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...


Sudbury beer earns nod at brewing awards
Sudbury’s Stack Brewing has been acknowledged with a gold-medal standing at the 2014 Ontario Brewing Awards.The brewery, which launched in the spring of 2013, earned gold for its Biere de Garde, Les Portes de l’Enfer.Les Portes de L’Enfer is described as “pour(ing) a deep amber colour with pleas...
Government goodies for Sudbury industrial suppliers
Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle arrived in Sudbury, March 27, passing out more than $3.8-million worth of cheques to local mining suppliers and manufacturers.Moran Industrial Coatings and Mining Technologies International (MTI) each took home $1 million to expand their busi...
New business incubator opens in Sudbury
Jenny Martindale usually works from home, but in mid-March she started to work part-time out of a new co-working space in Sudbury called The Forge.Martindale manages international trips for an outdoor travel company called Wild Women Expeditions.The business, which started in Sudbury, organizes out...
Sudbury architecture school set to expand
The second phase of construction of Laurentian University’s School of Architecture in downtown Sudbury is set to begin this month.In the first phase of construction, the former Market Square building at the corner of Elm and Elgin streets and the CP telegraph building next door were renovated to ho...

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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Crews on call around the clock as city deals with flood concerns
Dozens of homes suffered sewer backups Monday as rapid spring melting combined with 45 milimetres of rain to overwhelm the city's drainage capacity.Problems were mainly in the New Sudbury, Flour Mill and Coniston areas, although large pools of water have accumulated across the city. “It's been a long winter,” said Tony Cecutti, the city's infrastructure GM, at a news conference Tuesday attended by several officials involved in flood management. “The transition from winter to summer is not going to be easy. It's going to be a challenge for us.”With the ground still frozen, it...
Temperature slowly climbing as sun returns Wednesday
Temperatures are expected to rise to double digits by next week, but in the meantime Sudbury will see a high of zero degrees on Wednesday.It will be mainly sunny with increasing cloudiness in the afternoon. Light snow late in the afternoon and overnight with a low of -4 C.For current...
Ontario premier seeks $2 million in libel suit
TORONTO - Ontario's premier is pressing ahead with a libel suit against the province's Opposition leader, seeking $2 million in damages.The lawsuit stems from Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak's comments late last month suggesting that Kathleen Wynne "possibly ordered" the alleged destruction of government documents.A spokeswoman for Wynne says a...
Wells, septic systems at risk during floods: Health unit
Flooding and heavy runoff can damage wells and septic systems, and create health risks, says the Sudbury and District Health Unit.“If surface water enters the top of a well, the well water becomes contaminated and unsafe to drink,” said Burgess Hawkins, a manager in the Sudbury and District Health Unit’s...
New centre to help adults with developmental disabilities
When Cody Whitcher turned 21, he no longer had the support he needed to continue his schooling, and was left to spend his days at home, with nothing to do.Whitcher was born with a rare form of the autism spectrum disorder. He was non-verbal for much of his childhood and...
Venerable music festival reaches out to youth
Without reaching out to young people, there's no way the more than four-decades-old Northern Lights Festival Boréal will last another 40 years, said the festival's director, Max Merrifield.That's the idea behind bringing in more groups that appeal to a youthful demographic to perform at the festival, which runs July 4-6...
New Brunswick abortion lawsuit being dropped
FREDERICTON - A 12-year-old lawsuit aimed at forcing the New Brunswick government to pay for abortions at clinics is being dropped, the manager of the Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton said Tuesday.Simone Leibovitch said the lawyer handling the case has been instructed to discontinue the court battle, which was launched by...
Mountie faces sex charges involving girl, 12
REGINA - Saskatchewan RCMP have charged an Alberta Mountie with sexual offences involving a 12-year-old girl in 1982.Insp. Ronald Makar faces one count of sexual intercourse with a female without her consent and one count of having sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 14.Makar was arrested at...
Saskatchewan, B.C. Metis groups audited
OTTAWA - At least two provincial Metis groups came under scrutiny after questions arose about their management and finances, newly released documents show.Audits of the British Columbia and Saskatchewan organizations have come to light as their national council is embroiled in a controversy over its own expenses that has bred...
Grandmother killed in Vancouver homicide
VANCOUVER - Vancouver police say they're recommending a murder charge after a 63-year-old woman was killed and her young granddaughter suffered potentially life-altering injuries.Police say the woman was found Monday after officers were called to an apartment building, where they shot a man who was brandishing a knife.The victim has...