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Greater Sudbury may need to add more ambulances, city councillors were told this week, as the number of calls for service continues to rise.Fire services are also under pressure, said Tim Beadman, the city's chief of fire and paramedic services, and reviews are underway to look for ways to ease the demand.On the ambulance side, Beadman says after making progress reduc...

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Feb 27, 2015

Liberal appeals committee reviewing Nickel Belt result

The Liberal Party isn't saying much about an appeal that's underway contesting the results of last weekend's nomination meeting for Nickel Belt. File photo.

The Liberal Party isn't saying much about an appeal that's underway contesting the results of last w...

Feb 27, 2015

'Air inversion' caused foul smell in Sudbury

Due to frigid temperatures, air at higher altitudes was warmer than the air at ground level, which is called an air inversion, and caused the foul odour many people noticed across Greater Sudbury. File photo.

A foul odour many people noticed across the city was due to a natural phenomenon called an air inver...

Feb 27, 2015

Donation brings HSN a step closer to pediatric centre (2 photos)

embers of the Sudbury Hospitality Association of Restaurant Entrepreneurs – which represents 12 locally-owned restaurants – presented a cheque for $12,744 to the Health Sciences North Foundation Friday. The funds will help the hospital build a standalone centre for pediatric care. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Health Sciences North is one small step closer to getting its own standalone pediatric care centre t...

Feb 27, 2015

Emergency services under stress, city councillors told

Firefighters, police and paramedics attend a car crash in June 2013. Every year, the demand for emergency services increases. File photo.

Greater Sudbury may need to add more ambulances, city councillors were told this week, as the number...

Feb 27, 2015

Sudbury youth garners Lt.-Gov's award

Mélanie-Rose Frappier, right, is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to the community through a Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Youth Achievement. Supplied photo.

Mélanie-Rose Frappier's outstanding contributions to the community have earned her a Lieutenant Gove...

Feb 27, 2015

Councillor: city has 'moral obligation' to four-lane MR35

This Googlemaps images shows a portion of Municipal Road 35 between Azilda and Chelmsford. Ward 4 Coun. Evelyn Dutrisac is calling for the completion of a project widening the stretch of road, something she said has been promised since amalgamation. Googlemaps.

Ward 4 Coun. Evelyn Dutrisac is calling for the completion of a project widening the main highway be...

Feb 27, 2015

Coyote sightings have residents looking for action

 People from across the city have been phoning NorthernLife.ca over the past few weeks to complain of nuisance coyotes in their neighbourhood. Supplied photo.

With recent coyote sightings across the city — and even stories of pets being eaten by the animals —...

Feb 27, 2015

Senior city manager joins North East LHIN

Catherine Matheson, the City of Greater Sudbury's former manager of community development, will become the North East Local Health Integration Network's (LHIN) senior director of health system transformation and implementation March 5. File photo.

Catherine Matheson, the City of Greater Sudbury's former manager of community development, will beco...

Feb 27, 2015

Strong odour envelopes Sudbury Friday morning

Sudburians are questioning the source of a odour permeating the air across the city today. File photo.

A strong odour of rotten eggs or sewage around town is raising questions about its origin.Some suspe...

Feb 26, 2015

Sunshine for the home stretch!

Friday will be sunny with a high of -13 C, feeling more like -30 C with the windchill. The low will be -20 C.

Tonight will be clear with winds up to 15 km/h. The overnight low will be -27 C, -33 C with the wind...

Feb 26, 2015

Magnet programs hurting some Rainbow schools?

The parent council at Chelmsford Valley District Composite School is concerned about the impact of magnet programs on its enrolment and ability to provide a full course load. File photo.

Chelmsford Valley District Composite School is losing its students to Rainbow District School Board'...

Feb 26, 2015

Appeal launched over Nickel Belt Liberal nomination

An appeal is underway n last weekend's Nickel Belt Liberal nomination vote and saw Marc Serré win on the third ballot. File photo.

One of the three losing candidates in last weekend's Nickel Belt Liberal nomination vote is contesti...

