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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...

Sudbury

Plan A Staffing Solutions expands with staffing software
When Sherri Tomchick worked at Health Sciences North as a nurse on the surgical floor, she learned first-hand the importance of effective scheduling.“I learned from working at the hospital that it gets really hard to give high-quality care when there are not enough people working,” she said.Tomchic...
Rickford announces $1M for Sudbury's airport
FedNor funding of $2 million was announced for a number of Sudbury projects on March 20, with half of that funding being used to help construct a new, $7-million hangar at the Sudbury Airport.Speaking at a news conference at the airport, Greg Rickford, minister for FedNor and natural resources...
Feds inject $5M for medical research lab
The research arm of Health Sciences North in Sudbury is one step closer to expanding its facility thanks to a $5-million investment FedNor Minister Greg Rickford announced on March 20.The announcement follows another $5-million commitment the province made in 2014, and $1.75 million from the Ci...
Selling properties potential revenue source for Sudbury
The sale of city-owned properties could help add more than $1 million to city coffers, says Ward 11 Coun. Lynne Reynolds.“The city owns hundreds of properties, many of which were inherited through amalgamation,” Reynolds said. “If we put our focus on the sale of properties we should be able to achi...


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Notre-Dame science teacher honoured for excellence
Collège Notre-Dame science teacher Pierre Taillon from Sudbury’s (CND) was presented the Sudbury Regional Science Fair’s Ambassador for Science Award during its March 29, 2015 awards ceremony. The award, presented for the very first time, spotlights notable contributions to the teaching of science made by exceptionally dedicated educators who, through...
Tyson Trosckinski catching for NJCAA's Blue Knights
The flow of Sudbury and area baseball talent south of the border is beginning to become an annual occurrence.The latest local teen to make the jump is Hanmer native Tyson Trosckinski, a catcher who signed a National Letter of Intent earlier this year with Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount,...
Successful YMCA Strong Kids campaign hefts $122K
YMCA of Subury's 2014-15 Strong Kids campaign ended March 26, having surpassed its $122,000 fundraising goal by $24,470.The campaign raises money to enable underprivileged kids to participate in YMCA programs that aim to offer children and youth a safe, friendly environment where they can be physically, mentally and socially active....
Is Ontario failing victims of sexual violence, harrassment?
Ontario's Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment is holding public hearings in Sudbury the week of April 6.MPP France Gélinas advised residents of the hearings in a March 25 news release. While in the city, the committee will consider advice and recommendations with respect to the prevention of sexual...
Community Builders Awards of Excellence photo gallery (10 photos)
Northern Life honoured eight of Sudbury's outstanding citizens at the 12th annual Community Builders Awards of Excellence Gala March 26. Click on the photo gallery to see some images from the ...
Chance of flurries for beginning of work week
The beginning of the work week might be a bit snowy.There will be snow ending early Monday morning, then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Clearing late in the evening. There'll be a high of 2 ...
Lindsay unsure whether he'll object to Second Avenue widening
The chair of the Minnow Lake Community Action Network says he hasn't decided whether he'll file objections with the province again this year over plans to widen Second Avenue.John Lindsay said Friday he has 30 days to decide whether to ask the Ministry of Environment to require the city to...
Sudburians show off their superpowers (6 photos)
Families dressed up in superhero and villain costumes took over the Garson Arena's banquet hall March 28 during the Heroes and Villains Fun Day.Activities included a photo booth with superheroes and villains, crafts, bouncy castles and face ...
1950s-themed gala benefits hospital foundation (7 photos)
Poodle skirts, Elvis hair and leather jackets were in abundance during the March 27 Taste Street fundraiser for the Health Sciences North Foundation.The second annual event, held at the Caruso Club, is designed to bring people back to Sudbury's Borgia Market of the 1950s. The Borgia was demolished in the...
Intoxicated driver caught in arena parking lot
A 51-year-old man was charged with blowing over 80 and having care and control after he was found intoxicated while sitting in his vehicle in the Centennial Arena parking lot in Hanmer March 28.At around 1:45 p.m., Greater Sudbury Police were conducting community patrols near the arena. An officer observed...
Nickel District pool out of commission Sunday and Monday
Due to maintenance issues, the Nickel District pool is closed Sunday and Monday, according to a notice sent out March 28 by the City of Greater Sudbury.An update will be provided Monday. For a list of other municipal pool facilities, visit ...
Northern Chill settles for fifth in Bugarski Cup tourney
The Northern Chill 15U Girls could not have been much more "middle of the pack" as they competed at the Bugarski Cup Championship Central tournament in King City late last month.With nine teams comprising the field of entries, the Chill finished Pool B play squeezed between the Markham WASPS 15U...
Valley swimmers thrilled with return trip to competition
Neither Justin Watson nor Alex Landry minded seeing history repeat itself.The local swimmers, both representing the Valley East Waves, were thrilled to make a return trip to the 2015 Ontario Winter Festival last month in Etobicoke.The meet is, more or less, the provincial short-course championships for athletes aged 13 years...
TNO presents The Star Keeper
The Star Keeper, a universal play without words for audiences aged four years and up, has circled the planet many times since 1997, gathering many awards along the way.The play comes to TNO April 11, with two stagings, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.Borderless theatre of images, shadows and light,...
Explore the mysteries of string art
Sudburians are invited to learn the skill of string art at the Main Public Library Makerspace on April 20 from 6-8 p.m.Emily Franceshini will guide potential string artists through the process of arranging the thread between points to make abstract or representational patterns.Participants will nail the outline of a stencil...

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