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 Hopes the province would act quickly to help cities stem soaring insurance costs were dashed at this week's meeting of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.What's known as 'joint and several liability' rules in the province often force municipalities to pay the bulk of multi-million dollar damage awards in lawsuits. Under the 'one per cent rule,' even when ci...

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Aug 21, 2014

Cops accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Greater Sudbury Police Chief Paul Pedersen and the Greater Sudbury Police Service have been challenged by Chief Paul Cook and the North Bay Police Service to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Greater Sudbury Police Chief Paul Pedersen and the Greater Sudbury Police Service have been challeng...

Aug 21, 2014

Ward 8 candidate issued Ice Bucket Challenge

Ward 8 municipal election candidate Stefano Presenza has launched an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to all of the 2014 candidates. To view his Ice Bucket Challenge video, click http://youtu.be/09frLo2ComU. Supplied.

Ward 8 municipal election candidate Stefano Presenza has launched an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to all...

Aug 21, 2014

Mayoral candidate vows to keep taxes low

In a release Thursday, mayoral candidate Jeff Huska said if elected, he would keep city taxes as low as possible.

In a release Thursday, mayoral candidate Jeff Huska said if elected, he would keep city taxes as low...

Aug 21, 2014

City invests in stink-control sytem for biosolids plant

Greater Sudbury is investing in a system to monitor odours from the city's new $63-million biosolids plant, currently under construction on Kelly Lake Road. File photo.

Greater Sudbury is investing in a system to monitor odours from the city's new $63-million biosolids...

Aug 21, 2014

Comment misattributed in print edition of 2nd Ave. story

In the Aug. 19 print edition of Northern Life, a missing attribution could lead to the impression that the city's roads director referred to opponents of the Second Avenue road widening as "...

Aug 21, 2014

Lifeguard supervision ends Sunday

Lifeguard supervision at municipal beaches will end Sunday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.

Lifeguard supervision at municipal beaches will end Sunday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.There will be no lifegu...

Aug 20, 2014

Province takes slow approach to reforming liability legislation

There will be no quick relief for Ontario municipalities who are having to shell out millions due to the rising number of lawsuits filed against cities -- and the climbing damage awards that accompany them. The province has said it's open to reform, but change will take time. File photo.

 Hopes the province would act quickly to help cities stem soaring insurance costs were dashed at thi...

Aug 20, 2014

Possibility of thunderstorms tonight

Thursday morning will be mainly cloudy with a 40-per-cent chance of showers early into the afternoon. The temperature high will be 21 C. Thursday evening will be partly cloudy, with the low at 13 C.

Umbrellas up! Tonight will be cloudy, with a 60-per-cent chance of showers.Environment Canada warns ...

Aug 20, 2014

New family clinic in Chelmsford by 2015

The last Family Health Team to open in Greater Sudbury was in Walden in 2011 (above). With teams already open in Sudbury and Val Caron, the main thing delaying a Chelmsford location is recruiting doctors. Local politicians met with Health Minister Deb Mathews this week at the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference to look for provincial help to get the clinic open. File photo.

If all goes according to plan, Chelmsford should have a new family clinic by mid to late 2015. The C...

Aug 20, 2014

Classic cars helping A&W end MS

Love classic cars? A&W restaurant's annual Cruisin' To End MS features a show and shine, while donating a $1 from every Teen Burger sold to multiple sclerosis research. Supplied

Worldwide, there are currently between two and 2.5 million people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis ...

Aug 20, 2014

Road grinding will result in lane closures

Grinding operations will close lanes Aug. 21-22 on several roads throughout Greater Sudbury.The work will result in lane closures on The Kingsway in both directions between Barrydowne Road a...

Aug 19, 2014

Melanson touts plan to create aerospace industry in Greater Sudbury

Tuesday morning at the Lacoix Hanger at the Greater Sudbury Airport, mayoral candidate Dan Melanson outlined his proposal to offer tax incentives to aerospace companies will to set up in Greater Sudbury. Darren MacDonald photo.

 If elected mayor, Dan Melanson says he would develop an aerospace manufacturing industry in Greater...

Aug 19, 2014

It's time for policies, not ax-grinding, mayoral candidate says

Mayoral candidate Dan Melanson addresses reporters Tuesday morning at the Greater Sudbury Airport. Darren MacDonald photo.

 Mayoral hopeful Dan Melanson says it's time for candidates to spell out their platforms and policie...

Aug 19, 2014

Watch Cook for Me Sudbury online

The top 10 The Top 10 have been selected for Sudbury Living magazine’s newest event, Cook for Me Sudbury! Want to know who they are? Watch Round 1 unfold today at www.cookformesudbury.com.

The Top 10 have been selected for Sudbury Living magazine’s newest event, Cook for Me Sudbury!This c...

Aug 19, 2014

Local precautions in place for tailings ponds, says biologist

Peter Beckett, a biology professor at Laurentian University, said for the most part tailings ponds, like the one pictured, are safe. File photo.

After a massive tailings pond breach at the Mount Polley mine in British Columbia, a Sudbury biologi...

Aug 19, 2014

Golden parachute for Cliffs boss

Gary Halverson’s time as president and CEO of Cliffs Natural Resources was short but sweet; extremely sweet.  The Sudbury native, who was recently ousted as Cliffs boss, will receive $11 million in termination pay by the Ohio iron and coal miner.

Gary Halverson’s time as president and CEO of Cliffs Natural Resources was short but sweet; extremel...

Aug 19, 2014

Parents: Deadline to change your child's bus route is Aug. 20

If you need to make a change to your child's school bus transportation route for the upcoming school year, you only have until Aug. 20 to do it.

If you need to make a change to your child's school bus transportation route for the upcoming school...

Aug 18, 2014

City beating the bushes in search of amphitheatre sponsor

The city is hoping to attract sponsorship funding for the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre at Bell Park. File photo.

Perhaps the third time will be the charm: Greater Sudbury has extended the deadline again for compan...

Aug 18, 2014

Cloudy days chasing sun away

Tuesday morning, we will have a few showers beginning in the morning. The temperature high will be 21 C.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with an overnight low of 12 C.Tuesday morning, we will have a few sho...

Aug 18, 2014

FedNor doles out almost $1.7 M for Sudbury projects

Third year Cambrian College electrical engineering technologies students Bianca Coles and David Guillemette, left and centre-right, showed Cambrian president Bill best and Sault Ste. Marie MP Bryan Hayes their applied research work. FedNor granted Cambrian College $343,464 for applied research. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

An applied research project at Cambrian College, to build a changing mat that helps avoid diaper ras...

Aug 18, 2014

City proceeds with plan to close downtown daycare centre

The fate of the Junior Citizens Day Care centre was sealed Aug. 12 when city council supported moving ahead with a transition plan to close the facility.

The fate of the Junior Citizens Day Care centre was sealed Aug. 12 when city council supported movin...

Aug 18, 2014

CSCNO appoints new principals

Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) will start the new school year with a few new principals.Luc Dalcourt will assume the role of systemic school principal for the board. T...

Aug 18, 2014

Patch work reduces Larch Street to one lane

Larch Street will be reduced to one lane from Aug. 18-29 for patch work, said the city in a news release. Work on Bellevue and Picard will continue until Wednesday, Aug. 20. One lane will be...

Aug 18, 2014

Huska would prioritize lakes, shelve Kingsway widening

Mayoral candidate Jeff Huska said one of his biggest priorities  is the health of lakes in Greater Sudbury.

Speaking after his campaign launch Aug. 11 at the Idylwylde Golf and Country Club, mayoral candidate...

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