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A Sudbury family – and their friends – raised $10,000 for Canadian epilepsy research Sunday in memory of Hadyn Kivinen.Hadyn died of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, or SUDEP, on May 31, 2015. He was only 15 years old.“He was an amazing kid,” said his mother, Jennifer Kivinen. “He drove a boat, he hunted, he did archery, he played hockey, was involved in curling. ...

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Feb 11, 2016

Gravitational waves discovery is 'a big, big deal'

It was the most precise measurement in the history of the world, and it was 100 years in the making. But on Thursday, scientists announced they had confirmed the last major prediction of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity: gravitational waves.

It was the most precise measurement in the history of the world, and it was 100 years in the making....

Feb 11, 2016

Temps could drop below -40 Friday night

You may end up frozen stiff like this Stompin' Tom statue if you're outside too long today. Temperatures are going to drop below -40 Friday evening. Photo: Heidi Ulrichsen

If you thought it was cold on Thursday, wait until you see what Friday has in store.A few flurries a...

Feb 11, 2016

Sudbury gets a nat’l shout-out from the Governor General

Governor General David Johnston hails from Copper Cliff. He published an op-ed in The Globe and Mail this week hailing Sudbury’s contributions to science. File photo.

Governor General David Johnston came out today … as someone who was born in Copper Cliff, that is.Th...

Feb 11, 2016

CAO candidate rejects city's offer

Greater Sudbury's efforts to find a permanent chief administrative officer took turn another turn this week, with word that a preferred candidate declined the city's job offer. File photo.

Greater Sudbury's efforts to find a permanent chief administrative officer took turn another turn th...

Feb 11, 2016

Video: Dogs help kids improve their reading skills

Willy Cryderman, 9, reads to his furry buddy Maddy during a Reading Tails session at the Garson Library & Citizen Service Centre. Photo by Heather Green-Oliver.

Willy Cryderman looks forward to his weekly hangout sessions with his buddy Maddy - who just happens... Video:

Feb 11, 2016

Gélinas invites French-language university supporters to Toronto rally

Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas is inviting the Franco-Ontarian community and supporters to join a rally in Toronto on Thursday, Feb. 18, to call for a French-language university in Ontario. File photo.

Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas is inviting the Franco-Ontarian community and supporters to join a ra...

Feb 11, 2016

Brr! Cold weather alert issued

The Homelessness Network of Sudbury has announced an Extreme Cold Weather Alert for the next 24 hours. File photo.

The Homelessness Network of Sudbury has announced an Extreme Cold Weather Alert for the next 24 hour...

Feb 11, 2016

Architecture students build artificial northern lights

A group of six second- and third-year Laurentian University School of Architecture students have been hard at work, preparing their entry for the Winter Stations Design Competition: a sculpture representing the northern lights. Photo supplied

For the last few months, a group of six second- and third-year Laurentian University School of Archi...

Feb 11, 2016

HSN posts myth-busting video on CPR

Health Sciences North has recently published the fifth episode of its ongoing MythFracture series to YouTube, and it's all about CPR. File photo.

Health Sciences North has recently published the fifth episode of its ongoing MythFracture series to... Video:

Feb 11, 2016

Sudbury dead last when it comes to job prospects

A report last week from the Bank of Montreal confirmed what many in the city already know: it's getting tough to find a job in Greater Sudbury. The ranking of the top 33 cities in Canada placed us last in terms of job prospects, with Kelowna, B.C., and Windsor with us in the cellar. File photo.

A report last week from the Bank of Montreal confirmed what many in the city already know: it's gett...

Feb 11, 2016

Traffic update: Carnival to close Lively street

Walden Winter Carnival festivities will close Anderson Drive in Lively between Main Street and Turner Avenue starting at 8 a.m. on February 13, through to 11 p.m. on February 14. File photo.

Walden Winter Carnival festivities will close Anderson Drive in Lively between Main Street and Turne...

