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Just hours ahead of their strike deadline, Laurentian University's professors have signed a tentative deal with the university.The Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA) and university administration negotiated with the assistance of the mediator after months of talks failed to result in a contract.The 372 full-time and 200 part-time faculty members working ...

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Sep 30, 2014

Ride for a Friend raises $10K for Tyler Leduc

The annual Ride for a Friend fundraiser brought in $10,000 to pay for treatments for four-year-old Tyler Leduc, who lives with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Supplied photo.

Thanks to The Independent Motorcycle Corporation's annual Ride for a Friend fundraiser Aug. 16, the ...

Sep 30, 2014

Angeline Street house fire leaves 5 displaced

Five people are displaced after a fire caused about $100,000 in damage to a home on Angeline Street, said Greater Sudbury Fire Services.

Five people are displaced after a fire caused about $100,000 in damage to a home on Angeline Street,...

Sep 30, 2014

Firefighter, 2 civilians injured in house fire

A Greater Sudbury firefighter and two civilians were injured Sept. 28 after fire ripped through a semi-detached home on Grenadier Drive in Sudbury.

A Greater Sudbury firefighter and two civilians were injured Sept. 28 after fire ripped through a se...

Sep 29, 2014

Groups look for ways to protect seniors

To address the problem of seniors being scammed by unscrupulous sales people, local and national groups are looking for ways to get the message out to seniors that they have rights, and they shouldn't be ashamed to admit they have signed something they shouldn't. File photo.

 The persistent problem of aggressive and unscrupulous door-to-door sales people preying on older pe...

Sep 29, 2014

Campaign events crowding the calendar with three weeks to go

With three weeks to go before the Oct. 27 municipal election, things are starting to heat up in Greater Sudbury's political scene.

With three weeks to go before the Oct. 27 municipal election, things are starting to heat up in Grea...

Sep 29, 2014

Paving whittles down lanes on Paris St.

Paving on Paris Street between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Tuesday, Sept. 30 to Friday, Oct. 3 will see one lane of traffic maintained in southbound lanes and two in the northbound lanes. ...

Sep 29, 2014

Sorry, back to rain

Water droplets collect on a spiderweb in this photo taken Sept. 23 by George Bardeggia along the boardwalk at Ramsey Lake. Tuesday's weather will be mainly cloudy with a 40-per-cent chance of showers in the morning. The high will be 13 C, and the low 10 C. Photo by George Bardeggia.

The rain is expected to end overnight, with only a 40-per-cent chance of showers heading into Tuesda...

Sep 29, 2014

Northern Life holding live interviews with leading mayoral candidates

A panel from Northern Life and Northern Ontario Business will be conducting live interviews with the leading candidates for mayor in the Oct. 27 municipal election. The first goes tomorrow at noon featuring Dan Melanson. File photo.

Studio interview schedule:Sept. 30: Dan MelansonOct. 9: Ron DupuisOct. 10: John RodriguezOct. 14: Br...

Sep 29, 2014

Sudbury home builder wins provincial award

From left to right, J.Corsi Developments' Paul Corsi, Paula Coulson, Richard Corsi accepted the Ontario Home Builders' Association award of distinction the most outstanding one-storey production built home at a ceremony in Ottawa on Sept. 22. Supplied photo.

Sudbury's J.Corsi Developments Inc. was the only developer from Northern Ontario to win an Ontario H...

Sep 29, 2014

Vale aerial seeding program starts Tuesday

Vale’s aerial seeding program is set to take flight on Tuesday, and will continue for approximately 10 days.

Vale’s aerial seeding program is set to take flight on Tuesday, and will continue for approximately ...

Sep 29, 2014

Greater Sudbury set to celebrate seniors

Mayor Marianne Matichuk helped raise the Canadian Association of Retired persons (cARP) Sudbury flag last year to celebrate National Seniors Day. A flag-raising ceremony is set for Oct. 1. File photo.

