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There was “a lot of confusion” the night two Vale miners were killed in June 2011, says their colleague who was one of the first to arrive at the scene of the run of muck that took their lives.John Myles, a Vale miner with 30 years of experience, was working on a jumbo – a large machine used to drill holes to plant explosives underground – on June 8, 2011, the night J...

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Apr 24, 2015

Captain Canuck visits Sudbury (VIDEO)

Created by cartoonist Ron Leishman and artist/writer Richard Comely, the original Captain Canuck appeared as a Canadian comic book superhero in 1975.

Captain Canuck is the quintessential Canadian. A leader with strength, wisdom, humility and the abil... Video:

Apr 24, 2015

From Ronald McDonald House to his house: Taylum coming home

Two-year-old Taylum Lamoureux is expected to receive a kidney donation May 13, after spending his entire life living in Toronto's Ronald McDonald House due to his kidneys failing shortly after birth. Supplied photo.

A toddler born in Sudbury who lived most of his short life at a Ronald MCDonald House will soon rece...

Apr 24, 2015

Road work: Drivers take note of closed lanes

Road work updates for the weekend and early next week. File photo

From the City of Greater Sudbury on Friday afternoon: Water main repairs at 108 College Street, nort...

Apr 24, 2015

Weekend: C'mon, Spring ... would you arrive already!

Greater Sudbury is looking at a mix of sun and cloud for the weekend, with a chance of showers or, even worse, flurries. Photo supplied

Well, spring is kind of in the offing this weekend, folks, at least for Saturday. Sunday, though, do...

Apr 24, 2015

Vale loses fight to skip daily cage inspections

Vale Canada is now making daily inspection of cage dogs (backup safety measures that stop a freefalling elevator) after the Labour Board ruled its once-a-week checks are insufficient. File photo

Vale Canada Ltd. has lost an appeal of a Ministry of Labour order to do daily checks of a safety mec...

Apr 24, 2015

Frozen budgets make tense situation worse: chair

School boards are taking a wait-and-see approach to the provincial budget, released April 23. File photo.

With the Ontario government announcing in the April 23 budget it's holding the line on funding for s...

Apr 24, 2015

Gélinas disappointed PET scanner wasn't part of budget

Nickel Belt MP France Gélinas is disappointed the Ontario budget contained no mention of funding for a mobile PET scanner for Health Sciences North. Photo supplied

While it wasn't part of Thursday's provincial budget, hopes are still high an announcement is coming...

Apr 24, 2015

School board chair restored after winning court appeal

Sudbury Catholic District School Board chair Jody Cameron has been restored as chair of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board, after being removed from office by the city clerk's office after he failed to file his financial statements from last fall's election in time. File photo.

Jody Cameron is a Sudbury Catholic District School Board trustee once again.He was removed from offi...

Apr 24, 2015

Funding freeze no surprise to hospital — they planned for it

Health Sciences North has operated under the assumption it would not receive a funding increase in the latest provincial budget, said hospital spokesperson Dan Lessard. File photo.

In its 2015-2016 budget, which was released in March, Health Sciences North cut $5.2 million in spen...

Apr 24, 2015

Growing quinoa in Cochrane? Entrepreneur says it can be done

Jamie Draves made a successful pitch to investors on TV’s Dragons’ Den in March. Draves is working to establish a quinoa crop in Northern Ontario, with plans to build a processing facility in the Cochrane district. Photo supplied.

Jamie Draves didn’t set out to become a quinoa producer. But after a health scare eight years ago, h...

Apr 24, 2015

Teenage video editing whizzes heading to provincial competition

Christine Harte (left) and Autumn Millar are heading t othe Ontario Technological Skills Competition May 5, where they'll be competing in the TV Video Production category. Supplied photo.

Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary School students Christine Harte and Autumn Millar will be...

Apr 24, 2015

Attention musicians: These seminars are for you

A series of seminars hosted by Music and Film in Motion presents an opportunity for northern musicians and members of Northern Ontario’s music industry to gather, learn and discuss various facets of the industry. Supplied photo.

