Sudbury

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...

Sudbury

Sudbury home builders group elects new board
The Sudbury & District Home Builders’ Association has announced its new board of directors for the 2014-2015 year.Louie Zagordo, president of SLV Homes, will take on the role of president during this term.Involved with the association since the mid-1990s, Zagordo brings a passion for the industr...
Sudbury council votes to deregulate store hours
As opponents heckled from the public gallery, Greater Sudbury councillors repealed three bylaws restricting shopping hours on Dec. 9 with surprisingly little debate for an issue that has divided local politicians for decades.The decision was effective immediately, meaning stores can open on Boxing ...
Wellgreen moves to TSX
Common shares of Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. have been approved for listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).Effective at market opening on Thursday, Dec. 4, the company’s shares will commence trading on the TSX under the symbol WG. Concurrent with the TSX listing, Wellgreen’s shares will be del...
Sudbury chamber seeking award nominees
The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce will accept nominations for its 18th annual Business Excellence Awards until Jan. 9.The awards recognize businesses and entrepreneurs whose achievements and contributions to the community distinguish them from their peers.Categories include Business Start...


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Gas prices dip below $1 a litre in Sudbury
As world oil prices continue to tumble, consumers in Sudbury are seeing the benefit at the pump. Prices went under $1.00 a litre in Greater Sudbury -- reaching as low as $0.989 at some locations in the city – after soaring as high as $1.479 in June. While the reasons...
Massive Site C dam gets approval from B.C.
VICTORIA - The British Columbia government has approved its most expensive mega project with the construction of an $8.8 billion dam on the Peace River that Premier Christy Clark says marks a historic milestone that will be felt for a century.The controversial Site C dam project was immediately denounced by...
Dad happy Rehtaeh Parsons' name public again
HALIFAX - When a judge placed a publication ban on Rehtaeh Parsons' identity, Glen Canning began wearing a T-shirt to court bearing his daughter's name in a campaign that ended Wednesday as reporting restrictions in the child pornography case were eased.For Canning, a directive from Nova Scotia's attorney general allowing...
Fatal Quebec fire: employee didn't know drill
RIVIERE-DU-LOUP, Que. - The co-owner of the Quebec seniors' home that caught fire last January, killing 32 people, testified Wednesday the only employee working that night didn't know the evacuation drill.Roch Bernier told a coroner's inquest he had not trained either of his two night employees on the residence's emergency...
Measures aim to reduce rail-crossing crashes
OTTAWA - The federal government has introduced long-awaited regulations aimed at reducing deadly train collisions at level crossings.The regulations, to take full effect over the next seven years, establish consistent grade crossing safety standards across Canada and clarify the responsibilities of rail companies and road authorities.Transport Canada says the regulations...
Bigger introducing From the Ground Up–2025
Residents are invited to an introduction of Mayor Brian Bigger's From the Ground Up–2025 10-year economic development strategic plan.An information session takes place Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. in committee room C-11 at Tom Davies Square.From the Ground Up is the first building block of Bigger’s Vision 2025 –...
Robitaille fights his way to gold at Bronze Gloves
Capturing a gold medal at the 2014 Ontario Bronze Gloves championships in Toronto was not part of the plan for André Robitaille. At least, not initially.The 35-year-old native of Wawa started down his path with boxing, some two years ago, with far more modest and much less competitive goals."I wanted...
Byelection to replace Thibeault not certain
According to Canada's Elections Act, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is not obliged to call a byelection to replace outgoing MP Glenn Thibeault before the Oct. 19 federal election.Thibeault, who announced his decision Tuesday to leave the NDP – and federal politics – to run as the provincial Liberal candidate, hasn't...
Bantam A Lady Wolves go 2-2 at classic tourney
Bouncing back from a pair of early losses, the Sudbury Bantam A Lady Wolves would post a very respectable record of 2-2 at the Markham-Stouffville 25th Annual Bantam Classic Tournament earlier this month.Goal scoring was hard to come by in the early stages as the Lady Wolves were blanked by...
Living Nativity comes to life Dec. 20
Opening night of the annual All Nations Church Living Nativity is set for Saturday, Dec. 20.The story unfolds at 7:30 p.m. on the grounds of Science North. For the past 28 years, volunteers with All Nations Church have been bringing the biblical story of Jesus Christ’s birth to life, including...

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