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 A Liberal government plan to increase the wages of personal support workers in Ontario is flawed, says NDP health critic France Gélinas.Speaking in the Ontario Legislature on Monday, the Nickel Belt MPP said the Liberal's plan to increase wages of some PSWs left too many people out.“All PSWs should receive the promised raise increase for all of the hours that they wo...

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Oct 22, 2014

VIDEO: Sudbury MP Glenn Thibeault reacts to Parliament Hill shooting

Thibeault was one of hundreds placed in lockdown with other politicians and Parliament Hill staff in Ottawa after a gunman shot a soldier at the Canadian War Memorial.

In a telephone conversation on Oct. 22, Sudbury MP Glenn Thibeault spoke with Northernlife.ca while ... Video:

Oct 22, 2014

Rodriguez promises to lobby feds for Maley Drive funding

In his final platform announcement before the Oct. 27 election, John Rodriguez promised he would lobby the federal government to pay its share of the $125-million Maley Drive extension. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Mayoral candidate John Rodriguez promised if he is elected he will lobby the federal government to c...

Oct 22, 2014

Clear skies this week

Sun is predicted Thursday, with the high at 11 C and the low 0 C.

Tonight will be clear with light wind in the evening. The overnight low will be 1 C. Sun is predic...

Oct 22, 2014

Election polls telling very different stories

Election signs dot the landscape along Barrydowne. While polls are normally a fairly reliable gauge of public opinion, in recent years some shocking election-day results have defied pollster predictions. File photo.

While polls are normally a fairly reliable gauge of public opinion, in recent years some shocking el...

Oct 22, 2014

Covergalls a big hit with Dragon's Den hosts

Alicia Woods, right, appeared on the popular CBC show “Dragon's Den” on Oct. 15 to make a pitch for her company, Covergalls. Founded in 2013, Covergalls makes coveralls specifically for women. Supplied photo.

Alicia Woods' appearance on the Season 9 premiere of “Dragon's Den” on Oct. 15 exceeded her wildest ...

Oct 22, 2014

Family wins reprieve after son denied Handi-Transit service

The city's need to review eligibility rules for Handi-Transit service has left a single mother worried her son might be forced off the bus. File photo.

Val Lauria is breathing a sigh of relief today after learning her autistic son won't be forced off t...

Oct 22, 2014

Pollster: It's now a two-person race

An Oraclepoll Research survey commissioned by NorthernLife.ca, conducted Oct. 21-22., found that, of decided voters, Brian Bigger, right, had 31 per cent of support, with 23 per cent for Dan Melanson. File photos.

It's still Brian Bigger's election to lose, but the latest opinion poll in Greater Sudbury's mayor r...

Oct 22, 2014

Check out a piece of Sudbury's history tonight

Head to the Art Gallery of Sudbury tonight to check out some historic documents recently acquired by the Sudbury District Archives Interest Group. File photo.

The Sudbury District Archives Interest Group recently made a very important acquisition — the Land A...

Oct 22, 2014

'You could smell the gunpowder'

Sudbury MP Glenn Thibeault feared for his life when a gunman stormed Parliament Hill today after shooting a soldier at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa.

Sudbury MP Glenn Thibeault feared for his life when a gunman stormed Parliament Hill today after sho...

Oct 22, 2014

Parliament shooter: MP's local constituency office closed

Sudbury NDP MP Glenn Thibeault's constituency office is closed after a gunman shot and wounded a soldier at the Canadian War Memorial before moving on to the Parliament offices. Googlemap Image.

Sudbury MP Glenn Thibeault's constituency office in Greater Sudbury is closed after Parliament was l...

Oct 22, 2014

'Shots were non-stop,' says Thibeault

A soldier, police and paramedics tend to a soldier shot at the National Memorial near Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct.22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

The latest info:According to media reports, there are three confirmed shootings in Ottawa: one each ...

Oct 21, 2014

Miners for Cancer dig up $150K for Cancer Centre

Members with Miners for Cancer, left, donated $150,000 to the Northeastern Cancer Centre Tuesday to pay for new radiation therapy suites. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Charitable organization Miners for Cancer made its largest one-time donation yet to the Northeastern...

Oct 21, 2014

Sunshine on your Wednesday

Wednesday, expect sunny skies with isolated fog patches. The high will be 8 C, and the low –2 C.Reader supplied photo.

Tonight, will be partly cloudy and clearing up near midnight. Fog patches are predicted to develop b...

Oct 21, 2014

Melanson vows to replace CAO if he's elected mayor

Dan Melanson is calling for a new CAO at Tom Davies Square, but his main rivals are questioning his judgment in making such a public statement on a personnel matter. Darren MacDonald photo.

 Mayoral candidate Dan Melanson says he would work to replace the city's chief administrative office...

Oct 21, 2014

Film productions taking place in Downtown Sudbury

Two film productions will require intermittent traffic interruptions in Downtown Sudbury this week.“30th Birthday”, a Hideaway Pictures film production, will film outdoor scenes on Tuesday a...

Oct 21, 2014

Lane closed at Marcel, Bouchard intersection

Paving at the intersection of Marcel Street and Bouchard Street will reduce traffic to one lane.The intersection will be controlled by flagpersons until 7 p.m. tonight. ...

Oct 20, 2014

Splash pad memorial on to Aviva's semifinals

This is a graphic representation of what the splash pad commemorating DJ Hancock could look like. Supplied photo.

Proponents of a hockey-themed splash pad in memory of 18-year-old DJ Hancock are one step closer to ...

Oct 20, 2014

Gélinas calls on province to increase wages for all PSWs

Speaking in the Ontario Legislature on Monday, Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas said a Liberal plan to increase wages of some PSWs left too many people out. File photo.

 A Liberal government plan to increase the wages of personal support workers in Ontario is flawed, s...

Oct 20, 2014

Sun sighting ahead

Drier weather is expected Tuesday, with a mix of sun and cloud. The high for the day will be 6 C and the low -3.

Tonight, expect rain showers mixed with wet flurries. The overnight low will be 1 C. Drier weather i...

Oct 20, 2014

VIDEO: Gluten: glazed and confused

While appealing to many, the gluten-free diet still seems to be widely misunderstood. Screen capture.

More people than ever before are buying, cooking and eating gluten free foods. The "gluten-free diet... Video:

Oct 20, 2014

Most are undecided over who they want as Sudbury's mayor

Brian Bigger is still leading the mayor's race in Greater Sudbury, but a poll commissioned by Northern Life shows his lead is softening while the number of undecided voters has surged. File photo.

 Brian Bigger is still leading the mayor's race in Greater Sudbury, but a poll commissioned by North...

Oct 19, 2014

Transit needs improvement, but how to fund it?

Half of Sudburians polled last month think more taxpayer money should be spent to improve public transit. File photo.

Mayoral candidate John Rodriguez — who's currently polling in second place in the race, trailing beh...

Oct 19, 2014

Cambrian prof honoured by Thorneloe

Ken Salah was recently honoured by Thorneloe University for his contributions to its theatre productions. Supplied photo.

The co-ordinator of Cambrian College's theatre arts technical production program was recently honour...

Oct 19, 2014

Ukrainian community celebrates heritage at Yarmarok Festival

Dancers with Sudbury's Veselka School of Dance performed to a packed house at the  Ukrainian National Federation hall Sunday. The performance was part of the 40th annual Ukrainian Yarmarok Festival. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Sudbury's Ukrainian community celebrated the 40th annual Ukrainian Yarmarok Festival this weekend wi...

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