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St Charles Catholic Elementary School is taking part in a project that aims to get Canadians to recognize their right to live in a healthy environment.344 students participated in "The Blue Dot Movement", a project by the David Suzuki Foundation aims for governmental recognition of a right to a healthy environment — breathing fresh air, drinking clean water and eating...

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Apr 19, 2015

Small pop tabs make a big difference

Health Sciences North's Pop Tabs for Kids Campaign got a $1,005 boost on April 14 when Billy Zografopoulos brought in the proceeds from his ongoing efforts to collect pop tabs for children's wheelchairs.

 Health Sciences North's Pop Tabs for Kids Campaign got a $1,005 boost on April 14 when Billy Zograf...

Apr 19, 2015

Be gone, sand: street sweeping begins in Sudbury

With street sweeping underway, residents are reminded to not rake or blow leaves, lawn clippings or other debris onto roads and sidewalks. File photo.

Street sweeping operations have begun in the City of Greater Sudbury. City crews have started sweepi...

Apr 19, 2015

Sudbury joins national movement against Bill C-51

A group of protesters rallied outside the Rainbow Centre in downtown Sudbury chanting anti-Harper slogans and decrying the proposed bill, which proponents say will strengthen the reach of Canada's spy agencies in the war on terror, but critics say would infringe on civil liberties. Photo by Mallika Viegas.

Protesters gathered in cities across Canada on Saturday to rally against the government's proposed a...

Apr 18, 2015

Fifth annual Courage to Stand day kicks off Monday

Courage to Stand day will feature speakers like Anick Gervais, dignitaries include Mayor Brian Bigger, GSPS's board chair Gerry Lougheed Jr. and chief of police Paul Pederson.

Secondary school students from all four local school boards will take part in the 5th annual Courage...

Apr 18, 2015

How to disinfect your well, in case you were wondering

If surface water enters the top of a well, the well water becomes contaminated and unsafe to drink, warns the Sudbury and District Health Unit. File photo.

 As Ontario learned during the Walkerton tainted water scandal, flooding and heavy runoff can damage...

Apr 18, 2015

HSN Foundation to host ball hockey tournament

To help support the North Eastern Ontario Centre for Kids, the Health Sciences Foundation will host its SCORE for NEO Kids ball hockey tournament May 30, 2015. File photo.

 To help support the North Eastern Ontario Centre for Kids, the Health Sciences Foundation will host...

Apr 17, 2015

Land claim? No. Vexatious? Yes, judge rules

An Ontario Superior Court judge has dismissed a constitutional challenge from dozens of hunters who argued the court had no jurisdiction over land claims issues. Photo supplied

An Ontario Superior Court judge has rejected a constitutional challenge from dozens of First Nations...

Apr 17, 2015

Opponents take anti-terror bill fight downtown, today

Sudburians demonstrate against Bill C-51 outside the courthouse back in March. A similar event is planned for tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the Rainbow Centre Mall. File photo

A month after waving placards in front of Sudbury Courthouse, opponents to Ottawa's Bill C-51 anti-t...

Apr 17, 2015

No weather woes this weekend

Saturday, expect a mix of sun and cloud with a 40-per-cent chance of showers early in the morning, clearing in the afternoon. The high for the day will be 12 C and the low 0 C.

Tonight will be partly cloudy with a 40-per-cent chance of showers overnight. The low will be 2 C.S...

Apr 17, 2015

Coroner's inquest: We will respect the process, Vale says

Wendy Fram, the mother of Jordan Fram who died alongside Jason Chenier in Vale's Stobie Mine in June 2011, expects a coroner's inquest into the deaths, which starts Monday, will be very emotional for her family and Chenier's family. File photo,

On Monday, a coroner’s inquest will begin seeking deeper answers into the reasons Vale workers Jason...

Apr 17, 2015

Protesters have 99 red balloons for Thibeault

Demonstrators in Sudbury take part in the first of four Days of Action protests at this hour, organized by the Ontario Health Coalition to raise awareness about Ontario government cuts to health spending. Photo by Mallika Viegas

Greater Sudbury is the first of four cities to hold Days of Action demonstrations to protest against...

