Bob McMurdy, the CEO of Mohawk Garnet Inc., shows a sample of crushed garnet, used for abrasive applications, at his company's new dry plant in Wahnapitae, outside Sudbury.
Garnet miner strikes the funding motherlodeA First Nation-owned garnet mining company near Sudbury has launched a major expansion with a new processing plant.A $4.3-million investment from the Northern Ontario Fund Corp. (NOHFC) will help a Sudbury company become a significant world producer of garnet.Mohawk Garnet Inc., located in Wahnapitae, northeast of Sudbury, has used funding from the province to build two processing plants – one dry and the other wet – to transform solid garnet into a fine or coarse powder that can be used...


Family discovers abandoned mine shaft in Sudbury backyard
A Sudbury family got the shock of their lives last month when they discovered what they thought was a sinkhole in their backyard was actually an abandoned mine shaft.The family has asked their names not be used to ensure no one looks for their home, located in the Sudbury suburb of Hanmer, viol...
Pizza franchise plans to be national chain by 2018
Topper's Pizza is about to undergo the biggest expansion in the company's history, with an ambitious plan to open 104 restaurants across Canada by 2018.Ron Toppazzini opened the first Topper's restaurant in Sudbury in 1982. The restaurant was the continuation of a long family history in the food in...
Sudbury-designed coveralls expands market
Covergalls, a coverall for women designed in Sudbury and made in Canada, is now available worldwide.Initially sold in Ontario exclusively through Century Vallen, Covergalls have expanded into a global market just one year after their launch.“Covergalls are now being worn by women as far away a...
Sudbury cottage market among “most affordable” in Ontario
RE/MAX released its annual Recreational Property Report, identifying price and other trends in 41 recreational property markets across Canada, including Sudbury and Thunder Bay.Among the key national findings are that price increases in popular urban residential markets has had a spillover effect o...

Sudbury Profile


Quick Facts  2012 Municipal Tax Rate 

Population: 160,376

Location: 387 km north of Toronto, 494 km west of Ottawa.

Sudbury basis is 27 km wide, 60 km long and 15 km deep.  

Residential: 0.01558114
Commercial occupied: 0.04184225
Industrial occupied: 0.05441957
Target Growth Areas  Real Estate 

Mining supply and services

Recruitment of health-care professionals 

Advanced education, research and innovation



Average cost of a single detached: $383,665

Median price of single detached: $369,900

 Developments for 2013  Top 5 Employers 

Sudbury District Motorsports Association

Film and television

Cliffs Natural Resources ferrochrome processing facility

Laurentian School of Architecture



KGHM International

Teletech Holdings

Sears Canada


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Break out that slicker: Wet weather weekend ahead
There is a 30 per cent chance of showers early this evening with risk of thunderstorm. The temperature will drop to a low of 13 C.Wrapping up the work week, Friday will be mainly sunny with a high of 24 C. A few showers are predicted near midnight with a...
Moose Factory trains own PSWs under new program
A partnership between the Red Cross and the North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) helped graduate 10 new personal support workers in the James Bay community of Moose Factory.The personal support workers will provide care for older adults living at home in remote northern communities.“My next step is to...
Exhibit takes trees' perspective at Artists on Elgin
Artists on Elgin features the work of Kathy Dolan this August in an exhibit that looks at life from the trees' point of view.Entitled “Life's a Birch,” Dolan said her exhibit is like conversation with nature in watercolour, acrylic, pastels and more.“Life's a Birch is a dialogue in nature from...
Red Green alum brings the laughs to Sudbury
Laugh it up here in Greater Sudbury on Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. When comedy veteran BJ Woodbury hits the stage at O'Malley's Pub in Garson. Looking for something a little more adventurous? Look for Woodbury's edgy take on current events on the Comedy Boat for a show and a...
Batter up! Fifth annual Brad Rienguette Fastball tourney Saturday
Sudburians can come out to support and enjoy some riveting games of baseball this weekend at the 5th annual Brad Rienguette Memorial Fastball Tournament. “This tournament … was first known as the Northern Ontario Fastball Tournament back in 2005 when I was commissioner of the then Rick McDonald Memorial Fastball...
Psychotic Gardening blooms big at Zigs
Heavy metal rockers Psychotic Gardening shake up Sudbury on Aug. 14. Touring to support their latest release, Hymnosis, the group hits the stage at 9 p.m. Cost is $10 at the door. This is an age of majority event, promising affordable beer and free pool.The band says Hymnosis is strongly rooted...
Arnie's Tourney hits Timberwolf on July 25
The second annual Arnie's Tourney Golf event to raise funds for the Justin Arnold Memorial Scholarship at Laurentian University hits the links at Timberwolf on July 25.The event begins with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. and wraps up with a 19th hole reception, steak dinner, awards presentations and auction.The...
STC introduces new artistic director
Caleb Marshall may not have officially started his job as Sudbury Theatre Centre's artistic director yet, but he's already made a change to the theatre's 2014-2015 season.Instead of “Dorothy's Return to Oz,” which was slated to run at STC in November and December, the theatre will stage “Miracle on 34th Street.” The play will mark Marshall's STC directorial debut. “As much as the Christmas slot is for children,” it's also a time when families come to the theatre together, said Marshall, who comes to Sudbury from Theatre New Brunswick, where he's been the artistic producer since 2009.“The programming should be for all ages, and should remind adults of their...
Lack of volunteers could impact Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels has provided hot meals to housebound sick and elderly people in Sudbury since 1971.Unfortunately, the volunteer-run effort is running short on a key element — not food, but the volunteers who help ensure the more than 36,000 nutritious meals it delivers each year get to their destinations.Without...
Close to 3,000 expected for Jehovah's Witnesses convention
More than 2,900 Jehovah's Witnesses from across northeastern Ontario are expected to flood into Sudbury this week.Beginning July 25 and running all weekend, the convention is open to the public, of all faiths and denominations. Entitled “Keep Seeking First God's Kingdom,” the convention starts at 9:20 a.m. daily at Sudbury...