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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Tickets on sale for Shrek: The Musical
Tickets are now on sale for Theatre Cambrian's upcoming production of "Shrek: The Musical."“We are extremely excited that we will be presenting the larger-than-life production of 'Shrek: The Musical,'” said Mannisto, in a press release. The musical is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book "Shrek!" and the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animations feature film. It was first brought to the Broadway stage in 2008 before touring to nearly 150 cities in the USA and Canada. Productions have since played in Spain, Poland, France,...
Aboriginal student honoured for commitment to community
Grade 11 École secondaire du Sacré-Coeur student Mélanie-Rose Frappier was presented with an Aboriginal Youth Award during the Gathering Our Voices 2014 Aboriginal Youth Conference.Held in Vancouver from March 18 to 21, this conference brought together some 2,000 youths (14 to 24 years of age) as well as presenters and guests. The goal of the event was to promote the knowledge sharing and networking and to support the young leaders in learning new skills. Frappier was honoured for outstanding commitment and achievement in her community.According to a press release, the student is an active community leader, striving to make a difference...
Historical building gets new life in downtown Sudbury
Susan Thompson’s heart sank when, in 2009, she learned yet another heritage building in downtown Sudbury was facing the threat of demolition.Built in 1903, the Muirhead’s building was the city’s first brick block, and as head of the Downtown Sudbury Village Development Corp., Thompson had advocated for the preservation of the city’s built history. So, she got together some investors and put her money where her mouth was. Five years later, the cost of renovations has surpassed the $1-million mark, and there is still plenty of work to be done. But tenants have already moved in to the completed first- and second-floor spaces, and there have been more inquiries. Thompson couldn’t be happier to see life return to...
These Hawks got game
It has been quite the year at Lively District Secondary School. Back in the fall, the Hawks boys football team created history, capturing the first senior championship in school history and representing Sudbury's hopes at NOSSA, the northern high school championships. Come winter, the Intermediate girls basketball team were more than ready to take the ball from the boys and run — or dribble — with it. The Grade 7/8 crew, under the direction of Head Coach Steve Sheehan, capped off an outstanding season last week in winning the Rainbow Elementary...
Toronto Mayor Ford holds re-election launch
TORONTO - Toronto’s controversial Mayor Rob Ford threw a large party — complete with recorded music and a live band — for the official launch of his re-election campaign.Ford, who was the first to register as a candidate in January, held the event at the Toronto Congress Centre in the west-end Etobicoke area he previously represented as a city councillor. The mayor made his way through the crowd along a red carpet to the stage, led by bag-pipers and volunteers carrying campaign signs as people snapped pictures with cellphones.”Thank you Ford Nation. This is absolutely amazing. But this is just the beginning,” a beaming Ford said to the cheering crowd.The...
'We will never recover from this:' father of Calgary mass-murder suspect
CALGARY - The father of a man charged with killing five young people in Calgary this week says his family would give anything to bring them back.Douglas de Grood, a veteran city police officer, stood with his wife in front of reporters Thursday and said the family is devastated and is trying to make sense of the tragedy. He described his son, Matthew de Grood, as a great kid who respected others, had good grades and played sports. As a young man, he attended university and raised money for charities through his passion for running.The 22-year-old had a bright future ahead of him, said his father, and had...
RCMP lay charges in Amanda Todd case
VANCOUVER - Five charges including child pornography, extortion, criminal harassment and Internet luring have been laid by RCMP against a man in the Netherlands in connection with the Amanda Todd case, an online bullying story that captured millions across the world.The 15-year-old British Columbia girl killed herself in October 2012, shortly after detailing in an Internet video her story of unrelenting harassment by an Internet predator. Amanda's mother, Carol Todd, was at the news conference where police made the announcement about charges."This is truly a day that we've been waiting for, to hear that something has come out of Amanda's story. I always knew deep in my heart that what my daughter told was the truth."The...
Fire causes $10,000 in damage to Hanmer bungalow
An April 17 fire at a bungalow on Gravel Drive in Hanmer caused about $10,000 in damage.Twenty firefighters from three fire stations were called out to the fire at around 6:45 p.m. Greater Sudbury Fire Services said in a press release that fire damage was moderate and smoke damage was minor. No one was injured in the ...
RIDE check turns up open liquor containers
During a RIDE check on Municipal Road 80 in McCrea Heights April 17, Greater Sudbury Police stopped a vehicle, and noticed there were open containers of liquor inside the vehicle.The driver and passengers were issued a provincial offence notice under the Liquor Licence Act for having liquor in an open container in other than licenced premise. The offence carries a $125 fine. Police checked 395 drivers on Municipal Road 80 and the corner of Notre Dame at Cote Avenue in Hanmer during the RIDE check.Other than the Liquor Licence Act violations, the police also issued one three-day driver's licence suspension, three document infraction notices and administered seven alcohol screening tests and one...
Three diseases added to vaccine list for students
The province has updated its immunization requirements for the students beginning classes in the 2014/15 school year to include three more diseases.All students attending primary or secondary school this fall will need to have proof of immunization against meningococcal disease, whooping cough and, for children born in 2010 or later,...