Apr 17, 2015

Dynamic Earth soon to get a lot more dynamic

Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault (top, on mining equipment) joined Guy Labine (left), CEO of Dynamic Earth's parent organization, Science North, and a few friends, to announce $1 million in funding for the expansion of Dynamic Earth April 17. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

There will soon be more than the iconic Big Nickel to look at on the grounds of Dynamic Earth.Constr...

Apr 17, 2015

Is Ontario picking the best weapon to fight climate change?

Ontario's cap and trade carbon pollution deal with Quebec is a good step forward, but Citizens' Climate Lobby says, in the long run, it's not the most effective tool. Supplied photo

Finally, now that Quebec and Ontario have signed a cap and trade deal, Canadians can begin in earnes...

Apr 17, 2015

Find out who earned a Civic Award this year

The City of Greater Sudbury handed out 20 Civic Awards to groups and individuals April 16. File photo.

Twenty Civic Awards were handed out April 16 to individuals and groups who consistently give back to...

Apr 17, 2015

Suds reforms have Stack owner smiling, hoping for more

Shawn Mailloux, owner of Sudbury's Stack Brewing, says reforms to how beer can be sold in Ontario are certainly good news for smaller craft brewers like him. File photo

The owner of Stack Brewing in Greater Sudbury is welcoming changes in the way beer is sold in the pr...

Apr 17, 2015

Hydro One sale threatens social spending, Horwath says

 Andrea Horwath, leader of the Ontario NDP, said she opposes the province's plans to sell of 60 per cent of Hydro One. File photo.

Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath said her party will fight to protect public ownership of Hydro One...

Apr 17, 2015

Seatbelt-related deaths hit 10-year low: OPP

Over the past 10 years (2005 to 2014), 856 people have died in road crashes in which not wearing a seatbelt was a causal factor in their deaths. File photo.

Seeing seatbelt-related deaths on OPP-patrolled roads shrink from 120 a decade ago (2005) to 50 last...

Apr 17, 2015

Gambling on charity: Boardwalk Gaming turns 25

Janette Mieyette was one of many people who made it out for the 25th anniversary of the Boardwalk Gaming Centre in Val Caron on Thursday evening. The centre raises around $800,000 per year for 55 local charities. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

The Boardwalk Gaming Centre in Val Caron celebrated its 25th anniversary on April 16 by presenting a...

Apr 17, 2015

Thibeault won't be at his office during health-care protest

 A protest against recent hospital cuts in Northern Ontario is set to take place at Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault's office at 12 p.m. today, but Thibeault won't be there. He'll be at a funding announcement across town. File photo.

At the same time protesters gather outside of his constituency office today, Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibe...

Apr 17, 2015

Second Ave., Barrydowne water service repairs may slow traffic

Repairs to water services may slow traffic April 17 between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the following locations: Second Avenue between Hwy. 17 East and Amanda Street reduced to one lane with a temporary light for traffic control, and northbound lane closure on Barrydowne Road at Woodbine Avenue. Supplied photo.

Repairs to water services may slow traffic April 17 between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the following locat...

Apr 16, 2015

Beer and groceries don't mix: Health Unit

The province announced Thursday it plans to expand beer sales to an additional 450 locations through its Moving Ontario forward plan, but the Sudbury and District Health Unit has concerns it could lead to more alcohol consumption and public health problems. File photo.

The Sudbury and District Health Unit voted unanimously Thursday to support an open letter to the pre...

Apr 16, 2015

Ontario's hydro deal has local utility feeling powerless

Greater Sudbury Utilities are worried the province's decision to sell a 60-per-cent stake in Hydro One could spell the end of their efforts to buy the utility's assets in the city. File photo

The announcement Thursday that the province plans to sell a 60-per-cent stake in Hydro One is discou...

Apr 16, 2015

Break out the shades, Friday will be sunny

Friday will be clear, with fog patches dissipating in the morning. The high for the day will be 14 C, and the low 1 C.

Tonight will partly cloudy with a 30 per-cent chance of showers late this evening and overnight. The...

Apr 16, 2015

How would you like to take a class with these two?

Teachers Debra Michaud (first place) and Colin Lapalme (second place) who won the funniest teacher contest during the school's International Moment of Laughter Day. Supplied photo.

Studies have shown that laughing not only lowers blood pressure and reduces stress hormone levels, i...

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