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The body of Sudbury-born soldier Sgt. Jesse Tait, 34, was recovered from the Kaministiquia River near Thunder Bay Jan. 22.His car was found near the water along Silver Falls Road. Police say they believe Tait may have entered the water. Foul play is not suspected. Tait had been missing since Jan. 20.CFB Shilo in Manitoba, where Tait was stationed, released a statement...

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Jan 28, 2015

NISA reaches out to byelection candidates

 Liberal byelection candidate Glenn Thibeault met with members of the Northern Initiative for Social Action to discuss issues around mental health care, public housing, transportation and access to health care. Thibeault's visit Wednesday was on Bell Let's Talk Day, a national day meant to raise awareness around mental health issues. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Mental health has not been a front and centre issue during Sudbury's provincial byelection, said Sha...

Jan 28, 2015

Nominations open for 40 Under Forty Awards

Do you know someone under the age of 40 years old who has already accomplished great things for themselves and our growing community? Wait no longer and nominate that person for a 40 Under Forty Award. Supplied photo.

Northern Ontario Business is now welcoming nominations for the upcoming 40 Under Forty Awards. Do yo...

Jan 28, 2015

United way raises $4.3M in two years

Members from a number of agencies that benefit from the United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts displayed the more than $4.3 million raised in the 2014 campaign with large numbers. Campaign chair Mike Di Brina, far right, and vice-chair Lisa Bonin, to his left, joined them in the Science North lobby Wednesday. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts has raised more than $4.3 million in two years, the organ...

Jan 28, 2015

Shawbonquit: Health-care system failing many Sudburians

Sudbury NDP byelection candidate Suzanne Shawbonquit (right) chats with Susan Malette, who had part of her left leg amputated in September. Malette said the wound isn't healing well, and she's on a waiting list for a vacuum pump that would help. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

The story of 54-year-old Sudbury woman who's on a waiting list for crucial medical equipment illustr...

Jan 28, 2015

Hair today, gone tomorrow: Woman nears fundraising goal

Karen Yawney plans to donate her long, blonde hair to Locks of Love to be made into a wig Jan. 31, and then have her head shaved. She also wants to raise $10,000 for the Northern Cancer Foundation in the process. Supplied photo.

A Sudbury woman shaving her head Jan. 31 as part of her bid to raise $10,000 to benefit the Northeas...

Jan 28, 2015

Olympians to speak at LU Jan. 30

Olympic medallist Alexandre Bilodeau will speak at Laurentian University Jan. 30. Supplied photo.

Canadian Olympic medallists Alexandre Bilodeau and Joannie Rochette will present the Dr. Dan Andreae...

Jan 28, 2015

College of Trades a Liberal tax grab: Peroni

PC byelection candidate Paula Peroni joined Garfield Dunlop, MPP (Simcoe North) and hairstylists Debbie Prise, left, and Lianne Depatie, owner of La Moda, in addressing the College of Trades. Photo by Arron Pickard.

Press ReleasePC candidate Paula Peroni was joined today by Garfield Dunlop, MPP (Simcoe North) and h...

Jan 28, 2015

Sudbury-born soldier's body recovered from river

Jesse Tait, 34, was found dead in a river near Thunder Bay Jan. 22. He's seen here in 2008 in this NorthernLife.ca file photo. File photo.

The body of Sudbury-born soldier Sgt. Jesse Tait, 34, was recovered from the Kaministiquia River nea...

Jan 28, 2015

Chrétiens endorse Thibeault in Sudbury byelection

Former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien is supporting Liberal candidate Glenn Thibeault, endorsing his bid to be the next MPP of Sudbury. Photograph by Michael Ignatieff,  distributed under a CC-BY 2.0 license. Link: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien is supporting Liberal candidate Glenn Thibeault, endorsing his b...

Jan 28, 2015

NDP, Liberals spar over Elections Ontario investigation

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is “not telling the truth” when she says there's a non-partisan process in place to deal with the results of an Elections Ontario investigation. Photo by Arron Pickard.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is “not telling the truth” when she says there's a non-partisan proce...

