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For the second year, teams competed by pulling a CL-415 water bomber at the Sudbury Airport to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society's Sudbury transportation program.Six teams of 10 to 15 people took to the tarmac to pull the large aircraft 40 feet down the runway.Each team had three chances to pull the plane as fast as possible.Patricia Clizia, The Canadian Can...

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Sep 22, 2014

Cimino critical of Ministry of Transportation

Sudbury MPP Joe Cimino, seen on the night he was elected to office, is the NDP's transportation critic. He is criticizing what he calls a “cars-first” culture from the Ministry of Transportation. File photo.

The Ministry of Transportation must challenge the cars-first culture that remains entrenched within ...

Sep 22, 2014

Health unit looks back at its history

In the 1930s, the annual ice harvest on Ramsey Lake posed a community sanitation concern because the ice was used for home iceboxes, milk delivery trucks and Canadian Pacific box cars to transport meat and food products across Canada. Supplied photo.

Ido Vettoretti remembers a time when a game of road hockey in Copper Cliff could be interrupted by h...

Sep 22, 2014

Paving impacts traffic on Dominion Drive

Paving on Dominion Drive between Elmview Drive and 1.5 km East will continue from Monday, Sept. 22 until Friday, Sept. 26 between the hours of 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. One lane of traffic will be...

Sep 21, 2014

More than 100 ask for action on climate change

More than 100 people participated in a demonstration to push for more government action on climate change Sunday. The Sudbury event was part of a global day of action on climate change. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

When Harneet Gill travelled to the Arctic to conduct research for her master's in environmental stud...

Sep 21, 2014

Animal lovers walk to support SPCA

Alanna Gotziaman, an investigator with the  Ontario SPCA Sudbury and District Branch, brought her rescue puppy, Zoey, to the 21st annual Friends of Life Walkathon at Collège Boréal Sunday. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Animal lovers were out in full force with their furry friends to support the Ontario SPCA Sudbury an...

Sep 21, 2014

Friendly competition helps cancer patients

Chris Richardson led the team of the Cambrian College School of Justice and Community Services with a 9.2-second  pull of a Bombardier CL-415 water bomber for the Canadian Cancer Society's Pull for Hope event Sunday. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

For the second year, teams competed by pulling a CL-415 water bomber at the Sudbury Airport to raise...

Sep 20, 2014

Canadian Mental Health Association dedication to Jean Hanson

Jean Hanson, seen in the photo accepting her Community Builders Award of Excellence for education in 2011, passed away at Maison Vale Hospice on Feb. 3 after a long battle with cancer. File photo.

The Canadian Mental Health Association – Sudbury/Manitoulin had dedicated its main boardroom in hono...

Sep 20, 2014

Brain Tumour walk raises funds for support and research

Duncan Tario, left, was diagnosed with a benign brain tumour last year. His mother Christy, father Trevor, and big brother Kamden came out to the Sudbury Brain Tumour Walk at Collège Boréal Saturday to help raise funds for research and support for people with brain tumours. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Despite poor weather Saturday morning, Christy Tario made sure to bring her family to the Sudbury Br...

Sep 20, 2014

Health Unit produces video to promote vaccines

The Sudbury and District Health Unit released a lighthearted video Friday to encourage parents to get their children vaccinated.

The Sudbury and District Health Unit hopes a new lighthearted public service announcement video it r... Video:

Sep 19, 2014

LU profs, administration still in mediation

A mediator has been brought in as the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA) and university administration attempt to work out a new contract. File photo.

 Laurentian University students don't have to worry about their schooling being interrupted by a lab...

Sep 19, 2014

Markstay boil water advisory lifted

The Sudbury and District Health Unit has lifted a boil water advisory it issued Wednesday, Sept. 17 for all residents of Markstay who draw their water from the Markstay Distribution System. File photo.

The Sudbury and District Health Unit has lifted a boil water advisory it issued Wednesday, Sept. 17 ...

Sep 19, 2014

Rain on the way for the weekend

Expect showers Saturday with a risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Showers are predicted to end after midnight. The high for the day will be 16 C and the low will be 9 C.

