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Using a swirling design, 13-year-old Ivy Ireland draws a dress. Inside she writes a stylized version of the words school, achieve, study and socializing.The Grade 8 student at R.L. Beattie Public School said this is a visual representation of what she wants her life to look like when she hits post-secondary school in about five years.Ivy said she's not entirely sure w...

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Dec 18, 2014

Liberals angry at process, not Thibeault: association prez

Sudbury's political scene was in an uproar this week when it emerged that former NDP MP Glenn Thibeault, seen at a 2013 press conference with Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes, was leaving the party to run for the provincial Liberals in the upcoming byelection. The move has the local riding association reassessing its future. File photo.

Liberals are upset with the way in which Glenn Thibeault was named the candidate for the upcoming Su...

Dec 18, 2014

Fill 'Er Up raises $5K for The Human League

The Human League executive director Leanne Lavoie poses with the Esso mascot. The organization raised $5,200 recently through donations made by Esso and its customers. Supplied photo.

The Human League brought in $5,200 for its Breakfast Club for Kids and PLAY programs through its Fil...

Dec 18, 2014

Sudbury Transit service will be expanded on Boxing Day

With stores allowed to open for the first time in the city's history, Greater Sudbury will be offering expanded transit service on Boxing Day, in an attempt to accommodate demand from workers and shoppers.

With stores allowed to open for the first time in the city's history, Greater Sudbury will be offeri...

Dec 18, 2014

LHIN funds 'memory clinics' for dementia patients

The North East LHIN has provided funding for five 'memory clinics' in northeastern Ontario to provide care for dementia patients. There are plans to open a Sudbury clinic in 2015. File photo.

The North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has provided funding for five communities to ...

Dec 18, 2014

Rainbow trustee unhappy with exclusion from committees

Rainbow District School Board trustee Larry Killens speaks at the board's Dec. 16 meeting. He said he's unhappy he's been excluded from all but the board's mandatory committees for the second year in a row. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

A Rainbow District School Board trustee representing the Manitoulin Island area is speaking out abou...

Dec 18, 2014

Shining light on the winter solstice

A winter solstice celebration takes place at O'Connor Park starting at 6 p.m. Dec. 18. Supplied photo.

Several community organizations are gathering to find “light in dark times” and to “welcome the retu...

Dec 18, 2014

Elevator problem halts expansion at Amberwood Suites

The south end's Amberwood Suites retirement home has had only one functioning elevator since an expansion nine months ago. A second elevator has been out of commission since then, and there is no date yet as to when it will be repaired. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Since an expansion nine months ago, the Amberwood Suites retirement home has been plagued with probl...

Dec 18, 2014

Christmas memory: Recalling the year we lost everything

Jim Faulkner is seen here on the site of his family's former home, which burned down in 1963, just weeks before Christmas. He said he wants to thank the community for its generosity after that long-ago disaster. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

It was 1963, just a few weeks before Christmas. It promised to be a lean one for the Faulkner family...

Dec 18, 2014

Boréal to launch prospecting program

Collège Boréal is launching a new prospecting and exploration technician program next year to help fill an industry need for more entry-level workers. File photo.

Collège Boréal is opening a new avenue for people to enter the mining industry with its upcoming pro...

Dec 17, 2014

Drawing out their future

Grade 8 R.L. Beattie Public School student Beth Wiwchar creates a poster featuring her ideas of post-secondary education as first-year Cambrian College graphic design student Lindsay Levesque looks on. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Using a swirling design, 13-year-old Ivy Ireland draws a dress. Inside she writes a stylized version...

Dec 17, 2014

Gas prices dip below $1 a litre in Sudbury

There were long lineups at the Independent at the Pumps on Lorne this afternoon as gas prices fell below $1 a litre. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

As world oil prices continue to tumble, consumers in Sudbury are seeing the benefit at the pump. Pri...

Dec 17, 2014

Bigger introducing From the Ground Up–2025

Mayor Brian Bigger will introduce his From the Ground Up economic development strategic plan on Dec. 18 at Tom Davies Square. File photo.