Feb 26, 2015

City activates emergency response for frozen water pipes

 As of noon today, February 25, a total of 21 properties are in the queue for hot water thawing of their frozen water service, said a news release. Current estimated wait time for thawing crews is three days, dependent on when permission to thaw was received by the city.

As of noon Feb. 25, a total of 21 properties were in the queue for hot water thawing of their frozen...

Feb 26, 2015

Police board holds closed-door meeting without Lougheed

Police Services Board chair Jerry Lougheed Jr., seen in this file photo, didn't attend an in-camera meeting this week, where members consulted with legal counsel to deal with a recently released report by Ontario’s Chief Electoral Officer that Lougheed may have contravened the Ontario Elections Act

The Greater Sudbury Police Services Board met in-camera this week to consider “the findings containe...

Feb 26, 2015

Talking sex difficult for parents, says Sue Johanson

Sue Johanson speaks to students Algonquin College in 2012. Johanson weighs in on the province's new sex ed curriculum. Photo from the Algonquin College Newspaper, the Algonquin Times.

Sue Johanson is a Toronto-based registered nurse and sex educator. Now retired, the 84-year-old is b...

Feb 26, 2015

Notre-Dame students canvassing for cancer research donations

Students from Collège Notre-Dame will be going door to door across Greater Sudbury tonight as part of their annual blitz to raise funds for the Northern Cancer Research Foundation. Supplied photo.

Students from Collège Notre-Dame will be going door to door across Greater Sudbury tonight as part o...

Feb 26, 2015

Vaccines should be mandatory: AMRIC CEO

Dr. Francisco Diaz-Mitoma, CEO and scientific director of Sudbury's Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada, says vaccines should be mandatory, within the confines of the law, because without them we would not have a healthy society. File photo.

Vaccines should be mandatory, says the CEO and scientific director of Sudbury's Advanced Medical Res...

Feb 25, 2015

Attrition seen as key to balancing the books at city hall

Council will begin to make budget decisions at their March 4 meeting, with an eye on passing the budget March 5. File photo.

 City councillors are already looking for ways to replenish the $4.7 million draw on reserve funds n...

Feb 25, 2015

I wouldn’t bet money, but Thursday will be sunny!

Thursday will be sunny and clear. The high for the day is -13 C, feeling more like -36 C with the windchill.

Tonight, a few clouds with winds picking up to 15 km/h. The overnight low will be -27 C, feeling mor...

Feb 25, 2015

Community rallies to help widower

Emanuelle D'Amours, pictured with her children, Gabriel, Maxim and Ava, was found dead in a Kapuskasing home Feb. 18. Supplied photo.

A community has rallied behind André Racine and his three young children, after his fiancee, Emanuel...

Feb 25, 2015

Councillors support regreening hospital parking lot

Regreening the former St. Joseph's Hospital parking lot is the first phase of a long-term, $10-$20 million plan to transform Bell Park. File photo.

After initially expressing reluctance because of the $950,000 pricetag, support appears to be buildi...

Feb 25, 2015

Cambrian student tops in Canada on qualifying exam

Cambrian College grad Carson Lazier earned the top mark in Canada for his Medical Radiation Technologist exam, which he wrote in January 2014. Supplied photo.

When Cambrian College grad Carson Lazier sat down to write his Medical Radiation Technologist exam i...

Feb 25, 2015

Program would encourage city staff to find ways to cut costs

Greater Sudbury is considering bringing back an employee suggestion plan, five years after it was dropped because it was costing more money than was being saved through suggestions.

Greater Sudbury is considering bringing back an employee suggestion plan, five years after it was dr...

Feb 24, 2015

Funds for cycling trails, watershed studies added to budget deliberations

Ward 9 Coun. Deb McIntosh's proposal to spend $800,000 a year improving the city's cycling infrastructure would be funded using money already set aside for road expansion projects. File photo.

 City councillors will be considering a growing list of budget options as they work toward passing a...

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