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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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Laurentian gets patent for medical test
Laurentian University has been awarded a patent for the RNA Disruption Assay (RDATM), a technology that aids in the treatment of breast cancer. The test was developed by Laurentian University professor Dr. Amadeo Parissenti and by his research associate Dr. Baoqing Guo of Health Sciences North....
Media outlets partner to expand Northern news network
Laurentian Publishing Ltd. in Sudbury and Village Media Inc. of Sault Ste. Marie have teamed up to expand a powerful network of online news sites across Northern Ontario featuring local, regional, and national news.The new joint marketing venture brings together Villiage Media’s online news bra...
Sudbury inventor pitching to Dragons
Sudbury’s Alicia Woods, who designs coveralls for women, will pitch her product on the season premiere of the TV show Dragons’ Den on Oct. 15.Woods launched Covergalls — a coverall tailored to fit a woman’s shape and meet her personal needs — in 2013 after being dissatisfied with the garments a...
Sudbury travel company caters to wintery outdoor adventures
According to its owners, Sudbury's travel and tourism company, Lure of the North, is unique in Canada.Husband and wife Dave and Kielyn Marrone started the business in 2011 to give visitors a chance to explore Northern Ontario's natural winter landscape in the traditional fashion perfected by North ...

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Sudbury News from NorthernLife.ca

Lane closures on Big Nickel Road, Falconbridge Hwy
Road surveys will result in intermittent lane closures on Big Nickel Mine Road today until 4:30 p.m.Falconbridge Highway is reduced to one lane in each direction between Frobisher Street and the Kingsway for a watermain repair. Lanes are expected to reopen by Oct. 24.Lanes are expected to reopen by late...
Wolves' losing streak hits 10 games
The Sudbury Wolves' losing streak reached double digits Wednesday night with a 7-2 loss at the Essar Centre in Sault Ste. Marie.The night didn't get off to a great start as the Greyhounds scored early in the first period. But the Wolves scored twice in a span of 23 seconds...
VIDEO: Sudbury MP Glenn Thibeault reacts to Parliament Hill shooting
In a telephone conversation on Oct. 22, Sudbury MP Glenn Thibeault spoke with Northernlife.ca while under lockdown in their caucus room inside Centre Block. Thibeault was one of hundreds placed in lockdown with other politicians and Parliament Hill staff in Ottawa after a gunman shot a soldier at the Canadian...
Rodriguez promises to lobby feds for Maley Drive funding
Mayoral candidate John Rodriguez promised if he is elected he will lobby the federal government to commit to its share to the Maley Drive extension within his first six months in office.“During my time as mayor, I developed a good relationship with one of the key persons in the federal...
Clear skies this week
Tonight will be clear with light wind in the evening. The overnight low will be 1 C. Sun is predicted Thursday, with the high at 11 C and the low 0 C.For current weather conditions, short-term and long-term forecasts visit Northern Life's weather page at ...
Election polls telling very different stories
While polls are normally a fairly reliable gauge of public opinion, in recent years some shocking election-day results have defied pollster predictions.The most notable examples in recent Canadian history are out west – Christy Clarke's 2013 victory in British Columbia, and Allison Redford's victory in Alberta in 2012. In both...
Editorial: It has to be about the big picture
There are some tough choices to make next week when it comes to who will lead Greater Sudbury for the next four years. Our city is at a crossroads and needs a council that is dynamic, progressive, bold and pragmatic. And that council needs a mayor with an ability to...
Police offer reward to help solve robberies
Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers is offering a guaranteed $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of suspects in two recent robberies, said Greater Sudbury Police Service.The first robbery took place at the Esso Gas bar, 180 Lasalle Blvd. on Oct. 21, at about 3:50 a.m. The description provided for...
Covergalls a big hit with Dragon's Den hosts
Alicia Woods' appearance on the Season 9 premiere of “Dragon's Den” on Oct. 15 exceeded her wildest expectations. Woods, the founder of Covergalls, a Sudbury-based company that produces coveralls tailored specifically for women, received a raucous response from the dragons.Only new dragon Vikram Vij, a celebrity chef and entrepreneur, did...
Beyond For Better or For Worse
For Better or For Worse creator Lynn Johnston says she's enjoying retirement, thank you very much.The comic strip, which follows the lives of the Pattersons — a family originally based on Johnston's own — ran from 1979 to 2008. It's now in “re-runs,” with strips from the 1980s in print...

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