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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

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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Capreol house fire displaces three
A house fire in Capreol Saturday morning displaced three people.Greater Sudbury Fire Services said the fire, to a home on Young Street, caused severe damage to the tune of $175,000.No one was injured in the blaze, but all three residents had to be evacuated.Twenty firefighters responded to the ...
Baird applauds 'historic' U.S.-Cuba thaw
BOSTON - Canada's foreign affairs minister used a trip to the United States to applaud that country's reopening of relations with Cuba.John Baird raised the issue during a news conference Saturday where he appeared alongside his counterparts from the U.S. and Mexico."We want to acknowledge the truly historic change in...
Mother dies after being pulled from B.C. river
COURTENAY, B.C. - A dramatic rescue effort to pull a woman and her infant son from a frigid Vancouver Island river has ended in tragedy, as the 26-year-old mother has died.Comox Valley RCMP say the woman was pronounced dead at hospital just before 7 p.m. Friday, after being pulled from...
Four rescued after boat capsizes off Yarmouth
YARMOUTH, N.S. - Four men are back on shore after a fishing vessel capsized off Nova Scotia's southwest coast early Saturday morning.The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax says around midnight it received a distress call from the Poseidon Princess approximately 100 km offshore from Yarmouth.Spokesman Cameron Hillier says the...
Hundreds remember soldier and father
Dozens of people had to stand at the back of Sudbury's Church of the Epiphany to join the outpouring of grief and remembrance for Sgt. Jesse Tait.OPP officers recovered Tait's body from the Kaministiquia River near Thunder Bay on Jan. 22. No foul play was suspected. He was 34 years...
Hepatitis A clinics continue at health unit
The Sudbury and District Health Unit reminds anyone who was at the Casey's Bar and Grill, located at 1070 Kingsway Boulevard, between Jan. 15, 2015 and Jan. 20, they can still receive a vaccine at the health unit office.Free hepatitis A vaccines continue to be available at the health...
One person suffers minor injuries in Martindale home fire
Sudbury emergency medical services treated a person for minor burns at the scene of a house fire on Martindale Road Friday night.The person was evacuated from the home, and three people have been displaced by the fire.Greater Sudbury Fire Servies said the blaze caused $100,000 in damages to the home.Fire...
Sudbury water pressure normal
Update:The City of Greater Sudbury warned residents they should conserve water, due to a water main break, but in an update the city said water pressure is normal.The city initially thought the trunk – which is a main line that carries water to the treatment plant – was affected by...
Wolves continue losing record
The Sudbury Wolves were 20 minutes away from getting their first victory in 2015.Leading 2-1 going into the third period Friday night against the visiting Mississauga Steelheads, the Wolves couldn’t hang on and allowed the Steelheads to score two goals in the final period and take away the win.It marked...
Striking nurses feel 'undervalued'
Nurses with the North East Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) say they feel undervalued as they started a provincewide strike Jan. 30.“The government has to realize how essential we are to health care,” said Lisa Dumais, a registered nurse and care co-ordinator with the North East CCAC. Negotiations between nine...
Mulcair focuses attacks on Thibeault during Sudbury visit
Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair was in town Friday, the latest in a series of high-profile politicians to visit Sudbury as the parties battle to win the Feb. 5 byelection.Mulcair joined Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Sudbury candidate Suzanne Shawbonquit for a tour of the Red Oak Villa retirement...
CCAC nurses go on strike
Almost 300 Ontario Nurses' Association members in northeastern Ontario went on strike Friday, after labour negotiations with the North East Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) came to an impasse.Across the province, around 2,700 nurses working at nine of the 14 CCACs went on strike Jan. 30. The Hamilton Niagara Haldimand...
Hepatitis A infection was local, says health unit
It appears a Casey's Bar and Grill employee in Sudbury contracted hepatitis A locally, confirmed the Sudbury and District Health Unit.Hepatitis A, which is transmitted through a person's feces, is more common in developing countries, where sanitation is often not as well developed as it is in Canada.   The disease is often spread when an infected person handles already cooked or ready-to-eat foods with unclean bare hands or through food contact with dirty gloves.“Unfortunately, even with a person who has really good hand washing, sometimes you slip, sometimes it may not get everything off,” said Burgess Hawkins,...
Column: I'm in it to win it, Green's Robinson says
There are two question here: Why do I run and why do I run to win.I am running because my family and I, like many million other Canadians, think cutting carbon pollution is essential.We don't see action from the old-line parties on climate change. We see denial; we see cowardice....
Varsity Gladiators hunting for new coach
The 2015 season for the Sudbury Varsity Gladiators is in jeopardy, and it has nothing to do with the availability of on-field talent. The issue lies in finding a qualified head coach.Reg Bonin, who took over for Brent Richer following the 2013 campaign, has indicated to Gladiators president Marc Pilon...

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