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Sudbury's farmers' market will kick off a new season June 28, and will again operate from canopies outside the former train station on Elgin Street.A staff report going to the community services committee next week says the process of transferring ownership from the former CPR building to the city is not yet complete. Because the building has a heritage designation, i...

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Apr 15, 2014

Crews on call around the clock as city deals with flood concerns

Heavy rain and melting snow overwhelmed the city's drainage system in some parts of the city, Greater Sudbury officials said Tuesday.

Dozens of homes suffered sewer backups Monday as rapid spring melting combined with 45 milimetres of... Video: Flood news conference

Apr 15, 2014

Wells, septic systems at risk during floods: Health unit

Flooding and heavy runoff can damage wells and septic systems, and create health risks, says the Sudbury and District Health Unit.“If surface water enters the top of a well, the well water b...

Apr 15, 2014

New centre to help adults with developmental disabilities

Joanne Bouchard, left, and Jenna Whitcher, right, will launch the Adult Enrichment Center in June to help adults with developmental disabilities, like Cody Whitcher, middle, learn valuable life skills. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

When Cody Whitcher turned 21, he no longer had the support he needed to continue his schooling, and ...

Apr 15, 2014

Drinking water advisory issued following Nairn Centre train derailment

The Sudbury and District Health Unit is advising those who take their drinking water from the Spanish River or from wells supplied by the river not use that water until further notice. File photo.

A train derailment this morning on the Huron Central main line just east of Nairn Centre caused a le...

Apr 15, 2014

Notre Dame Avenue reopens to traffic

Flood waters closed part of Notre Dame Avenue early this morning. The road is now open to traffic. Photo by Heather Green-Oliver

City crews have managed to clear enough water and ice away from Notre Dame Avenue and it has been fu... Video: Flooding

Apr 15, 2014

Funeral for Fabio Belli to be held Saturday

A funeral service for Ward 8 Coun. Fabio Belli will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew's Church. File photo.

 The funeral for Ward 8 Coun. Fabio Belli will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday morning at St. Andrew the...

Apr 15, 2014

Flooding closes part of Notre Dame Avenue

For safety reasons, the city has closed Notre Dame to traffic in both directions between Wilma and Cambrian Heights. Photo by Heather Green-Oliver.

Notre Dame Avenue is closed for safety purposes in both directions between Wilma and Cambrian Height... Video: Flooding

Apr 14, 2014

High waters slow traffic on Notre Dame

Vehicles in the parking lot across from Value Village were sitting in water almost as high as their bumpers on April 14 after high water levels flooded out a portion of Notre Dame Avenue. Photo by Heather Green-Oliver.

There were ducks swimming in the parking lot at Rent N' Party April 14. As of 5:30 p.m. a portion of... Video: Flooding

Apr 14, 2014

Sudbury police lay several impaired driving charges

In an attempt to decrease drunk driving in the city, Greater Sudbury Police regularly release details of incidents involving impaired driving.

In an attempt to decrease drunk driving in the city, Greater Sudbury Police regularly release detail...

Apr 14, 2014

Community mourns sudden death of Ward 8 Coun. Fabio Belli

With his arm around his mother, Franca, while he smiles at his sister, Sabrina Cimino, Ward 8 Coun. Fabio Belli celebrates his election win in 2010. The 37-year-old popular city councillor died suddenly in Florida on April 12 from an apparent heart attack. File photo.

Flags were flying at half mast at Tom Davies Square on Monday, and a community celebration planned t...

Apr 14, 2014

Alleged dog napper says she was trying to help

This woman, Heather Zeffer, admitted she took a Sudbury family's dog because she felt the owners were negligent. Screen shot.

A woman who says she is the person involved in a dog-napping case late last week has spoken with Nor... Video: Alleged dog napper shares her story

Apr 14, 2014

Water levels rising, Sudbury officials warn

The swollen waters of Junction Creek between Riverside Drive and Brady Street clearly is one of the reasons why the Nickel District Conservation Authority warned Monday that water levels have risen substantially in some areas, increasing flood worries even more. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Heavy rains today in Greater will turn to freezing rain or snow, Environment Canada warns, and, comb...

