Sudbury is business centre of Northern Ontario and Canada’s mining capital

By: Sudbury Northern Life

 | Apr 07, 2009 - 9:47 AM |
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Sudbury, and its seven surrounding municipalities amalgamated in January 2001, to create the City of Greater Sudbury.

Greater Sudbury is a bilingual community with a population of about 156,000 people. It is the largest urban centre in northeastern Ontario and is recognized as the business services centre of Northern Ontario and with a strong, vibrant mining industry presence is also considered to be the mining industry capital of Canada.

Sudbury’s major mining companies are among the largest employers in Northern Ontario and are frequently in the news in mining industry publications, such as Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal, as well as in national and international news coverage for their global reach in terms of product marketing, international mining expertise and frequent business news coverage as the subject of mergers and acquisitions in the global mining industry. They also often find their way into Northern Life's Local News section.

To know more about the up to the minute reporting of current news for Sudbury, and the Sudbury mining industry, click on Local News for a review of the latest headlines, or enter the term mining in the Sudbury News Search.

Sudbury is also known as the Nickel City because of its nickel and copper mines. And whether you’re driving through or stopping by, you can’t miss one of the world’s tallest superstacks, as it towers over the city from its location in the Copper Cliff area of Greater Sudbury.

Sudbury’s most famous landmark is the Sudbury Big Nickel. This giant replica of the Canadian five-cent piece is the largest coin in the world. 

There is a large assortment of shopping facilities such as the New Sudbury Centre, located at the corner of Barrydowne Road and Lasalle Boulevard. There’s also the Sudbury Supermall on Barrydowne Road; Sudbury’s Southridge Mall on Paris Street and Highway 69; the new Rainbow Outlet Centre (formerly City Centre), downtown Sudbury; the Hanmer Valley Shopping Mall in Hanmer; and the Place Bonaventure Shopping Mall in Chelmsford.

Thinking of visiting Sudbury, then everything you will need to know on how to get here and where to stay to enjoy the Greater Sudbury area is published under our Sudbury Tourism publication, which is available online for browsing and is downloadable as a PDF for your personal use. This publication with news on tourism can also Sudbury tourism centres.

Northern Life’s Sudbury Tourism provides more detailed news and information, including convenient street level maps and more information on the entertainment activities and recreational sportsin and around Sudbury.

Sudbury is a wonderful place to visit. There is something for every season. For a complete list of Sudbury's visitor attractions and links to things to do and see, click on Sudbury Attractions and plan your visit.

Up to the minute online local news, lifestyle news and stories, police and court news, technology and sports articles that are published instantly as they happen in our Local News, Lifestyle, Police & Court News, Technology and Local Sports sections, as well as our seasonal and off-season coverage of the Sudbury Wolves. You may also subscribe for free to Sudbury Today, our daily newsletter containing the latest news coverage of the day for the Greater Sudbury region. 

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