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 Hopes the province would act quickly to help cities stem soaring insurance costs were dashed at this week's meeting of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.What's known as 'joint and several liability' rules in the province often force municipalities to pay the bulk of multi-million dollar damage awards in lawsuits. Under the 'one per cent rule,' even when ci...

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Aug 23, 2014

Market hosts Sudbury's first StoryMob

The Market, in downtown Sudbury, resembled a medieval fair Saturday afternoon as the Greater Sudbury Public Library hosted its first StoryMob with a public reading of Robert Munsch's “The Paper Bag Princess.” Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Sudbury's downtown market hosted the city's first StoryMob – an idea borrowed from Toronto – Saturda...

Aug 22, 2014

Police make peaceful arrest after man fights eviction

Greater Sudbury Police Inspector Todd Zimmerman said a man was taken into custody peacefully after he refused to leave a residence in Guilletville after his eviction. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Police took a man into custody peacefully Friday afternoon after an operation that closed Municipal ...

Aug 22, 2014

Gélinas wants restrictions on e-cigarettes in Ontario

E-cigarettes were introduced in Canada around 2007 and release a vapour usually containing vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, flavouring, and in some cases, nicotine. File photo.

The same restrictions that apply to cigarettes, should also apply to electronic cigarettes, says Nic...

Aug 22, 2014

Is the Ring of Fire dev corp a go?

The Wynne government promised to formally establish a Ring of Fire development corporation within 60 days of the July 3 throne speech.

Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle is scheduled to deliver the keynote address...

Aug 22, 2014

City invites input on naming laneway after Marleau

The City of Greater Sudbury has received a request to name a lane-way Promenade Diane Marleau Way at Pioneer Manor, after the late Diane Marleau.Throughout the next 30 days, residents are in...

Aug 22, 2014

Local raspberries at The Market this weekend

Raspberries can be added to just about anything. File photo.

Local raspberries are up for grabs this weekend at The Market, next to the CP/Via Rail Station at 23...

Aug 21, 2014

Sudbury's floating solar panels could power island nation

MIRARCO researcher Kim Trapani shows a flexible solar panel designed in Sudbury that will be tested in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Malta. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

 Early next year, Sudbury-developed clean energy technology is expected to be tested off the coast o...

Aug 21, 2014

Planned explosives plant brews controversy in Nairn Centre

A planned mining explosives manufacturing facility in the community of Nairn Centre, just west of Sudbury, has become an issue of controversy in the small town, where several citizens oppose it. Google Maps image.

According to reports, about 20 people showed up Wednesday morning to protest a planned mining explos...

Aug 21, 2014

Bigger takes aim at city council as he launches bid to be mayor

Brian Bigger officially launched his campaign to be mayor of Greater Sudbury on Thursday at the Ambassador Hotel. Photo by Darren MacDonald.

 The city's former auditor general launched his campaign for mayor Thursday morning, taking aim at c... Video:

Aug 21, 2014

Increasing cloudiness Friday

There will be increasing cloudiness early Friday morning, with a 30-per-cent chance of showers in the afternoon, and early in the evening. The temperature high for the day will be 20 C and the low, 17 C.

Thursday evening is looking partly cloudy, with a 40-per-cent chance of showers. The overnight low w...

Aug 21, 2014

Cops accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Greater Sudbury Police Chief Paul Pedersen and the Greater Sudbury Police Service have been challenged by Chief Paul Cook and the North Bay Police Service to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Greater Sudbury Police Chief Paul Pedersen and the Greater Sudbury Police Service have been challeng...

Aug 21, 2014

Ward 8 candidate issued Ice Bucket Challenge

Ward 8 municipal election candidate Stefano Presenza has launched an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to all of the 2014 candidates. To view his Ice Bucket Challenge video, click http://youtu.be/09frLo2ComU. Supplied.

Ward 8 municipal election candidate Stefano Presenza has launched an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to all...

Aug 21, 2014

Mayoral candidate vows to keep taxes low

In a release Thursday, mayoral candidate Jeff Huska said if elected, he would keep city taxes as low as possible.

In a release Thursday, mayoral candidate Jeff Huska said if elected, he would keep city taxes as low...

Aug 21, 2014

City invests in stink-control sytem for biosolids plant

Greater Sudbury is investing in a system to monitor odours from the city's new $63-million biosolids plant, currently under construction on Kelly Lake Road. File photo.

Greater Sudbury is investing in a system to monitor odours from the city's new $63-million biosolids...

Aug 21, 2014

Comment misattributed in print edition of 2nd Ave. story

In the Aug. 19 print edition of Northern Life, a missing attribution could lead to the impression that the city's roads director referred to opponents of the Second Avenue road widening as "...

Aug 21, 2014

Lifeguard supervision ends Sunday

Lifeguard supervision at municipal beaches will end Sunday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.

Lifeguard supervision at municipal beaches will end Sunday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.There will be no lifegu...

Aug 20, 2014

Province takes slow approach to reforming liability legislation

There will be no quick relief for Ontario municipalities who are having to shell out millions due to the rising number of lawsuits filed against cities -- and the climbing damage awards that accompany them. The province has said it's open to reform, but change will take time. File photo.

 Hopes the province would act quickly to help cities stem soaring insurance costs were dashed at thi...

Aug 20, 2014

Possibility of thunderstorms tonight

Thursday morning will be mainly cloudy with a 40-per-cent chance of showers early into the afternoon. The temperature high will be 21 C. Thursday evening will be partly cloudy, with the low at 13 C.

Umbrellas up! Tonight will be cloudy, with a 60-per-cent chance of showers.Environment Canada warns ...

Aug 20, 2014

New family clinic in Chelmsford by 2015

The last Family Health Team to open in Greater Sudbury was in Walden in 2011 (above). With teams already open in Sudbury and Val Caron, the main thing delaying a Chelmsford location is recruiting doctors. Local politicians met with Health Minister Deb Mathews this week at the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference to look for provincial help to get the clinic open. File photo.

If all goes according to plan, Chelmsford should have a new family clinic by mid to late 2015. The C...

Aug 20, 2014

Classic cars helping A&W end MS

Love classic cars? A&W restaurant's annual Cruisin' To End MS features a show and shine, while donating a $1 from every Teen Burger sold to multiple sclerosis research. Supplied

Worldwide, there are currently between two and 2.5 million people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis ...

Aug 20, 2014

Road grinding will result in lane closures

Grinding operations will close lanes Aug. 21-22 on several roads throughout Greater Sudbury.The work will result in lane closures on The Kingsway in both directions between Barrydowne Road a...

Aug 19, 2014

Melanson touts plan to create aerospace industry in Greater Sudbury

Tuesday morning at the Lacoix Hanger at the Greater Sudbury Airport, mayoral candidate Dan Melanson outlined his proposal to offer tax incentives to aerospace companies will to set up in Greater Sudbury. Darren MacDonald photo.

 If elected mayor, Dan Melanson says he would develop an aerospace manufacturing industry in Greater...

Aug 19, 2014

It's time for policies, not ax-grinding, mayoral candidate says

Mayoral candidate Dan Melanson addresses reporters Tuesday morning at the Greater Sudbury Airport. Darren MacDonald photo.

 Mayoral hopeful Dan Melanson says it's time for candidates to spell out their platforms and policie...

Aug 19, 2014

Watch Cook for Me Sudbury online

The top 10 The Top 10 have been selected for Sudbury Living magazine’s newest event, Cook for Me Sudbury! Want to know who they are? Watch Round 1 unfold today at www.cookformesudbury.com.

The Top 10 have been selected for Sudbury Living magazine’s newest event, Cook for Me Sudbury!This c...

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