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City of Elliot Lake moves to adopt code of conduct for members of the public

The policy, drafted by lawyer Douglas Elliot, was presented to council this week → Read More

Body found at Vale mill, death not suspicious

The labour ministry is looking into a death at a Vale operation on the weekend, although police say it is not suspicious, nor does it appear to be related to work. Greater Sudbury Police spokesperson Kaitlyn Dunn said the fatality at Clarabelle Mill was reported on Saturday shortly after 4 p.m. “It was determined that […] → Read More

New Liskeard woman wins Sudbury hospital draw

A New Liskeard woman is the winner of the August HSN 50/50 Cash Lottery for the North. As a result, Shelley Gosselin takes home $83,120 with the winning ticket number #C-4082811. “I instantly started to cry with excitement when I got the call,” Gosselin said in a release. “I have eight grandchildren and I always said I would love to take them all to Disney World. “With the current situation, I… → Read More

New Indian restaurant opens in Espanola

Owners of Sukhdev Restaurant & Inn say they have enjoyed warm welcome → Read More

Festival Boreal hosts drive-in concert on Sept. 19

Despite no summer festival in July, the team at Northern Lights Festival Boreal has been steadily planning new ways to bring live music experiences to the community. Last week, the organization was thrilled to announce NLFB #49, a diverse and exciting presentation of festival programming in alternative formats. The veteran music and arts festival has […] → Read More

Sudbury YMCA to reopen, but without the pool

Pool 'does not have the financial capacity to reopen at this time' → Read More

Laurentian honours its top teachers

Laurentian University is recognizing four of its top teachers. The Senate Committee on Teaching and Learning and the Centre for Academic Excellence of Laurentian University have announced Tammy Gaber, Diana Urajnik, Jorge Virchez and Robert Schinke have received Teaching Excellence Awards and Teaching Fellowships. “These awards celebrate teaching that has lasting, positive effects on students […] → Read More

Laurentian University’s Metal Earth Project enters its fourth field season

The Sudbury-based Mineral Exploration Research Centre’s $104 million Metal Earth project is now in the middle of its fourth field season. The project’s goal is to improve the fundamental science of exploration by helping to distinguish areas with higher metal endowment in Canada’s Superior Craton, according to a press release. It was initiated in the […] → Read More

Sports dome at Lasalle Secondary reopens for student use

Rainbow District School Board’s new sports dome begins its first full year of operation this fall. While community use remains on hold due to COVID-19, the dome will reopen to students in Rainbow Schools with enhanced health and safety protocols, the board said in a release Friday. The dome is the first of its kind […] → Read More

Patients, care partners must wear mask at Sudbury's hospital

If you need to go to Sudbury’s hospital, be prepared to mask up. Health Sciences North made the request in a release, in the light of COVID-19 being present in the community. “We are asking all patients and visitors coming to HSN to please wear a mask as an added step to reduce the spread […] → Read More

Sudbury listings, Aug. 15 to Aug. 18

Aug. 15 Film: Horizon Drive In will provide two nights of the drive-in theatre this weekend in Sudbury at the New Sudbury Centre. On Saturday, Aug. 15, Dirty Dancing starts at 9 p.m. followed by Let’s Be Cops at 11:30. On Sunday, it’s Footloose followed by IT. Then on Aug. 30, Scoob plays at 8 […] → Read More

Sudbury-area police briefs: OPP looking for missing man in region; Sudbury driver charged

OPP looking for missing man East Algoma OPP is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a missing person from Guelph who may be travelling through the Blind River area. Jad Crawford, 49, is operating a silver 2014 Kia Forte with Ontario license plate BHEA 552. He was last seen on Aug. 10 at about […] → Read More

Sudbury listings, Aug. 12 to Aug. 14

Aug. 12 Art: Art in the Park, Art Gallery of Sudbury, Aug. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27. $5 per participant. Register Families and individuals ages five years and up are invited to register for inspired and imaginative two-hour outdoor art sessions presented by Gallery educators at Bell Park. Space is very limited and […] → Read More

Copper Cliff to lose power Aug. 9 and Aug. 16

A planned power outage will affect all Greater Sudbury Hydro customers in Copper Cliff on Sunday, Aug. 9, and Sunday, Aug. 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Greater Sudbury Hydro contacted affected residential customers through automated phone calls Monday evening to notify them of the upcoming power interruptions. Hydro One will be interrupting transmission […] → Read More

Off-road vehicle driver charged with impaired in French River

On the morning of July 23, members from the Nipissing West detachment of the OPP received a traffic complaint regarding an ongoing issue with motor vehicles speeding on White Tail Road in the Municipality of French River. → Read More

Northern Ontario chiefs content with province's pandemic communications

By Sam Laskaris Local Journalism Initiative It’s quite a contrast between two provinces. In British Columbia, some Indigenous leaders are furious provincial government officials did not receive consent or even consult with them regarding pandemic reopening plans. In Ontario, however, some chiefs are praising provincial officials for not only keeping them abreast of plans […] → Read More

YMCA accepting care package donations

The YMCA of Northeastern Ontario’s Community Action Network (YCAN) is seeking donations for community care packages in North Bay and Sudbury. The care packages will be provided to those facing higher levels of isolation during the pandemic, a media release from the YMCA said. “Our vision is to support the mental wellness of the most […] → Read More

Medical officer of health praises Sudbury area's response to COVID-19

The sacrifice and discipline of its residents have allowed the Sudbury area to move into the next stage of Ontario’s reopening plans, the region’s medical officer of health says. “It is reassuring and truly remarkable how so many people in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts have rallied together to gradually and safely reopen throughout this […] → Read More

Sudbury briefs: Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre adapting; still selling food

Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre adapts services due to pandemic As a result of restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the usual community fundraising events that take place at the Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre are cancelled. However, curbside pre-orders for pick up by appointment for fresh cabbage rolls and pyrohy are available. The centre’s celebration of […] → Read More

Sudbury-area police briefs

Crash witnesses soughtGreater Sudbury Police officers are seeking witnesses to a two-vehicle collision near the intersection of The Kingsway and Barrydowne Road on Friday. → Read More