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Sudbury NDP byelection candidate Suzanne Shawbonquit, and Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas, the party's health critic, challenged the Liberals to fund a PET scanner for Sudbury Monday.“We are challenging the Liberal government to cut us a cheque today, to bring a PET scanner to Sudbury,” Shawbonquit said outside the Northeast Cancer Centre Monday morning.“Glenn Thibeaul...

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Jan 26, 2015

Police board passes budget with 2.6% increase

The police budget for 2015 is increasing by 2.6 per cent, rising to a total of $52,527,925. The force hopes to save money by hiring eight community safety officers, who will be used for non-emergency duties, freeing up time for police officers to focus on core duties. File photo.

 In an effort to meet rising demand for service and reduce costs, Greater Sudbury Police are plannin...

Jan 26, 2015

Possible asbestos exposure at Sudbury Hospital Services

The Ministry of Labour confirmed it is investigating possible exposure to asbestos at Sudbury Hospital Services, a facility that provides laundry and dishwashing services for Health Sciences North. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

The Ministry of Labour confirmed it is investigating possible exposure to asbestos at Sudbury Hospit...

Jan 26, 2015

Independence a must if Elections Act broken, Bisson says

Timmins-James  Bay MPP Gilles Bisson issued a statement today calling for an indendendent prosecutor to be brought in if it's determined Elections Act rules were broken in the Sudbury byelection. File photo.

The MPP for Timmins-James Bay issued a statement today calling for an indendendent prosecutor to be ...

Jan 26, 2015

Gravelle takes on official languages critic role

Nickel Belt NDP MP Claude Gravelle has been appointed as the official opposition critic for official languages. Supplied photo.

Nickel Belt NDP MP Claude Gravelle has been appointed as the official opposition critic for official...

Jan 26, 2015

NDP calls for Liberals to fund PET scanner immediately

Sudbury NDP byelection candidate Suzanne Shawbonquit, and Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas, the party's health critic, challenged the Liberals to fund a PET scanner for Sudbury at a press conference outside the Northeast Cancer Centre Monday morning. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Sudbury NDP byelection candidate Suzanne Shawbonquit, and Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas, the party'...

Jan 26, 2015

Attorney general won't attend Sudbury Liberal meeting

Ontario's Attorney General Madeliene Meilleur won't be in Sudbury this week after all to attend a meeting where local Liberals will elect a new riding executive. File photo.

Ontario's Attorney General won't be in Sudbury this week after all to attend a meeting where local L...

Jan 26, 2015

Extreme Cold Weather Alert in Greater Sudbury

The Homelessness Network of Sudbury has announced an Extreme Cold Weather Alert in Greater Sudbury for the next 24 hours.

The Homelessness Network of Sudbury has announced an Extreme Cold Weather Alert in Greater Sudbury f...

Jan 26, 2015

Liberals co-operating in investigation: Tunstall

Premier Kathleen Wynne and Patricia Sorbara will meet Elections Ontario officials in relation to its examination of allegations related to the Sudbury byelection, including with both NDP MPP Gilles Bisson and PC MPP Steve Clark. File photo.

The Liberal Party of Ontario said it is fully co-operating with Elections Ontario in an investigatio...

Jan 25, 2015

Monday's weather: sunny and cold

Linda Couture sent in this lovely photo of a bluejay. Supplied photo.

The sunny, cold weather that began on the weekend continues Monday.The forecast calls for mainly sun...

Jan 25, 2015

Sudbury SPCA moves to Collège Boréal

Collège Boréal Veterinarian technician student Valerie Fasciano gives a treat to Trigger the dog, while classmate Kyla Lacombe looks on. The program has a partnership with SPCA Sudbury that recently saw the shelter move into the college. Photo by Arron Pickard.

Three years ago, when Collège Boréal was exploring the introduction of a veterinary technician progr...

Jan 25, 2015

Imagining Sudbury in 2025: a beautiful future

Patricia Mills speaks at the gs2025 event Jan. 22. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Editor's note: Patricia Mills was a keynote speaker at the first gs2025 community engagement session...

Jan 24, 2015

Premier: More emphasis needed on assisted living (2 photos)

Finlandia resident Linda Burk speaks with premier Kathleen Wynne Jan. 24. Wynne toured Finlandia and Maison Vale Hospice Saturday, before visiting with Liberal candidate Glenn Thibeault's father Edward Thibeault, who celebrated his 101st birthday. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

In what has become an almost routine state of affairs, Premier Kathleen Wynne spent her Saturday mor...

