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While the Sudbury and District Health Unit (SDHU) recently found a tick that tested positive for Lyme disease, the blacklegged ticks that sometimes carry the bacteria that causes the disease remain relatively uncommon in Northern Ontario.Curtis Russell, a senior program specialist with Public Health Ontario, said blacklegged ticks are more commonly found along the nor...

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Jul 04, 2015

Junior Miner says it found 'massive' mineral deposit

Junior miner Wallbridge Mining Company Limited, which operates the Broken Hammer open pit mine in Sudbury, pictured, announced it has discovered a 'massive' nickel, copper and platinum group element mineralization on its Parkin properties in Sudbury. File photo.

Junior miner Wallbridge Mining Company Limited announced it has discovered a “massive” nickel, coppe...

Jul 03, 2015

Bronze beauty – Stompin' Tom statue unveiled (4 photos)

The life-sized, 600-plus pound bronze Stompin' Tom statue was unveiled on July 3 at Bell Park during the Northern Lights Festival Boreal. Photo by: Matt Durnan

His music resonates throughout Canada and now his likeness has been immortalized in Sudbury in the f... Video:

Jul 03, 2015

Blooming wonderful: Flowers at The Market this weekend

 Need some fresh flowers? Look no further than The Market this weekend. Photo supplied

This week’s featured product at The Market: fresh flowers!Located next to the CP/Via Rail Station at...

Jul 03, 2015

A roof over your head – make sure it's a good one

Before having any work done on your roof make sure you do your homework and ask the right questions. Supplied photo.

After a harsh winter and wet spring, many Ontarians may be considering replacing their roofs. Before...

Jul 03, 2015

Industry: Feds wrong to apply anti-corruption rules to FNs

The Mining Association of Canada says the new Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act was never intended to apply to First Nations communities. File photo

A new transparency act for the mining industry may go too far when it comes to First Nations, says t...

Jul 03, 2015

Finding an affordable food solution be found for remote reserves

Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op could be a vehicle to provide fresh and affordable regionally-grown and farm-raised healthy food to remote First Nation communities. Photo: NorthernOntarioBusiness.com

There’s a will, but is there a way?First Nations and northwestern Ontario municipal leaders are divi...

Jul 03, 2015

Blue-green algae in Red Deer Lake

he Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change confirmed that samples taken from Red Deer Lake contained blue-green algae. Supplied photo.

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

Jul 03, 2015

Here’s the schedule for the free Bell Park Concert Series

Don’t forget about the Bell Park Concert Series, which offers free live concerts in the park every Sunday throughout the summer. File photo

What’s better than an outdoor concert on the shores of Ramsey Lake? How about a free outdoor concert...

Jul 03, 2015

Hot weather's finally here: High of 28 on Sunday

If you're going outside this weekend, remember to wear a hat and sunscreen. There'll be a mix of sun and cloud and warm temperatures all weekend. Supplied photo.

Tonight will be mainly cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of showers. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming ...

Jul 03, 2015

Traffic update: road repairs and lane closures

Road rapair season is in full swing and there will be a number of lane closures in and around Sudbury in the coming week. File photo.

MR 80: Crack sealing on MR 80 between Hubert Street and Valleyview Road in Val Caron will begin at 1...

Jul 03, 2015

Ticks remain uncommon in north, says public health

While the Sudbury and District Health Unit recently found a tick that tested positive for Lyme disease, the blacklegged ticks that sometimes carry the bacteria that causes the disease remain relatively uncommon in Northern Ontario. File photo.

While the Sudbury and District Health Unit (SDHU) recently found a tick that tested positive for Lym...

Jul 03, 2015

Rock dans l'âme: CSCNO students release CD

Local musician Chuck Labelle helped CSCNO students release their own CD. Supplied photo.

Music students from eight Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) secondary schools ce...

Jul 03, 2015

Learning about life in Syria, thanks to Skype

St. Charles College students recently spoke to teachers in Syria and Australia, and learned a little something too, thanks to Skype technology. Supplied photo.

The St. Charles College World Issues Club further expanded its horizons this June thanks to Skype. T...

Jul 03, 2015

Fighting intolerance: Sudbury has its own PrideHouse

Theresa Burden, the 2014 Sudbury Pride chair, is seen here in this file photo. This year, Sudbury Pride Week coincides with the Toronto Pan Am Games. In celebration, a PrideHouse has been set up in Sudbury. File photo.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes have, traditionally, faced intolerance for their ide...

Jul 03, 2015

Arts and culture receives $600K boost from GSDC

Sudbury Theatre Centre received the single largest arts and culture operating grant this year — $60,000 — from the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation. The theatre's spring production of In Piazza San Dominico is seen here. File photo.

The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) Board has approved $594,912 in funding to 44 loca...

Jul 03, 2015

Go on an adventure next weekend

Lake Laurentian Conservation Area plays host to the third annual Friends and Family Outdoor Adventure Day on July 11. Supplied photo.

Friends of Lake Laurentian's third annual Friends and Family Outdoor Adventure Day kicks off on July...

Jul 03, 2015

Helping out hospice: recent donations (3 photos)

The Chevaliers de Colomb Conseil 10602 made a donation of $3,291 to the Maison Vale Hospice. Here is Daniel Mathieu, Omer Leduc, Marc Richard and Gerard Chartrand. Supplied photo.

Two community groups and one family made generous donations to Maison Vale Hospice recently. The fa...

Jul 03, 2015

Most people now likely immune to West Nile: health unit

 Mosquitoes have made West Nile Virus a mainstay in Ontario. Supplied photo.

There was a time when the West Nile Virus (WNV) caused a significant stir among outdoor enthusiasts ...

Jul 02, 2015

Province reforms debt settlement practices

Ontario has reformed it's debt settlement process in an aim to end unfair business practices. Supplied photo.

Ontario is strengthening financial protections for consumers using debt settlement services and impl...

Jul 02, 2015

Indy film night (7 photos)

Indiana Jones was the star of the evening at movie under the stars on July 2. Photo by: Matt Durnan.

Dozens of Sudbury film fans turned out at the corner of Durham and Cedar Streets on July 2 to catch ...

Jul 02, 2015

The future's now: Cineplex to screen Back to the Future

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of this beloved and iconic classic, October 21, 2015 has been declared “Back to the Future Day” worldwide. To mark the date, Cineplex Entertainment’s Front Row Centre Events is bringing Back to the Future parts one and two to theatres across the country, including Sudbury's Silver City, on October 21, followed by the full trilogy on October 25. Supplied photo.

Break out your hoverboards; power up the flux capacitor; and crank up Huey Lewis and The News ... Ci...

Jul 02, 2015

Robotics for all: No longer an 'all-boys' program

Cash Cayen, 9, with the petition to allow girls into the Timmins Library's robotics program. Supplied photo.

The mother of a girl who earlier this week was told she couldn’t sign up for a Timmins Public Librar...

Jul 02, 2015

Homeless happens, says advocate

Homeless advocate Jason McComb was in Sudbury today as part of his cross-Canada trek to raise awareness about homelessness. Photo by Arron Pickard.

Jason McComb is hoping to change society's views about the homeless.And McComb knows a thing or two ...

Jul 02, 2015

Clouds on the horizon for Friday

Friday there will be increasing cloudiness. Supplied photo.

Tonight will be clear. Low of 12.Friday there will be increasing cloudiness. Forty per cent chance o...

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