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 A record 59 candidates have signed up to run for city council or mayor in the Oct. 27, the most since Greater Sudbury was created in 2000.While some could still drop out – three candidates have already done that this year -- more are expected to sign up before the Sept. 12 deadline to declare your candidacy. The largest field in the city's short history was in 2003, ...

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Jul 22, 2014

Nickel to surpass $10 a pound by 2015: analyst

A commodity market specialist with Scotiabank told NorthernLife.ca July 22 that nickel prices are expected to reach US$10.75 per pound by 2015. File photo.

Nickel prices could reach an average price of US$10.75 per pound by 2015 according to a Scotiabank c...

Jul 22, 2014

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the Greater Sudbury area. Rain is expected to start around 5 p.m. this evening.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the Greater Sudbury area. Rain is expected to start aro...

Jul 22, 2014

New Guinness record shakes up Big Nickel birthday bash

Big Nickel creator Ted Szilva did his part to help Sudbury capture the Guinness World Record for the largest coin mosaic ever created. Sudbury shattered the old record of 69-square meters with a 73-square-meter mosaic. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen

Sudbury citizens struck gold and coal in attempting two world records.While people enjoyed the sight...

Jul 22, 2014

Largest slate in city's history vying for mayor's job, seat on council

The deadline to run in the Oct. 27 municipal election is Sept. 12. File photo.

 A record 59 candidates have signed up to run for city council or mayor in the Oct. 27, the most sin...

Jul 22, 2014

Parts of Frood closed to traffic till late August

In order for water main installation work to proceed, the City of Greater Sudbury is closing parts of Frood Road starting today. File photo.

In order for water main installation work to proceed, the City of Greater Sudbury is closing parts o...

Jul 22, 2014

Drinking water advisory issued for Mindemoya

The Sudbury & District Health Unit has issued a drinking water advisory for residents of Mindemoya, who draw their water from the municipal water system. The advisory will likely remain in e...

Jul 21, 2014

Northern casino plan slowed, not stalled: OLG

After Premier Kathleen Wynne took office, the Slots at Racetracks program was not reinstated, but casino developers were instructed to include horse tracks in their bids for new casinos built under the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s modernization strategy. File photo

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s ambitious casino building plan is a couple of years behind sc...

Jul 21, 2014

Today's outlook: It's going to be a hot one

Temperatures predicted to hit a high of 29 C, with a UV index of 8 or higher. There is a 70 percent chance of showers in the evening.

Tuesday's outlook is hot with a mix of sun and cloud. With temperatures predicted to hit a high of 2...

Jul 21, 2014

Second generation dark matter detector coming to SNOLAB

The Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search is an international, multimillion dollar dark matter experiment currently based in Minnesota with plans to progress the project by building a more sensitive detector at SNOLAB in Sudbury. File photo.

SNOLAB welcomes the SuperCDMS experiment to the underground science facility this summer. The Super ...

Jul 21, 2014

Health group finds new home in the heart of arts community

Scott Glover works on a painting of Olympic medallist Clara Hughes at the Northern Initiative for Social Action's new Elgin Street location. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Now that the Northern Initiative for Social Action (NISA) has moved its programs to what's arguably ...

Jul 21, 2014

City offers cycling courses this summer

Courses are tailored for children ages 5 and up who want to give up their training wheels, a course for teenagers 14 years and older, a course specifically tailored to women, and one for cyclists for commuting and recreational use.

The City of Greater Sudbury is now offering cycling courses that will begin this summer. Courses are...

Jul 20, 2014

Temperatures hot and humid this week

A mix of sun and cloud is expected to kick off the week. Monday is sitting at a high of 27 C with 20 km/h winds picking up later in the morning.

A mix of sun and cloud is expected to kick off the week. Monday is sitting at a high of 27 C with 20...

Jul 20, 2014

Hundreds of butterflies released in memoriam

Maxine Lemire, along with her family, released butterflies in memory of her grandmother, Diane Audette. Photo by Mallika Viegas

Butterflies are a universal symbol of change and transformation. They are considered to be acknowled...

Jul 20, 2014

Sudbury Pride Parade attracts record number of attendees

Sudbury hosted the city's biggest ever Pride parade

The Pride parade capped off a week long celebration of Pride events here in Sudbury. The walk starte... Video:

Jul 20, 2014

Inspire By Example rides through Sudbury

Chris Cull is spreading awareness and documenting stories of prescription drug abuse and how it has affected Canadians across the country.

Addiction is a disease, and that disease is progressive. For Chris Cull, his disease lead him to hit... Video:

Jul 20, 2014

Algal blooms: Avoid parts of Ramsey Lake, Health Unit advises

The Health Unit has posted signs advising the public to avoid swimming, drinking the water, and allowing pets into the water if the algal bloom is visible at the beaches.

The Sudbury & District Health Unit and the Ministry of the Environment are currently investigating a...

Jul 19, 2014

Putting the fun in summer learning

Program co-ordinator and Sudbury Catholic Special Education consultant Christina Raso, Black Belt instructor/volunteer Brady Howard, students Alexandria Gratton and Brady Boucher, SCDSB Director of Education Joanne Bénard and Mental Health nurse and black belt instructor Roland Dutrisac.

Forty-five Grades 1 and 2 Sudbury Catholic Students had the opportunity to take part in some summer ...

Jul 18, 2014

Hot, sunny weather forecast for the weekend

Saturday will be mainly sunny with a high of 26C. Make sure to stay hydrated -- the UV index will sit at 8 or higher.

 Saturday will be mainly sunny with a high of 26C. Make sure to stay hydrated -- the UV index will s...

Jul 18, 2014

Happy 50th birthday, Big Nickel

 Big Nickel creator Ted Szilva said he's excited for the monumnent's 50th birthday July 22, which is being celebrated with a big community party. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

July 22, 1964. It was a hot, sunny day, and at the invitation of Big Nickel creator Ted Szilva, a gr...

Jul 18, 2014

Painting, paving at Notre Dame, Lasalle complete

Paving and line painting at the intersection of Notre Dame and Lasalle is now complete, said the city.The final stages of the project will include minor restoration to adjoining side streets...

Jul 18, 2014

Time to end uneven electricity prices: Rodriguez

Mayoral candidate John Rodriguez speaks Friday outside of the Greater Sudbury Utility office on Regent Street. If elected, Rodriguez says he would lobby the province to move 35,000 Hydro One customers in the city to the GSU. Darren MacDonald photo.

If elected mayor, John Rodriguez says he would lobby the province to sell Hydro One assets in the ci...

Jul 18, 2014

Fighting kidney failure step by step on Sept. 21

The annual Kidney Walk takes place at Elizabeth Gazebo Bell Park on Sept. 21.

This fall, steps will be taked to reduce the burden of kidney disease with the annual Kidney Walk.Th...

Jul 17, 2014

Gorgeous weather in store for Friday

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Sunny skies with a high of 25 C expected Friday. Don't forget to use suncreen -- the UV index is exp...

Jul 17, 2014

Get rid of residential tipping fees, mayoral candidate argues

Dan Melanson calls for the elimination of residential tipping fees at a news conference Thursday morning held on Southview Drive. Darren MacDonald photo.

Greater Sudbury should stop charging fees to residents who bring trash to the city's landfill sites,...

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