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Last year, the Capreol chapter of the Red Hat Society — the Little Red Cabooses — put an ad in the paper, seeking donations of “old bikes for old broads.”Although more than a couple people were confused by the ad, bike donations soon poured in. The Red Hatters — a group of ladies aimed at having fun and helping their community — got to work, turning them into works of...

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Jul 31, 2014

Auditor general confirms Thursday he's 'absolutely' running for mayor

Auditor General Brian Bigger addresses reporters Thursday at Tom Davies Square. Darren MacDonald photo.

 It took a little longer than expected, but city council has given the city's auditor general an unp...

Jul 31, 2014

More Sudburians support breastfeeding in public: Study

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According to a new Statistics Canada study, 91 per cent of people in Sudbury and surrounding distric...

Jul 31, 2014

Fingers crossed, warm weather to return for long weekend

Mother Nature may give us a break this long weekend, a mix of sun and cloud expected.

Mother Nature may give us a break this long weekend.A mix of sun and cloud will kick off your holida...

Jul 31, 2014

Regreening program adds 'punch of colour' to Capreol

Members of the Capreol chapter of the Red Hat Society — the Little Red Cabooses — recently installed old bikes they've turned into planters in the community's downtown. From left are Earlene Del Papa, Muriel Kitchen, Cookie Del Papa, Pat Hayes and Ruth Tagliabracci. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Last year, the Capreol chapter of the Red Hat Society — the Little Red Cabooses — put an ad in the p...

Jul 31, 2014

Golf tournament digs up $60K for Miners for Cancer

Miners for Cancer's annual Miners for Cancer Golf Challenge raised about $60,000 this year — the most the event has raised since its inception. Supplied photo.

A local golf fundraiser reached a significant milestone when it chipped in $60,000 for cancer resear...

Jul 31, 2014

Liberal candidate won't run in municipal election

Andrew Olivier announced on his Facebook page this week that, despite encouragement from many of his supporters, he won't be taking part in the October municipal election. File photo.

The man who lost the June provincial election by less than 1,000 votes has decided not to run in the...

Jul 31, 2014

Councillor in potential conflict over auditor's mayoral bid

Ward 5 Coun. Ron Dupuis is seen with a supporter at a July 24 event in support of his mayoral bid. City council will vote today whether to give Auditor General Brian Bigger an unpaid leave of absence so he can run for mayor, putting Dupuis in a potential conflict. File photo.

 It's likely that at least one city councillor will be absent when they meet this afternoon to decid...

Jul 31, 2014

Personalized medicine gets $100K injection

Dr. Denis Roy, president and CEO of Health Sciences North, Ronnie Miller, president and CEO of Roche Canada, Nicole Everest, chair-elect with the HSN Board of Directors and Dr. Francisco Diaz-Mitoma, CEO and scientific director with the Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada, celebrated a $100,000 donation for research in personalized medicine Wednesday. Supplied photo.

Roche Canada has provided Health Sciences North and its affiliate, the Advanced Medical Research Ins...

Jul 30, 2014

Veterans march to change stigma of PTSD

War veterans, from left, Steve Hartwig, Scott MacFarlane and Jason McKenzie stopped in Sudbury July 29 as part of their Into No Man's Land PTSD Awareness March across Canada. Photo by Mallika Viegas.

In 1992, Steve Hartwig and Scott MacFarlane were deployed in the former Yugoslavia. Upon returning h... Video:

Jul 30, 2014

Bigger has right to run for mayor, municipal law experts agree

City council will hold an in camera meeting Thursday afternoon to decide on a request from Auditor General Brian Bigger. Bigger is asking for an unpaid leave of absence because he's considering running for mayor. File photo.

 Auditor General Brian Bigger appears to have the right to a leave of absence to run for mayor, acco...

Jul 30, 2014

Rain, rain go away

Thursday is looking mainly cloudy with a 70-per-cent chance of showers. The temperature will sit at a high of 18 C with the UV index at 5.

Showers are expected for this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches are predicted to deve...

Jul 30, 2014

City seeks buyers for Lively industrial properties

While resistant to take ownership of brownfields, the city did vest the former Kingsway Hotel, seen in this file photo, earlier this year. The building was demolished and the land levelled this spring. It's being offered for $525,000. File photo.

