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When Don Duval moved to Sudbury two years ago, to take over the reins as CEO of the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT), he admits he knew very little about the city.“I had spent the (previous) 15 years either in the U.S. or in Toronto,” Duval said. His employment covered the arts, business and academics. Duval has a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Qu...

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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...

Jul 28, 2014

Overcast skies predicted for Tuesday

Tuesday will be mainly cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of showers in the afternoon and evening with risk of thunderstorms. The high will be 21 C and the low, 11 C.

Tonight will continue to be mainly cloudy with winds picking up to 40 km/h, with the temperature at ...

Jul 28, 2014

Auditor general ponders running for mayor

Greater Sudbury's auditor general says he hasn't officially decided to run for mayor, but he's strongly considering a run for the top job at Tom Davies Square.

Greater Sudbury's auditor general says he hasn't officially decided to run for mayor, but he's stron...

Jul 27, 2014

Walk for a Second Chance encourages organ donations

Around 500 people clad in green t-shirts marched down Paris Street Sunday afternoon for the 15th annual Walk for a Second Chance. The walk's goal was to sign up 600 new organ donors in Sudbury. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Bell Park was a sea of green t-shirts Sunday afternoon as hundreds of people wore the colour of the ...

Jul 27, 2014

Mining equipment manufacturer diversifies to survive

Marcotte Mining Machinery Services Inc. hopes to expand its manufacturing plant from 35,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet over the next five years. The company has expanded to the offshore oil and power generation sectors in an effort to reduce its reliance on a stagnating mining sector. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Were it not for an aggressive stance to diversify its manufacturing line, Marcotte Mining Machinery ...

Jul 26, 2014

BBQ pays tribute to murder victim

Members of Nickel City Roller Derby, and the Iron Sirens ladies motorcycle riding club, hosted a barbeque Saturday in honour of murder victim Sheri-Lynn McEwan. The barbeque helped raise funds for the Sudbury Women's Centre. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Members of Nickel City Roller Derby, and the Iron Sirens motorcycle riding club, paid tribute to mur...

Jul 26, 2014

Greek Festival attracts crowds with food and entertainment

Jenny Moutsatsos, Diana Millett, and her daughter Kallista Millett, 6, helped promote Greek culture at a gift shop at Sudbury's 22nd annual Greek Festival Saturday. The shop included a wide variety of items imported from Greece. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

The smell of freshly cooked souvlaki, and salads drizzled with extra virgin olive oil permeated the ...

Jul 26, 2014

Teachers' talks in holding pattern as contract set to expire

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario members protested in downtown Sudbury in December 2012 when the province threatened to impose a contract on its members, something it did a month later. This contract is set to expire with the province next month. File photo.

Although Ontario teachers' contracts expire Aug. 31, Sudbury education officials say they're in a bi...

Jul 25, 2014

A guide to the school board elections

Voters will be asked to elect trustees in their school board of choice Oct. 27. File photo.

While the local mayoral and councillor elections — along with a referendum on store hours — have uns...

Jul 25, 2014

Road report: Lasalle, Barry Downe update

Signalling work at the Lasalle-Barry Downe intersection is wrapping up next week. File photo

The City of Greater Sudbury says crews will be working July 27 to complete the final phase of the tr...

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