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While polls are normally a fairly reliable gauge of public opinion, in recent years some shocking election-day results have defied pollster predictions.The most notable examples in recent Canadian history are out west – Christy Clarke's 2013 victory in British Columbia, and Allison Redford's victory in Alberta in 2012. In both cases, polls had them losing, yet on elec...

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Oct 23, 2014

Paving will slow traffic on York Street

Patch paving operations on York Street between Lancaster and Ripple Street on Oct. 24 will slow traffic with two lanes being maintained on York Street between 6-9 a.m., and again from 3-6 p....

Oct 23, 2014

One more day of sweater weather

More sunshine is predicted Friday, with a mix of sun and clouds. The high for the day will be 12 C.

A few cloud tonight with fog patches developing after midnight. The overnight low will be 1 C.More s...

Oct 23, 2014

Sudbury Chief of Police visits CBS

Pederson hopes to lead by example, in response to the ongoing appeal for blood donations. Screenshot.

In light of the incidents on Parliament Hill, Chief Paul Pederson of the GSPS donated blood at Canad... Video:

Oct 23, 2014

Sudbury Catholic breaks ground on new elementary school

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board broke ground Oct. 23 on a new elementary school being built alongside St. Charles College. From left are trustees Barry MacDonald and Jody Cameron, Mayor Marianne Matichuk, Grade 3 St. Raphael student Madeleine Bilyk and Father Sam D'Angelo. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Future students of a new Sudbury Catholic District School Board school currently under construction ...

Oct 23, 2014

City hall flags at half-mast after Ottawa shooting

Flags are at half-mast at Tom Davies Square and in Memorial Park to pay respect to  Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and others impacted by the tragic shooting in Ottawa Oct. 22. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Flags were at half-mast at Tom Davies Square and in Memorial Park Thursday to pay respect to Cpl. N...

Oct 23, 2014

Northeast Cancer Centre encourages cervical cancer screenings

The Northeast Cancer Centre is asking all women to make sure they up to date with their Pap test.To coincide with Cervical Cancer Awareness Week, the Northeast Cancer Centre says it especial...

Oct 23, 2014

Lane closures on Big Nickel Road, Falconbridge Hwy

Road surveys will result in intermittent lane closures on Big Nickel Mine Road today until 4:30 p.m.Falconbridge Highway is reduced to one lane in each direction between Frobisher Street and...

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 ...

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