The Canadian Association of Retired persons (cARP) Sudbury celebrates National Seniors Day on Wednes...

Sep 29, 2014

LU profs, university hammer out tentative deal

The Laurentian University Faculty Association and the university have come to a tentative deal. File photo.

Just hours ahead of their strike deadline, Laurentian University's professors have signed a tentativ...

Sep 29, 2014

Graffiti vandals deface Grotto

The Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto was targeted by graffiti vandals last week. Using black paint, taggers defaced the side of the fountain, as well as several columns on the facility's Greek Parthanon-lookalike structure. The site, owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, overlooks Sudbury's downtown. It's meant for prayer and reflection. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

A picturesque Sudbury facility overlooking the city's downtown was targeted by graffiti vandals last...

Sep 29, 2014

CSCNO to consolidate 3 Valley schools in new building

If Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) trustees have their way, students at three of the board's schools will soon be attending classes together at a new facility.Trustees ...

Sep 29, 2014

Angels in Pink celebrate fifth anniversary with spa day

To mark their fifth anniversary, the Angels in Pink, an organization that raises funds for local breast cancer patient support, will host a spa day and fundraiser.For $30, participants can t...

Sep 29, 2014

HSN enhances program for overweight children

The Northeastern Ontario Health Centre for Kids is enhancing a pediatric outpatient program called Bringing Active Living and Nutrition into your Childhood Everyday (BALANCE) to help childr...

Sep 29, 2014

Lane closures on Howey, Falconbridge

Water and sewer service installation at 953 Howey Dr., will reduce Howey Drive to one lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today until Friday, Oct. 3.The northbound curb lane on Falconbridge Road at A...

Sep 29, 2014

MR55 reduced to one lane in each direction

Municipal Road 55 is reduced to one lane in each direction again at Fielding Road for repairs to infrastructure. Fielding Road at MR55 is reduced to one through lane, as well. Repairs are ex...

Sep 28, 2014

Bigger bombshell: former auditor general leads mayoral race

Brian Bigger is leading the race to be Greater Sudbury's next mayor, ahead of rivals Dan Melanson and John Rodriguez by almost 10 per cent.

Brian Bigger is leading the race to be Greater Sudbury's next mayor, ahead of rivals Dan Melanson an...

Sep 28, 2014

Roads most important issue for Sudburians, poll finds

It likely comes as little surprise, but a recent OraclePoll survey found the state of the city's roads topped the list of election issues for city voters. File photo

Not surprisingly, the state of local roads is the most important issue for Sudburians, a new poll co...

Sep 28, 2014

Brian Bigger has most widespread support, poll finds

A popular spot for election signs, Barrydowne Road teems with signage as candidates compete for valuable visibility in the run up to Oct. 27. File photo.

In a recent snapshot of voter intention, Brian Bigger has the edge in the race to become Greater Sud...

Sep 27, 2014

NDP's Mulcair rallies party faithful in election-style meeting

Nickel Belt MP Claude Gravelle (left), Party Leader Thomas Mulcair, Sudbury MP Glenn Thibeault, Timmins MP Charlie Angus, Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas and Sudbury MPP Joe Cimino take the podium Saturday at the NDP's Northern Ontario Council. Darren MacDonald photo.

Thomas Mulcair came to town Saturday in full campaign mode, promising a $15 minimum wage and a natio...

Sep 26, 2014

Blue-green algal blooms in Lake Nipissing: Health unit

Results from water samples taken Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, from the Northland Road area in the West Arm of Lake Nipissing are positive for blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), said the Sudbury and District Health Unit. File photo.

Results from water samples taken Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, from the Northland Road area in the West...

Sep 26, 2014

Sixth graders not hitting the mark in math

Less than half of Grade 6 Sudbury Catholic District School Board and Rainbow District School Board students passed standardized math tests this past school year. Supplied photo.

It appears math isn't exactly a strength for local English-language Grade 6 students.For several yea...

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