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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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Laurentian gets patent for medical test
Laurentian University has been awarded a patent for the RNA Disruption Assay (RDATM), a technology that aids in the treatment of breast cancer. The test was developed by Laurentian University professor Dr. Amadeo Parissenti and by his research associate Dr. Baoqing Guo of Health Sciences North....
Media outlets partner to expand Northern news network
Laurentian Publishing Ltd. in Sudbury and Village Media Inc. of Sault Ste. Marie have teamed up to expand a powerful network of online news sites across Northern Ontario featuring local, regional, and national news.The new joint marketing venture brings together Villiage Media’s online news bra...
Sudbury inventor pitching to Dragons
Sudbury’s Alicia Woods, who designs coveralls for women, will pitch her product on the season premiere of the TV show Dragons’ Den on Oct. 15.Woods launched Covergalls — a coverall tailored to fit a woman’s shape and meet her personal needs — in 2013 after being dissatisfied with the garments a...
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 ...


Sudbury News from NorthernLife.ca

Car smashes through front window of Lasalle Blvd. pizza shop
 A car driven by a 74-year-old Sudbury woman crashed into the front window of a Lasalle Boulevard pizza shop around 8:30 Wednesday night. One person was taken to hospital as a precaution, Greater Sudbury Police said in a news release.Alcohol was not a factor, police said, and driver error appears...
Prime Contact poll proves most accurate of election
 While every public poll conducted during the municipal election campaign predicted victory for Mayor-elect Brian Bigger, one stood out from the rest, for a couple of reasons.It was the Prime Contact poll, released Oct. 10 – more than two weeks before the vote. That poll stood out because it was...
LU awards $34M campus modernization tender
Laurentian Universty's board of governors has awarded the $34-million tender for its campus modernization project to Cy Rheault Construction.Cy Rheault Construction has previously carried out work on the first phase of the Laurentian University School of Architecture (2013) and renovations to Single Student Residence (2014).The preliminary phase of campus modernization...
HSN cracks list of top 40 research hospitals in Canada
For the first time, Health Sciences North was named one of Canada's top 40 research hospitals.Sudbury's hospital occupied the 40th spot on Research Infosource Inc.'s list of Canada's top 40 research hospitals for 2014.“This is a prestigious list to be on, and it’s a remarkable achievement in such a short...
Medicor researching vaccine for deadly virus
Sudbury researchers have started clinical trials to bring a vaccine to market for a virus that infects most children before they reach age two.Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV as it is more commonly known, accounts for around 200,000 deaths globally each year.In most cases, RSV only produces the symptoms of a common cold, such as a runny nose, sore throat or mild headache.But in premature babies, and infants with weakened lungs or immune systems, RSV infections can lead to more serious illnesses, such as respiratory infections and pneumonia.  There is no vaccine yet for RSV, but one is in the works.Sudbury-based medical research company Medicor has undertaken phase one critical trials for the vaccine.The medical trial will include up to 30 patients in Sudbury, and 120 across Canada. Patients in the United States will also be given the...
Flurries in the forecast
Tonight will be mainly cloudy with a 30-per-cent chance of showers or rain flurries this evening. The overnight low will be – 3 C.Thursday will be cloudy with a 30-per-cent chance of flurries or rain showers in the afternoon. Period of snow are expected to begin Thursday evening. The high...
Former Sudbury mayor to receive honorary doctorate
Veteran politician Jim Gordon and former Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine will be presented with honorary doctorates by Laurentian University at its fall convocation ceremonies Nov. 1.Gordon — who will receive his doctorate at the 10 a.m. ceremony — is known as the former MPP for Sudbury,...
Finlandia elevator still out of commission
After months of repairs and delays, elderly residents in Finlandia Village's Koti apartment should be able to use the building's elevator within a week or two, says David Munch, Finlandia's executive director.“We're back on schedule with completing the full renovation to the elevator,” Munch said.Plans to renovate the 30-year-old elevator started in 2013, and construction started in mid-July 2014.Since then, residents in the three-storey building have had to use the stairs. The construction period was extended by three weeks when workers discovered the elevator's cylinder, which encases a piston, was off-centre. Only one company in Ontario, Munch said, is qualified to re-drill elevator cylinders in existing buildings. That company was brought on board as fast as possible to get the renovations back...
Debut of Internet voting popular with Sudburians
While the city has some work to do in terms of the number and location of polling stations, one aspect of Election 2014 proved popular with the public: voting online.Of the total ballots cast in Monday's vote, about 26,800 were online votes, 45 per cent of all votes cast. City...
There will be some bite in the weather come Halloween
It appears that Sudbury may be in for a few more tricks than treats from Mother Nature this Halloween.Weather Network Meteorologist Doug Gillham spoke with NorthernLife.ca to give a more in depth look at Halloween night in Sudbury.“The day will be colder than last year," said Gillam. "There is definitely...

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