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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...

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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 companies, entrepreneurs awarded for excellence
The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce recognized Desjardins Caisse Populaire des Voyageurs as its company of the year at its annual Bell Business Excellence Awards gala, May 14.The chamber recognized 10 businesses and entrepreneurs for their excellence and success in the community.“Although from ...
Sudbury Chamber earns provincial award
The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce has been acknowledged by its governing provincial body for its work lobbying for the deregulation of retail store hours in Sudbury.The chamber received the 2015 Advocacy Award during the annual general meeting of the Ontario Chambers of Commerce (OCC), hel...


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Docs require more palliative care training: report
For the vast majority of physicians who provide palliative medicine services, it is not their primary field of practice, says a new national survey by the Canadian Medical Association.In the largest survey of its kind performed in Canada, the association gathered responses from 1,114 physicians who deliver palliative care services.The...
Loblaw forced to recall 12 types of PC hummus
If you have President's Choice brand hummus in your fridge you should think twice before eating it.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has updated a food recall it issued May 25 to include a longer list of President's Choice brand hummus and dip products, because they may contain the toxin produced...
Toronto Argos have their eye on Sudbury's Austin Roy
Sudbury native Austin Roy would love nothing more than to follow in the footsteps of the likes Frank Rocca and Mike Derks. This week, the graduate of Michigan Tech moved a step closer to realizing that dream.The 6-3, 305-pound offensive lineman is one of 78 players currently attending the training camp of the Toronto Argonauts, having signed a...
Elementary teachers escalating work-to-rule
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario said May 29 it's escalating its work-to-rule strike action as a result of what it calls the “obstinacy” of the province and Ontario Public School Boards’ Association.The additional struck work beginning June 1 is administrative in nature and is designed to have minimal impact...
Up Fest Indiegogo campaign down to the wire
With less than two days left in a month-long Indiegogo campaign to fund Up Fest — a new festival set to take place in August in the downtown core — more than $18,000 has been raised.Organizers have set out to raise $25,000 through the crowd funding campaign. So far, 176...
Regals fall to Cards in city girls soccer final
With a dozen or so graduating players this year, the St. Charles College Cardinals girls soccer team knew that this was pretty much their last kick at the can, as a core of talent prepare to move on to post-secondary education.The Cardinals made the most of their chance, receiving first-half...
Sudbury teen writes her way to 2nd in national poetry contest
She hasn't been a teenager all that long, but Sudbury's Hannah Watson is an old soul when it comes to poetry.Hannah's poem “How do you write poetry?” just won second place in the Junior Category of the Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Contest for Canadian Youth, a competition run by the League...
Local students shine at MusicFest
Two Rainbow District School Board elementary schools competed at MusicFest Canada in Toronto May 15 and came home with top honours.The Lively District Secondary School Grade 7 Band won Gold. This group consists of 40 students in their first year of playing. The band was formed last November.The Lively District...
Cards smash Atoms to win northern baseball final
The Northern Ontario Secondary School Athletics (NOSSA) baseball crew might not have a ton of experience on their side, but that didn't stop them from squeezing in a million and one intriguing scenarios in the championship final between the Elliot Lake Atoms and the St. Charles College Cardinals.With the banner...
Province studying ranked balloting system for next municipal election
Ontario is considering giving municipalities the option of using ranked ballots in future municipal elections, the province announced Thursday.As part of its review of the 10-year-old Municipal Elections Act, the governing Liberals are exploring how ranked ballots could be used by towns and cities in local elections scheduled for 2018....
Hydro One referendum the right thing to do: Horwath
While acknowledging her call for a referendum on the partial privatization of Hydro One has little chance of success, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said it's important her party do what it can to try and stop the sale."We are trying to do everything we can to respond to Ontarians," Horwath...
Rodriguez bows out of politics with retirement roast
Former Sudbury Mayor John Rodriguez celebrated his retirement from politics Thursday night with many of his closest friends, his political allies and even a few opponents during a roast and toast at the Caruso Club.Speakers included former Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci, Bishop Jean-Louis Plouffe, retired Nickel Belt MPP Elie Martel,...
1st female RCMP boss remembers trailblazing years with humour (4 photos)
It was 1974, and Beverley Busson was among the first batch of women ever training to become RCMP officers.The situation led to some unfortunate missteps by the police service. The RCMP had hired the same company that made uniforms for Air Canada to make their uniforms, which included heeled shoes.Outrageously,...
No more striking: Legislature passes back-to-work act
Ontario has passed the Protecting the School Year Act, 2015.This means, the province said in a news release this afternoon, that the 72,000 secondary students in Durham, Rainbow and Peel district school boards who missed weeks of class after strikes by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation OSSTF won't have...
Council wants to crack the asphalt conundrum
Questions about the impact of recycled material used in making asphalt in Sudbury and Ontario reached city council this week.Ward 12 Coun. Joscelyne Landry-Altmann asked whether the city has looked at switching to a more expensive asphalt Timmins is considering using, one that doesn't contain used motor oil that a...

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