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On April 24, 2013, an eight-story building in Bangladesh called the Rana Plaza collapsed, killing 1,129 and injuring 2,215 others.The building contained several clothing factories, as well as other businesses and apartments. There had been warnings to avoid the building after cracks appeared, but garment workers had been ordered back to work....

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Apr 24, 2014

Mining week to focus on future of mining sector

Sudbury's Modern Mining and Technology Week will focus on advances in the mining sector and the different job opportunities the mining industry can offer in Sudbury. File photo.

For the second year, Sudbury's annual mining week will take a forward-looking approach to promote op...

Apr 24, 2014

Bangladesh community marks anniversary of garment factory disaster

This was the aftermath of the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh April 24, 2013. The disaster killed 1,129 and injured 2,215 others. Supplied photo.

On April 24, 2013, an eight-story building in Bangladesh called the Rana Plaza collapsed, killing 1,...

Apr 24, 2014

Construction set to begin on Regent, Bouchard and Southview

Phase 2 of the infrastructure improvement construction project will start Monday, April 28 and affect Regent Street from Bouchard Street to Walford Road, Bouchard Street from Regent Street t...

Apr 24, 2014

Child soldier musters courage to stand up, speak out

Michel Chikwanine (centre, being held up) spoke to students at the Stand Up! Speak Out! Conference April 23 about his experiences as a child soldier in Congo. He's seen here with members of the Rainbow District School Board's student senate. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Michel Chikwanine said he was playing soccer after school one day and was just celebrating the best ...

Apr 24, 2014

New deal means more comfort for the dying, their families

Maison Vale Hospice executive director Léo Therrien, right, took Warmhearts Palliative Caregivers administrator Dave Paquette, and board member Mary Lou Trowell, on a tour of their gardens to choose a tree to commemorate late Sudbury city councillor Fabio Belli, who was the Warmhearts chair. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

A new integration between Maison Vale Hospice and the Warmhearts Palliative Caregivers, a volunteer-...

Apr 24, 2014

Chicago Mine Road bridge closed for repairs

The Chicago Mine Road bridge in Worthington is closed until further notice for repairs, said the city in a news release.Access to Ministic Lake and Armstrong Lake is available via Windy Lake...

Apr 24, 2014

'Inside Edition' interviews stolen dog's owners

A crew from "Inside Edition" is seen interviewing Neil Haskett on April 24. Photo by Darren MacDonald.

A Sudbury family whose dog was stolen earlier this month was interviewed by the show “Inside Edition...

Apr 24, 2014

Put it in the trash, mayor urges residents

Mayor Marianne Matichuk was joined by other civic leaders Wednesday in calling for a community effort to fight litter and boost community pride. Darren MacDonald photo.

Mayor Marianne Matichuk is calling on residents to take more pride in their city, in an effort to ma...

Apr 24, 2014

Driver of Hwy. 17 crash charged with careless driving: OPP

Firefighters look over the scene of a single vehicle crash on Highway 17 near Coniston. A four-year-old child has been taken to Health Sciences North with non-life-threatening injuries. Photo by Arron Pickard.

The Ontario Provincial Police has charged the driver of the truck involved in the single vehicle cra... Video: Crash sends 4-year-old to hospital

Apr 23, 2014

Oh, sunny day

The trees may not have bloomed yet in Greater Sudbury but warmer temperatures are on the way. Carole Jones took this photo of some cherry blossom trees during her recent visit to Washington, DC. Supplied photo.

Another day of sunshine is set for Greater Sudbury. Temperatures will reach a high of 8 C on Thursda...

Apr 23, 2014

Churchill Public aiming high for hospice

 Churchill Public School students cheer at an April 23 assembly launching the school's RBC Hike for Hospice fundraising campaign. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Earlier this year, the woman David Farrow considers to be his professional mentor — former Rainbow D... Video: Churchill Public School

Apr 23, 2014

Track repairs to close Guenette Dr. in Capreol

Guenette Drive in Capreol will be closed at the railway tracks on Thursday from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. for track repairs.Emergency vehicles will not have access, however, detours will be set up to...

Apr 23, 2014

Stantec named one of Canada’s greenest employers

For the fourth year in a row, Stantec has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Now in its eighth year, the award recognizes employers w...

Apr 23, 2014

Power outage planned for Capreol on Sunday

The planned power outage for Capreol will now take place between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, said Great Sudbury Utilities in a news release.Original storySome 1,600 Sudbury Hydro customers ...

Apr 23, 2014

Province gives concrete manufacturer $1M boost

The province is helping Greater Sudbury-based Interconcrete Ltd. expand its concrete batch plant through a $1million investment, Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci announced Wednesday.With support ...

Apr 23, 2014

Pump pain worse than normal this spring

A gasoline price spike is to be expected around this time of year, when refineries switch from producing heating fuel to gasoline.

A gasoline price spike is to be expected around this time of year, when refineries switch from produ...

Apr 23, 2014

Flood fears have eased, but officials keeping close watch

Images such as this -- taken earlier this month on Auger Street -- are no longer prevalent in Greater Sudbury, as warm, dry weather has reduced flood risks. File photo.

 Flood fears are easing in Greater Sudbury, but it will be a few weeks before the full effects of th...

Apr 23, 2014

Grade 8 student's sketch to adorn Lasalle street signs

This sketch by Grade 8 École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier student Hannah Villeneuve will soon adorn the top of street signs along Lasalle Boulevard. Supplied photo.

The votes are in, and Grade 8 École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier student Hannah Villeneuve is the wi...

Apr 23, 2014

Federal program provides 140 local summer jobs

One hundred forty students will be hired by 62 employers this summer through the Canada Summer Jobs program.Employers are receiving a total of $320,327 in federal grants through the program....

Apr 22, 2014

Residents get second look at $4.9M Second Avenue project

Minnow Lake residents were invited Tuesday to the Adamsdale Playground field house to get a look at a revised plan to rebuild a stretch of road along Second Avenue. Photo by Darren MacDonald.

 It's time Community Action Networks in Sudbury became more assertive, says John Lindsay, chair of t...

Apr 22, 2014

Mock crash drives home point of making smart choices

Confederation Secondary School Grade 11 student Mira El-Darazi, the regional representative for OSAID, played the part of a drunk driver who killed two people during a mock crash on April 22. Photo by Arron Pickard.

With the school year starting to wind down, high school students are making plans for graduations an...

Apr 22, 2014

Sunny days in store for Sudbury

Rose Dament sent in this photo of Alexi Gordon, 9, kissing a newborn calf at the Gordon Farm on Manitoulin Island. Sudburians may want to get out and enjoy the sunshine that's in store for Wednesday and Thursday. Supplied photo.

Greater Sudbury will see nothing but sunshine over the next couple of days. Wednesday will reach a h...

Apr 22, 2014

Sudbury receives $526K in gaming revenue

Greater Sudbury has received $526,587 from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp., its share of fourth-quarter revenue for hosting OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs. Since the revenue-sharing agreem...

Apr 22, 2014

Organ donation walk loses funding

Richard St. Amour's wife and son have both benefited from kidney transplants. He has since worked to promote organ donation in Ontario and in Greater Sudbury. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week has gotten off to an uneasy start in Sudbury, beca...

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