Relatives of the late Fabio Belli gather outside St. Andrew the Apostle Church after his April 19 funeral. Photo by Marg Seregelyi.

Although always devoted to family, Fabio Belli had come to realize after a recent stroke how fortuna...

Apr 19, 2014

Health unit lifts water advisory imposed after derailment

A drinking water advisory imposed after a April 15 Huron Central train derailment just east of Nairn Centre has been lifted. Supplied photo.

The Sudbury and District Health Unit has lifted a drinking water advisory that came into effect Apri...

Apr 18, 2014

Aboriginal student honoured for commitment to community

 Mélanie-Rose Frappier, a Grade 11 École secondaire du Sacré-Coeur student, recently took home an award from the Gathering Our Voices 2014 Aboriginal Youth Conference. Supplied photo.

Grade 11 École secondaire du Sacré-Coeur student Mélanie-Rose Frappier was presented with an Aborigi...

Apr 18, 2014

Historical building gets new life in downtown Sudbury

 Renovations of the Muirhead’s building in downtown Sudbury will top $2 million when the work is complete. Photo by Lindsay Kelly.

Susan Thompson’s heart sank when, in 2009, she learned yet another heritage building in downtown Sud...

Apr 17, 2014

Three diseases added to vaccine list for students

Students starting classes in the next school year will need proof of new vaccines for meningococcal disease, whooping cough and, for children born in 2010 or later, chickenpox. File photo.

The province has updated its immunization requirements for the students beginning classes in the 201...

Apr 17, 2014

Weekend meeting crucial for horse racing in Sudbury

A weekend meeting at Sudbury Downs could determine whether there will be racing at the racetrack this summer. File photo.

 A meeting this weekend could be crucial in determining whether there will be horse racing at Sudbur...

Apr 17, 2014

A heartwarming tribute to smelter victim, Paul Rochette

Paul Rochette was a great father: A great model and a hero to his daughter Isabella, 8, and his son Skyler, 3, says Skyler's mom, Jessica Daoust. Supplied photo.

Paul was the nicest man you are ever likely to meet. He was so many things: funny, hard working, lov...

Apr 17, 2014

City hall closed Good Friday, Easter monday

The City of Greater Sudbury is advising residents of the following municipal service schedule on the Easter Weekend, Friday, April 18 to Monday, April 21:-Tom Davies Square will be closed fr...

Apr 17, 2014

Family of burn victim asks for community support

John Oost, centre left, was severely burned in a fire that started in the kitchen of his Notre Dame home on March 20. His family has asked for support from the community to help him after his treatment in hospital. Supplied photo.

John Oost has been in the Sunnybrook Hospital's Ross Tilley Burn Centre since his home on Notre Dame...

Apr 17, 2014

Easter bunny will bring more spring-like weather to Sudbury

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A mid-April snowstorm in the upper midwest, as far down as Minnesota, is spreading snow into Ontario...

Apr 17, 2014

Rebecca Johnston shows off her bling

Rebecca Johnston took time to pose for photos and signed autographs for excited fans. Supplied photo.

Rebecca Johnston returned home on April 15 to Sudbury to share her gold medal with the folks at Inde...

Apr 17, 2014

Declining moose herds hit outfitters hard

While Sudbury's population is relatively stable, moose herds have decline in most parts of Ontario, and have plunged in  places such as British Columbia and Minnesota. File photo.

 News that Ontario is reducing the number of moose hunting tags by 18 per cent this year is bad news...

Apr 17, 2014

Help shape Sudbury's artistic, cultural future

Members of the public are being asked to give input into a plan that will help guide the cultural and artistic development in Greater Sudbury.A public survey is available online at greatersu...

Apr 17, 2014

Company buys interest in Sudbury mining property for $1.5M

Royal Nickel Corporation has purchased for $1.5 million a 25-per-cent interest in Sudbury Platinum Corporation, a subsidiary of Transition Metals Corporation.Sudbury Platinum holds an option...

Apr 17, 2014

Vale asked to hand over documents tied to fatal smelter accident

The Ministry of Labour has requested a number of documents from Vale, including a map of the Copper Cliff smelter crushing plant and operations logs, to contribute to its investigation of the April 6 workplace accident that killed Paul Rochette. File photo.

Vale has until April 25 to provide the Ministry of Labour the safety plans from the frontline superv...

Apr 16, 2014

Mix of sun and cloud on Thursday

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Greater Sudbury can expect scattered flurries in the morning on Thursday with a high of 6 C.The clou...

Apr 16, 2014

Bartolucci successor to be chosen May 14

Elise Idnani, left, and Andrew Olivier are running for the Liberal nomination in Sudbury. A successor to longtime Sudbury Liberal MPP Rick Bartolucci will be chosen May 14 at a nomination meeting at the Howard Johnson on Brady Street.

After months of infighting, the provincial Liberals have finally set a date for their nomination mee...

Apr 16, 2014

Shriners donate $4,800 to pediatric clinic

Health Sciences North Receives Donation from Sudbury and Toronto Shrine club members for Pediatric Botox Clinic. Left to right: Keri Shewchuk, co-ordinator, HSN's Pediatric Centre of Excellence; Dr. Sean Murray, medical director, HSN's Family and Child Program; Noble Al Burns, president of the Sudbury Shrine Club; and Terrance Fulton, illustrious potentate, Rameses Shriners Toronto. Supplied photo.

The Sudbury Shrine Club and Rameses Shriners Toronto collaborated Monday to donate $4,800 to Health ...

Apr 16, 2014

PHOTO: Cancer-fighting Knights


The Knights of Columbus Council 9619 raised $1,462 for the Canadian Cancer Society through an April ...

Apr 16, 2014

McCullough says goodbye to Sudbury Catholic board

 St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School student Elisa Bacik presents outgoing Sudbury Catholic District School Board director of education Catherine McCullough with a present on behalf of her school. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Catherine McCullough couldn't stop the tears from flowing April 15 during the last school board meet...

Apr 16, 2014

City saves $126K on February winter roads spending

The long winter saw Greater Sudbury go over its winter control budget by some $900,000. File photo

The winter roads budget got a reprieve in February, with lower-than-normal snowfall amounts helping ...

Apr 16, 2014

Work sputters at city audit department

Sources say city council has been meeting behind closed doors concerning Auditor General Brian Bigger's office, which only produced one audit in 2013 and none so far in 2014. File photo.

After dealing with a series of staffing and other issues, Greater Sudbury's audit committee has yet ...

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