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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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Sudbury chamber seeking award nominees
The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce will accept nominations for its 18th annual Business Excellence Awards until Jan. 9.The awards recognize businesses and entrepreneurs whose achievements and contributions to the community distinguish them from their peers.Categories include Business Start...
Sudbury filmmaker a success on largest screen possible
David Lickley estimates his movies have made around $100 million over the course of his 20-year career as a filmmaker.An impressive feat, considering his movies aren't typically screened in conventional movie theatres.Instead, Lickley belongs to a small group of filmmakers who make large-format IMA...
Sudbury resident answers his call of duty
Jamie Parent has what many people would call a dream job.The Sudbury resident is a senior software engineer with Raven Software, a video game studio owned by Activision, which publishes blockbuster titles like the Call of Duty series and Destiny.The last game Parent worked on was Call of Duty: Adva...
Laurentian honours political leaders at fall convocation
A renowned First Nations political leader and a veteran Sudbury politician were awarded honorary doctorates at Laurentian University’s fall convocation ceremonies in Sudbury on Nov. 1. A former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Phil Fontaine was awarded a Doctorate of Laws (hono...


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The sun will come out tomorrow
The light snow will end this evening, then clear. The overnight low will be -12C.Wednesday will be mainly sunny with a high of -3C. That sunshine is predicted for most of the day, with increasing cloudiness in the evening and a chance of flurries. The low will be -9C.For current...
E-cigarette restrictions not soon enough: Gélinas
New legislation that would impose the same restrictions on e-cigarettes, as those that already exist for cigarettes, does not come into effect soon enough, says Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas.“Why wait until 2017 before acting?” Gélinas said. “Let's pass this part of the bill right now.”The provincial Liberals introduced the...
Power outage cancels evening classes at Cambrian
Cambrian College has cancelled all its evening classes due to ongoing Sudbury Hydro power issues.The college tweeted it is closing immediately.For anyone else cancelling classes of any kind — dance or karate, for instance — email cancellation notices to editor@northernlife.ca. We will add it to a list on our website...
Tasting chocolate like fine wine?
All chocolate is not created equally.As Lisabeth Flanagan of Ultimately Chocolate in Gore Bay explains, mass-market chocolate — the kind used to make chocolate bars sold in convenience stores — uses the most common type of cocoa bean, the Forastero.Although cocoa beans of the same variety can vary in taste...
Weekend wins move Sons atop standings
A goal by Bradey Smith with just 44 seconds to play capped off a very successful weekend for the Nickel City Minor Peewee AAA Sons Sunday morning at the Carmichael Arena, lifting the team to a 2-2 tie with the Sudbury Minor Peewee AAA Wolves.More importantly, the goal allowed the...
Winter similar to last year, but not as harsh (9 photos)
Residents of Sudbury haunted by memories of last year's harsh conditions may not be happy to hear the upcoming winter forecast. The Weather Network’s meteorologists in their winter outlook have forecast a weather pattern much like last year for Greater Sudbury.“We’re seeing below seasonal temperatures for most of the country,...
Power restored to all New Sudbury hydro customers
Update:Power has now been restored to all 528 customers affected by an outage which hit New Sudbury at 1:30 pm this afternoon. At its height, power was out from the Barrydowne/Lasalle intersection northeast to Gary St., including Cambrian College and Lasalle Secondary School, says Greater Sudbury Hydro.Greater Sudbury Hydro was able to restore power...
Column: Adult ADHD and the workplace
Do you have a hard time staying focused at work? Have difficulty organizing tasks? Lose necessary things? Are easily distracted? These are some common symptoms of ADHD and many more adults are starting to recognize these signs and linking them to adult ADHD.The Mayo clinic defines adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...
PHOTO: Christmas card perfect
Victor Frank Vere sent in this lovely photo made possible by the wintery weather we’ve been having lately. “Deep evening sunset created an etched scene of winter blues, greens, and whites,” he said in an email. Northern Life welcomes submissions of local photography for publication on this page. Send high-resolution...
Mall killer feared for his life, court told
TORONTO - The man who killed two people in a crowded downtown food court says he feared for his life in the run-up to the shooting.Christopher Husbands says he had been threatened, and he believed the threats.Husbands, 25, opened fire at the Eaton Centre in June 2012.One of the men...

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