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Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with Governor General David Johnston in Ottawa Sunday morning to dissolve Parliament and kick off the longest election campaign in modern Canadian history.With an election day set for Oct. 19, the campaign will last 78 days, or 11 weeks.The Canadian Press has reported only Canada's two first election campaigns – in 1867 and 1872 – wer...

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Aug 04, 2015

Traffic update: road work on Hwy 69, Val Caron

Grinding operations will take place on Hwy. 69 at Main Street in Val Caron on Aug. 5. File photo.

Grinding operations at the intersection of Highway 69 North (MR 80) in Val Caron at Main Street will...

Aug 04, 2015

Essar Steel says 2015 was a ‘milestone year’

 Essar Steel Algoma posted $194.9 million in EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization), compared to a loss of $55.2 million in 2014. File photo.

Essar Steel Algoma is calling 2015 a “milestone year,” after announcing the close of its fiscal year...

Aug 04, 2015

Risk of a thunderstorm Tuesday evening

We've had quite a few thunderstorms recently, and there's the risk of another one Tuesday evening. File photo.

Tonight will be partly cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm this even...

Aug 04, 2015

Feds look to get 175 First Nations off diesel

 A national task force is being established to find ways to eliminate diesel power generation on remote First Nation communities. File photo

A national task force is being established to find ways to eliminate diesel power generation on remo...

Aug 04, 2015

Pedalling to raise funds for cancer care

Troy Dowhaniuk stopped in Sudbury July 31 as part of his cross-Canada bike tour to raise money for Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. Photo by Arron Pickard.

For southern Ontario resident Troy Dowhaniuk, the love he had for his beloved canine, Kaos, has prop...

Aug 02, 2015

Explosion causes minor injuries at Lockerby Mine

An explosion at First Nickel's Lockerby Mine in Sudbury Sunday morning resulted in minor injuries for one worker, confirmed the company's president and CEO. File photo.

An explosion at First Nickel's Lockerby Mine in Sudbury Sunday morning resulted in minor injuries fo...

Aug 02, 2015

Medical diagnostics company secures $800 K from investors

Dr. Baoqing Guo, a research associate with Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada at Health Sciences North, shows clinical tissue samples, stored in liquid nitrogen, used for cancer treatment research. File photo.

 A Toronto-based medical diagnostics company with strong roots in Sudbury recently secured around $8...

Aug 02, 2015

Harper kicks off federal election Sunday

Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with Governor General David Johnston in Ottawa Sunday morning to dissolve Parliament and kick off the longest election campaign in modern Canadian history. File photo.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with Governor General David Johnston in Ottawa Sunday morning to d...

Aug 01, 2015

Capreol Days provides family fun in small community

Team Anonymously Awesome took part in the third annual Amazing Race event during Capreol Days. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

It's been happening for decades and gets a bit bigger and better each year.As has become tradition e...

Aug 01, 2015

Sunrisers donate more than $36 K to local causes

Members of the Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers, and recent Paul Harris fellows Junior and Leslie Moutsatsos, presented a cheque for $18,307 to the Janis Foligno Foundation at the P&M's Kouzzina restaurant Aug. 1. Many members of the Foligno family were present to accept the donation. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

The Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers raised more than $36,000 for two local organizations: the Janis...

Aug 01, 2015

Tories enter spending spree before election call

Conservative MPs, including FedNor Minister Greg Rickford (pictured), have announced nearly $4 billion in funding for various national programs over the past week. File photo.

The Harper government has made spending announcements across Canada totaling nearly $4 billion over ...

Jul 31, 2015

Feds fund program to promote healthy habits for men

Minister of Health Rona Ambrose announced Friday the federal government is investing $519,400 in an initiative to promote healthy habits in men and help prevent chronic diseases. File photo.

Minister of Health Rona Ambrose announced Friday the federal government is investing $519,400 in an ...

Jul 31, 2015

Thunder storm downs trees on Haig Street

Friday evening's thunder storm downed several trees on Haig Street and left some debris on the road. Supplied photo.

Friday evening's thunder storm downed several trees on Haig Street and left some debris on the road....

Jul 31, 2015

Power restored to south end hydro customers

Greater Sudbury Hydro has reported it is experiencing widespread power outages Friday evening. File photo.

Update: Power has been restored to all Greater Sudbury Hydro customers. There is the possibility of...

Jul 31, 2015

Thunderstorms possible this evening

Tonight there will be a few showers ending this evening, then mainly cloudy. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Wind west 30 km/h becoming light late this evening. Low of 14. Supplied photo.

Tonight there will be a few showers ending this evening, then mainly cloudy. Risk of a thunderstorm ...

Jul 31, 2015

Cross-Canada tour opposes changes to Canada Post

Mike Palecek, national president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, was in Sudbury Friday as part of a cross-country tour to oppose recent changes to Canada Post, including job cuts and the introduction of more community mailboxes. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Canada Post's five-point plan to adapt to a changing landscape for mail delivery will “destroy the p...

Jul 31, 2015

Tory leader Brown asks Wynne 10 questions

In a release Friday, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown said he wanted to publicly ask Premier Kathleen Wynne 10 questions since she won't call an early byelection so the former federal MP can enter the Legislature. File photo.

In a release Friday, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown said he wanted to publicly ask Premier Kathleen...

Jul 31, 2015

Health Canada encourages safe use of bug repellents

Health Canada is reminding Canadians about the importance of using insect repellents safely to avoid mosquitoes and other insect bites. File photo.

Health Canada is reminding Canadians about the importance of using insect repellents safely to avoid...

Jul 31, 2015

How can colleges and the mining industry work together?

Eight mining innovation experts are scheduled to speak at a Sudbury luncheon August 19 hosted by the North America Mining Expo. Supplied photo.

Eight mining innovation experts are scheduled to speak at a Sudbury luncheon August 19 hosted by the...

Jul 31, 2015

Former downtown parking garage set for demolition

More than a year-and-a-half after it abruptly closed, the owners of the multi-level parking garage on Cedar Street say the structure should come down soon. Photo by Darren MacDonald.

More than a year and a half after it abruptly closed, the owners of the multi-level parking garage o...

Jul 31, 2015

Finding the solution: Mathnasium to the rescue

If your child is struggling with math there are some telltale signs to look for. Mathnasium can help kids get back on track. Supplied photo.

School will soon be back in full swing and new math ideas will be coming at students every day. Math...

Jul 31, 2015

Acquired brain injuries group home looks to expand

Wade Hampton House resident Nicholas St. George was 19 he fell off a roof while painting and injured his head. The resulting brain injury has affected his memory, slurred his speech, and made him reliant on a wheelchair to travel longer distances. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

A local group home for people with acquired brain injuries has plans for an expansion that would dou...

Jul 30, 2015

Early election call won't change their plans: candidates

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is widely expected to call an election as early as Sunday. File photo.

With rumours rampant that Prime Minister Stephen Harper could call an election as early as Sunday, t...

Jul 30, 2015

Some things to bear in mind this long weekend

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is reminding everyone to be bear safe this long weekend and follow the tips listed below. Supplied photo.

With the Civic Holiday weekend fast-approaching, many Sudburians will be looking to enjoy the great ...

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