Greater Sudbury is making another attempt to sell three industrial lands in Lively where the owners ...

Jul 30, 2014

LU set to open Topper's Pizza restaurant

Topper's president and chief operating officer Keith Toppazzini, left, and his brother, Kelly Toppazzini, the company's chairman and CEO, are seen in this supplied photo. As part of its continuing campaign to expand and enhance food service options for students, staff and faculty, Laurentian University recently welcomed a new Topper’s Pizza restaurant to the Sudbury campus. Supplied.

As part of its continuing campaign to expand and enhance food service options for students, staff an...

Jul 30, 2014

NORCAT's CEO looks ahead after two years

NORCAT CEO Don Duval has led the organization for two years, and says he has no plans to leave any time soon. Under his leadership NORCAT has expanded its training and development services overseas, and has also rebranded its innovation hub. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

When Don Duval moved to Sudbury two years ago, to take over the reins as CEO of the Northern Centre ...

Jul 29, 2014

Ramsey Lake goes under microscope for watershed study

A 2003 study of Ramsey Lake found that years of exposure to mining, smelting, septic tank leakage, runoff from fertilizer-rich lawns and stormwater has created an “accumulation of 50 to 60 centimetres of metal and organic rich sediment in its depths, which must be managed to provide a continuing source of potable water for the city.” File photo.

One of the issues raised during the recent debate over the delayed Second Avenue project was concern...

Jul 29, 2014

Cool weather ahead

A few showers expected with thunderstorms ending this evening, then mainly cloudy with 40 per cent chance of showers. The temperature is currently sitting at 14 C, will drop to a low of 10 C.

Surprise, surprise; a few showers expected with thunderstorms ending this evening, then mainly cloud...

Jul 29, 2014

The end of Cliffs in the Ring of Fire?

A New York hedge fund proclaims it’s won a bitter proxy fight with Cliffs Natural Resources to achieve majority control of the Ohio iron ore and coal miner’s board of directors.

A New York hedge fund proclaims it’s won a bitter proxy fight with Cliffs Natural Resources to achie...

Jul 29, 2014

Foursome cycling 4 change

Mike Woodard, Rob Montgomery, Timo Itkonen and Richard Blashek are seen getting ready to start the long cross-county journey. Supplied photo.

Four Canadian cycling enthusiasts are celebrating their 60th birthdays by riding bikes for 60 days a...

Jul 29, 2014

Annual Freedom Rally kicks off Aug. 1

The Freedom Riders Motorcycle Association is revved up for its 21st annual Freedom Rally Aug. 1-4.

The Freedom Riders Motorcycle Association is revved up for its 21st annual Freedom Rally Aug. 1-4.Th...

Jul 29, 2014

Finlandia Village resident dies after fall

A resident at Finlandia Village's Hoivakoti Nursing Home died in hospital Friday, July 25, after falling in the dining hall and hitting their head on the wall. File photo.

An elderly resident at Finlandia Village's Hoivakoti Nursing Home died in hospital July 25 after fal...

Jul 29, 2014

Council to meet Thursday about auditor's request for unpaid leave

City council is expected to decide Thursday on a request from Auditor General Brian Bigger for an unpaid leave of absence so he can run for mayor.

 Northern Life has learned that a special meeting of city council will be held noon Thursday to deal...

Jul 29, 2014

Photo: Inspired donation

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Ron and Lise Gladu were so inspired by their granddaughter Cassie Deschenes' experience at Camp Merr...

Jul 28, 2014

Too late to reallocate $5.7M city planned to spend on Second Avenue

The $5.7 million in road and drainage work planned for Second Avenue has been delayed until next year, while the Ministry of the Environment evaluates requests to have a more comprehensive environmental assessment completed before  work begins. File photo.

 While some work could theoretically be done this year, Ward 11 Coun. Terry Kett said any constructi...

Jul 28, 2014

New mining expo will be Sudbury's biggest yet

The North America Mining Expo will feature more than 220 mining companies and 300 booths that will explore all areas of the mining sector, from equipment manufacturing to underground mining. Canadian Trade-Ex, which has organized the Canadian Mining Expo in Timmins in the past (pictured) will bring the new conference to Sudbury. Supplied photo.

A new mining trade show scheduled for September will be the largest in Sudbury's history.The North A...

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