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Ontario's finance minister was in town Tuesday morning, sounding upbeat and promoting his budget, which will be released May 1.But while long on positivity, Charles Sousa was short on specifics, even though many items expected to be in the budget were leaked April 1. Sousa said he was almost glad budget details were “shared” because he's proud of what's in it....

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Apr 23, 2014

Grade 8 student's sketch to adorn Lasalle street signs

This sketch by Grade 8 École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier student Hannah Villeneuve will soon adorn the top of street signs along Lasalle Boulevard. Supplied photo.

The votes are in, and Grade 8 École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier student Hannah Villeneuve is the wi...

Apr 23, 2014

Federal program provides 140 local summer jobs

One hundred forty students will be hired by 62 employers this summer through the Canada Summer Jobs program.Employers are receiving a total of $320,327 in federal grants through the program....

Apr 22, 2014

Residents get second look at $4.9M Second Avenue project

Minnow Lake residents were invited Tuesday to the Adamsdale Playground field house to get a look at a revised plan to rebuild a stretch of road along Second Avenue. Photo by Darren MacDonald.

 It's time Community Action Networks in Sudbury became more assertive, says John Lindsay, chair of t...

Apr 22, 2014

Mock crash drives home point of making smart choices

Confederation Secondary School Grade 11 student Mira El-Darazi, the regional representative for OSAID, played the part of a drunk driver who killed two people during a mock crash on April 22. Photo by Arron Pickard.

With the school year starting to wind down, high school students are making plans for graduations an...

Apr 22, 2014

Sunny days in store for Sudbury

Rose Dament sent in this photo of Alexi Gordon, 9, kissing a newborn calf at the Gordon Farm on Manitoulin Island. Sudburians may want to get out and enjoy the sunshine that's in store for Wednesday and Thursday. Supplied photo.

Greater Sudbury will see nothing but sunshine over the next couple of days. Wednesday will reach a h...

Apr 22, 2014

Sudbury receives $526K in gaming revenue

Greater Sudbury has received $526,587 from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp., its share of fourth-quarter revenue for hosting OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs. Since the revenue-sharing agreem...

Apr 22, 2014

Organ donation walk loses funding

Richard St. Amour's wife and son have both benefited from kidney transplants. He has since worked to promote organ donation in Ontario and in Greater Sudbury. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week has gotten off to an uneasy start in Sudbury, beca...

Apr 22, 2014

Earth Day activities sow seeds for annual festival in Sudbury

École secondaire du Sacré-Coeur students (from left) Damiano Bortolotto, Grade 12, Patrick St Germain, Grade 12, and Alex Zannier, Grade 10, plant a small fraction of the 100 trees destined to be planted on the school grounds as part of Earth Day celebrations. Photo by Arron Pickard.

The University of Sudbury and Sudbury’s École secondaire du Sacré-Coeur spread the seeds of Earth Da...

Apr 22, 2014

Finance minister touts spending plans as part of pre-budget tour

Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci, left, listens as Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa addresses reporters Tuesday at the Learning Initiative on Cedar Street. Heather Green-Oliver photo.

Ontario's finance minister was in town Tuesday morning, sounding upbeat and promoting his budget, wh... Video: Finance Minister visits Sudbury

Apr 22, 2014

Filming in downtown Sudbury will result in street closures

Intermittent street closures will occur from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on April 23 to accommodate filming in downtown Sudbury, said the city in a news release.Police will direct traffic on Durham St...

Apr 21, 2014

Equipment failure closes Copper Cliff Mine, no injuries

Vale has stopped production at the Copper Cliff Mine, located near the Copper Cliff Smelter (pictured), due to a malfunction to a  skip hoist mechanism Sunday. File photo.

Vale has stopped all production at its Copper Cliff Mine due to a malfunction to a skip hoist mechan...

Apr 21, 2014

Sudbury celebrating Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. File photo.

Today marks Earth Day.Celebrated every year on April 22, Earth Day is the largest environmental even...

Apr 21, 2014

Showers expected on Tuesday

Gina C sent in this photo of a hawk that she spotted in a tree while kayaking on the Wahnapitae River on APril 19. Supplied photo.

Periods of drizzle will begin Tuesday morning with fog and north winds reaching 30 km/h. Increasing ...

Apr 21, 2014

Sudbury-pioneered nutrition test now the standard

Shannon Labre, a dietician with the Sudbury and District Health Unit, has helped implement the NutriSTEP tool to determine the nutritional health of pre-schoolers and toddlers. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

A nutrition screening tool developed in Sudbury has become the provincial standard for health units ...

Apr 21, 2014

Friends, supporters of closed restaurant rally to help them relocate

Jeff Kang and Angela Lee who were forced to close their Sapporo Ichibang restaurant in January, planning to reopen in another Cedar Street site -- the former Joe Lesar Menswear building in June. Supporters have started a crowdsourcing campaign to help them with renovation costs. File photo. Go to  www.indiegogo.com/projects/sudbury-sapporo-ichibang#home for more information.

The owners of a downtown Japanese restaurant forced to close in January are on schedule with plans t...

Apr 21, 2014

Artists shortlisted for mayor's celebration awards

Local musician, actor and broadcaster Stef Paquette is one of three artists  shortlisted for the CN Award for Exceptional Achievement in the Arts. File photo.

Eight local artists have been shortlisted for two cash awards to be presented during the inaugural M...

Apr 21, 2014

Event aims to inspire girls

Girls aged 12-19, as well as parents, are invited to take part in a May 1 event put on by the Walden Community Action Network and the Walden Youth Centre.The event features inspirational tal...

Apr 21, 2014

Brad Jacobs in the house for Lunch with an Olympian

Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is playing host to Olympic gold medallist Brad Jacobs on May 28.Jacobs will be discussing what it takes to compete with the world's best and come out on t...

Apr 20, 2014

Students asked to use brains at Cambrian event

 Cambrian College hosts the Let’s Talk Science Challenge April 24. File photo.

Cambrian College will host students from throughout the Sudbury region April 24 at this year’s Let’s...

Apr 20, 2014

Bearskin Airlines reduces airfares

 Bearskin Airlines has reduced regular airfares between Kapuskasing-Timmins, Kapuskasing-Sudbury and Timmins-Sudbury effective April 14. Supplied photo.

Bearskin Airlines has reduced regular airfares between Kapuskasing-Timmins, Kapuskasing-Sudbury and ...

Apr 19, 2014

A festival for bike lovers

 The second annual Bike/Velo Fest takes place starting at at 10 a.m. June 1 at the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area. Supplied photo.

Bike aficionados rejoice — the second annual Bike/Velo Fest takes place starting at at 10 a.m. June ...

Apr 19, 2014

Sustainability key feature of architecture school

The Laurentian School of Architecture will repurpose parts of the original building, as well as incorporating glass, steel and, most importantly, wood into the final product. Conceptual drawings supplied.

Terrance Galvin takes a practical approach to architectural design. Principle number one? Don’t thro...

Apr 19, 2014

Belli had 'heart full of love and generosity'

 Relatives of the late Fabio Belli gather outside St. Andrew the Apostle Church after his April 19 funeral. Photo by Marg Seregelyi.

Although always devoted to family, Fabio Belli had come to realize after a recent stroke how fortuna... Video: Remembering Fabio Belli

Apr 19, 2014

Health unit lifts water advisory imposed after derailment

A drinking water advisory imposed after a April 15 Huron Central train derailment just east of Nairn Centre has been lifted. Supplied photo.

The Sudbury and District Health Unit has lifted a drinking water advisory that came into effect Apri...

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