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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

Medical diagnostics company lands $800K
A Toronto-based medical diagnostics company with strong roots in Sudbury recently secured around $800,000 from angel investors mainly based in Sudbury. “We’re very pleased about the support we’ve had from the Sudbury folks,” said Dr. Ken Pritzker, the president and CEO of Rna Diagnostics. W...
City looks to make life easier for film industry
The City of Greater Sudbury hopes a new bylaw can streamline the process for film productions applying for shooting permits around town.The city has a bylaw in place for film indusry permits, but it dates back to 2005.“Since then, we’ve had a whole lot more filming,” said Emily Trottier, a busi...
Research to study mental health in miners
A new research project at the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) at Laurentian University will study the mental health of miners at Vale’s Sudbury operations.Dubbed Mining Mental Health, the three-year, $400,000 study will be funded entirely by Vale, with voluntary p...
Bottle cutter changes entrepreneur’s life
Thanks to a good idea and a lot of perseverance, a Sudbury entrepreneur was able to change his life for the better. In 2012, when the crowdfunding website Kickstarter was still a novel concept, Patrick Lehoux decided to test the waters of public opinion online and see if he could receive fun...


Sudbury News from NorthernLife.ca

Trio of prospects prepping for OHL draft
Damien Giroux, Ethan Lavallee, Billy Moskal and their teammates have garnered a great deal of attention locally over the years, based on their respective skill sets on the hockey rink.This year, however, comes the time to draw the attention of several new sets of eyes, they hope.Come next spring, the first...
Mascot mania at New Sudbury Days (7 photos)
A large crowd gathered at the New Sudbury Centre parking lot on Aug. 29 for Sudbury's first ever mascot beauty contest.A pararde of 12 mascots made their way down an impromptu runway to show off their charisma and style in hopes of impressing an esteemed panel of judges.Among the competitors...
Five years strong: Val Thérèse teen bikes for cancer research
A little bit of rain didn't discourage 14-year-old Tanner Levesque from taking to the streets on his bicycle and pedalling from Val Therese to Bell Park.For the fifth year in a row, Levesque rode his bike to raise money for cancer research, but this year he added on nine kilometers...
Showers on Saturday, sunny on Sunday
The weekend will be a mixed bag with some rain in the forecast but a sunny Sunday ahead.Saturday looks like it will be mainly cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of showers and a daytime high of 22.The clouds should clear near midnight on Saturday with a low of...
NEO Kids gets a prehistoric makeover
Thanks to the help of Sun Life Financial, one of the treatment rooms at Health Sciences North’s North Eastern Centre for Kids (NEO Kids) has been transformed with the addition of a dinosaur treatment bed and décor.Treatment rooms can be very intimidating spaces for children. Medical exam tables fill...
Defeat Depression Walk raises more than $17,000
On May 23, 2015, hundreds of participants gathered at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre at Bell Park and supported the Defeat Depression walk in Sudbury. Along with event sponsors, they collectively raised $17,355.52.Defeat Depression is a mental health awareness campaign, organized by the Mood Disorders Society of Canada, which takes place...
Greyhound to make major cuts to service in Sudbury
Greyhound is cutting the number of bus trips between Sudbury and major centres beginning Sept. 20, Northern Life has learned.In an email, Greyhound spokesperson Ashley Sears confirmed the cuts, saying they are driven by a decrease in ridership.“Our Trans Canada corridor between Sudbury and Winnipeg will see a reduction from...
Video: Check out our list of the best back-to-school flicks
Students in Greater Sudbury will be heading back to class Sept. 8.To celebrate the highs and lows of going back-to-school, NorthernLife.ca put together a list of movies - in no particular order - to help you get back into school mode.What's your favourite school-themed movie? Let us know in the...
Indie-Can programme announced for Cinéfest Sudbury
Cinéfest Sudbury has announced this year’s selection of some of the most diverse indie films in Canadian cinema at the 2015 edition of the Festival. One film is focused on a subject matter that couldn't be much more timely, and that is bears.Two films that will be screened this year...
Check out the supermoon Saturday night
If you happen to notice the moon appears to be larger than usual this Saturday night, you're not imagining things.There will be a supermoon Aug. 29. This is the coincidence of a full moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in...
Wreckage seems to solve 23-year-old mystery near Kap
For years, residents of Kapuskasing and Hearst wondered about the fate of Paul and Suzanne Joanis.On April 28, 1992, the couple was travelling in their single-engine aircraft from Buttonville Airport in Toronto to Hearst, Ont., when contact was lost with their plane approximately 30 nautical miles south of Kapuskasing.  Despite...
Traffic update: Construction and closures downtown
Construction work at the north side of intersection of Elgin Street and Elm Street will continue until mid-September. Elgin Street, north of Elm Street to Beech Street will be closed during the day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Access to businesses will be maintained. One lane of traffic will...
Ontario Cup soccer action hits Sudbury this weekend
A bevy of future NCAA soccer talent is expected to be on display this weekend in Sudbury, as a total of twelve top teams from across the province make their way to Northern Ontario for semi-final Ontario Cup action.Three divisional finalists will be determined on Saturday and Sunday, with the OSA (Ontario Soccer...
NHL legend, Sudbury native Al Arbour dies
He won four consecutive Stanley Cups for the New York Islanders. He is the second winningest coach in NHL history (behind Scotty Bowman), with 782 regular-season wins. He holds the record for winning 19 straight playoff series.He was also from Sudbury.Al Arbour, the legendary coach of the legendary 1980s New...
Euthanized bear was probably hit by car: police
Updated Aug. 28 at 4:00 p.m.  An email to NorthernLife.ca from MNRF regional outreach specialist Heather Pridham has shed a little more light on an incident on Aug. 28 that resulted in a bear being euthanized."The police and the MNRF tried to coax the bear out from under the deck with...

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