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...


Sudbury lagging in business attraction, says industry group
Sudbury is lagging behind other northeastern Ontario cities when it comes to attracting new business in the mining supply and services sector, said the executive director of the Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association.Dick DeStefano said the City of North Bay, in particular, has done mor...
Miners raise $60,000 for cancer research
With the swing of a golf club, Miners for Cancer has raised more than $60,000 for equipment, patient care and research in Northern Ontario.“This has been our largest and most successful golf tournament to date, and we couldn’t have done this without the help of the 180 participants and the over ...
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 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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Melanson touts plan to create aerospace industry in Greater Sudbury
 If elected mayor, Dan Melanson says he would develop an aerospace manufacturing industry in Greater Sudbury, using a tax-incentive strategy employed successfully in the last decade in Prince Edward Island.Speaking on Tuesday morning at the Lacroix Hanger at the Greater Sudbury Airport, Melanson said manufacturers such as Bell Helicopter, Boeing, Sikorsky, Bombardier and Airbus Industries are all “looking for new links in their supply chains."   “These manufacturers are looking to purchase goods and services from companies located in identified regions in Canada and northeastern Ontario is one of those regions,” said Melanson. “Let’s show them what Greater Sudbury has to offer.” In P.E.I., the industry grew from $5 million a year in 1992 to $360...
It's time for policies, not ax-grinding, mayoral candidate says
 Mayoral hopeful Dan Melanson says it's time for candidates to spell out their platforms and policies, rather than just criticizing city hall.Melanson was speaking at the Greater Sudbury Airport on Tuesday morning, where he unveiled his plan to develop an aerospace industry in the city based on a model established in Prince Edward Island. As former president of the Greater Sudbury Taxpayer's Association, Melanson and his group frequently criticized city council in the last four years, for everything from firing the ombudsman to the size of city property tax increases.That anti-city hall message has been picked up by other mayoral candidates, including Richard Majkot,...
Couple wants murder sentence overturned
TORONTO - A Toronto-area couple who killed the man's 10-year-old son after months of abuse that involved chaining the boy to his bed wants its second-degree murder conviction overturned.Garfield Boothe and Nichelle Boothe-Rowe, both found guilty in April in the death of Shakeil Boothe, have each filed a notice of...
Toddler missing for a day found in bush
PELICAN NARROWS, Sask. - Mounties in northern Saskatchewan are investigating after a toddler disappeared for nearly 24 hours before being reported missing.Pelican Narrows RCMP say an extended family member called Sunday at 1 p.m. and said the two-year-old boy hadn't been seen since 3 p.m. on Saturday. Police and community...
Sports editor missing in eastern Ontario
BELLEVILLE, Ont. - Police in Belleville, Ont., are asking for the public's help in their search for a missing journalist.Steve Pettibone was last seen at 7:30 a.m. on Monday when he left his home in Belleville to go to work at the Brockville Recorder and Times, where he is the...
Safety board says MMA had weak safety culture
LAC-MEGANTIC,, - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says many factors contributed to the Lac-Megantic train derailment in 2013, including lax safety measures at the company that owned the runaway train.The agency targeted Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway and Transport Canada in its final report Tuesday."We now know why the...
Man charged with Bible college sex assaults
THREE HILLS, Alta. - RCMP have charged a man in the sexual assault of several students in a dormitory at a central Alberta Bible college.The Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills has made improvements to its security after the alleged crimes early Sunday.The school's president, Mark Maxwell, says the encounters...
Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi suit
TORONTO - A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the infamous on-ice attack ended Moore's career.Geoff Adair, a lawyer for Bertuzzi, confirmed the case has been "settled in its totality" but said the terms are confidential.The multimillion-dollar lawsuit...
Docs debate thorny end-of-life care question
OTTAWA - End-of-life care is a hot topic of discussion today at the annual conference of the Canadian Medical Association.Long lines of physicians and palliative-care experts queued up to share their own experiences and opinions about how end-of-life conditions for ailing Canadians should change as the population ages.One rural doctor...
'Homeless hero' battled demons until death
WINNIPEG - A man known as Winnipeg's "Homeless Hero" is being remembered as someone who battled alcoholism and other demons right up until his final days.Faron (FAH'-run) Hall's body was pulled from the Red River on Sunday and police say the death is not considered suspicious.Hall, who was 49, gained...