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Greater Sudbury may need to add more ambulances, city councillors were told this week, as the number of calls for service continues to rise.Fire services are also under pressure, said Tim Beadman, the city's chief of fire and paramedic services, and reviews are underway to look for ways to ease the demand.On the ambulance side, Beadman says after making progress reduc...

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Mar 01, 2015

March ushers in some welcome warm weather

It's not exactly beach weather, but today's forecast high of -5 C sure seems like it after the brutal cold that was February. File photo.

 It's not exactly beach weather, but today's forecast high of -5 C sure seems like it after the brut...

Mar 01, 2015

Online voting still years away at the federal level

Marc Maynard, Canada's chief electoral officer, was at the Quality Inn in Sudbury on Sunday getting local workers ready for the federal election due in October. Darren MacDonald photo.

 While it was a success in Greater Sudbury last October, online voting is still years away at the fe...

Mar 01, 2015

Students raise money for charity and learn their craft

Kaleigh McIntyre, left, Candice Morel, Felicia Simon, Amylee Laforest and Naomi Friesen are PR students at Cambrian College who put on a charity country fair Saturday at the college. Photo by Darren MacDonald.

 A group of Cambrian College students accomplished two important things over the weekend: they helpe...

Mar 01, 2015

Police still hope to solve 17-year-old homicide

On the anniversary of his death, Greater Sudbury Police say they are continuing the investigation into the Martin Higo/Swanson homicide which took place 17 years ago.  And they're hoping someone with information on the cold case will contact them and help them solve his murder. File photo.

 On the anniversary of his death, Greater Sudbury Police say they are continuing the investigation i...

Mar 01, 2015

Ottawa, Queen’s Park fund Ring of Fire road study

Four Aboriginal communities in the vicinity of the Ring of Fire in the James Bay lowlands received more than $732,000 from the federal and provincial governments to conduct a Regional Community Service Corridor study. File photo.

 First Nations in Ontario’s Far North are being empowered to have a say on a future road to reach th...

Mar 01, 2015

Part of Lasalle Blvd. closed following motor vehicle crash

 The Greater Sudbury Police Service is currently at the scene of a motor vehicle collision on Lasalle Boulevard, in front of the Great Canadian Super Store.

 The Greater Sudbury Police Service is currently at the scene of a motor vehicle collision on Lasall...

Mar 01, 2015

Changes to teachers' ed impact LU's application numbers

A Laurentian official said provincial changes to teachers' colleges have impacted the university's application numbers. Supplied photo.

 Thanks in part to changes to the way teachers' training is now delivered in the province, Laurentia...

Mar 01, 2015

Province promises OSAP debt forgiveness for Everest students

All of Everest College's 14 campuses — including the one in Sudbury — have been shut down. Supplied photo.

 The Ontario government said it's making OSAP debt assistance available to Everest College students ...

Mar 01, 2015

Cold weather alert issued for the next 24 hours

Cold weather alerts put into action a short-term emergency plan to increase community services when the temperature drops below -15 C, or when Environment Canada issues a storm watch or weather warning. A daily low of -20 C including the windchill also warrants an Extreme Cold Weather Alert.

 While daytime temperatures are finally starting to warm up, overnight lows have prompted the Homele...

Feb 28, 2015

Watermain break closes lane along the Kingsway

Watermain repairs will close the westbound curb lane of the Kingsway near Bancroft Drive until approximately noon tomorrow, the city announced Saturday. File photo.

 Crews are on site at a watermain break on the Kingsway, the city announced Saturday. Repairs will c...

Feb 28, 2015

City opens shower facilities for residents without water

The city is opening shower facilities this weekend to residents left without water because of frozen pipes or broken watermains.

 People in Greater Sudbury left without running water because of frozen pipes or watermain breaks ca...

Feb 28, 2015

Extreme cold alert issued for Greater Sudbury

The Homelessness Network of Sudbury has announced an Extreme Cold Weather Alert in Greater Sudbury for the next 24 hours.

