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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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A gathering of microbrewers
Sudbury’s Stack Brewing is hosting the Northern Ontario Microbrew Festival at the Grand Nightclub, Feb. 21.The full-day day event will showcase craft beer from Outspoken Brewing from Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay’s Sleeping Giant Brew Company, Lake of the Woods Brewing from Kenora, Highlander Brewi...
Sudbury food co-op poised for expansion
Amongst the crisp veggies, homemade sauces and fresh-cut meat, there’s another commodity doing brisk trade at Eat Local Sudbury: pride in, and demand for, locally produced food.Since its inception in 2004, from its retail outlet in downtown Sudbury, Eat Local has sold locally grown produce, meats a...
Training expertise can make learning more effective
Employers generally acknowledge the benefit of continual improvement, training and education for their workers, but Miranda Rocca-Cirelli believes if it’s not done effectively, they may not be getting the full benefit of the training.“I have seen organizations that recognize it’s not just about dev...
Sudbury researcher develops mosquito trap
A mosquito trap developed by a Laurentian University researcher will find its way to Home Hardware stores across Canada by the new year.Laurentian University chemistry professor Gerardo Ulibarri, who focuses on medial chemistry and preventative health, teamed up with Waterloo-based company Maxtech ...


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NISA reaches out to byelection candidates
Mental health has not been a front and centre issue during Sudbury's provincial byelection, said Shana Calixte, executive director of the Northern Initiative for Social Action (NISA).The organization, which provides peer support for people with mental illnesses, decided to reach out to local candidates on Bell Let's Talk Day, a...
Nominations open for 40 Under Forty Awards
Northern Ontario Business is now welcoming nominations for the upcoming 40 Under Forty Awards. Do you know someone under the age of 40 years old who has already accomplished great things for themselves and our growing community? Wait no longer and nominate that person today. Self-nominations are also encouraged. The...
United way raises $4.3M in two years
United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts has raised more than $4.3 million in two years, the organization announced Wednesday.The total brings the United way around $2.6 million short of its three-year goal to raise $7 million for more than 30 agencies and charitable organizations in Sudbury and the surrounding area.Mike...
Shawbonquit: Health-care system failing many Sudburians
The story of 54-year-old Sudbury woman who's on a waiting list for crucial medical equipment illustrates how the province's health-care system is failing citizens, said NDP byelection candidate Suzanne Shawbonquit.Susan Malette had part of her left leg amputated in September after a bout with osteomyelitis. She's also had several smaller...
Celebrate India's Republic Day with dinner
The India-Canada Association of Sudbury celebrates India's Republic Day Jan. 31 with a dinner at the ParkSide Centre.The event, which begins at 5:30 p.m., includes the organization's annual general meeting and an East Indian dinner.Admission is free to members and $25 for non-members, $10 for students and $50 for families.Contact...
Hair today, gone tomorrow: Woman nears fundraising goal
A Sudbury woman shaving her head Jan. 31 as part of her bid to raise $10,000 to benefit the Northeast Cancer Centre's pediatric oncology program said she's nearing her fundraising goal.Karen Yawney said she's already brought in about $9,000 for the Northern Cancer Foundation. She said she was inspired to do...
Theatre Cambrian presents La Bohème
Theatre Cambrian is partnering with the Ottawa Opera Collaborative to present the Puccini opera La Bohème March 20 and 21.“We are very excited to be staging the first partnership of many with the Ottawa Opera Collaborative here at Theatre Cambrian,” said Theatre Cambrian executive director Mark Mannisto, in a press...
Olympians to speak at LU Jan. 30
Canadian Olympic medallists Alexandre Bilodeau and Joannie Rochette will present the Dr. Dan Andreae Distinguished Presidential Lecture Series on Living in Healthy Communities at Laurentian University Jan. 30. Bilodeau, two-time Olympic gold medallist in freestyle skiing, and Rochette, six-time Canadian figure-skating champion and Olympic bronze medallist, will be speaking on...
STC offers March Break acting camp
Exploration and fun are the key words for Sudbury Theatre Centre’s newest offering, a March Break experience for kids aged eight to 12. March Break Acting Up is a Monday to Friday, 9-to-4 experience led by Toronto-based Meredith Zwicker, a professional actor and musician with more than 15 years of...
College of Trades a Liberal tax grab: Peroni
Press ReleasePC candidate Paula Peroni was joined today by Garfield Dunlop, MPP (Simcoe North) and hairstylists from across Sudbury to speak up for hairdressers who are bullied by the Ontario College of Trades. “The College of Trades has not done anything to help us,” stated Debbie Prise. “I must pay...
Horgan rink sweeps into championship pool
The Tanner Horgan rink has moved on to the "championship pool" of the 2015 M & M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships - just barely.Locked in a three-way tie at 2-4 with both Prince Edward Island (Tyler Smith) and Yukon (Joe Wallingham), Team Horgan (Tanner Horgan, Jacob Horgan, Connor...
Spies zero in on file-sharing services
OTTAWA - A new report says Canada's electronic spy agency sifts through millions of videos and documents downloaded every day through file-sharing services as part of its bid to find terrorists.CBC News says details of the Communications Security Establishment project, called Levitation, are revealed in a 2012 PowerPoint presentation obtained...
Winnipeg officials await further water tests
WINNIPEG - Some 700,000 Winnipeggers remained under a citywide boil-water advisory Wednesday, but many residents appeared unfazed by test results that showed low levels of E. coli and coliform.Most coffee shops and restaurants were open, although some menu items were not available. Schools were also open, but some warned students...
Fatal hit-and-run suspect arrested in Alberta
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - RCMP in Fort McMurray, Alta., have arrested a man accused of running down and killing an attendant after stealing gas in Mississauga, Ont.Abdullahi Mohamoud, 22, was charged with failing to remain and criminal negligence causing death but fled Ontario before his first court appearance.His arrest follows an...
Ed min 'taken back' by sex ed criticism
TORONTO - Ontario's education minister says she's "quite taken aback" by some criticism over the province's proposed changes to the sex ed curriculum.Premier Kathleen Wynne said earlier this week that Ontario students should start learning how to read facial expressions and emotions as early as Grade 1 to give them...

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