Music and Film in Motion (MFM) will be touring the north with their InSight and Sound (ISS) Seminar ...

Apr 23, 2015

Budget contains few surprises as public service strike looms

 Insurance discounts for using winter tires, more money for home care and boosted funding for Northern municipalities are among the highlights of Ontario's provincial budget, delivered Thursday afternoon by Finance Minister Charles Sousa. File photo.

Insurance discounts for using winter tires, more money for home care and boosted funding for Norther...

Apr 23, 2015

Now you can know when city dumps sewage — if you sign up

Greater Sudbury is now issuing alerts when the water system is overwhelmed and sewage is dumped into local waterways, but residents have to sign up to receive the alerts. File photo

The Vermilion River Stewardship is praising the city's decision to give real-time alerts to the publ...

Apr 23, 2015

Stobie inquest: Colleague recalls night of shock, confusion

There was “a lot of confusion” the night Jordan Fram and Jason Chenier were killed in June 2011, says their colleague who was one of the first to arrive at the scene of the run of muck that took their lives. File photo.

There was “a lot of confusion” the night two Vale miners were killed in June 2011, says their collea...

Apr 23, 2015

What happened to spring? Chilly weather continues Friday

 It does seem like spring's installation has failed. Thursday night the temperature will go down to minus six, while Friday's high is plus five. Supplied photo.

The chilly weather we've had this week continues Thursday night and into Friday.Thursday night will ...

Apr 23, 2015

Champions for Children feted at 15th ceremony

Lise Senechal, executive director of L'Association de les jeunes de la rue, accepted the Champions for Children award for business. Photo by Arron Pickard.

Our Children, Our Future announced a slate of new Champions for Children for 2015.Champions for Chil...

Apr 23, 2015

Phoenix mural paints picture of potential at YMCA

Cambrian College graphic design students Lindsay Levesque and Scott Minor show off the mural they were involved in creating at the YMCA. Photo by Arron Pickard.

YMCA and Cambrian College share the same basic purpose — to help people realize their true potential...

Apr 23, 2015

Bring on summer this weekend at the Home Show

Garson Arena hosts the Sudbury Home, Cottage and Reno Show from April 24-26. File photo

The Sudbury Home, Cottage and Reno Show takes place this weekend at Garson Arena. A show like no oth...

Apr 23, 2015

Serré confirmed as Liberal candidate in Nickel Belt

Nickel Belt Liberal candidate Marc Serré speaks at the party's nomination meeting in February. There's still no decision on an appeal filed contesting Serre's win. File photo.

A day after saying no decision has been made, the federal Liberal Party announced Thursday that Marc...

Apr 23, 2015

Teachers' negotiations continue Saturday

High school teachers with the Rainbow District School Board may go on strike on Monday if a settlement is not reached this weekend. File photo.

As a strike deadline approaches, the Rainbow District School Board and the Ontario Secondary School ...

Apr 23, 2015

Drone documents mock simulation at Boréal

Drone Malone documents the scene of crash caused by texting while driving. This scene was set up for training purposes at the 2015 mock disaster simulation hosted at College Boreal to help train future first responders. Photo by Drone Malone.

A drone's eye view gives a different perspective on texting and driving.The Greater Sudbury Police S... Video:

Apr 23, 2015

Still time to sign up for annual clean-up blitz

Greater Sudbury is inviting residents to show community pride by participating in a two-hour clean up blitz, to take place 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, May 2. Supplied photo.

Greater Sudbury is inviting residents to show community pride by participating in a two-hour clean u...

Apr 23, 2015

Marymount appeals to cookie monsters to fight cancer

Marymount students Abby Tullio, Kate Manarin and Abby Vinkle, along with Marymount principal Lucie Cullen, show off the new Regals Fight Cancer sweatshirts while partaking in a sweet treat. Supplied photo.

As part of the school's drive to raise funds for the Northern Cancer Foundation in honour of a stude...

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