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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...

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A gathering of microbrewers
Sudbury’s Stack Brewing is hosting the Northern Ontario Microbrew Festival at the Grand Nightclub, Feb. 21.The full-day day event will showcase craft beer from Outspoken Brewing from Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay’s Sleeping Giant Brew Company, Lake of the Woods Brewing from Kenora, Highlander Brewi...
Sudbury food co-op poised for expansion
Amongst the crisp veggies, homemade sauces and fresh-cut meat, there’s another commodity doing brisk trade at Eat Local Sudbury: pride in, and demand for, locally produced food.Since its inception in 2004, from its retail outlet in downtown Sudbury, Eat Local has sold locally grown produce, meats a...
Training expertise can make learning more effective
Employers generally acknowledge the benefit of continual improvement, training and education for their workers, but Miranda Rocca-Cirelli believes if it’s not done effectively, they may not be getting the full benefit of the training.“I have seen organizations that recognize it’s not just about dev...
Sudbury researcher develops mosquito trap
A mosquito trap developed by a Laurentian University researcher will find its way to Home Hardware stores across Canada by the new year.Laurentian University chemistry professor Gerardo Ulibarri, who focuses on medial chemistry and preventative health, teamed up with Waterloo-based company Maxtech ...


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Sudbury girls heat up NOSSA hockey action
The Sudbury crew remains in the running as NOSSA hockey action kept arenas in North Bay and Sault Ste Marie hopping on Monday.In the girls AAA/AAAA playdowns, it appears likely that the St. Charles College Cardinals and Collège Notre-Dame Alouettes are headed towards another head-to-head showdown, with Northern Ontario bragging...
Knights take Game 1 in division B hockey finals
Kyla Bruni scored early in the three-on-three overtime session, lifting the Lo-Ellen Park Knights to a 5-4 win over the Bishop Carter Gators in Game 1 of the best of three Division B girls high school hockey finals Monday afternoon at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex.Kennedy Roy, with a...
Spring forward March 8
Daylights Savings starts Sunday, March 8.Before heading to bed Saturday night, don't forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour. This will allow for more daylight later in the evening.U.S. inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin first proposed the concept of Daylight Saving Time in 1784, but modern Daylight Saving Time...
Midget AA tourney finds recipe for top-tier success
For years, organizers of sporting events in Sudbury have battled the geographic realities of being in Northern Ontario — the city's isolated by a four-hour drive from most of the province's top competition.That challenge is even more acute for winter sports, with oft-treacherous driving conditions.There really is no easy way...
Campaign aims to Wipe out Colon Cancer
Pharmacists at 15 Loblaw pharmacies across northeastern Ontario will encourage their customers to get screened for colorectal cancer as part of a new campaign called Let's Wipe Out Colon Cancer. The new campaign will target people between the ages of 50 and 74, who are most at risk of developing...
Report: free rides no route to increased gas tax dollars
Greater Sudbury will have a tough time increasing provincial gas tax revenue by offering more free rides to seniors and other groups, according to a report going to the budget committee this week.Since the city's share is calculated, in part, on ridership, some councillors have talked about the potential of...
Bancroft, Whitefish water filling stations frozen
Residents who are getting their drinking water at municipal filling stations on Bay Street in Whitefish and on Bancroft Drive, near Moonlight Beach Road, will have to find alternate locations. Both stations have frozen and will be closed until further notice.A release from the city says residents of Lively and...
Eastlink launches Maestro Streamer
Eastlink is extending its TV leadership with the launch of the Eastlink Maestro Streamer.At a time when easy access to TV content across multiple devices is in hot demand, Eastlink’s Maestro platform allows customers to stream live TV and DVR recordings to their tablets and smartphones, said a news release.“We...
Sudbury, where single-digit negatives are exciting
Tonight will be clear with winds up to 40 km/h. The overnight low will be -18 C, -25 C with the windchill.Increasing cloudiness Tuesday with snow beginning late in the morning. Expect about five to 10 cm of snowfall. The high for the day will be -7 C, and the...
Inventors mix it up with industry professionals (2 photos)
Imagine if a machine could pour you a perfect serving of your favourite mixed drink with the press of a button.A third-year electronics engineering student at Collège Boréal put that idea into practice with his final project for the program.Kris Proulx spent six months developing a mixed drink dispenser about...
Thibeault named PA to environment minister
Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault has been named parliamentary assistant to Glenn Murray, the minister of the Environment and Climate Change. A news release said Thibeault will focus on the issue of climate change. He will participate in meetings of the ministers’ Table on Climate Change and sit on the communities,...
Wolves kick off final home stand Tuesday
The Sudbury Wolves kick off their final home stand of the 2014-15 season Tuesday night as they host the Niagara IceDogs for the final time.This is the first of four remaining home games. The IceDogs' lineup features Arizona Coyotes prospect Brendan Perlini and Toronto Maple Leaf prospect Carter Verhaeghe, who...
Hockey ‘n’ History: San Jose, sovereignty and halibut
On this day in Canadian history, in 1923, Canada signed the Halibut Treaty with the United States.This agreement focused on fishing rights on the Pacific coast, and before you tell me, “who cares”, I’ll stop you by saying that this was actually a pretty important moment in Canadian History.It was...
Kids, especially girls, lured to sciences
TORONTO - Groups of students huddle around desks at a university campus as the instructor gives out a quick overview of the job at hand: build a crane, create an electromagnet and pick up metal.Work begins in earnest with some of the students building their contraptions with wheels "for better...
Extortion hearing for Rob Ford's friend begins
TORONTO - A preliminary hearing into extortion charges began Monday for a friend and former driver of Toronto's infamous former mayor Rob Ford.The charge against Alexander (Sandro) Lisi relates to an alleged attempt to retrieve the notorious cellphone "crack video," which shows Ford apparently smoking crack cocaine.The alleged offences occurred...

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