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On what is expected to be the hottest day of the year, those of us with air conditioning in the home and office will be cranking it up to beat the heat.But all of the cooling systems running at once draws a lot of power from the province's energy grid. Wendy Watson, spokesperson for Greater Sudbury Utilities, said the biggest spike in energy use takes place at dinner ...

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Jul 29, 2015

Blue-green algae reported on Lake Panache

Samples taken from the north shore of Lake Panache have shown signs of blue-green algal blooms. File photo.

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has advised the Sudbury & District Health Unit th...

Jul 29, 2015

New online courses on Aboriginal issues

The University of Sudbury and Trent University have partnered together to create and offer two new online courses, the first of their kind in Canada, aimed at bridging the knowledge gap on urban Aboriginal issues. Supplied photo.

The University of Sudbury and Trent University have partnered together to create and offer two new o...

Jul 29, 2015

Ditching cable a growing trend

There are more than 13.3 million households in Canada, and in late 2014, 11.8 million households subscribed to a cable or satellite television package. The firm IDC Canada expects the number of cable and satellite television subscribers to decrease to 11.3 million by late 2019. Photo by Arron Pickard.

Just over four years ago Devin Arthur ditched his cable subscription and switched his family to the ...

Jul 29, 2015

No fire bans in Greater Sudbury at the moment

Greater Sudbury remains at an extreme hazard level, though the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has not implemented any fire ban in the Northeast region, nor has Sudbury Fire Protection Services implemented any such ban. Supplied photo.

There has been some scorching hot weather blanketing Greater Sudbury for the past two days. Since Ju...

Jul 29, 2015

Heat wave to break this evening

Some clouds are expected to roll in and break up some of the heat. Possible showers this evening. Supplied photo.

There should be some relief on the way from the scorching heat we've been experiencing the last few ...

Jul 29, 2015

Blue-green algae in Murdock River

Samples taken from Murdock River have tested positive for blue-green algae. Supplied photo.

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has advised the Sudbury and District Health Unit...

Jul 29, 2015

Chopped trees leave residents feeling toppled

Crews with Woodpecker Energy Systems Inc. were brought in to remove trees deemed a nuisance to the infrastructure of the Dow Drive townhouses in Copper Cliff. Photo by Heather Green-Oliver.

The removal of several dozen trees in Copper Cliff has left many residents angry and heartbroken.Nor... Video:

Jul 29, 2015

HSN wins Sudbury Commuter Challenge

From left: Commuter Challenge winners from Heath Sciences North: Elizabeth Taillefer, special events manager, Northern Cancer Foundation; Laura Thompson, manager, occupational health and safety services; Sarah Grenier, communications and marketing advisor; Carol Kirkwood, clinical manager. Far right: Jennifer Babin-Fenske, co-ordinator of EarthCare Sudbury Initiatives, City of Greater Sudbury. Supplied photo.

With 61 participants, Health Sciences North won Sudbury's 2015 Commuter Challenge.The Commuter Chall...

Jul 29, 2015

Reaching 33.5 C, yesterday's temperatures record-breaking

Yesterday's temperatures, which reached 33.5 C in Greater Sudbury, were record-breaking for July 28. The previous record was 30.6 C, set in 1964 and again in 1990. Supplied photo.

Yesterday's temperatures, which reached 33.5 C in Greater Sudbury, were record-breaking for July 28....

Jul 28, 2015

No pools or libraries on Civic Holiday

Tom Davies Square will be closed on Civic Holiday, Aug.3, along with other municipally-operated facilities. File photo.

The City of Greater Sudbury has released their municipal schedule for Civic Holiday, Monday Aug. 3.M...

Jul 28, 2015

Sudbury to Sault Ste. Marie at extreme hazard for fires

Sudbury remains at an extreme hazard level for forest fires. Six new fires were reported in the Northeast region since yesterday, four of which are in Sudbury. Supplied photo.

Five new fires have been reported in the Northeast region since yesterday. Sudbury 44 is being held ...

Jul 28, 2015

LHIN asks for input on priorities

The North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is asking northerners to fill out a 10-minute survey to help inform its strategic plan for 2016-2019. File photo.

The North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is asking northerners to fill out a 10-minute...

Jul 28, 2015

Book provides back story for annual Terror Train event

A new book by Matthew Del Papa provides the back story for this year's Terror Train event. Supplied photo.

Local author Matthew Del Papa is launching his latest book, Nightmare at the North Pole, during Capr...

Jul 28, 2015

It's going to be another hot one Wednesday

While it won't be as hot as Tuesday, Wednesday is still going to be a scorcher, with the temperature expected to soar to 30 C. Supplied photo.

Tonight will be clear. Low of 21 C.Wednesday there will be increasing cloudiness. Forty per cent cha...

Jul 28, 2015

Railway crossing upgrades to cause closures

Upgrades to a number of railway crossings will cause traffic delays around Greater Sudbury. File photo.

An upgrade to rail crossings in the city by Canadian Pacific Railway will result in the temporary cl...

Jul 28, 2015

Val Thérèse teen bikes for cancer research

For the fifth time, 14-year-old Tanner Levesque will bike from Val Thérèse to Sudbury to raise funds for lung cancer research. Tanner begin his bike ride the morning of Saturday, Aug. 29. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Tanner Levesque has become a bit of celebrity in the valley thanks to his yearly bike rides to raise...

Jul 28, 2015

Two movies being shot in town this week

Film crews will be present in a variety of locations down town this week and may cause traffic interruptions. File photo.

You may hear some gun fire tonight if you're down town.An independent Canadian company will be filmi...

Jul 28, 2015

Soaring temperatures mean rising demand for electricity

On what is expected to be the hottest day of the year, those of us with air conditioning in the home and office will be cranking it up to beat the heat. Supplied photo.

On what is expected to be the hottest day of the year, those of us with air conditioning in the home...

Jul 28, 2015

Surging popularity of drones brings up safety concerns

 UAVs like the DJI Inspire 1 can capture incredible clear videos from points of view never before seen, but the rules surrounding them are still a little hazy. Supplied photo.

A hobby that has been growing in popularity may also be outrunning the regulations that have been se...

Jul 28, 2015

Put some ice on that: return of Ice Bucket Challenge

Reliance Home Comfort was one of several Sudbury businesses to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last summer. File photo,

Remember all of those videos of people pouring buckets of ice water on their heads?On Aug. 6, the AL...

Jul 28, 2015

Ontario hospitals failing patients: CUPE

Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions, was in Sudbury Monday where he called for increased funding for Ontario hospitals. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

The province's focus on home and community care has not made up for a four-year freeze to hospital f...

Jul 28, 2015

Another heat warning: High of 33 C today

Environment Canada has issued another heat warning for Greater Sudbury, as temperatures are expected to soar to 33 C today. Supplied photo.

Environment Canada has issued another heat warning for Greater Sudbury, as temperatures are expected...

Jul 27, 2015

Beat the heatwave - SDHU tips to avoid illness

A heat wave is expected to continue in Greater Sudbury throughout today and the SDHU is offering tips to avoid heat-related illness. Supplied photo.

The Greater Sudbury Area and much of southern Ontario is in the grips of a sweltering heat wave.With...

Jul 27, 2015

Hospital expands telemedicine for children's care

Dr. Sean Murray, medical director of Health Sciences North's Family and Child program, shows a new Ontario Telemedicine Network system the hospital acquired to aid NEO Kids with pediatric care. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Children and infants will benefit from new Ontario Telemedicine Network systems installed at the Nor...

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