Apr 14, 2014

Torch Run Toll for Special Olympics happens this weekend

Greater Sudbury Police Services Deputy Chief Al Lekun is seen in this file photo from 2011 with Miranda Bushui when they collected money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run Toll. The voluntary toll is again being set up on April 19 at various locations throughout the city. File photo.

Greater Sudbury Police Service is gearing up for the ninth annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Toll for...

Apr 14, 2014

Snowmobile trails closed for the season

Snowmobilers are being warned to stay off of area OFSC prescribed snowmobile trails effective immediately as the snowmobile season has come to an end.

Snowmobilers are being warned to stay off of area OFSC prescribed snowmobile trails effective immedi...

Apr 14, 2014

Storm potential raises flood concerns

Many of Sudbury's streets were partially flooded Monday, including this section of Auger Avenue in New Sudbury. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

With Environment Canada warning the region could see 25 millimetres of rain and 5 to 10 centimetres ...

Apr 14, 2014

Police seek identity of man in dog-napping case

Greater Sudbury Police are attempting to determine the identity of this man, who was allegedly involved in a April 9 break and enter where a dog was stolen from a Riverside Drive home. Supplied photo.

Greater Sudbury Police have confirmed they've charged a 50-year-old woman in relation to an incident... Video: Security camera footage

Apr 13, 2014

Suspected dog napper arrested, says victim in theft case gone viral

Greater Sudbury Police have laid multiple charges against this woman after an incident where she allegedly broke into a Riverside Drive home and stole a dog. Supplied photo.

A woman accused of breaking into a Riverside Drive home April 9 and stealing a German shepherd dog i... Video: Security camera footage

Apr 13, 2014

Greater Sudbury under heavy rainfall warning

As much as 25-50 mm of rain could fall by Monday evening in Greater Sudbury, Environment Canada said Sunday. File photo.

Heavy rains are expected Monday in Greater Sudbury and, combined with the still frozen ground, conce...

Apr 13, 2014

Local mining manufacturer sold to U.S.-based company

Mining Technologies Int. CEO Robert Lipic is seen in this file photo. Joy Global has purchased MTI for $51M.

A major mining manufacturer in Greater Sudbury has been sold to a international mining company headq...

Apr 12, 2014

Market Square season in Sudbury begins June 28

Sudbury residents shop at Market Square last summer at its new location in this file photo from 2013. Sudbury's farmers' market opens its 2014 season June 28  at the former CP Rail station on Elgin Street. File photo.

Sudbury's farmers' market will kick off a new season June 28, and will again operate from canopies o...

Apr 12, 2014

Fabio Belli, 37, remembered as a great family man, colleague

Fabio Belli, who died suddenly while visiting family in Florida, is being remembered as a passionate family man. File photo.

 Ward 8 Coun. Fabio Belli died Saturday morning of a heart attack while visiting family in Florida. ...

Apr 12, 2014

Ward 8 Coun. Fabio Belli has died: reports

Northern Life has confirmed Ward 8 Coun. Fabio Belli has died while on vacation in Florida of an apparent heart attack.

Northern Life has confirmed Ward 8 Coun. Fabio Belli has died while on vacation in Florida of an app...

Apr 11, 2014

Family's reunion with stolen German shepherd captured on dramatic video

The Haskett family is happy to have their dog, Partner, back after he was taken from the family's home April 9. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

The video is, in a word, unbelievable.A Sudbury family that placed video cameras around the outside ... Video: Security camera footage

Apr 11, 2014

AMRIC receives nearly $5 million for new facility

Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada (AMRIC) researcher Dr. Amadeo Parissenti, Colleen Davis, a patient involved in a clinical diabetes trial at the research centre, Dr. Francisco Diaz-Mitoma, AMRIC's CEO and scientific director, and Dr. Denis Roy, Health Sciences North's president and CEO, celebrated the announcement of nearly $5 million in funding for a new research facility on Walford Road. Supplied photo.

Sudbury's medical research scientists will have a little more breathing room thanks to a provincial ...

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