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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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Sudbury to host business matchmaking event
Sudbury will host Naturallia 2015, a business-to-business matchmaking forum that targets companies in smart energy, forestry and value-added forest products, mining supply and services, and advanced manufacturing.Likened to “speed dating for business,” the event will take place Nov. 11 to 13 an...
Lakes research centre to receive architecture awards
The Vale Living with Lakes Centre in Sudbury will be doubly recognized during the 2015 Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Awards.The OAA is bestowing the centre with a Design Excellence Award, as well as the Sustainable Design Excellence Award. The centre has an opportunity to win a third aw...
Sudburians feted for excellence
Eight of Greater Sudbury's outstanding citizens were celebrated during the 12th annual Community Builders Awards of Excellence (CBAs) gala on March 26.“Each year, we hear inspiring stories of struggle and success, of inventiveness and ingenuity, of dedication and delivery, and of commitment and...
Northern stores lauded for local produce promotion
Six Northern Ontario grocery stores are being recognized for their in-store promotion of Ontario-grown produce.Foodland Ontario annually doles out the Ontario Retailer Awards to stores across the province that actively work to raise consumer awareness about the diversity of fruits and vegetabl...


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Land claim? No. Vexatious? Yes, judge rules
An Ontario Superior Court judge has rejected a constitutional challenge from dozens of First Nations residents facing hunting and fishing charges, who argued that since the court doesn't have jurisdiction over land claims issues, it had no right to hear the case against them.The defendants were arguing that they had...
Beattie Barons bite Cougars in b-ball final
If you are going to bother to assemble a couple of hundred screaming kids into a gymnasium, you might as well give them something to cheer about.That was the mantra on Wednesday at Northeastern Public School in Garson, as the Rainbow Board of Education staged their girls and boys intermediate...
Mustangs stampede to victory in girls hoops finals
It was cheers and moans, victory and defeat April 15 at Northeastern Public School in Garson, as the Rainbow Board of Education staged its girls and boys intermediate elementary basketball championships.Both contests would go right down to the wire, with the MacLeod Mustangs edging the R.L. Beattie Barons 28-24 in...
No weather woes this weekend
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a 40-per-cent chance of showers overnight. The low will be 2 C.Saturday, expect a mix of sun and cloud with a 40-per-cent chance of showers early in the morning, clearing in the afternoon. The high for the day will be 12 C and...
Thanks to social media: Moose chasers get charged (Video)
A video that has been circulating on social media showing a driver chasing a moose in a vehicle while a passenger films the incident on his cellphone.Greater Sudbury Police say they received several complaints from the public regarding the video, which was apparently shot in New Sudbury. It shows the...
Coroner's inquest: We will respect the process, Vale says
On Monday, a coroner’s inquest will begin seeking deeper answers into the reasons Vale workers Jason Chenier and Jordan Fram died in a run of muck at Stobie Mine on June 9, 2011.That inquest begins April 20 at the Sudbury Courthouse. While the process aims to look into the circumstances...
Protesters have 99 red balloons for Thibeault
Greater Sudbury is the first of four cities to hold Days of Action demonstrations to protest against Ontario government cuts to health spending.Organized by the Ontario Health Coalition, demonstrators are waving signs outside Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault's office until 1:30 p.m. today. Demonstrators wrote their demands and concerns on red helium balloons and tied them to the door of Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault's office as part of an Ontario Health Coalition protest into health-care spending cuts today.Greater Sudbury is the first of four cities to hold Days of Action demonstrations to protest...
Dynamic Earth soon to get a lot more dynamic
There will soon be more than the iconic Big Nickel to look at on the grounds of Dynamic Earth.Construction will begin next month on an outdoor science park and exploration trail system at Dynamic Earth, featuring engaging earth science and mining-themed exhibits.With attractions such as a slide down from a...
AGS gets figurative, literally, in latest exhibit
The Art Gallery of Sudbury (AGS) is showcasing works from its permanent collection starting on April 17 in the exhibition “Figuratively Speaking.” The opening reception goes from 5-7 p.m. this evening.The exhibition explores art that assimilates the human form. It will feature a array of portraits, photographs, sculptures and full-body figurative...
Is Ontario picking the best weapon to fight climate change?
Finally, now that Quebec and Ontario have signed a cap and trade deal, Canadians can begin in earnest to have adult conversations about carbon pricing. Earlier in April, Canada's Ecofiscal Commission released a report called "The Way Forward", an economic modelling study. It compared the impact, as measured by projected...
Find out who earned a Civic Award this year
Twenty Civic Awards were handed out April 16 to individuals and groups who consistently give back to the community, said the city in a news release.Civic Awards promote and reward leadership and humanitarian service through volunteerism and community involvement.“Tonight, we honour a group of individuals who, through their ongoing mentorship,...
Suds reforms have Stack owner smiling, hoping for more
The owner of Stack Brewing in Greater Sudbury is welcoming changes in the way beer is sold in the province, saying it's a step toward in leveling the playing field for smaller producers."Any change is good, and hopefully this is just the first step of a couple that the government...
8 local acts make Searchlight semi-finals
Eight local musical acts are among the 545 bands and performers who have been named semi-finalists in the CBC Searchlight Contest.CBC Music and Radio One have teamed up for the nation-wide talent search that is one-part showcase and one-part contest. Musicians entered their music in the contest, and fans were...
Hydro One sale threatens social spending, Horwath says
Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath said her party will fight to protect public ownership of Hydro One after Premier Kathleen Wynne announced her plan to sell off 60 per cent of the utility.“Ontario's public hydro system supports health care, education, and social services,” Horwath said, in a press release.  “Kathleen Wynne's plan to privatize Hydro One will put all that at risk and leave Ontarians paying higher hydro bills.”Horwath said earlier privatizations of hydro have led to the tripling of hydro bills. Since 2002, privatization has driven the cost of energy from 4.3 cents per kilowatt-hour to 14 cents...
Seatbelt-related deaths hit 10-year low: OPP
Seeing seatbelt-related deaths on OPP-patrolled roads shrink from 120 a decade ago (2005) to 50 last year (2014) has the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) optimistic about the growing importance road users are placing on using proper restraints when driving."We are proud to see Ontarians come such a long way with...

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