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Just over four years ago Devin Arthur ditched his cable subscription and switched his family to the popular streaming television service Netflix. “Every time we turned the TV on to try and find something we noticed most of our time was spent just browsing and not watching anything,” said Arthur. “We could never find anything we liked.”More recently, Arthur got a Nexu...

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Jul 30, 2015

Health Canada approves abortion drug

Health Canada approved the abortion drug RU-486 late Wednesday, more than two years after the manufacturer submitted its application. File photo

Health Canada approved the abortion drug RU-486 late Wednesday, more than two years after the manufa...

Jul 30, 2015

Traffic update: Hwy 69, Notre Dame Ave under repairs

Road work will cause delays on Highway 69 in Val Caron, as well as on Notre Dame Avenue. File photo.

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

Jul 30, 2015

Fish or cut bait: MNRF blitz lands 18 charges

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry laid 18 charges on anglers during a two month blitz. Supplied photo.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry laid 18 charges and issued 71 warnings in a two-month...

Jul 30, 2015

Health unit updates food inspections disclosure site

The Sudbury and District Health Unit has updated its online food safety inspection results disclosure system and has introduced a decal program for food premise owners to coincide with that launch. File photo.

The Sudbury and District Health Unit has updated its online food safety inspection results disclosur...

Jul 30, 2015

Friday brings a risk of thunderstorms

Friday there will be a mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy late in the morning, with 60 per cent chance of showers in the afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. High of 23. Supplied photo.

Tonight will be partly cloudy. Wind west 30 km/h, becoming light this evening. Low of 16.Friday ther...

Jul 30, 2015

Public submits 500 ideas on how to save money

With the deadline almost passed for public submissions, Mayor Brian Bigger said Thursday the city has received hundreds of money-saving ideas from Greater Sudburians. File photo.

With the deadline almost passed for public submissions, Mayor Brian Bigger said Thursday the city ha...

Jul 30, 2015

Vale exceeds expectations in second quarter

Vale reported a net profit of $1.68 billion Thursday, thanks to higher outputs and cost cuts in its global business, the company reported to investors. File photo.

Vale reported a net profit of $1.68 billion Thursday, thanks to higher outputs and cost cuts in its ...

Jul 30, 2015

A brew of their own

Long-time friends Nishin Meawasige (left) and Blair Hagman have launched Swingbridge Ale, their first brew out of their new business, Manitoulin Brewing Company, which is based out of Little Current on Manitoulin Island. Supplied photo.

For the denizens of Manitoulin Island, who flock to the popular vacation spot when the warm weather ...

Jul 30, 2015

Cruising speed ahead

North Channel Cruise Line is now offering tours to some of the area’s most renowned hot spots aboard its 75-foot trimaran-style boat, Le Grand Héron. Photo by Lindsay Kelly.

For decades, sailors plying the North Channel have returned with tales of its beauty, but unless you...

Jul 30, 2015

Traffic update: Grinding on MR 80 Thursday and Friday

Grinding operations at the intersection of Highway 69 North (MR 80) in Val Caron at Main Street will take place overnight starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 30. Work is expected to be done before morning rush hour traffic starts on Friday, July 31. File photo.

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

Jul 30, 2015

$2,500 fine and one-year hunting ban for Gore Bay man

A Gore Bay man has been fined $2,500 and has been given a one-year hunting ban for illegal hunting last November. Supplied photo.

A Gore Bay man has been fined $2,500 for hunting and safety violations.The man pleaded guilty and wa...

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...

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