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Sudbury district geologist Dan Farrow of the Ontario Geological Survey examines a mineral sample at his office near Laurentian University. Farrow said there are a number of potential Sudbury Basin deposits that could be developed in the near future, including Glencore's Errington and Vermilion projects.
Sudbury Basin largely unexplored: geologist Despite occupying one of the most mineral-rich areas of the world, large swaths of the Sudbury basin have remained unexplored.Dan Farrow, the Sudbury District geologist with the Ontario Geological Survey, said Vale and Glencore hold a large number of patented mineral claims for tracts of land in the basin that only they can explore.Because both companies have a number of productive mines in the camp, they haven't yet bothered to explore many of these prospective areas.The patented claims – whic...

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Sudbury travel company caters to wintery outdoor adventures
According to its owners, Sudbury's travel and tourism company, Lure of the North, is unique in Canada.Husband and wife Dave and Kielyn Marrone started the business in 2011 to give visitors a chance to explore Northern Ontario's natural winter landscape in the traditional fashion perfected by North ...
CEMI digs deeper into mining research
Sudbury’s Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) plans to launch a Canada-wide request for proposals by late September for projects that would fall under its $46-million Ultra Deep Mining Network.Last January, CEMI received a $15 million grant from the federal government's Business-led N...
Referendum to settle Sudbury store hours debate
On Oct. 27, Sudbury voters will decide whether or not the city's store hours should be deregulated at the municipal level.Sudbury remains one of only a few communities in Ontario where, apart from a few exceptions, retail businesses are prevented from opening on Boxing Day, Family Day and the civic...
Home Builders' Association warns against illegal builders in Sudbury
Illegal home builders can cost new homeowners hundreds of thousands of dollars if something goes wrong with their new home.That was the message the Ontario Home Builders' Association and Tarion Warranty Corporation brought to Sudbury in August during a provincial tour to educate consumers about the...

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Sudbury News from NorthernLife.ca

LU profs, administration still in mediation
 Laurentian University students don't have to worry about their schooling being interrupted by a labour dispute for at least another week.A mediator has been brought to help the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA) and university administration work out a new contract.  The two sides met with the assistance of the mediator Sept. 14-15, and are scheduled to meet again Sept. 28-29.LUFA's contract with the university expired July 1, and the association's roughly 500 members voted Sept. 2 to give their union a strike mandate. A provincial conciliator who worked with the...
Markstay boil water advisory lifted
The Sudbury and District Health Unit has lifted a boil water advisory it issued Wednesday, Sept. 17 for all residents of Markstay who draw their water from the Markstay Distribution System. The health unit issued the boil water advisory because of a lack of disinfection in the municipal water system....
Rain on the way for the weekend
Tonight will be cloudy with a 60-per-cent chance of showers overnight. The wind will pick up tonight, gusting to 50 km/h. The low will be 11 C.Expect showers Saturday with a risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Showers are predicted to end after midnight. The high for the day...
Condos at former hospital site delayed
Construction on an $80-million condo development at the site of the former St. Joseph's Health Centre is expected to begin in mid-2015, despite an earlier estimate of early 2013.“We're just in the throws of completing a site plan agreement with the city,” said Michael Allen, the lead architect behind the project. “I expect the owner to be in a position to start (construction) in the spring of 2015.” In October 2012 NorthernLife.ca reported construction on the project would begin in early 2013, after Panoramic Properties, the Niagara Falls-based developer behind the project, received unanimous support from the city's planning committee to move ahead with the project.The planned 210-unit development will be built in two phases. The first, which...
Entrepreneurship 101 surpasses filmmaker's expectations
First-time filmmaker Amanda Darling never expected she would become an entrepreneur one day.“I'm not business focused, mostly,” she said.But to produce her first movie, “A lot like Marriage,” Darling knew she would need to hire a cast and crew and become an employer, at least for a short period of...
Writing doctor prescribes crime thriller
In the late 1980s, Sean Costello achieved what many aspiring authors only dream of — a book deal with a major publishing company.Over the next three years, the Sudbury man went on to publish three horror novels with Pocket Books out of the United States. The publishing company wanted him...
Check out Culture Days activities Sept. 26-28
Once again, Sudburians are participating in the national Culture Days weekend, which takes place Sept. 26-28.The initiative encourages Canadians to take part in free, hands-on, interactive activities offered by individual artists and diverse cultural groups. This year there are 1,250 events planned in Ontario alone.Here's a few of the events...
Atheists, skeptics invited to November conference
Are you an atheist? How about a humanist, freethinker, secularist or skeptic? If so, a local man is organizing an upcoming conference in Toronto that may be of interest to you.The Non-Conference, which takes place Nov. 1 at the University of Toronto, examines a number of issues of interest to those who fall within the above-mentioned community.“I went out of my way to get speakers that are not just interesting, but are talking about really interesting things — things that are relevant to everyone,” said organizer Spencer Lucas.“It may be of special interest to atheists or secularists, but really should be relevant to the general population.” One of the speakers is Nate Phelps, the son of the recently deceased Fred Phelps, the pastor of Westboro Baptist Church infamy known for his anti-gay activism and his picketing of funerals of homosexuals.Nate Phelps, a gay rights activist, author and public speaker who now lives in Canada, has been...
AMRIC begins clinical trial for heart disease and stroke
The Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada (AMRIC) has launched a clinical trial to reduce heart disease and stroke across Ontario.The Eliminate Coronary Artery Disease (ECAD) study will take place over the next five to eight years and will examine how the daily use of the cholesterol-lowering drug, Lipitor, over...
Elections expert says negative campaigns don't translate into more votes
 While study after study has shown negative campaigning doesn't work, an expert in Ontario politics and election campaigns at the University of Waterloo says high-profile controversies in Greater Sudbury means voters here are more engaged in local issues than almost any other major city in the province.Dr. Anna Esselment, an assistant professor in the university's political science department, said Thursday that while turnout in municipal elections generally runs around 40 per cent, Sudbury neared 50 per cent in 2010, an almost unheard of increase.  “Sudbury is a bit of an outlier,” Esselment said. “Usually with municipal campaigns, you get 40 per cent turnout. So the people of Sudbury clearly pay close attention to their municipal politics.”Locally, several candidates have accused Brian Bigger – the city's former auditor general who is on unpaid leave to...

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