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The smell of freshly cooked souvlaki, and salads drizzled with extra virgin olive oil permeated the air around Sudbury's Hellenic Centre as the 22nd annual Greek Festival got underway Saturday. Even early in the day, the line-up for Greek food had already started to grow at a steady pace. ...

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Jul 28, 2014

Auditor general ponders running for mayor

Greater Sudbury's auditor general says he hasn't officially decided to run for mayor, but he's strongly considering a run for the top job at Tom Davies Square.

Greater Sudbury's auditor general says he hasn't officially decided to run for mayor, but he's stron...

Jul 27, 2014

Walk for a Second Chance encourages organ donations

Around 500 people clad in green t-shirts marched down Paris Street Sunday afternoon for the 15th annual Walk for a Second Chance. The walk's goal was to sign up 600 new organ donors in Sudbury. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Bell Park was a sea of green t-shirts Sunday afternoon as hundreds of people wore the colour of the ...

Jul 27, 2014

Mining equipment manufacturer diversifies to survive

Marcotte Mining Machinery Services Inc. hopes to expand its manufacturing plant from 35,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet over the next five years. The company has expanded to the offshore oil and power generation sectors in an effort to reduce its reliance on a stagnating mining sector. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Were it not for an aggressive stance to diversify its manufacturing line, Marcotte Mining Machinery ...

Jul 26, 2014

BBQ pays tribute to murder victim

Members of Nickel City Roller Derby, and the Iron Sirens ladies motorcycle riding club, hosted a barbeque Saturday in honour of murder victim Sheri-Lynn McEwan. The barbeque helped raise funds for the Sudbury Women's Centre. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Members of Nickel City Roller Derby, and the Iron Sirens motorcycle riding club, paid tribute to mur...

Jul 26, 2014

Greek Festival attracts crowds with food and entertainment

Jenny Moutsatsos, Diana Millett, and her daughter Kallista Millett, 6, helped promote Greek culture at a gift shop at Sudbury's 22nd annual Greek Festival Saturday. The shop included a wide variety of items imported from Greece. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

The smell of freshly cooked souvlaki, and salads drizzled with extra virgin olive oil permeated the ...

Jul 26, 2014

Teachers' talks in holding pattern as contract set to expire

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario members protested in downtown Sudbury in December 2012 when the province threatened to impose a contract on its members, something it did a month later. This contract is set to expire with the province next month. File photo.

Although Ontario teachers' contracts expire Aug. 31, Sudbury education officials say they're in a bi...

Jul 25, 2014

A guide to the school board elections

Voters will be asked to elect trustees in their school board of choice Oct. 27. File photo.

While the local mayoral and councillor elections — along with a referendum on store hours — have uns...

Jul 25, 2014

Road report: Lasalle, Barry Downe update

Signalling work at the Lasalle-Barry Downe intersection is wrapping up next week. File photo

The City of Greater Sudbury says crews will be working July 27 to complete the final phase of the tr...

Jul 25, 2014

Rainy weekend ahead

Tonight is mainly cloudy with a 60 percent chance of showers overnight, with a risk of a thunderstorm. The high is 24 C and the low is 15 C.

You may not want to hang your laundry out to dry on the clothes line this weekend. Tonight is mainly...

Jul 25, 2014

Ladies — Think Pink golf fundraiser swings again July 29

Golf pro Katie Ferguson will be on hand to help participants at the sixth annual Think Pink Ladies Golf Tournament with their putting and driving skills. The tournament will take place at the Idylwylde Golf and Country Club Tuesday, July 29. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

More than 100 women clad in pink will meet at the Idylwylde Golf and Country Club on July 29 for the...

Jul 25, 2014

North desesrves same horse racing deal as the south: NDP

Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas pressured the province this week to come to a deal for horse racing in Northern Ontario. File photo

They are racing in Fort Erie and other southern Ontario communities, but not in Sudbury, and that ha...

Jul 25, 2014

Drivers, cyclists must learn to share the road: police

In order to ease confusion and frustration, police have cleared up those rules of the road.

