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Laurentian's Alphonse-Raymond Building will feature food services area that can accommodate more than 100 students. It is seen here in an architectural rendering.
Laurentian aims to complete campus modernization in 2016By December 2016 Laurentian University expects to complete an ambitious campus modernization project that will change the way students and faculty interact with each other and the spaces around them.Timmins-based Cy Rheault Construction won the contract for the project's $34-million construction phase.The contractor has carried out work at Laurentian in the past; it contributed to the first phase of the School of Architecture and did renovations to the Single Student Residence in 2014.Brad Park...

Sudbury

$80M Sudbury truck route project could become reality
A much sought-after truck route for Sudbury may soon come to pass. While not yet official, Northern Life newspaper reported that Ottawa has agreed to provide its one-third share of funding for the $80-million extension of Maley Drive. The Globe and Mail reported last week that projects the ...
Proposed Sudbury arts and convention centre would break even 'in year one'
On June 4, a Sudbury group that has been working out of the spotlight for the last three years will unveil a proposal to build a multi-use arts and convention centre in Greater Sudbury it says can break even in its first year of operation. Paul Finley, project manager of the Sudbury Synergy ...
Newspaper publisher honoured by college
Abbas Homayed, publisher of Northern Ontario Business, received the Dr. Fred Sheridan Award from Cambrian College, the college’s highest honour.Introduced in 1992, the award is named for a visionary who was a long-time friend and supporter of Cambrian College and who, until his death in 1990, g...
Architect, mining exec to receive doctorates
A distinguished architect and a mining-industry executive are amongst six recipients who will be bestowed with honorary doctorates from Laurentian University this spring.Douglas Cardinal, an internationally renowned master builder, who has been a guest speaker at the Laurentian School of Archit...


Sudbury News from NorthernLife.ca

Tearing up the Naughton trails as part of fitness challenge
Hot on the heels of the Ian McCloy Island Swim, the latest event in the Sudbury Fitness Challenge (SFC) series welcomed Sudburians of all ages to the Naughton Trails on Sunday, the site of the Mountain Bike Tour.Riders enjoyed the same venue that had served as host in both 2013...
Grocery thief with pepper spray targets Durham St. pedestrian
A leisurely stroll home after doing groceries on July 12 turned into a frightening experience for a Sudbury man.Bruce Young, 68, was walking to his Riverside Drive home via Durham Street in downtown Sudbury. He stopped to rest outside of the Copy Copy store, when he was approached by a...
Column: I'll die with the blackfly a-picking my bones
Oh, how we longed for summer during the relentless cold winter we have endured. Statistically, February was the coldest February on record. Stats don’t lie. So now summer is here. Hurray! Well, maybe not ... we went to our cottage recently, and as happy as we were to be there,...
Put some ice on that: return of Ice Bucket Challenge
Remember all of those videos of people pouring buckets of ice water on their heads?On Aug. 6, the ALS Society will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Ice Bucket Challenge across Canada.The Sudbury Girls and Ladies Fast-Pitch Softball Association will kick off the Ice Bucket Challenge during their year-end...
Ontario hospitals failing patients: CUPE
The province's focus on home and community care has not made up for a four-year freeze to hospital funding, says the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions.“Growth in community health care has not increased commensurate with need,” said Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions, which bargains collective...
Another heat warning: High of 33 C today
Environment Canada has issued another heat warning for Greater Sudbury, as temperatures are expected to soar to 33 C today.The rest of the work week will also be hot, with Wednesday expected to reach 30 C, Thursday 28 C and Friday 25 C. The weekend is expected to be cooler,...
Remains found near Duchesnay Falls not human
On July 26, 2015 at around 1:10 p.m., North Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to the area of Duchesnay Falls for reports of unknown remains.The remains were located in the water by a group of hikers who immediately reported the incident to the North Bay Police Service. ...
Beat the heatwave - SDHU tips to avoid illness
The Greater Sudbury Area and much of southern Ontario is in the grips of a sweltering heat wave.With hot, humid weather forecast for the next few days, the Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) has taken the opportunity to remind the public about heat safety.  Exposure to extreme heat can...
Hospital expands telemedicine for children's care
Children and infants will benefit from new Ontario Telemedicine Network systems installed at the North Eastern Ontario Centre for Kids (NEO Kids) and the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit at Health Sciences North.The HSN Foundation and HSN Volunteer Association each contributed $20,000 to purchase the two machines, that connect local doctors...
Building better ball players at The Baseball Academy
Jean-Gilles Larocque fully expects the young talent under his watch to leave The Baseball Academy Summer Camp more developed than when they arrived. Thankfully, it's a lesson not lost on the chief organizer himself."You come in with a game plan, the types of things that we would like to teach, and the timelines,"...
Mulcair on funding for cities, Tory attack ads and the Ring of Fire
The following is a partially edited transcript of an interview with NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, at the Outside Store in Sudbury on Monday morning. The full interview can be seen on NorthernLife.ca's YouTube channel.On maintaining his current momentum in the polls until election day, Oct. 19:"The way to do it...
Ontario government looking out for province's wetlands
Wetlands are one of the most valuable ecosystems on the planet and Ontario is reviewing the wetlands conservation framework to better protect these biologically diverse and productive habitats. Wetlands are an essential component of Ontario’s biodiversity and have many functions that benefit the social and economic needs of Ontarians including...
Heat wave continues into Tuesday
Tonight will be partly cloudy. Low of 18.Tomorrow will be mainly sunny. High of 34. Tuesday night will be clear. Low of 22.For current weather conditions, short-term and long-term forecasts visit Northern Life's weather page at www.northernlife.ca/weather.NorthernLife.ca is looking for photos of the latest weather conditions in Greater Sudbury. If...
Spartans gaining reputation for late-game heroics
The Sudbury Spartans are starting to believe. With yet another indicator of the transformation that is gradually taking place within the storied NFC (Northern Football Conference) franchise, the Spartans have turned the tables when it comes to late-game heroics.After dropping a pair of encounters in the final minute of play...
Pan Am volunteer hopes experience leads to Olympics
A local chiropractor who was part of the small army of volunteers at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games said he hopes the experience can be a stepping stone to his ultimate dream — volunteering at the Olympics.“I've had friends who have been there and done that (volunteered at the...

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