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After years of social media attacks and an increasingly poisoned relationship with city council, Rainbow District Animal Shelter wants to set the record straight.In an interview Monday, Richard Paquette said his family's business has been subjected to “vile” attacks on social media for years, with unproven and outlandish accusations that have been planted in some peop...

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Feb 10, 2016

Egg Farmers hatch plan to make free range the standard

The Egg Farmers of Canada are revolutionizing the way chickens are raised, ending cramped conditions in favour of free range and free run living spaces. Photo supplied

Abraham Frey's 450 free range hens live out their lives in a spacious barn, and run through green fi...

Feb 10, 2016

Shelter owner responds to council's decision

Rainbow District Animal Control and Shelter Services owner Richard Paquette was visibly disappointed walking out of council chambers at Tom Davies Square last night after council voted to move the enforcement of the city's animal control bylaw in house. File photo.

Rainbow District Animal Control and Shelter Services owner Richard Paquette was visibly disappointed...

Feb 10, 2016

LCBO stores closed for Family Day

All LCBO stores will be closed on Feb. 15 for Family Day, a statutory holiday under the Retail Business and Holidays Act. File photo

LCBO stores will be closed on Feb. 15 for Family Day, a statutory holiday under the Retail Business ...

Feb 10, 2016

Club Richelieu donation for teen parents

(L to R) Normand Meunier, Treasurer of Club Richelieu Sudbury, Joanne Thompson, Baby’s Breath Coordinator, Michel Démoré, President of the Club, and Allain Labelle, Vice-President. Supplied photo.

Club Richelieu Sudbury recently donated $1,100 to Better Beginnings Better Futures.The donation was ...

Feb 10, 2016

Alban tragedy: Radar runs normally safe, OPP says

Snowmobile radar runs are not illegal, but a person can be charged for operating their machine at a high rate of speed, to the point it becomes dangerous for themselves or others. File photo.

Snowmobile radar runs are not illegal, but a person can be charged for operating their machine at a ...

Feb 10, 2016

Rogers Radio cuts four local jobs

 Rogers Media's Canada-wide cuts, first announced in late January, have touched Sudbury with four local jobs cut at Rogers Radio. Supplied photo.

Rogers Media's Canada-wide cuts, first announced in late January, have touched Sudbury with four loc...

Feb 10, 2016

Truck goes up in flames at Petro Pass

A five-ton truck was fully engulfed in flames at the Regent Street Petro Pass yesterday afternoon. No one was injured in the blaze. Video screen capture.

Greater Sudbury Fire and Emergency Services battled a blazing five ton truck on Feb. 9 at the Petro ... Video:

Feb 10, 2016

Construction delays cost Laurentian $1.5 million

A contractor works on the Laurentian University School of Architecture. The building's substantial completion is expected to be done late this winter or early this spring, with its grand opening set for September. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Construction delays with the new Laurentian University School of Architecture building on Elm Street...

Feb 10, 2016

Don Duval named honorary MMTS chair

Modern Mining and Technology Sudbury has announced Don Duval will serve as the honorary Chair for the 2016-2017 season. File photo.

Modern Mining and Technology Sudbury has announced Don Duval will serve as the honorary Chair for th...

Feb 10, 2016

Frigid weather coming: Cold weather alert issued

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

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

Feb 10, 2016

Evening discussion on suicide prevention

The North East Suicide Prevention Network will host speaker Scott Chisholm Wednesday, Feb. 10 at St. Andrew's Place. Supplied image.

The North East Suicide Prevention Network will host speaker Scott Chisholm on Feb. 10 at St. Andrew'...

Feb 10, 2016

Bonspeil raises money, remembers 'amazing kid'

Mark and Jennifer Kivinen raised $10,000 for Dr. Elizabeth Donner, right, and her research at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children on sudden unexpected death from epilepsy. They collected the funds at the first annual Hurry Hard for Hadyn event at the Sudbury Curling Club. Photo by Jonathan Migneault

A Sudbury family – and their friends – raised $10,000 for Canadian epilepsy research Sunday in memor...

Feb 10, 2016

Local gas prices six cents higher than Ontario average

Most gas stations in town are still charging 93.6, according to GasBuddy.com. Supplied photo.

Gas prices in Greater Sudbury remain stable.Most gas stations in town are still charging 93.6, accor...

Feb 09, 2016

Bundle up today, temperatures dropping

Bundle up out there, it's going to feel like -25 with the wind chill today. File photo.

It's going to get chilly out there today so dress warm.Flurries are expected in the morning. Tempera...

Feb 09, 2016

City will take over animal control bylaw enforcement

Council voted in favour bringing enforcement of the city's animal control bylaw in house. The city will take control on Nov. 1 when their contract with Rainbow District Animal Shelter expires. File photo.

The City of Greater Sudbury will officially take over enforcement of the animal control bylaw as of ...

Feb 09, 2016

Live council coverage tonight at 6 p.m.

NorthernLife.ca will be bringing you live coverage of Greater Sudbury city council tonight starting at 6 p.m. File photo

NorthernLife.ca brings you livestream council coverage this evening starting at 6 p.m.Click here to ... Video:

Feb 09, 2016

Giant-sized tablet will keep NEO Kids patients busy

Northern Voice and Data has donated a 27” Lenovo Horizon tablet to the NEO Kids outpatient clinic at Health Sciences North. Supplied photo.

Northern Voice and Data has donated a 27” Lenovo Horizon tablet to the NEO Kids outpatient clinic at...

Feb 09, 2016

Aboriginal role model overcomes barriers to success

Laurentian University graduate student Amy Shawanda (left) and associate vice-president of academic and indigenous programs Sheila Cote-Meek are featured in the Council of Ontario Universities' Let's Take Our Future Further Campaign. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

When Sheila Cote-Meek was a young girl growing up in Temagami, she felt she couldn't succeed.The gra...

Feb 09, 2016

Dietitians of Canada want tax on sugary drinks

Dietitians of Canada are calling for a national tax on sugar-sweetened beverages due to their contributions to obesity and a number of chronic diseases. File photo.

Dietitians of Canada are calling for a national tax on sugar-sweetened beverages due to their contri...

Feb 09, 2016

Have your say on the Maley Drive Extension project

The city is holding a public input session on the Maley Drive Extension project on March 1 at Tom Davies Square. If you can’t make it, written submissions are being accepted. File photo

The City of Greater Sudbury is hosting a public input session on the Maley Drive Extension project o...

Feb 09, 2016

Live council coverage tonight at 6 p.m.

NorthernLife.ca will be bringing you live coverage of Greater Sudbury city council tonight starting at 6 p.m. File photo

NorthernLife.ca brings you livestreamed council coverage this evening starting at 6 p.m.Click here t... Video: City council Feb. 9

Feb 09, 2016

Anonymous donor gives $100K to NEO Kids

An anonymous donor has given the NEO Kids a cheque for $100,000. The donation will help improve children's health care services in northeastern Ontario. Supplied image.

An anonymous donor has given the NEO Kids a cheque for $100,000. The donation will help improve chil...

Feb 09, 2016

Sudbury under extreme cold weather alert

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

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

Feb 09, 2016

Need a summer job? MNR has thousands

There are more than 2,000 opportunities — including internships and summer jobs — available for young people in communities across Ontario. Supplied photo.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is offering summer jobs in natural resource managemen...

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