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So NorthernLife.ca borrowed a radar gun to test out the Speed Watch program offered by the City of Greater Sudbury.The program allows a member of the public who thinks there might be an issue with speeding in their neighbourhood to borrow a radar gun and monitor traffic in their area. The information gathered is then used by the city and/or police to deal with any iss...

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Jul 01, 2015

Blue-green algae found in Whitson, McFarlane lakes

Whitson Lake and McFarlane Lake have both tested positive for blue-green algae. Supplied photo.

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

Jun 30, 2015

Lt. Gov. on Canada Day: Ontarians' work inspiring

On the occasion of Canada Day, Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell issued a statement. Supplied photo.

Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell issued the following statement in honour of Canada ...

Jun 30, 2015

Free bus rides for Sudbury youth

Hop on the bus for free with the City's “Ride the Bus on Us” program this summer. File photo.

The City of Greater Sudbury, in partnership with EarthCare will continue their “Ride the Bus on Us” ...

Jun 30, 2015

Kids save their pennies at Desjardins, win bikes

St. Dominque student Isabelle Dumais tries out her new bicycle. Supplied photo.

Nineteen kids are the proud owners of new bicycles thanks to Desjardins Voyageurs Credit Union's fou...

Jun 30, 2015

Want Metal? Head to The Asylum July 24

As part of their Western Canadian tour to launch their upcoming EP, The Iron Tempests, metal band Vesperia will hit the stage at The Asylum in Sudbury on July 24. Supplied photo.

As part of their Western Canadian tour to launch their upcoming EP, The Iron Tempests, metal band Ve...

Jun 30, 2015

Buckle up on the boat

Just as seatbelts save lives in automobiles, a lifejacket can save your life while out on the water. Supplied photo.

The week of July 4 – 12 is National Fishing Week in Canada. It's a week for fun in the sun and on th...

Jun 30, 2015

Miners for Cancer donate $5 K to Cancer Foundation

To help with fundraising efforts, Miners for Cancer held its annual softball tournament June 27 at the Rick McDonald Complex in Azilda. Supplied photo.

Local fundraisers Miners for Cancer donated $5,000 to the Northern Cancer Foundation's brachytherapy...

Jun 30, 2015

Outdoor screening of Indiana Jones takes place Thursday

Watch Indiana Jones & Raiders of the Lost Ark under the stars July 2. Supplied photo.

The next Downtown Movie Night Under the Stars event takes place July 2 at 8 p.m.The event is held at...

Jun 30, 2015

Nature's light show: Risk of thunderstorm this evening

NorthernLife.ca's own Arron Pickard took this photo during a brief thunderstorm June 29. There's a risk of a thunderstorm again early this evening. Photo by Arron Pickard.

Tonight there will be showers. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Low of 10.Wednesday will b...

Jun 30, 2015

Better cell service coming to Manitoulin Island

Manitoulin Island smart phone addicts rejoice! Four new towers will be constructed to provide cellular and high-speed wireless broadband along Highways 551, 542 and 540 and to communities including Providence Bay, Evansville, Sheshegwaning First Nation, Zhiibaahaasing First Nation and Meldrum Bay. Supplied photo.

Manitoulin Island residents will soon have enhanced cellular and mobile broadband services thanks to...

Jun 30, 2015

Fun and affordable summer activities

Have a picnic in Bell Park. Now that the days are getting warmer and sunnier, mom and dad can take the kids out for a picnic in Sudbury's most popular municipal park. You can overlook Ramsey Lake, take in the sun's rays, or even bring a Frisbee along to get your children moving. File photo.

Children may be out of school, but with a Sudbury summer they should have no shortage of things to d...

Jun 30, 2015

Gladiators blanked by Bisons

The Varsity Gladiators took a walloping from the rain and their opponents on June 27. Supplied photo.

The Sudbury Varsity Gladiators were simply out-executed on June 27 against a team that they match up...

Jun 30, 2015

CBC producer becomes Laurentian's new chief of staff

Alex Freedman is an award-winning bilingual journalist who as senior producer has been managing the CBC’s Quebec City bureau since 2013, leading a team of 12 people.  He was recently appointed Laurentian University's new chief of staff to the president. Supplied photo.

Award-winning bilingual journalist Alex Freedman has been appointed chief of staff to the president ...

Jun 30, 2015

Video: Our day with a radar gun

NorthernLife.ca's Jonathan Migneault took part in the city's Speed Watch program by borrowing a radar detector and setting up at the intersection of Attlee Avenue and Soloy Street. We didn't catch any speeders, but we did learn a lot about how the community can help the city and the police keep the streets safer. Photo by Patrick Demers

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Jun 30, 2015

Exploration not benign, NGO says of Ring of Fire

This photo taken by Wildlands League representatives in March shows circular drill pads in Ring of Fire, joined by an horizontal trail, and featuring several vertical lines used for geophysical readings. Each drill pad would host two or three drill holes. Supplied photo.

An environmental organization based in Toronto says it worries about the environmental restoration i...

Jun 30, 2015

Serpent River chief now heads Chiefs of Ontario

Isadore Day of Serpent River First Nation has been elected regional chief by the Chiefs of Ontario. File photo.

Isadore Day has been elected the new Ontario regional chief for the Chiefs of Ontario.As regional ch...

Jun 30, 2015

Video: Get a peek inside a pot processing facility

Health Canada has approved the first clinical trial for medical cannabis. The trial will look to validate medical cannabis as a safe and effective pain relief option. Screen capture

As Canada's stance on marijuana and medical cannabis evolves, there is a need for more information a... Video:

Jun 30, 2015

Power restored from Kelly Lake outage

Greater Sudbury Utilities crews are trying to restore power to 500 residents of the Kelly Lake/Moonglo area this morning. File photo.

 Update at 4:15 p.m.: Greater Sudbury Hydro has now successfully restored power to all customers aff...

Jun 30, 2015

Bald and beautiful: Dragon boat raises awareness

Kiera Konowalchuk and Maya Flores both have alopecia universalis, which has made them lose all their hair. But both are happy and healthy children. Their families will participate in the 2015 Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival to help raise awareness of the autoimmune disorder. Photo by Arron Pickard.

On July 11, a special dragon boat race team will be decked out in blue to raise awareness about an a...

Jun 30, 2015

Take a hike! Rainbow Routes releases new trail map

Do you know how to find hiking trails in the Sudbury area? Check out a new map from Rainbow Routes. Supplied photo.

Rainbow Routes Association recently unveiled its first new trail map in five years, as the Sudbury l...

Jun 30, 2015

Wishes come true for three lucky seniors

Harriet Dempsey from St. Joseph's villa was one of three winners in the Make a Wish program. Supplied photo.

Three seniors' care facilities made Seniors Month 2015 an extra special one for three lucky winners....

Jun 29, 2015

Don't miss out on your child-care benefits

Nearly 70,000 Ontario families are not receiving their Universal Childcare Benefit, make sure you aren't one of them. Supplied photo.

You could be missing out on your Universal Childcare Benefits, and the amount of unclaimed benefits ...

Jun 29, 2015

What's open on Canada Day?

Most retailers in Sudbury and across the country will be closed this Wednesday for Canada Day. Supplied photo.

The Greater Sudbury Police Service is reminding all retailers to familiarize themselves with the Ret...

Jun 29, 2015

Ciao bello! Italian Festival preparing for 43rd year

 Come on out to Societa Caruso from July 9 – 12 for the 43rd annual Italian Festival. File photo.

The Società Caruso Annual Italian Festival is just around the corner. This year it will take place f...

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