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Mayoral candidate John Rodriguez — who's currently polling in second place in the race, trailing behind Brian Bigger — said more taxpayers' money should be spent to enhance transit services. He said he'd go down to Queen's Park to fight for the provincial money it will take. “I think the larger cities take advantage of it, like Toronto for the subways,” he said.The id...

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Oct 19, 2014

Transit needs improvement, but how to fund it?

Half of Sudburians polled last month think more taxpayer money should be spent to improve public transit. File photo.

Mayoral candidate John Rodriguez — who's currently polling in second place in the race, trailing beh...

Oct 19, 2014

Cambrian prof honoured by Thorneloe

Ken Salah was recently honoured by Thorneloe University for his contributions to its theatre productions. Supplied photo.

The co-ordinator of Cambrian College's theatre arts technical production program was recently honour...

Oct 19, 2014

Ukrainian community celebrates heritage at Yarmarok Festival

Dancers with Sudbury's Veselika School of Dance performed to a packed house at the  Ukrainian National Federation hall Sunday. The performance was part of the 40th annual Ukrainian Yarmarok Festival. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Sudbury's Ukrainian community celebrated the 40th annual Ukrainian Yarmarok Festival this weekend wi...

Oct 19, 2014

Concert Fundraiser helps Elgin Street Mission

Local teen sensations CDK performed at a concert fundraiser for the Elgin Street Mission Saturday night. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

This past Thanksgiving the Elgin Street Mission served up 12 or 13 turkeys, but in past years it has...

Oct 18, 2014

Postal workers protest door-to-door delivery cuts

Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 612 and their families gathered in Minnow Lake as part of a national day of protest against Canada Post's cuts to door-to-door mail delivery. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Canada Post's move to reduce door-to-door mail delivery across Canada will cost municipalities in ad...

Oct 18, 2014

Don't bring animal control in-house

Mayoral candidates John Rodriguez and Dan Melanson agree animal control services should be contracted out instead of provide in-house by the City of Greater Sudbury. File photo.

John Rodriguez and Dan Melanson aren't known for agreeing on many subjects, but there is one where t...

Oct 18, 2014

Author makes case for trust at leadership summit

Stephen M. R. Covey, the author of “The Speed of Trust”, was the keynote speaker at the second annual Laurentian Leadership Summit, where he spoke about the importance of trust in leadership. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Trust is the most important quality a leader can have, said Stephen M. R. Covey, the author of “The ...

Oct 17, 2014

City saturated with 'unprecedented' rainfall

Emergency response co-ordinator Lynn Fortin, left, and Wendy Mannerow, the acting director of water/wastewater services, outline the city's response to recent heavy rains and the resulting flooding concerns. Photo by Darren MacDonald.

Close to 600 mm of rain has saturated the city since August, reporters were told Friday afternoon, l...

Oct 17, 2014

Cast your vote at The Market this weekend

The City of Greater Sudbury Election Bus mobile voting location will make a stop at The Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The City of Greater Sudbury Election Bus mobile voting location will make a stop at The Market from ...

Oct 17, 2014

Habs games available in French again

French-language Canadiens games are now available again through a new Eastlink TV package that deals with the new NHL TV rights and blackout regions.

Montreal Canadiens fans in Northern Ontario scored a hat trick Oct. 16 with a big assist from two Ne...

Oct 17, 2014

More rain and cooler temperatures in the forecast

Saturday will be mainly cloudy with a 40-per-cent chance of shows or wet flurries in the morning, and early in the afternoon.

Periods of light rain will continue Friday evening. Winds are predicted to pick up, gusting to 50 km...

Oct 17, 2014

Bees quite happy on reclaimed slagpiles

Part of Vale's regreening and biodiversity efforts include maintaining seven bee hives and their 300,000 to 400,000 residents. Photo supplied by Vale

Vale’s newest recruits don’t have to be told what to do, are paid a pittance and are happy to work o...

