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 Steady rain throughout the night and morning in Greater Sudbury gave way to cloudy – but dry – weather Sunday afternoon, which meant it was safe to return to Ribfest.And return Sudburians did, with hundreds of people in line by 3 p.m. for food, or already chowing down on ribs, pulled pork and chicken, listening to live music along a section of Elgin Street downtown, ...

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Sep 02, 2014

Sunny day expected Wednesday — no, really

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Tonight, will be partly cloudy with a 30-per-cent chance of showers early this evening and risk of a...

Sep 02, 2014

Beach advisory lifted at Whitewater Lake

The Sudbury and District Health Unit has removed the signs that advised against swimming at Whitewater Lake Park Beach.The most recent water samples taken at the beach by the Health Unit are...

Sep 02, 2014

Suicide prevention event set for Sept. 10

The Northern Ontario Suicide Prevention Network (NOSPN) is hosting a community butterfly release for World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10.

The Northern Ontario Suicide Prevention Network (NOSPN) is hosting a community butterfly release for...

Sep 02, 2014

Lanes open on Kingsway, despite ongoing construction

A note from the city to drivers about The Kingsway: both lanes will remain open this week in the east- and west-bound lanes. Only the centre turning lane will be closed. Drivers can use both...

Sep 02, 2014

Lanes will be open on Kingsway, despite ongoing construction

 A note from the city to drivers about The Kingsway: both lanes will remain open this week in the east- and west-bound lanes. Only the centre turning lane will be closed. Drivers can use bot...

Sep 02, 2014

Video of disturbing discovery downtown goes viral

A YouTube video shot by Sudbury man Marcel St-jean shows the shocking discovery of a body downtown. Photo from video.

UPDATE - The male victim has been identified as 55 year old, Vincent Harper. He was taken to the hos... Video: viral video

Sep 02, 2014

School bells: Thousands of students back in class tomorrow

They're tuned up, shined up and ready to go. School buses are back on the roads tomorrow morning, drivers. File photo

While children sigh, parents rejoice. Another summer vacation has come and gone, and come tomorrow, ...

Sep 01, 2014

Focus on families at annual Labour Day festival

People head towards the family area at the Labour Day Family Fun Fest event Monday at Bell Park. Photo by Darren MacDonald.

For many, the Labour Day weekend is the unofficial end of summer. But for many politicians running i...

Aug 31, 2014

Wolves open exhibition season with loss to the Battalion

Sudbury Wolves forward Matt Schmalz fights for a loose puck against North Bay's Jared Steege. Scott Haddow photo.

The Sudbury Wolves made a good first impression on team brass in its first exhibition game despite d...

Aug 31, 2014

Wet weather fails to dampen spirits at Ribfest on Sunday

The rain let up long enough to allow some Ribfest patrons dance the afternoon away – after filling up on ribs, chicken or pulled pork, of course. Photo by Darren MacDonald.

 Steady rain throughout the night and morning in Greater Sudbury gave way to cloudy – but dry – weat...

Aug 29, 2014

City short docs, but numbers might be higher than you think

Ryan Humeniuk, the City of Greater Sudbury's physician recruitment co-ordinator, says the Northern Ontario School of Medicine has helped address Sudbury's doctor shortage. He's pictured here in 2010 addressing city council (alongside then tourism manager Rob Skelly) about recruitment efforts. File photo.

While the number of people who have a family doctor in Sudbury has increased over the last few years...

Aug 29, 2014

Premiers conclude annual meeting, agree to move forward on energy strategy

Yukon Premier Bob McLeod, left, and Alberta Premier Dave Hancock attend a session at the annual Council of the Federation meeting in Charlottetown on Friday, August 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

CHARLOTTETOWN - Canada's premiers agreed to move forward on a national energy strategy Friday after ...

Aug 29, 2014

Blue-green algae found on French River

Warnings like the one pictured have become a common sight at area beaches in the summer. File photo

The Ministry of the Environment has advised the Sudbury & District Health Unit that results from sam...

Aug 29, 2014

Hey post-secondary students: get your freebees through city's Learning City program

The Welcome Students Adventure Package provides post-secondary students and their families with Play-All-Day Passports to Science North or Dynamic Earth, plus discounts on hotel accommodations. Supplied

Students travelling from other communities to attend Laurentian University, Collège Boréal or Cambri...

Aug 29, 2014

Labour Day Municipal Service Schedule

The City of Greater Sudbury would like to advise residents of the following municipal service schedule on the Labour Day holiday on Sept. 1.• Tom Davies Square will be closed.• Citizen Servi...

Aug 29, 2014

Trailer Park Boys returning to Nickel City

Randy of the Trailer Park Boys took on former Northern Life reporter Jenny Jelen in a burger eating contest last year — and lost. Randy and Mr. Lahey are returning to Sudbury Sept. 26. File photo.

Randy and Mr. Lahey of the hit television series the Trailer Park Boys will be making a stop at Sudb...

Aug 29, 2014

New MacLeod PS ready for full occupancy

 MacLeod Public School students show off their brand-new school building this past spring. The school will be fully occupied as of this fall. File photo.

When the new, $17-million MacLeod Public School opens its doors Sept. 3, it will be fully occupied f...

Aug 29, 2014

Marc Serré files for Nickel Belt Liberal nomination

Marc Serré hopes to continue a long family history in politics with his announcement Friday to run for the Liberal Party of Canada nomination in Nickel Belt. Supplied photo.

Marc Serré hopes to continue a long family history in politics with his announcement Friday to run f...

Aug 29, 2014

Churchill welcomes back Grade 7 and 8s

 Churchill Public School will welcome back its Grade 7 and 8 students this fall. File photo.

After getting an early taste of high school last spring, Churchill Public School's Grade 7 and 8 stu...

Aug 29, 2014

Northern Ontario drivers can keep studded tires on longer

Northern Ontario drivers will be able to put on studded tires a month earlier this year, and keep them on an extra month, thanks to new rule changes from the province.Northern Ontario reside...

Aug 29, 2014

Sudbury steel fabricator fined for workplace death

High Strength Plates & Profiles Inc. was fined $110,000 for a workplace accident last year that killed one of its workers. File photo.

High Strength Plates and Profiles Inc., a company that processes high-strength plate and sheet steel...

Aug 28, 2014

Ward 1 candidate drops out of race

Ian Heft, a candidate in Ward 1, announced Aug. 28 that he is withdrawing from the election race. Supplied photo

A candidate for Ward 1 announced this afternoon that he's withdrawing his candidacy.Ian Heft, a Mast...

Aug 28, 2014

Ring of Fire announcement greeted with shrugs from critics

Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle said the establishment of an interim board for the Ring of Fire development corporation will help formalize discussions and bring partners to the table for infrastructure discussions. File photo.

The province announced Thursday its plans to establish an interim board for the Ring of Fire develop...

Aug 28, 2014

Behind-the-scenes view appealing for student trustee

 Upon being sworn in as the Rainbow District School Board's new student trustee, Liam Brunton (right) is congratulated by the board's director of education, Norm Blaseg. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

The Rainbow District School Board's new student trustee, Liam Brunton, said he's looking forward to ...

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