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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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Dragons’ Den auditions coming to Sudbury Feb. 20
Budding Northern Ontario entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to pitch their business ideas for a chance to appear on the TV show Dragons’ Den during auditions in Sudbury later this month.Auditions will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Best Western hotel in downtown Sudbury. It is the onl...
Laurentian to help train Ivory Coast mine workers
Laurentian University’s Goodman School of Mines has forged an agreement to provide training and education to mine workers in Ivory Coast, Africa.Representatives of the university signed a memorandum of collaboration with representatives from the Groupement des professionnels des mines de Côte d’...
Sudbury firm wins awards for engineering
A Sudbury firm has been recognized for engineering excellence.R.V. Anderson (RVA) was recognized by the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) during its annual awards presentation on Jan. 28.The firm earned one award for work on the Sudbury wastewater treatment plant upgrades, which involved...
Laurentian offering more bilingual programming in fall 2016
Laurentian University students in Sudbury are looking forward to new programming in the fall of 2016 that will allow them to take a range of professional programming in both French and English.“It encourages students to put as many tools in their toolbox to be successful in their career and to ...


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From Sunnyvale to Sudbury - Trailer Park Boys hit Nickel City
Ricky, Julian and Bubbles all took the stage at the Sudbury Arena Friday night.The trio from Sunnyvale Trailer Park in Nova Scotia headlined LOL Sudbury's Feb. 5 lineup. The boys kept the packed house in stitches throughout their show with gags about space weed, liquor and ...
Picture our Lakes Contest accepting submissions
Artists on Elgin will be accepting submissions for the 2017 Picture Our Lakes Contest beginning Feb. 10. The return to photography will mark the calendar’s 10th anniversary. To celebrate, the Picture Our Lakes contest will extend to include a series of postcards, as well as the usual calendar. Photographs submitted...
City jobless rate hits 8.6% as economy sheds more jobs
Greater Sudbury's economy continued its slide in January, with the city's jobless rate increasing again, even as Ontario as a whole added jobs.Unemployment in the city rose to 8.6 per cent last month, up from 8.4 per cent in December, Statistics Canada reported in its monthly labour force report. The...
LU working to improve Ivory Coast's mining education
Laurentian University has signed an agreement to help improve mining and French-language education in the west African country of Ivory Coast.At the Mine and Agriculture Symposium organized jointly by the Canadian Embassy in Ivory Coast and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), Laurentian University’s Goodman School of...
City has economic bright spots despite dour forecast
Ian Wood started with the tough industry news on Thursday.“I won't dwell a lot on it, between 2014 and 2015, we went from 5.9 per cent to 8.4 per cent unemployment, and there's no way to sugar coat that,” said Wood. “I'd could work in a boxing analogy, this community...
Ghomeshi trial highlights conversation on sex crimes
The high-profile trial of former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi has spurred a public conversation around the issue of sexual violence and victimization.Ghomeshi faces four charges of sexual assault, and one count of overcoming resistance by choking, in relation to three complainants. He has pleaded not guilty.He was also charged...
Sudbury MP to sit on two Parliamentary committees
Sudbury MP Paul Lefebvre has been named to the House of Commons’ standing committees of Public Accounts and Official Languages.“As a successful business owner and tax lawyer, and a proud Franco-Ontarian, I am ideally positioned to contribute to these committees,” Lefebvre said in a news release Friday. “I’m proud to...
Sudbury man arrested on child pornography charges
Greater Sudbury Police arrested a 56-year-old Sudbury man for possession of child pornography on Feb. 3.The arrest came as a result of an investigation that ran from October 2015 through January 2016. The Sudbury resident was observed in possession of child pornography on a file sharing network.On Feb. 3 a...
Ramsey Lake Skating Path opens today
The City of Greater Sudbury would like to advise residents that the Ramsey Lake Skating Path will open today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The path will be open on Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Regular Monday to Friday...
Sweater Day: Rainbow turning down the heat
Rainbow District School Board is turning down the heat and inviting all students and staff to wear a sweater Feb. 12.“Sweater Day is intended to raise awareness about renewable energy and change behaviour around energy consumption,” said Director of Education Norm Blaseg. “It’s a fun way for everyone to get...
Norovirus cases high in Sudbury right now
The Sudbury and District Health Unit has said it continues to see increased gastrointestinal illness in the community and in long-term care homes and daycares. The illnesses are likely caused by norovirus, says the health unit.Norovirus is present in the stool and vomit of individuals who are infected. It is...
Schmalz named Wolves' January player of the month
Sudbury Wolves forward Matt Schmalz is the winner of the Skater’s Edge player of the month award for January. After a slow start to the season, the Dunnville, Ont. native had a strong January notching eight points in 11 games, including three goals and five assists. The Wolves will be...
Legion donates $5,000 to Finlandia
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 recently made a $5,000 donation to the Finlandia Charitable ...
Pooch's passing inspires sci-fi author's latest 'tail'
Four years ago, David Kelly's beloved dog, Kyla, passed away. It was a rough time for Kelly and his wife, Hilary.“She was very important to both me and my wife,” he said. “Losing her was very hard on both of us.”For the past 20 years, Kelly — an IT professional...
Cops issue 150 tickets to drivers who endanger pedestrians
Drivers who failed to properly negotiate intersections were slapped with more than 150 Highway Traffic Act charges by Greater Sudbury Police last month.In the month of January, Greater Sudbury Police began a pedestrian/road safety high visibility initiative focused on educating both motorists and pedestrians (general public) about safety and prevention....

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