Feb 11, 2016

FedNor funding will help make city greener

Rebecca Danard, left, reThink Green's executive director, Sudbury MP Paul Lefebvre and reThink Green intern Jennifer Harvey are seen at a news conference Wednesday at reThink Green's downtown office. Darren MacDonald photo.

For the past six months, Jennifer Harvey has been working on a business plan for Sustainable Sudbury...

Feb 11, 2016

Gas below 90 cent mark at one Sudbury station

Gas prices in Greater Sudbury have dipped back below 90 cents per litre at one local station. Supplied photo.

Gas prices in Greater Sudbury have dipped back below 90 cents per litre at one local station.Indepen...

Feb 10, 2016

Cold snap continues on Thursday

Another frigid day on the way with temperatures expected to drop below -30 with the wind chill. File photo.

Another frigid day on the way with temperatures expected to drop below -30 with the wind chill.A mix...

Feb 10, 2016

Leap year is back ... but why?

February is a day longer this year but have you ever wondered why we have leap years every four years? Photo by Heather Green-Oliver.

February is a day longer this year but have you ever wondered why we have leap years every four year...

Feb 10, 2016

Egg Farmers hatch plan to make free range the standard

The Egg Farmers of Canada are revolutionizing the way chickens are raised, ending cramped conditions in favour of free range and free run living spaces. Photo supplied

Abraham Frey's 450 free range hens live out their lives in a spacious barn, and run through green fi...

Feb 10, 2016

Shelter owner responds to council's decision

Rainbow District Animal Control and Shelter Services owner Richard Paquette was visibly disappointed walking out of council chambers at Tom Davies Square last night after council voted to move the enforcement of the city's animal control bylaw in house. File photo.

Rainbow District Animal Control and Shelter Services owner Richard Paquette was visibly disappointed...

Feb 10, 2016

LCBO stores closed for Family Day

All LCBO stores will be closed on Feb. 15 for Family Day, a statutory holiday under the Retail Business and Holidays Act. File photo

LCBO stores will be closed on Feb. 15 for Family Day, a statutory holiday under the Retail Business ...

Feb 10, 2016

Club Richelieu donation for teen parents

(L to R) Normand Meunier, Treasurer of Club Richelieu Sudbury, Joanne Thompson, Baby’s Breath Coordinator, Michel Démoré, President of the Club, and Allain Labelle, Vice-President. Supplied photo.

Club Richelieu Sudbury recently donated $1,100 to Better Beginnings Better Futures.The donation was ...

Feb 10, 2016

Alban tragedy: Radar runs normally safe, OPP says

Snowmobile radar runs are not illegal, but a person can be charged for operating their machine at a high rate of speed, to the point it becomes dangerous for themselves or others. File photo.

Snowmobile radar runs are not illegal, but a person can be charged for operating their machine at a ...

Feb 10, 2016

Rogers Radio cuts four local jobs

 Rogers Media's Canada-wide cuts, first announced in late January, have touched Sudbury with four local jobs cut at Rogers Radio. Supplied photo.

Rogers Media's Canada-wide cuts, first announced in late January, have touched Sudbury with four loc...

Feb 10, 2016

Truck goes up in flames at Petro Pass

A five-ton truck was fully engulfed in flames at the Regent Street Petro Pass yesterday afternoon. No one was injured in the blaze. Video screen capture.

Greater Sudbury Fire and Emergency Services battled a blazing five ton truck on Feb. 9 at the Petro ... Video: Truck goes up in flames at Petro Pass

Feb 10, 2016

Construction delays cost Laurentian $1.5 million

A contractor works on the Laurentian University School of Architecture. The building's substantial completion is expected to be done late this winter or early this spring, with its grand opening set for September. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Construction delays with the new Laurentian University School of Architecture building on Elm Street...

Feb 10, 2016

Don Duval named honorary MMTS chair

Modern Mining and Technology Sudbury has announced Don Duval will serve as the honorary Chair for the 2016-2017 season. File photo.

Modern Mining and Technology Sudbury has announced Don Duval will serve as the honorary Chair for th...

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