Jan 23, 2015

Matichuk seeks Sudbury nod in federal vote

Former Greater Sudbury Mayor Marianne Matichuk said Friday she is taking another run at politics, this time for the Liberal seat in Sudbury in the federal election slated for October. File photo.

 Former Greater Sudbury Mayor Marianne Matichuk is taking another run at politics, this time for the...

Jan 23, 2015

Capreol Ski Hil opens Saturday

Capreol Ski Hill will open for the season on Saturday, Jan. 24 from noon to 4:30 p.m.

Capreol Ski Hill will open for the season on Saturday, Jan. 24 from noon to 4:30 p.m.Regular hours o...

Jan 23, 2015

Freezing drizzle advisory issued for region

Environment Canada has issued a weather advisory for freezing drizzle in northeastern Ontario. File photo.

Environment Canada has issued a weather advisory for freezing drizzle in northeastern Ontario.Freezi...

Jan 23, 2015

AMRIC, National Research Council developing vaccine

Sudbury's Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada (AMRIC) has teamed up with the National Research Council of Canada to develop a vaccine for Helicobacter pylori infection.

Sudbury's Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada (AMRIC) has teamed up with the National Rese...

Jan 23, 2015

Wynne back in Sudbury as poll shows tight race (9 photos)

Premier Kathleen Wynne and Liberal byelection candidate Glenn Thibeault speak with Kindergarten student Tori Brabant-Huskinson during a tour of St-David School on Friday. Photo by Arron Pickard.

With a Forum poll showing a tight race, Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Sudbury again on Friday, campa...

Jan 23, 2015

Premier herself presents St. David school with award

Premier Kathleen Wynne (centre) presented St. David Catholic Elementary School staff and students with the 2013-2014 Premier's Award for Accepting Schools Jan. 23. From left, is Terri Legpage, teacher, Kacey Boulride, educational assistant, Dawn Wemigwans, principal, Shaynece Young, Grade 7, Jim Eshkawkogan, manager of the Best Start Aboriginal Hub, Premier Kathleen Wynne, Joel Agowissa, Aboriginal support worker, Sequoia Wemigwans, Grade 8, and Liza Wemigwans-Manitowabi, Grade 8. Photo by Arron Pickard.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne herself showed up at St. David Catholic Elementary School Jan. 23 to ...

Jan 23, 2015

Boréal launches new student clinic in Flour Mill

 Third year Collège Boréal dental hygiene students Cynthia Côté, left, and Jessica Fortin gave Boréal president Pierre Riopel a teeth cleaning at the official opening of a new student clinic at the Bradley Pharmacy on Notre-Dame Avenue. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Residents in the Flour Mill neighbourhood, and the surrounding area, will now be able to access basi...

Jan 23, 2015

Sutcliffe to head Algoma Public Health in wake of scandal

Dr. Penny Sutcliffe, Greater Sudbury's medical officer of health and CEO of the Sudbury and District Health Unit, will serve as interim head of Algoma Public Health while a new CEO is sought for that organization. File photo

Dr. Penny Sutcliffe, the city's medical officer of health, is assuming temporary leadership of Algom...

Jan 23, 2015

Poll has Olivier surging as NDP, Grits jostle

Independent byelection candidate Andrew Olivier surged in the Toronto Star's latest poll with 22 per cent of the vote, compared to one per cent in the newspaper's previous poll. File photo.

The Toronto Star published a Forum Research poll today showing independent candidate Andrew Olivier ...

Jan 23, 2015

Mining mogul shares lessons in industry mistakes

Ian Telfer, chair of the Goldcorp board of directors, spoke of the top 10 mistakes he’s made over a long career in Canada’s resource industry during a Jan. 16 talk at Laurentian University in Sudbury. Supplied photo.

While dishing out advice on how to avoid mistakes through a successful career in mining, Ian Telfer ...

Jan 23, 2015

Premier campaigning in Sudbury today with Thibeault

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Sudbury Liberal byelection candidate Glenn Thibeault will make three appearances together today, as the Feb. 5 voting day draws near.  File photo.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Sudbury Liberal byelection candidate Glenn Thibeault will make th...

Jan 22, 2015

OPSEU protest attracts cabinet ministers' attention

(From left) Sudbury provincial Liberal byelection candidate Glenn Thibeault, Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle and Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Bill Mauro listen to OPSEU president Smokey Thomas outside of the ParkSide Centre Jan. 22. The union, which was protesting outside, attracted the attention of the Liberals, who had been holding a meeting inside the building. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

OPSEU protesters attracted the attention of Liberal byelection candidate Glenn Thibeault and several...

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