Bob McMurdy, the CEO of Mohawk Garnet Inc., shows a sample of crushed garnet, used for abrasive applications, at his company's new dry plant in Wahnapitae, outside Sudbury.
Garnet miner strikes the funding motherlodeA First Nation-owned garnet mining company near Sudbury has launched a major expansion with a new processing plant.A $4.3-million investment from the Northern Ontario Fund Corp. (NOHFC) will help a Sudbury company become a significant world producer of garnet.Mohawk Garnet Inc., located in Wahnapitae, northeast of Sudbury, has used funding from the province to build two processing plants – one dry and the other wet – to transform solid garnet into a fine or coarse powder that can be used...


A $5.7-million week for Sudbury
Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci may be retiring from provincial politics but the funding largesse keeps flowing in.The former Northern Development and Mines minister delivered almost $5 million from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund for renovations to a former school in Sudbury to make way for a healt...
Sudbury beer earns nod at brewing awards
Sudbury’s Stack Brewing has been acknowledged with a gold-medal standing at the 2014 Ontario Brewing Awards.The brewery, which launched in the spring of 2013, earned gold for its Biere de Garde, Les Portes de l’Enfer.Les Portes de L’Enfer is described as “pour(ing) a deep amber colour with pleas...
Government goodies for Sudbury industrial suppliers
Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle arrived in Sudbury, March 27, passing out more than $3.8-million worth of cheques to local mining suppliers and manufacturers.Moran Industrial Coatings and Mining Technologies International (MTI) each took home $1 million to expand their busi...
New business incubator opens in Sudbury
Jenny Martindale usually works from home, but in mid-March she started to work part-time out of a new co-working space in Sudbury called The Forge.Martindale manages international trips for an outdoor travel company called Wild Women Expeditions.The business, which started in Sudbury, organizes out...

Sudbury Profile


Quick Facts  2012 Municipal Tax Rate 

Population: 160,376

Location: 387 km north of Toronto, 494 km west of Ottawa.

Sudbury basis is 27 km wide, 60 km long and 15 km deep.  

Residential: 0.01558114
Commercial occupied: 0.04184225
Industrial occupied: 0.05441957
Target Growth Areas  Real Estate 

Mining supply and services

Recruitment of health-care professionals 

Advanced education, research and innovation



Average cost of a single detached: $383,665

Median price of single detached: $369,900

 Developments for 2013  Top 5 Employers 

Sudbury District Motorsports Association

Film and television

Cliffs Natural Resources ferrochrome processing facility

Laurentian School of Architecture



KGHM International

Teletech Holdings

Sears Canada


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Oh, sunny day
Another day of sunshine is set for Greater Sudbury. Temperatures will reach a high of 8 C on Thursday. Increasing cloudiness overnight with a 30-per-cent chance of flurries or rain showers.For current weather conditions, short-term and long-term forecasts visit Northern Life's new weather page at ...
Churchill Public aiming high for hospice
Earlier this year, the woman David Farrow considers to be his professional mentor — former Rainbow District School Board director of education Jean Hanson — passed away from cancer at Maison Vale Hospice. “She was someone I knew and respected very well,” the principal of Churchill Public School said. During an April 23 assembly kicking off Churchill's yearly fundraising campaign for RBC Hike for Hospice, Farrow asked his students if they'd agree to donate what they raise this year in Hanson's memory. The children answered with an enthusiastic “Yes!”Over the past two years, the school has raised $24,200 for the...
Track repairs to close Guenette Dr. in Capreol
Guenette Drive in Capreol will be closed at the railway tracks on Thursday from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. for track repairs.Emergency vehicles will not have access, however, detours will be set up to direct ...
PHOTO: Shaping up for provincials
On April 10, the Sudbury Miners Special Olympics Floor Hockey Team battled the Cops to Conquer Cancer Team at St. Benedict's gym. The game was a tuneup for the Miners as they will be sending two teams to a tournament in Newmarket in May. The tournament is a qualifier for...
Stantec named one of Canada’s greenest employers
For the fourth year in a row, Stantec has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Now in its eighth year, the award recognizes employers with robust environmental programs and policies that actively involve their employees.Headquartered in Edmonton, Stantec’s Sudbury office has...
Power outage planned for Capreol on Sunday
Some 1,600 Sudbury Hydro customers in the Capreol area will be without power on Sunday.Hydro One advised Sudbury Hydro that the 44kV power line supplying Capreol will be shut down in order to make improvements on their system. Power will be out from about noon until 4 p.m.All affected customers...
Sudbury fighters competing at Nationals
There will be a large contingent of Sudbury competitors heading to the National Kickboxing Championships in Burlington this week.Team Shredder has 12 fighters competing — ranging in age from 16 years old to 43 years old.Head coach Yves Charette said this is a large group of competitors for any city...
Province gives concrete manufacturer $1M boost
The province is helping Greater Sudbury-based Interconcrete Ltd. expand its concrete batch plant through a $1million investment, Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci announced Wednesday.With support from the province’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Interconcrete Ltd., which supplies ready-mix concrete, is building an enclosed concrete plant to allow for winter operation,...
OPP releases names of Blind River drowning victims
The Ontario Provincial Police has released the names of two men who drowned on April 20 in Blind River.Perry Joe Boyer, 44, and Randy Allan Cada, 40, were both from the Mississauga First Nation Territory.Both men were reported missing on April 17. Both men were last seen in a boat...
Lady Wolves tagged with second 2-1 loss at Esso Cup
If the God of hockey tends to even out the bounces over time, then the Sudbury Lady Wolves will be looking for a little payback come the playoff round of the 2014 Esso Cup (Canadian Midget Girls Hockey Championships) in Stoney Creek.First, however, they will have to get there.Despite proving,...