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Sudbury district geologist Dan Farrow of the Ontario Geological Survey examines a mineral sample at his office near Laurentian University. Farrow said there are a number of potential Sudbury Basin deposits that could be developed in the near future, including Glencore's Errington and Vermilion projects.
Sudbury Basin largely unexplored: geologist Despite occupying one of the most mineral-rich areas of the world, large swaths of the Sudbury basin have remained unexplored.Dan Farrow, the Sudbury District geologist with the Ontario Geological Survey, said Vale and Glencore hold a large number of patented mineral claims for tracts of land in the basin that only they can explore.Because both companies have a number of productive mines in the camp, they haven't yet bothered to explore many of these prospective areas.The patented claims – whic...

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Sudbury home builders group elects new board
The Sudbury & District Home Builders’ Association has announced its new board of directors for the 2014-2015 year.Louie Zagordo, president of SLV Homes, will take on the role of president during this term.Involved with the association since the mid-1990s, Zagordo brings a passion for the industr...
Sudbury council votes to deregulate store hours
As opponents heckled from the public gallery, Greater Sudbury councillors repealed three bylaws restricting shopping hours on Dec. 9 with surprisingly little debate for an issue that has divided local politicians for decades.The decision was effective immediately, meaning stores can open on Boxing ...
Wellgreen moves to TSX
Common shares of Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. have been approved for listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).Effective at market opening on Thursday, Dec. 4, the company’s shares will commence trading on the TSX under the symbol WG. Concurrent with the TSX listing, Wellgreen’s shares will be del...
Sudbury chamber seeking award nominees
The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce will accept nominations for its 18th annual Business Excellence Awards until Jan. 9.The awards recognize businesses and entrepreneurs whose achievements and contributions to the community distinguish them from their peers.Categories include Business Start...


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Northern Chill earn another volleyball bronze
 The Northern Chill 16U Girls came through with a second straight bronze medal performance in OVA (Ontario Volleyball Association) tournament play earlier this month, finishing third at the Trillium D - Challenge Cup event in North Bay.The result came almost a month to the day after the team opened Provincial...
Spring-like weather forecast for Christmas Eve
 It may be almost Christmas, but it's beginning to look a lot like spring, judging by Environment Canada's weather forecast for this week.There's a good chance of flurries and freezing drizzle Monday, with highs reaching -3 C, dipping to -6 overnight. Tuesday will see the mercury hover around zero, with...
Shawbonquit joins growing list of candidates for NDP nod
 While three political parties in Greater Sudbury have picked their candidates for the upcoming provincial byelection, the race to be the New Democrat nominee is heating up, with the number of candidates now sitting at five.The latest to declare is Suzanne Shawbonquit, a businesswoman from Atikameksheng near Naughton. A news release announcing her candidacy Dec. 18 described her “as a mother, as a business person, as a First Nation ... her diverse background well represents the issues that concern Sudbury residents.” The release said she had the backing of former Sudbury MPP Sharon Murdock, who represented the riding from 1990-1995.“Suzanne will be an extraordinary Member of Provincial Parliament representing all of the citizens of the Sudbury riding,” Murdock said in the release. “Her strong work ethic will stand us in good...
Wolves gain a point, but lose in a shootout Sunday
 The Sudbury Wolves were hoping for an early Christmas present as they finished the unofficial first half of the regular season Sunday afternoon at the Hersey Centre in Mississauga. However, after giving up the lead four times, the Wolves had to settle for a single point in a 5-4 shootout...
Weekend spotchecks lead to impaired driving, other charges
 Greater Sudbury police caught two drunk drivers and charged one young driver with having alcohol in his bloodstream in roadside spotchecks over the weekend.More than 200 cars were stopped in several areas of the city, including Minnow Lake, New Sudbury, downtown, the Flour Mill and several locations in Capreol. The...
Slain soldiers Cirillo and Vincent named Canada's Newsmaker of the Year
 TORONTO - Two Canadians killed in cold blood on home soil for simply wearing a soldier's uniform have been selected the country's Newsmaker of the Year for 2014.Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, whose senseless murders in October shook the country, were the top choice of editors and...
Federal polls show race is tightening but can't explain the reasons why
 OTTAWA - A spate of public opinion surveys this autumn has prompted the usual end-of-year parsing of political fortunes and chin-stroking prognostications about a federal election that may still be 10 months in the future.Stephen Harper's Conservatives are up. Justin Trudeau's Liberals are down. Tom Mulcair's New Democrats are out...
Toronto man ordered to pay $1.5 million in international credit card scheme
 FARGO, N.D. - Prosecutors described a Toronto man's massive credit card fraud scheme as high-tech bank robbery — stealing the identities of 38,000 people in order to bilk dozens of banks. So when he was convicted of mail fraud in February 2011, the federal government began the arduous task of...
Police say 3-year-old boy struck in face, abandoned at Surrey, B.C., bus stop
 SURREY, B.C. - RCMP are recommending charges against a man who they say struck a three-year-old boy in the face and abandoned him at a bus stop in Surrey, B.C.Staff Sgt. Joe Johal says police are recommending charges of assault and child abandonment.Johal says the man is a Surrey resident...
Drinking water advisory lifted for Nairn Centre
On Sunday, the Sudbury and District Health Unit officially lifted the drinking water advisory for residents of Nairn Centre, which was issued Friday for everyone who draws their water from the municipal water system. The health unit issued the drinking water advisory following a temporary loss of pressure in the...

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