Tonight will be cloudy with a 60-per-cent chance of showers overnight. The wind will pick up tonight...

Sep 19, 2014

Condos at former hospital site delayed

Construction on an $80-million condo development at the site of the former St. Joseph's Health Centre is expected to begin in spring 2015. Demolition at the site started in the fall of 2013. File photo.

Construction on an $80-million condo development at the site of the former St. Joseph's Health Centr...

Sep 19, 2014

Entrepreneurship 101 surpasses filmmaker's expectations

First-time filmmaker Amanda Darling signed up to NORCAT's Entrepreneurship 101 program last year to prepare for her new role as an employer. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

First-time filmmaker Amanda Darling never expected she would become an entrepreneur one day.“I'm not...

Sep 19, 2014

AMRIC begins clinical trial for heart disease and stroke

Dr. Francisco Diaz-Mitoma, CEO and chief scientific director of the Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada, says a new clinical trial in Sudbury could change the way doctors treat heart disease. File photo.

The Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada (AMRIC) has launched a clinical trial to reduce he...

Sep 18, 2014

Elections expert says negative campaigns don't translate into more votes

Mayoral candidate Brian Bigger speaks at a news conference near the Greater Sudbury Transit garage Sept. 4. Bigger said transit drivers are worried the new garage wasn't measured property and the mirrors on the buses would break. Not true, the city said, and demonstrated during a tour of the garage a short while later. File photo.

 While study after study has shown negative campaigning doesn't work, an expert in Ontario politics ...

Sep 18, 2014

Brian Bigger fact check

Alone among candidates for mayor, Brian Bigger, who is on unpaid leave from his job as the city's auditor general, has been accused by three of his high-profile opponents of being less than ...

Sep 18, 2014

Think big, urges architect

Bruce Kuwabara, a founding partner with KPMB Architects, answered students questions after he gave the inaugural lecture for this year's Laurentian University School of Architecture lecture series. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Toronto-based architect Bruce Kuwabara kicked off the Laurentian University School of Architecture's...

Sep 18, 2014

Frost tonight, sun tomorrow

Friday is predicted to be sunny with a mix of sun and cloud in the morning. The high for the day will be 13 C.

Thursday will continue to be mainly sunny with clear skies and frost. The temperature will be at a l...

Sep 18, 2014

FedNor antes up $39K for downtown indie cinema

Sudbury Downtown Independent Cinema Co-operative project manager Beth Mairs speaks at a Sept. 18 press conference announcing a $39,857 FedNor grant supporting the initiative. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

The project manager for the Sudbury Downtown Independent Cinema Co-operative said she's thrilled wit...

Sep 18, 2014

City looks to rent arena dehumidifiers to prevent fog-outs

The Sudbury Wolves were forced to practise in a fog-filled arena in September 2013 prior to their home-opener on Sept. 20 when the game was cancelled due to the foggy situation. File photo.

Since a game was cancelled in 2013 because of fog, Greater Sudbury has been looking for a company th...

Sep 18, 2014

Cliffs wants out of the Ring of Fire

Cliffs Natural Resources is considering selling its Ring of Fire chromite properties, and a Toronto junior miner operating in the remote region of Ontario said it’s arranging the financing to take control of the project.

Cliffs Natural Resources is considering selling its Ring of Fire chromite properties, and a Toronto ...

Sep 18, 2014

Dinner raises $75,000 for AMRIC

Research at the Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada (AMRIC) got a $75,000 boost thanks to a successful first Joie de vivre fundraising event Sept. 11. File photo.

Health Sciences North's inaugural Joie de vivre fundraising event on Sept. 11 raised $75,000 for res...

Sep 18, 2014

Co-operative a step closer to independent cinema

The Sudbury Downtown Independent Cinema Co-operative Corporation (SDICCC) has taken a step toward their goal of a new cinema thanks to funding from the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor).

The Sudbury Downtown Independent Cinema Co-operative Corporation (SDICCC) has taken a step toward th...

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