Jan 28, 2015

Using the web to tackle mental illness

The province is supporting the development of an online curriculum for high school seniors with mental illness. Supplied photo.

Leaving home to attend post-secondary school is a daunting prospect for any student, but it's even m...

Jan 28, 2015

Cambrian joins national conversation on mental illness

Cambrian College is encouraging students to discuss mental illness Jan. 28, during Bell Let's Talk Day. Supplied photo.

Cambrian College will be joining the national conversation about mental illness as part of Bell Let’...

Jan 27, 2015

Councillors freeze ward fund spending until public meeting

City council poses for a group photo Tuesday night after each signed the City of Greater Sudbury Charter committing them to high standards in several areas during their four-year term.

 City councillors voted Tuesday to wait until a public meeting in March before deciding the fate of ...

Jan 27, 2015

Sudbury man wins Dream Home (2 photos)

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Sudbury branch vice-president Maureen Spec (left) and president Lorraine O'Brien show off the winning ticket in the Dream Home Draw Jan. 27. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

As has become a tradition, more than 100 people crowded into a home in the Moonglo subdivision Jan. ...

Jan 27, 2015

Boréal sets vision for next five years

Collège Boréal president Pierre Riopel released the college's 2015-2020 strategic plan Jan. 27. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Collège Boréal will continue to aim to become the first choice among French-language colleges as a r...

Jan 27, 2015

Skating with the premier at Jeanne-Sauvé school

Premier Kathleen Wynne chats with a École publique Jeanne-Sauvé student Jan. 23. Supplied photo.

One of the places Premier Kathleen Wynne visited during her trip to Greater Sudbury last week was Éc...

Jan 27, 2015

Sudbury leaders talk city's future

NORCAT CEO Don Duval said at a Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce panel discussion Tuesday that start ups will create two-thirds of all new jobs in Sudbury. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce gathered four community leaders Tuesday afternoon to share t...

Jan 27, 2015

Candidates discussion on carbon tax goes tonight

Tonight, members of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury and the Sustainable Earth Club will co-host a candidates “discussion” on carbon pricing, followed by a viewing of a carbon pricing forum live from Toronto moderated by Stephen Lewis.

Tonight from 6:30-9:30 p.m., members of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury an...

Jan 27, 2015

Liberals announce new Sudbury riding executive

In a news release Tuesday, Liberal byelection candidate Glenn Thibeault unveiled the names of the new officers and directors, who will be officially unveiled at the riding association's annual general meeting tonight at the Caruso Club. File photo.

In a news release Tuesday, Liberal byelection candidate Glenn Thibeault unveiled the names of the ne...

Jan 27, 2015

Same old, same old on jobs isn't good enough: Shawbonquit

NDP byelection candidate Suzanne Shawbonquit says the province needs to do more to encourage job creation in the North. File photo.

Press releaseNDP candidate Suzanne Shawbonquit says broken job promises show how the Liberals have t...

Jan 27, 2015

Shawbonquit’s carbon pricing stance shameful, says Robinson

Green Party byelection candidate David Robinson says it's "disheartening" that the NDP has no plan to address the planet's carbon crisis. File photo.

Press releaseGreen Party candidate Dr. David Robinson slammed NDP opponent Suzanne Shawbonquit over ...

Jan 27, 2015

Sudbury deserves the truth, Peroni says

Ontario PC candidate Paula Peroni called on the premier to answer for the many allegations of improper behavior by Liberal Party insiders. File photo.

Press releaseSUDBURY- Ontario PC candidate Paula Peroni called on the premier to answer for the many...

Jan 27, 2015

Sudbury-made post stroke program expands to new cities

Rebecca Bowes, the Independence Centre and Network's post-stroke program regional co-ordinator, right, went over brain anatomy with a group of post-stroke navigators and rehabilitation support workers who will provide services for stroke patients across northeastern Ontario. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

A successful post-stroke program that started in Sudbury is expanding across northeastern Ontario.In...

Jan 27, 2015

Report: City's unemployment rate to decline

 Even with sluggish metals markets, the city's employment rate is set to decline slightly this year. File photo.

Good news for job seekers — the unemployment rate in Greater Sudbury is forecast to decline to 5.8 p...

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