As more cyclists and vehicles take to the road during the summer months, the ongoing discussion of b... Video:

Jul 25, 2014

City lowers Summerfest grant to cover unpaid bill

Carly Rae Jepsen is seen here, performing at 2013's Sudbury Summerfest. Organizers say the summer festival will likely fold after this year. File photo.

To recover more than $3,000 it says it's owed by Sudbury Summerfest from last year's festival, the C...

Jul 25, 2014

Flawed environmental process costing millions: lawyer

Traffic on Second Avenue gets busy during rush hour, and the city expects the traffic will only get heavier as new housing developments go up in Minnow Lake. Photo by Darren MacDonald

Ontario's environmental approvals process for municipal infrastructure projects badly needs reform, ...

Jul 24, 2014

Sudburians want a strong mayor, council that works together: Dupuis

Ron Dupuis greets a supporter Thursday at the official launch of his campaign headquarters on Notre Dame Avenue. Darren MacDonald photo.

 Greeting supporters while his team handed out campaign T-shirts, Ward 5 Coun. Ron Dupuis opened his...

Jul 24, 2014

Break out that slicker: Wet weather weekend ahead

Friday is expected to be mostly sunny, but there is a chance of a thunderstorm overnight. File photo

There is a 30 per cent chance of showers early this evening with risk of thunderstorm. The temperatu...

Jul 24, 2014

Moose Factory trains own PSWs under new program

From left, Kayla Cheechoo, Nellie Moses, Allyson Katapaytuk, Dana Sutherland, Lana Shanush, Krystal Wabano, Mary Rickard, Natalie Cheechoo and Lucy Beck graduated from the new personal support worker program in Moose Factory. Missing from the photo is graduate Nellie Blackned. Supplied photo.

A partnership between the Red Cross and the North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) helpe...

Jul 24, 2014

Lack of volunteers could impact Meals on Wheels

For lack of volunteers, Meals on Wheels says it may have to streamline its work in some parts of Greater Sudbury. Supplied photo

Meals on Wheels has provided hot meals to housebound sick and elderly people in Sudbury since 1971.U...

Jul 24, 2014

Health Unit confirms blue-green algae in Ramsey Lake

Residents watch the Dragon Boat races on Ramsey Lake earlier this month. Blue-green algal blooms have been confirmed in Ramsey. The blooms have an unsightly pea soup appearance and foul smell, and can produce toxins. File photo.

The Ministry of the Environment and the Sudbury and District Health unit have confirmed the presence...

Jul 24, 2014

Drilling down to the core

Thunder Bay drilling company boss Barb Courte Elinesky (centre) is one of the characters in a documentary under development by award-winning producer Lalita Krishna, who pitching a proposal to the major TV networks profiling the people who work at the grassroots level of Northern Ontario’s mining industry. (Photo supplied)

 Lalita Krishna has no intention of following the same contrived script that’s evident in the mining... Video: Ring of Fire

Jul 23, 2014

For the dying: HSN eyeing Thunder Bay model for life support

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Representatives with Health Sciences North plan to keep a close watch on a new policy in Thunder Bay...

Jul 23, 2014

Mix of sun and cloud Thursday

Predicted sunshine to continue into the afternoon. Then, a mix of sun and cloud with a 30 percent chance of showers late in the afternoon, with risk of a thunderstorm. The temperature will reach a high of 25 C and a low of 13 C.

The sun is shining early Thursday. Predicted sunshine to continue into the afternoon. Then, a mix of...

Jul 23, 2014

Hospital promos use of local food — with a BBQ

Harry Mines, a catering chef with Marek Hospitality, prepared some bison burgers and chicken breasts on the grill for a BBQ to promote the hospital's new local food options. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Bison burgers with blueberry barbeque sauce and local potato and garlic soup – all sourced from Onta...

Jul 23, 2014

Unspent arts money can be carried over: councillors

YES Theatre staged "Jesus Christ Superstar" at Sudbury Theatre Centre this month. STC is one of several city arts groups to receive operating grants this year. File photo

Generally when there are unspent funds in a budget year, the surplus amount goes to pay down the cit...

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