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Vale has until April 25 to provide the Ministry of Labour the safety plans from the frontline supervisor, superintendent and managers on duty at the Copper Cliff Smelter when millwright Paul Rochette was killed in a workplace accident. The request is the third from the Ministry of Labour regarding the fatal incident. ...

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Apr 17, 2014

Three diseases added to vaccine list for students

Students starting classes in the next school year will need proof of new vaccines for meningococcal disease, whooping cough and, for children born in 2010 or later, chickenpox. File photo.

The province has updated its immunization requirements for the students beginning classes in the 201...

Apr 17, 2014

Weekend meeting crucial for horse racing in Sudbury

A weekend meeting at Sudbury Downs could determine whether there will be racing at the racetrack this summer. File photo.

 A meeting this weekend could be crucial in determining whether there will be horse racing at Sudbur...

Apr 17, 2014

A heartwarming tribute to smelter victim, Paul Rochette

Paul Rochette was a great father: A great model and a hero to his daughter Isabella, 8, and his son Skyler, 3, says Skyler's mom, Jessica Daoust. Supplied photo.

Paul was the nicest man you are ever likely to meet. He was so many things: funny, hard working, lov...

Apr 17, 2014

City hall closed Good Friday, Easter monday

The City of Greater Sudbury is advising residents of the following municipal service schedule on the Easter Weekend, Friday, April 18 to Monday, April 21:-Tom Davies Square will be closed fr...

Apr 17, 2014

Family of burn victim asks for community support

John Oost, centre left, was severely burned in a fire that started in the kitchen of his Notre Dame home on March 20. His family has asked for support from the community to help him after his treatment in hospital. Supplied photo.

John Oost has been in the Sunnybrook Hospital's Ross Tilley Burn Centre since his home on Notre Dame...

Apr 17, 2014

Easter bunny will bring more spring-like weather to Sudbury

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A mid-April snowstorm in the upper midwest, as far down as Minnesota, is spreading snow into Ontario...

Apr 17, 2014

Rebecca Johnston shows off her bling

Rebecca Johnston took time to pose for photos and signed autographs for excited fans. Supplied photo.

Rebecca Johnston returned home on April 15 to Sudbury to share her gold medal with the folks at Inde...

Apr 17, 2014

Declining moose herds hit outfitters hard

While Sudbury's population is relatively stable, moose herds have decline in most parts of Ontario, and have plunged in  places such as British Columbia and Minnesota. File photo.

 News that Ontario is reducing the number of moose hunting tags by 18 per cent this year is bad news...

Apr 17, 2014

Help shape Sudbury's artistic, cultural future

Members of the public are being asked to give input into a plan that will help guide the cultural and artistic development in Greater Sudbury.A public survey is available online at greatersu...

Apr 17, 2014

Company buys interest in Sudbury mining property for $1.5M

Royal Nickel Corporation has purchased for $1.5 million a 25-per-cent interest in Sudbury Platinum Corporation, a subsidiary of Transition Metals Corporation.Sudbury Platinum holds an option...

Apr 17, 2014

Vale asked to hand over documents tied to fatal smelter accident

The Ministry of Labour has requested a number of documents from Vale, including a map of the Copper Cliff smelter crushing plant and operations logs, to contribute to its investigation of the April 6 workplace accident that killed Paul Rochette. File photo.

Vale has until April 25 to provide the Ministry of Labour the safety plans from the frontline superv...

Apr 16, 2014

Mix of sun and cloud on Thursday

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Greater Sudbury can expect scattered flurries in the morning on Thursday with a high of 6 C.The clou...

Apr 16, 2014

Bartolucci successor to be chosen May 14

Elise Idnani, left, and Andrew Olivier are running for the Liberal nomination in Sudbury. A successor to longtime Sudbury Liberal MPP Rick Bartolucci will be chosen May 14 at a nomination meeting at the Howard Johnson on Brady Street.

After months of infighting, the provincial Liberals have finally set a date for their nomination mee...

Apr 16, 2014

Shriners donate $4,800 to pediatric clinic

Health Sciences North Receives Donation from Sudbury and Toronto Shrine club members for Pediatric Botox Clinic. Left to right: Keri Shewchuk, co-ordinator, HSN's Pediatric Centre of Excellence; Dr. Sean Murray, medical director, HSN's Family and Child Program; Noble Al Burns, president of the Sudbury Shrine Club; and Terrance Fulton, illustrious potentate, Rameses Shriners Toronto. Supplied photo.

The Sudbury Shrine Club and Rameses Shriners Toronto collaborated Monday to donate $4,800 to Health ...

Apr 16, 2014

PHOTO: Cancer-fighting Knights


The Knights of Columbus Council 9619 raised $1,462 for the Canadian Cancer Society through an April ...

Apr 16, 2014

McCullough says goodbye to Sudbury Catholic board

 St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School student Elisa Bacik presents outgoing Sudbury Catholic District School Board director of education Catherine McCullough with a present on behalf of her school. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Catherine McCullough couldn't stop the tears from flowing April 15 during the last school board meet...

Apr 16, 2014

City saves $126K on February winter roads spending

The long winter saw Greater Sudbury go over its winter control budget by some $900,000. File photo

The winter roads budget got a reprieve in February, with lower-than-normal snowfall amounts helping ...

Apr 16, 2014

Work sputters at city audit department

Sources say city council has been meeting behind closed doors concerning Auditor General Brian Bigger's office, which only produced one audit in 2013 and none so far in 2014. File photo.

After dealing with a series of staffing and other issues, Greater Sudbury's audit committee has yet ...

Apr 15, 2014

Crews on call around the clock as city deals with flood concerns

Heavy rain and melting snow overwhelmed the city's drainage system in some parts of the city, Greater Sudbury officials said Tuesday.

Dozens of homes suffered sewer backups Monday as rapid spring melting combined with 45 milimetres of... Video: Flood news conference

Apr 15, 2014

Temperature slowly climbing as sun returns Wednesday

Lori-Ann Moore sent in this photo of her puppy "Lux" bringing in the paper. The forecast for Wednesday will be mainly sunny with a chance of light snow in the evening. Supplied photo/

Temperatures are expected to rise to double digits by next week, but in the meantime Sudbury will se...

Apr 15, 2014

Wells, septic systems at risk during floods: Health unit

Flooding and heavy runoff can damage wells and septic systems, and create health risks, says the Sudbury and District Health Unit.“If surface water enters the top of a well, the well water b...

Apr 15, 2014

New centre to help adults with developmental disabilities

Joanne Bouchard, left, and Jenna Whitcher, right, will launch the Adult Enrichment Center in June to help adults with developmental disabilities, like Cody Whitcher, middle, learn valuable life skills. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

When Cody Whitcher turned 21, he no longer had the support he needed to continue his schooling, and ...

Apr 15, 2014

Drinking water advisory issued following Nairn Centre train derailment

The Sudbury and District Health Unit is advising those who take their drinking water from the Spanish River or from wells supplied by the river not use that water until further notice. File photo.

A train derailment this morning on the Huron Central main line just east of Nairn Centre caused a le...

Apr 15, 2014

Notre Dame Avenue reopens to traffic

Flood waters closed part of Notre Dame Avenue early this morning. The road is now open to traffic. Photo by Heather Green-Oliver

City crews have managed to clear enough water and ice away from Notre Dame Avenue and it has been fu... Video: Flooding

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