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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

Architect, mining exec to receive doctorates
A distinguished architect and a mining-industry executive are amongst six recipients who will be bestowed with honorary doctorates from Laurentian University this spring.Douglas Cardinal, an internationally renowned master builder, who has been a guest speaker at the Laurentian School of Archit...
Sudbury companies, entrepreneurs awarded for excellence
The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce recognized Desjardins Caisse Populaire des Voyageurs as its company of the year at its annual Bell Business Excellence Awards gala, May 14.The chamber recognized 10 businesses and entrepreneurs for their excellence and success in the community.“Although from ...
Sudbury Chamber earns provincial award
The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce has been acknowledged by its governing provincial body for its work lobbying for the deregulation of retail store hours in Sudbury.The chamber received the 2015 Advocacy Award during the annual general meeting of the Ontario Chambers of Commerce (OCC), hel...
FashionCircle uses social media to recommend clothing purchases
Alexis won the people's choice award competing against three other entrepreneurs more than twice her age at the second annual Pitch event.Pitch 2015 placed entrepreneurs in front of four panelists, and a crowd of potential investors, to sell their business ideas.Alexis' idea for FashionCircle draws...


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Strike ruled illegal; teachers back in class Wednesday
 The teachers strike in Ontario – including at the Rainbow board in Sudbury – is illegal, the Ontario Labour Relations Board ruled late Tuesday. Teachers and students are expected back in class Wednesday.In its ruling, the board “declares that the local strikes at Durham District School Board, Rainbow District School...
Live council coverage tonight at 6 p.m.
NorthernLife.ca brings you livestreamed council coverage this evening starting at 6 p.m.Head over to live.northernlife.ca to watch or click the link near the top right hand corner of the ...
Traffic Report: Summer street work and downtown sales
The city issued the following traffic report this afternoon, covering the remainder of this week:The intersection of Dollard Avenue and Madison Avenue will be closed May 28 and May 29 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the installation of water mains. Detour signs will direct all traffic including emergency...
War memorial vandalism is appalling, reader says
As a former resident of Coniston, I was shocked and appalled at the vandalism desecrating the Coniston War Memorial.It is obvious that these irresponsible individuals fail to realize what Canadian citizens encountered during the Second World War or even the First World War.I remember, with great clarity, that sombre evening...
Nothing like an undefeated weekend of soccer
The GSSC Impact U17 Girls are sporting a perfect 2-0 record after the weekend, blanking the Pickering Power 3-0 on Saturday and following that effort up with a 4-1 win over the Barrie Spirit the next afternoon.Sarah Cholewinsky provided all of the offense in game one, netting a pair in...
Grab a thunder-buddy, possible storm tonight
Tonight, the skies will be cloudy with a 40-per-cent chance of showers beginning around midnight, Environment Canada is forecasting. Winds will be out of the southwest at 30 km/h, becoming light early this evening.There is a risk of a thunderstorm overnight, so don't be alarmed if a few loud bangs...
500 marching teachers will close some downtown streets tomorrow
Striking teachers plan to march through downtown Sudbury on Wednesday, say Greater Sudbury Police Service, advising the public of possible traffic disruptions in the afternoon. “Approximately 500 members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation will be having an organized March starting at 3:30 p.m. from the Steelworkers Hall located...
Sign of the times: builders receive extensions on 318 units
 With the slowdown in home construction in Greater Sudbury, the city's planning committee approved the extension Monday of draft approvals of several residential projects across the city — plans representing 318 units that will be built later than originally planned.While resale prices are expected to remain stable, the Canadian...
Pediatrician: North absolutely needs a sick kids hospital
On June 10, Dr. Sean Murray could be one step closer to achieving a dream he has had for more than a decade: building a standalone expansion to Health Sciences North that provides new and innovative care for children in the northeast.On that date, the North East Local Health Integration...
It's time once again for the great compost giveaway!
The City of Greater Sudbury’s annual compost giveaway takes place May 30 at the ParkSide Centre (140 Durham St.) in downtown Sudbury. A limited quantity of bagged, unscreened, finished compost will be available to residents at no cost, on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a limit of one bag...
Latest update on region's forest fire risk
The forest fire season is underway in Canada, although things remain relatively quiet in the northeast for the time being.Ontario has fire crews in the Yukon, stationed in White Horse and Dawson, as well as in Alberta, in Slave Lake, White Court, Peace River and High Level, to help with...
Teacher support - just another provincial liberal fiasco?
It is no surprise that the provincial Liberals cannot afford quality education for youth by supporting teachers. That was never evident in responsible planning of budgets over the last years.Instead, taxpayers are weighed down by a number of scandals pointing to Liberal fiscal irresponsibility.E-health revealed poor planning resulting in...
Grab your helmet: It's the annual Share the Road ride
Olympian and three-time World Cup medalist Devon Kershaw will join residents of Greater Sudbury and the Share the Road Cycling Coalition for the annual Share the Road ride on May 28.Participants will ride to raise awareness of cycling and road safety and the importance of sharing the road.Kershaw was drawn...
Ontario needs a French university? Bien sûr, Gélinas says
Nickel Belt MPP and NDP critic for Francophone affairs, France Gélinas introduced a bill today to create the Université de l’Ontario français, or the Franco-Ontarian University.The Franco-Ontarian community presently governs a network of 450 primary and secondary schools, 12 school boards and two community colleges; but French-speaking Ontarians have limited...
Facebook to share Amber Alert notices with users
Facebook Canada has announced it will send out Amber Alert notices to people's news feeds when police believe children have been abducted in their region.The alerts will only be sent to users in areas police have designated for their search.Facebook started a similar campaign in the United States in January,...

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