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...


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-designed coveralls expands market
Covergalls, a coverall for women designed in Sudbury and made in Canada, is now available worldwide.Initially sold in Ontario exclusively through Century Vallen, Covergalls have expanded into a global market just one year after their launch.“Covergalls are now being worn by women as far away a...
Sudbury cottage market among “most affordable” in Ontario
RE/MAX released its annual Recreational Property Report, identifying price and other trends in 41 recreational property markets across Canada, including Sudbury and Thunder Bay.Among the key national findings are that price increases in popular urban residential markets has had a spillover effect o...

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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Ramsey Lake goes under microscope for watershed study
One of the issues raised during the recent debate over the delayed Second Avenue project was concerns about untreated stormwater entering Ramsey Lake.The $5.7-million plan would have widened the roadway to five lanes from Donna Drive to Scarlett Avenue, raising concerns about increased stormwater getting into Ramsey. That's because pavement...
Cool weather ahead
Surprise, surprise; a few showers expected with thunderstorms ending this evening, then mainly cloudy with 40 per cent chance of showers. The temperature is currently sitting at 14 C, will drop to a low of 10 C.Wednesday’s outlook is mainly cloudy with 40 per cent chance of showers and risk...
Putting poetry on the bus
Years ago, when Tom Leduc was studying fine art at Cambrian College, he drew artistic inspiration from the people and scenery on the long bus ride from Chelmsford to the college's New Sudbury campus.Remembering that experience, Leduc — who will be the City of Greater Sudbury's poet laureate until the end of 2016 — launched his Moving with Poetry project.Until Aug. 31, he's inviting Sudburians to submit poetry about how they see the city to be displayed starting this fall in vacant advertising slots inside city transit buses.“Just having the poetry there can take you away from your day before you jump into your next stage of life, whether you're going to work or school,” Leduc said. “You can take a minute and just go somewhere else. It helps you take a break.“If you're staring at advertisements, if you're staring at your phone or your laptop, and it's just more work, you can look up, see the poetry, take a deep breath, take a break and stop...
The end of Cliffs in the Ring of Fire?
A New York hedge fund proclaims it’s won a bitter proxy fight with Cliffs Natural Resources to achieve majority control of the Ohio iron ore and coal miner’s board of directors.Casablanca Capital said it was successful in convincing Cliffs’ shareholders to elect all six of its nominees at the miner’s annual general meeting in Cleveland, July 29.The final results are subject to independent inspection over the next three days.If Casablanca is right, it means Cliffs’ hold on its Ring of Fire chromite properties in the James Bay region is tenuous at best. Casablanca, which acquired 5.2 per cent of Cliffs’ shares, wants to break off Cliffs’ international assets, including its Ring of Fire properties, from its core U.S. iron and coal divisions.“We are grateful to our fellow Cliffs shareholders for their careful consideration of the issues and gratified that they have sent...
ICAO to set up safety task force
MONTREAL - The UN body that governs civil aviation says it is setting up a task force aimed at improving security measures in the wake of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.The plane was shot down in mid-July by a surface-to-air missile while flying over a war-torn section of...
Cyclist made tourniquet from pants after shooting
SURREY, B.C. - A cyclist who was shot during an overnight race in British Columbia says he fought to survive by turning his pants into a tourniquet as blood flowed from his arm.Craig Premack was riding along Highway 1 just south of Spences Bridge on June 1 when a bullet...
Whale-watching Ontario family stranded at sea
An Ontario family is recovering in Boston after spending the night at sea aboard a whale-watching boat that was stranded for 17 hours off the coast of Massachusetts.Craig Bawden, of Newmarket, along with his wife and two young children were among the 157 passengers aboard a Boston Harbour Cruise boat...
DND considers anti-missile defence system
OTTAWA - The Canadian military is looking for an air defence system to protect its VIP aircraft, including the one used by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, from surface-to-air missiles.And one of Israel's top defence contractors, Elbit Systems Ltd., has been working behind-the-scenes for months to get in on the anticipated...
University women's hockey case proceeds
FREDERICTON - A complaint of discrimination over a decision by the University of New Brunswick to eliminate varsity women's hockey will proceed after a tribunal on Tuesday rejected the school's attempt to have the case thrown out.Sylvia Bryson has been fighting to have the women's hockey team reinstated as a...
Bookings altered for Redford flights: report
EDMONTON - CBC News is reporting that Alberta's auditor general found "false passengers" were booked on some government flights so that then-premier Alison Redford could fly alone.The network said the auditor found Redford's staff blocked others from flying by booking seats in advance and then removing passenger names before printing...