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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...

Sudbury

Proposed Sudbury arts and convention centre would break even 'in year one'
On June 4, a Sudbury group that has been working out of the spotlight for the last three years will unveil a proposal to build a multi-use arts and convention centre in Greater Sudbury it says can break even in its first year of operation. Paul Finley, project manager of the Sudbury Synergy ...
Newspaper publisher honoured by college
Abbas Homayed, publisher of Northern Ontario Business, received the Dr. Fred Sheridan Award from Cambrian College, the college’s highest honour.Introduced in 1992, the award is named for a visionary who was a long-time friend and supporter of Cambrian College and who, until his death in 1990, g...
Architect, mining exec to receive doctorates
A distinguished architect and a mining-industry executive are amongst six recipients who will be bestowed with honorary doctorates from Laurentian University this spring.Douglas Cardinal, an internationally renowned master builder, who has been a guest speaker at the Laurentian School of Archit...
Sudbury companies, entrepreneurs awarded for excellence
The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce recognized Desjardins Caisse Populaire des Voyageurs as its company of the year at its annual Bell Business Excellence Awards gala, May 14.The chamber recognized 10 businesses and entrepreneurs for their excellence and success in the community.“Although from ...


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Province reforms debt settlement practices
Ontario is strengthening financial protections for consumers using debt settlement services and implementing new rules to protect consumers in real estate transactions.This reform is aimed at ending unfair business practices.As of July 1, 2015, debt settlement service providers will face limits to how much they can charge a debtor who...
Indy film night (7 photos)
Dozens of Sudbury film fans turned out at the corner of Durham and Cedar Streets on July 2 to catch a free showing of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. The movie was shown in conjunction with movies under the stars. Snacks, live music and a costume contest...
The future's now: Cineplex to screen Back to the Future
Break out your hoverboards; power up the flux capacitor; and crank up Huey Lewis and The News ... Cineplex is going Back to the Future.From the Academy Award-winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis and starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson, the groundbreaking adventure Back to the...
Robotics for all: No longer an 'all-boys' program
The mother of a girl who earlier this week was told she couldn’t sign up for a Timmins Public Library robotics program says boys and girls need to do things together.Caroline Martel, whose daughter has had thousands of people support an online petition calling for the program to be opened...
I’m celebrating the wonderful maple leaf
We celebrate the maple leaf flag’s 50th birthday this year. When he led the country, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson advocated strongly for a flag of our own to replace the Union Jack. Contests were held across Canada as hundreds of people pushed for an image that symbolized...
Homeless happens, says advocate
Jason McComb is hoping to change society's views about the homeless.And McComb knows a thing or two about being homeless. He's lived much of his life on the streets, for one reason or another. And, like many other homeless, he has faced time and again society's harsh views on homeless...
A cracker of a Canada Day race in Walden
The Firecracker 5km Road Race in Walden has traditionally attracted a diverse cross-section of athletes. The 2015 installment, hosted on July 1, was no different.There were the regulars such as former Cambrian College athlete of the year Eric Leishman who edged out 2015 Rocks Marathon champion Pascal Renard by five seconds, using "home course advantage" in carving...
Wolves announce 2015-16 coaching staff
The Sudbury Wolves have announced that Drake Berehowsky will be joining the team as the new associate coach for the 2015- 16 OHL season.Berehowsky, a former NHL defenceman assumes the associate coach position from David Matsos who recently signed a multi-year contract with the Sudbury Wolves as the club's new...
Clouds on the horizon for Friday
Tonight will be clear. Low of 12.Friday there will be increasing cloudiness. Forty per cent chance of showers in the afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h late in the morning. High 22.Friday night will be cloudy with 30 per cent chance of showers. Low 13.For current weather conditions, short-term and...
Hope for Valley East man with liver failure
At least five people have come forward to save a Valley East man's life with a live liver donation, says the man's wife.In late May NorthernLife.ca reported Richard Giroux needed a liver transplant to save his life.Giroux was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis in late 2014, which has caused his liver...
Science rules! Sudbury youth win at national science fair
Greater Sudbury can add three bronze medals to its collection from the Canada Wide Science Fair.This year's event was held in Fredericton, New Brunswick from May 11-16, where seven students from three local school boards with a total of five projects were chosen to represent the Sudbury Regional Science Fair...
Loblaws recalling No Name Chicken Burgers
Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling No Name Chicken Burgers with the UPC 60383116958 and best before date 2016 JA 22 (see attached image) in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Quebec, since they may be unsafe to consume due to possible Salmonella contamination. The products were sold at the following locations before...
Desjardins and the Cup are in Lively on Monday
You better mark this into your calendars: NHLer Andrew Desjardins brings the Stanley Cup to Lively on Monday morning.That’s right Canada’s favourite trophy will be in the Nickel City next week! You can head to the Sixth Avenue Playground, 215 Sixth Ave., Lively, for 10:15 a.m. on July 6.Desjardins will be on hand with the cup to answer questions from the media, with remarks from Mayor Brian Bigger, Ward 2 Coun. Michael Vagnini and Greater Sudbury Police Chief Paul Pedersen. After...
Video: You helped us sing O Canada!
When he was out and about on July 1, covering events for NorthernLife.ca, reporter Jonathan Migneault managed to find several of you who were more than happy to sing the national anthem for his video camera. So this is a shout-out to the Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School robotics team and...
Letter: CARP is right in wanting to keep parking lot
Listen to CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons). Keep the parking lot next to former St. Joseph hospital. It’s a perfect spot for seniors and families with young children to access Bell Park. We are an aging population here in Sudbury. We need conveniences to our wonderful park donated to...

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