The Homelessness Network of Sudbury has announced an Extreme Cold Weather Alert in Greater Sudbury f...

Feb 28, 2015

Packed house enjoys a night of Dancing with the Stars

G-Rant, a morning show host with Hot 93.5, partnered with Miranda Waugh, a LU Kinesiology student who has been dancing since age two. Photo by Darren MacDonald.

 Local celebrities and their professional dance partners thrilled the crowd at the annual Dancing wi...

Feb 27, 2015

Liberal appeals committee reviewing Nickel Belt result

The Liberal Party isn't saying much about an appeal that's underway contesting the results of last weekend's nomination meeting for Nickel Belt. File photo.

The Liberal Party isn't saying much about an appeal that's underway contesting the results of last w...

Feb 27, 2015

'Air inversion' caused foul smell in Sudbury

Due to frigid temperatures, air at higher altitudes was warmer than the air at ground level, which is called an air inversion, and caused the foul odour many people noticed across Greater Sudbury. File photo.

A foul odour many people noticed across the city was due to a natural phenomenon called an air inver...

Feb 27, 2015

Donation brings HSN a step closer to pediatric centre (2 photos)

embers of the Sudbury Hospitality Association of Restaurant Entrepreneurs – which represents 12 locally-owned restaurants – presented a cheque for $12,744 to the Health Sciences North Foundation Friday. The funds will help the hospital build a standalone centre for pediatric care. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Health Sciences North is one small step closer to getting its own standalone pediatric care centre t...

Feb 27, 2015

Emergency services under stress, city councillors told

Firefighters, police and paramedics attend a car crash in June 2013. Every year, the demand for emergency services increases. File photo.

Greater Sudbury may need to add more ambulances, city councillors were told this week, as the number...

Feb 27, 2015

Sudbury youth garners Lt.-Gov's award

Mélanie-Rose Frappier, right, is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to the community through a Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Youth Achievement. Supplied photo.

Mélanie-Rose Frappier's outstanding contributions to the community have earned her a Lieutenant Gove...

Feb 27, 2015

Councillor: city has 'moral obligation' to four-lane MR35

This Googlemaps images shows a portion of Municipal Road 35 between Azilda and Chelmsford. Ward 4 Coun. Evelyn Dutrisac is calling for the completion of a project widening the stretch of road, something she said has been promised since amalgamation. Googlemaps.

Ward 4 Coun. Evelyn Dutrisac is calling for the completion of a project widening the main highway be...

Feb 27, 2015

Coyote sightings have residents looking for action

 People from across the city have been phoning NorthernLife.ca over the past few weeks to complain of nuisance coyotes in their neighbourhood. Supplied photo.

With recent coyote sightings across the city — and even stories of pets being eaten by the animals —...

Feb 27, 2015

Senior city manager joins North East LHIN

Catherine Matheson, the City of Greater Sudbury's former manager of community development, will become the North East Local Health Integration Network's (LHIN) senior director of health system transformation and implementation March 5. File photo.

Catherine Matheson, the City of Greater Sudbury's former manager of community development, will beco...

Feb 27, 2015

Strong odour envelopes Sudbury Friday morning

Sudburians are questioning the source of a odour permeating the air across the city today. File photo.

A strong odour of rotten eggs or sewage around town is raising questions about its origin.Some suspe...

Feb 26, 2015

Sunshine for the home stretch!

Friday will be sunny with a high of -13 C, feeling more like -30 C with the windchill. The low will be -20 C.

Tonight will be clear with winds up to 15 km/h. The overnight low will be -27 C, -33 C with the wind...

Feb 26, 2015

Magnet programs hurting some Rainbow schools?

The parent council at Chelmsford Valley District Composite School is concerned about the impact of magnet programs on its enrolment and ability to provide a full course load. File photo.

Chelmsford Valley District Composite School is losing its students to Rainbow District School Board'...

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