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Representatives with Health Sciences North plan to keep a close watch on a new policy in Thunder Bay that codifies decisions around life-sustaining treatment for patients.“We'll be interested to see how that works within the care environment in Thunder Bay,” said David McNeil, Health Sciences North's chief nursing officer and vice-president of clinical programs....

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Jul 24, 2014

Break out that slicker: Wet weather weekend ahead

Friday is expected to be mostly sunny, but there is a chance of a thunderstorm overnight. File photo

There is a 30 per cent chance of showers early this evening with risk of thunderstorm. The temperatu...

Jul 24, 2014

Moose Factory trains own PSWs under new program

From left, Kayla Cheechoo, Nellie Moses, Allyson Katapaytuk, Dana Sutherland, Lana Shanush, Krystal Wabano, Mary Rickard, Natalie Cheechoo and Lucy Beck graduated from the new personal support worker program in Moose Factory. Missing from the photo is graduate Nellie Blackned. Supplied photo.

A partnership between the Red Cross and the North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) helpe...

Jul 24, 2014

Lack of volunteers could impact Meals on Wheels

For lack of volunteers, Meals on Wheels says it may have to streamline its work in some parts of Greater Sudbury. Supplied photo

Meals on Wheels has provided hot meals to housebound sick and elderly people in Sudbury since 1971.U...

Jul 24, 2014

Health Unit confirms blue-green algae in Ramsey Lake

Residents watch the Dragon Boat races on Ramsey Lake earlier this month. Blue-green algal blooms have been confirmed in Ramsey. The blooms have an unsightly pea soup appearance and foul smell, and can produce toxins. File photo.

The Ministry of the Environment and the Sudbury and District Health unit have confirmed the presence...

Jul 24, 2014

Drilling down to the core

Thunder Bay drilling company boss Barb Courte Elinesky (centre) is one of the characters in a documentary under development by award-winning producer Lalita Krishna, who pitching a proposal to the major TV networks profiling the people who work at the grassroots level of Northern Ontario’s mining industry. (Photo supplied)

 Lalita Krishna has no intention of following the same contrived script that’s evident in the mining... Video: Ring of Fire

Jul 23, 2014

For the dying: HSN eyeing Thunder Bay model for life support

end of life

Representatives with Health Sciences North plan to keep a close watch on a new policy in Thunder Bay...

Jul 23, 2014

Mix of sun and cloud Thursday

Predicted sunshine to continue into the afternoon. Then, a mix of sun and cloud with a 30 percent chance of showers late in the afternoon, with risk of a thunderstorm. The temperature will reach a high of 25 C and a low of 13 C.

The sun is shining early Thursday. Predicted sunshine to continue into the afternoon. Then, a mix of...

Jul 23, 2014

Hospital promos use of local food — with a BBQ

Harry Mines, a catering chef with Marek Hospitality, prepared some bison burgers and chicken breasts on the grill for a BBQ to promote the hospital's new local food options. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Bison burgers with blueberry barbeque sauce and local potato and garlic soup – all sourced from Onta...

Jul 23, 2014

Unspent arts money can be carried over: councillors

YES Theatre staged "Jesus Christ Superstar" at Sudbury Theatre Centre this month. STC is one of several city arts groups to receive operating grants this year. File photo

Generally when there are unspent funds in a budget year, the surplus amount goes to pay down the cit...

Jul 23, 2014

Traffic advisory: lane and road closures July 23

The City of Greater Sudbury issued the following traffic advisory today: Water main valve work at the intersection of King Street and Notre Dame Avenue will close the southbound curb lane on...

Jul 22, 2014

Clear skies predicted Wednesday

A mix of sun and cloud predicted for Wednesday. Winds will pick up to 20 km/h by late morning. The high is expected to be 21 C with a UV index of 8.

A mix of sun and cloud predicted for Wednesday morning. Winds will pick up to 20 km/h by afternoon. ...

Jul 22, 2014

Nickel to surpass $10 a pound by 2015: analyst

A commodity market specialist with Scotiabank told NorthernLife.ca July 22 that nickel prices are expected to reach US$10.75 per pound by 2015. File photo.

Nickel prices could reach an average price of US$10.75 per pound by 2015 according to a Scotiabank c...

Jul 22, 2014

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the Greater Sudbury area. Rain is expected to start around 5 p.m. this evening.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the Greater Sudbury area. Rain is expected to start aro...

Jul 22, 2014

New Guinness record shakes up Big Nickel birthday bash

Big Nickel creator Ted Szilva did his part to help Sudbury capture the Guinness World Record for the largest coin mosaic ever created. Sudbury shattered the old record of 69-square meters with a 73-square-meter mosaic. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen

Sudbury citizens struck gold and coal in attempting two world records.While people enjoyed the sight...

Jul 22, 2014

Remembering a bloody conflict a century later

Kaireen Crichton shows off photos of her father, William Orlando Kelly of Sudbury, who served in the First World War. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Like many young men of his generation, William Orlando Kelly — born in Sudbury in 1897 — was keen to...

Jul 22, 2014

Largest slate in city's history vying for mayor's job, seat on council

The deadline to run in the Oct. 27 municipal election is Sept. 12. File photo.

 A record 59 candidates have signed up to run for city council or mayor in the Oct. 27, the most sin...

Jul 22, 2014

Parts of Frood closed to traffic till late August

In order for water main installation work to proceed, the City of Greater Sudbury is closing parts of Frood Road starting today. File photo.

In order for water main installation work to proceed, the City of Greater Sudbury is closing parts o...

Jul 22, 2014

Drinking water advisory issued for Mindemoya

The Sudbury & District Health Unit has issued a drinking water advisory for residents of Mindemoya, who draw their water from the municipal water system. The advisory will likely remain in e...

Jul 21, 2014

Northern casino plan slowed, not stalled: OLG

After Premier Kathleen Wynne took office, the Slots at Racetracks program was not reinstated, but casino developers were instructed to include horse tracks in their bids for new casinos built under the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s modernization strategy. File photo

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s ambitious casino building plan is a couple of years behind sc...

Jul 21, 2014

Today's outlook: It's going to be a hot one

Temperatures predicted to hit a high of 29 C, with a UV index of 8 or higher. There is a 70 percent chance of showers in the evening.

Tuesday's outlook is hot with a mix of sun and cloud. With temperatures predicted to hit a high of 2...

Jul 21, 2014

Second generation dark matter detector coming to SNOLAB

The Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search is an international, multimillion dollar dark matter experiment currently based in Minnesota with plans to progress the project by building a more sensitive detector at SNOLAB in Sudbury. File photo.

SNOLAB welcomes the SuperCDMS experiment to the underground science facility this summer. The Super ...

Jul 21, 2014

Health group finds new home in the heart of arts community

Scott Glover works on a painting of Olympic medallist Clara Hughes at the Northern Initiative for Social Action's new Elgin Street location. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Now that the Northern Initiative for Social Action (NISA) has moved its programs to what's arguably ...

Jul 21, 2014

City offers cycling courses this summer

Courses are tailored for children ages 5 and up who want to give up their training wheels, a course for teenagers 14 years and older, a course specifically tailored to women, and one for cyclists for commuting and recreational use.

The City of Greater Sudbury is now offering cycling courses that will begin this summer. Courses are...

Jul 20, 2014

Temperatures hot and humid this week

A mix of sun and cloud is expected to kick off the week. Monday is sitting at a high of 27 C with 20 km/h winds picking up later in the morning.

A mix of sun and cloud is expected to kick off the week. Monday is sitting at a high of 27 C with 20...

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