Residents are invited to an introduction of Mayor Brian Bigger's From the Ground Up–2025 10-year ec...

Dec 17, 2014

Byelection to replace Thibeault not certain

According to Canada's Elections Act, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is not obliged to call a byelection to replace outgoing MP Glenn Thibeault before the Oct. 19 federal election.

According to Canada's Elections Act, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is not obliged to call a byelecti...

Dec 17, 2014

Stack to unveil Moose replacement Dec. 18

Stack Brewery will unveil its new name for Angry Moose and Friendly Moose after the company was forced to rebrand due to trademark issues. File photo.

Stack Brewing will unveil Dec. 18 its replacement for Angry Moose and Friendly Moose.“Stack Brewing ...

Dec 17, 2014

New Silver Hills LCBO opens Dec. 19

The new Silver Hills LCBO is set to open Dec. 19. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Greater Sudbury will soon have a new LCBO store.The store, located at 1099 Marcus Dr., in the Silver...

Dec 17, 2014

Sudbury food co-op poised for expansion

Peggy Baillie, managing director of the Eat Local Sudbury food co-op, said changes are underway for the co-op, including an expanded business plan which will allow the operation to more efficiently distribute food locally. Photo by Lindsay Kelly.

Amongst the crisp veggies, homemade sauces and fresh-cut meat, there’s another commodity doing brisk...

Dec 17, 2014

Low dollar could help Steelworkers in labour negotiations

A low Canadian dollar should benefit the United Steelworkers as they enter labour negotiations with Vale next year. But if nickel prices continue to rise, as many analysts have predicted, it could take away some of that bargaining power from the Steelworkers. File photo.

A low Canadian dollar could play in the United Steelworkers' favour as they enter into contract nego...

Dec 17, 2014

Opposition blasts 'cynical' move by Thibeault

Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli is seen with Sudbury PC candidate Paula Peroni in this file photo from April. Peroni says voters will resent Glenn Thibeault's decision to leave the NDP to run for the Liberals in Sudbury. File photo.

 Opposition parties are taking aim at Glenn Thibeault's decision to abandon the federal New Democrat...

Dec 16, 2014

No job was offered to Olivier to quit, Lougheed says

Long-time Liberal supporter and fundraiser Gerry Lougheed Jr. said when he found out Glenn Thibeault had decided to leave his federal MP post to seek the MPP's seat in Sudbury, he was floored. File photo

There was no suggestion of a patronage appointment of any kind when he met with former Liberal candi...

Dec 16, 2014

Watch out Joe, looks like snow!

Wednesday, snow is predicted for most of the morning, about two to four cm, ending in the afternoon.

Periods of rain and fog will continue throughout the night. Some snowfall is predicted, about five c...

Dec 16, 2014

Wolves score lots of smiles visiting kids (13 photos)

Sierra Courroux, 4, was one of a number of children at the Children's Treatement Centre to get a surprise visit by the Sudbury Wolves on Dec. 16. Posing with Sierra is Brody Silk. Photo by Arron Pickard.

Children at the Children's Treatment Centre were all smiles Dec. 16 when the Sudbury Wolves paid the...

Dec 16, 2014

Sudbury woman shedding locks for love

 Karen Yawney plans to donate her long, blonde hair to Locks of Love to be made into a wig Jan. 31, and then have her head shaved. She also wants to raise $10,000 for the Northern Cancer Foundation in the process. Supplied photo.

Karen Yawney said when she heard the story of a young girl related to a friend of hers who lost her ...

Dec 16, 2014

Home sweet dome

Construction of the dome involved inflating a malleable form and spraying it with shotcrete to solidify it in place. Photo by CourtesyGarthWunsch.com.

By summer 2015, Sudbury’s first monolithic dome structure will be complete and operational.The build...

Dec 16, 2014

City vacancy rate up slightly this fall

The rental apartment vacancy rate in Greater Sudbury was 4.2 per cent in October, up from 3.4 per cent in the same period last year, according to the Fall Rental Market Survey released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

The rental apartment vacancy rate in Greater Sudbury was 4.2 per cent in October, up from 3.4 per ce...

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