Oct 17, 2014

City could get $30M in mining royalties per year: Rodriguez

Mayoral candidate John Rodriguez says Greater Sudbury should receive at least half of the mining royalties that go to the province and federal government. In 2007, when Rodriguez was mayor, those royalties totalled $60 million. File photo.

Sudbury could get at least $30 million in mining royalties per year if the city strikes a deal with ...

Oct 17, 2014

J-Rod to Bigger: You're in conflict on the casino question

Mayoral candidate John Rodriguez on Friday accused fellow candidate Brian Bigger of having a conflict of interest when it comes to a potential casino development in Greater Sudbury.

In what was billed to reporters Friday morning as an “emergency news conference,” mayoral candidate ...

Oct 17, 2014

City will give update on flooding situation this afternoon

 Greater Sudbury will hold a news conference this afternoon to update residents on the local flood situation, with heavy rains expected to continue into the weekend, and many parts of the ci...

Oct 17, 2014

Canada Post workers protesting mail delivery cuts

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 612 says cuts to Canada Post's door-to-door mail  service will result in 32 job cuts in Sudbury. The union will host an information session about the cuts at Adamsdale Park Saturday. File photo.

Cuts to door-to-door mail delivery could result in 32 job cuts in Sudbury, says the Canadian Union o...

Oct 17, 2014

Runners to support cancer research Saturday

Last year around 450 participants helped raise more than $25,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society at the first annual Sudbury Colours of Hope run. This year's event will take place at Moonlight Beach Saturday, Oct. 18. File photo.

Hundreds of participants are expected to make it out to Moonlight Beach Saturday for a five-kilometr...

Oct 17, 2014

Protesters fear WSIB policy changes

A small group of protesters gathered outside the WSIB office building in downtown Sudbury to show their displeasure with new policy changes they say could deny more injured workers' claims. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

A small group of protesters braved the poor weather Thursday afternoon to object to upcoming Workpla...

Oct 17, 2014

HSN 1 of 10 Ontario hospitals to treat confirmed Ebola cases

David McNeil, Health Sciences North's chief nursing officer and vice-president of clinical programs, says the hospital is prepared to deal with Ebola or any other infectious disease, should the need arise. File photo.

With concerns around Ebola on the rise in Ontario, and across Canada, Health Sciences North's chief ...

Oct 17, 2014

Flood Watch continues across the city

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The Nickel District Conservation Authority (NDCA) has extended the flood watch for Greater Sudbury.“... Video:

Oct 16, 2014

Fringe candidates can liven staid election debates

Ed Pokonzie makes a point at Wednesday's mayoral debate at College Boreal. Photo from video.

 While considered a distraction by some, there's no denying that fringe candidates add something to ...

Oct 16, 2014

Sudbury Votes: Huska Q & A

Jeff Huska will join us to answer questions from our panel, as well as viewer questions sent to us from Twitter using the hashtag #sudburyvotes2014.

On Oct 16, an editorial board consisting of Mark Gentili, managing editor at Northern Life, and Darr... Video: Sudbury Votes: Huska Q & A

Oct 16, 2014

City under flood watch; high water levels close Hwy 537

With more than 70 mm of rain in recent days, Greater Sudbury is under a floodwatch. The effects are already being felt in some areas — release Thursday morning from the Sudbury OPP said Highway 537 is closed between Henschel Road and St. Cloud Road. File photo.

 Greater Sudbury is under flood watch, with Highway 537 in the Wanup/Estaire area closed because of ... Video:

Oct 15, 2014

Bigger focus of attacks as mayoral hopefuls gather at Boreal

John Rodriguez, Brian Bigger, Ron Dupuis, Dan Melanson, Richard Majkot, Jeff Huska, Jean Brohart, Ed Pokonzie and Jean-Raymond Audet took part in the most heated clashes so far ahead on Wednesday, in a debate held at College Boreal and sponsored by the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce. David Popescu was absent.

 If there was any doubt who the frontrunner to be Greater Sudbury's next mayor, it was erased Wednes... Video:

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