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Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation members with the Rainbow District School Board hit the pickets lines outside seven city high schools this morning.Talks between the union and the board broke down on Saturday.“The employer’s refusal to engage in real negotiations today has made it clear that job action is inevitable,” the union said in a Saturday press rele...

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Apr 27, 2015

Province murky on its budget commitment to Ring of Fire

While the province reaffirmed its $1 billion commitment to transportation infrastructure for the Ring of Fire, the timeline for any government spending remains murky. File photo.

While the province reaffirmed its $1-billion commitment to transportation infrastructure for the Rin...

Apr 27, 2015

Holy cow! Tuesday afternoon should be gorgeous

Yes, you read that correctly. Environment Canada is calling for a high of 18C on Tuesday. Photo supplied

It seems spring really is on the verge of ... well ... springing.Environment Canada is calling for s...

Apr 27, 2015

Council to get update on $20B plan to bury nuclear waste

At the request of Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger, the organization responsible for a long-term plan to bury Canada's nuclear waste (storage containers pictured) will make a presentation to city council Tuesday. File photo

At the request of Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger, the organization responsible for a long-term p...

Apr 27, 2015

LU's new CROSH lab: Where science and industry combine

Mallorie Leduc, a PhD student studying rural and northern health at Laurentian University's Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health, demonstrates a whole body vibration simulator used to recreate the vibrations workers are exposed to when they drive heavy machinery in the mining, forestry, agriculture and construction sectors. Photo by Jonathan Migneault

It all started with a meeting at the Holiday Inn on Regent Street around nine years ago.Leo Gerard, ...

Apr 27, 2015

Traffic report: Main breaks slowing traffic

Drivers be on the lookout for lane closures and slow downs. File photo

A water main break near 1508 Lansing Avenue and on College Street at Davidson will slow traffic in b...

Apr 27, 2015

New septic waste 'tipping fees' being discussed April 30

The City of Greater Sudbury has been working on a new process for handling sewage placed into private septic systems, also known as liquid waste. File photo.

The City of Greater Sudbury has been working on a new process for handling sewage placed into privat...

Apr 27, 2015

Water, 2nd Ave. on agenda for Minnow Lake CAN

Minnow Lake Community Action Network holds its annual spring meeting on April 30. File photo

The spring meeting of the Minnow Lake Community Action Network will take place on April 30 at Minnow...

Apr 27, 2015

'Difficult to say' how long teachers' strike will last: prez

A Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation member pickets outside of Lasalle Secondary School April 27. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

With the Rainbow District School Board's high school teachers hitting the picket lines April 27, rep...

Apr 27, 2015

Vale and Steelworkers reach tentative agreement

United Steelworkers Local 6500 and Local 6200 (Port Colborne) have reached a tentative agreement with Vale for a new five-year contract. After the year-long strike in 2009-2010 (pictured), many were concerned what would happen this round, but negotiations appear to have gone smoothly. File photo.

Vale and United Steelworkers (USW) Local 6500 and Local 6200 have reached an early tentative agreem...

Apr 27, 2015

Airport head takes over as interim CAO

Bob Johnston, CEO of the Greater Sudbury Airport, has been appointed the city's interim chief administrative officer, effective May 4. File photo.

The CEO of Greater Sudbury Airport takes over as Greater Sudbury's interim chief administrative offi...

Apr 27, 2015

VIDEO: Teachers' union pres talks strike issues

James Clyke, the president of District 3, speaks about strike issues Monday morning.

Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation members with the Rainbow District School Board hit the ... Video:

Apr 27, 2015

Picket lines up at seven city high schools

Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation members with the Rainbow District School Board picket outside Lasalle Secondary School on the first day of their strike after negotiations Saturday ended without a deal. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen

Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation members with the Rainbow District School Board hit the ...

Apr 26, 2015

The numbers are in on frozen water pipes

The city received about 1,500 calls from residents left without water so far in 2015, compared to 800 in 2014 and less than 400 in 2013.

While cost estimates won't be ready until next month, councillors will get a detailed report on the ...

Apr 26, 2015

It's a good day to have our head in the clouds

Today's forecast from Environment Canada calls for mainly cloudy with a 40-per-cent chance of showers in the morning and afternoon.

Today's forecast from Environment Canada calls for mainly cloudy with a 40-per-cent chance of shower...

Apr 26, 2015

Public high school teachers ready for picket line

Members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation in 2012 held a rally in downtown Sudbury. As of Monday, English public high school teachers will hit the picket lines, as negotiations with the Rainbow District School Board have failed. File photo.

While high school teachers with Rainbow District School Board prepare to hit the picket lines Monday...

Apr 26, 2015

Earth Day Festival continues to grow (3 photos)

Three-year-old Nanea Evans puts some paint on her cardboard house during a free-play activity during the 10th annual Greater Sudbury Earth Day Festival. Photo by Arron Pickard.

Earth Day Festival co-ordinators Sara-Jo Pipher and Heather Thoma have a vision for the annual event...

Apr 26, 2015

Cambrian PR students raise $11K for charity

A total of $11,269.97 was donated to various charities this past school year, thanks to the fundraising efforts of Cambrian public relations students. Supplied photo.

Cambrian College's public relations students were able to donate a grand total of $11,269.97 to vari...

Apr 25, 2015

Rainbow District high school teachers on strike today

Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) members protested in downtown Sudbury in December 2012 after the province imposed a contract on them. Now high school teachers with the Rainbow District School Board are set to go on strike Monday. File photo.

High school teachers with the Rainbow District School Board are on strike today, said the Ontario Se...

Apr 25, 2015

April 28 marks Day of Mourning

 April 28 marks the Day of Mourning, when flags are lowered to half mast during ceremonies to remember workers who were killed, injured or have suffered illness due to workplace conditions. Photo by Dave Shaver, Flickr.

Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas will honour the Day of Mourning with community members on Tuesday, Ap...

Apr 25, 2015

Councillors given options for changing HCI funds

City councillors will be considering three options for reforming Greater Sudbury's controversial ward funds when they meet Tuesday. File photo.

City councillors will be considering three options for reforming Greater Sudbury's controversial war...

Apr 25, 2015

Elementary teachers in legal strike position May 10

Public elementary school teachers will be in a legal strike position as of May 10, said a news release from the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario. File photo.

Public elementary school teachers will be in a legal strike position as of May 10, said a news relea...

Apr 24, 2015

Captain Canuck visits Sudbury (VIDEO)

Created by cartoonist Ron Leishman and artist/writer Richard Comely, the original Captain Canuck appeared as a Canadian comic book superhero in 1975.

Captain Canuck is the quintessential Canadian. A leader with strength, wisdom, humility and the abil... Video:

Apr 24, 2015

From Ronald McDonald House to his house: Taylum coming home

Two-year-old Taylum Lamoureux is expected to receive a kidney donation May 13, after spending his entire life living in Toronto's Ronald McDonald House due to his kidneys failing shortly after birth. Supplied photo.

A toddler born in Sudbury who lived most of his short life at a Ronald MCDonald House will soon rece...

Apr 24, 2015

Road work: Drivers take note of closed lanes

Road work updates for the weekend and early next week. File photo

From the City of Greater Sudbury on Friday afternoon: Water main repairs at 108 College Street, nort...

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