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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...

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Sudbury to host business matchmaking event
Sudbury will host Naturallia 2015, a business-to-business matchmaking forum that targets companies in smart energy, forestry and value-added forest products, mining supply and services, and advanced manufacturing.Likened to “speed dating for business,” the event will take place Nov. 11 to 13 an...
Lakes research centre to receive architecture awards
The Vale Living with Lakes Centre in Sudbury will be doubly recognized during the 2015 Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Awards.The OAA is bestowing the centre with a Design Excellence Award, as well as the Sustainable Design Excellence Award. The centre has an opportunity to win a third aw...
Sudburians feted for excellence
Eight of Greater Sudbury's outstanding citizens were celebrated during the 12th annual Community Builders Awards of Excellence (CBAs) gala on March 26.“Each year, we hear inspiring stories of struggle and success, of inventiveness and ingenuity, of dedication and delivery, and of commitment and...
Northern stores lauded for local produce promotion
Six Northern Ontario grocery stores are being recognized for their in-store promotion of Ontario-grown produce.Foodland Ontario annually doles out the Ontario Retailer Awards to stores across the province that actively work to raise consumer awareness about the diversity of fruits and vegetabl...


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Public high school teachers ready for picket line
While high school teachers with Rainbow District School Board prepare to hit the picket lines Monday morning, the president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation – District 3 is refuting comments made April 25 by the board's chair.After talks failed in the early afternoon on Saturday, Doreen Dewar said in a news release another day of negotiations was cancelled by the union. “We believe progress was possible and that our time would be better spent negotiating,” Dewar said in the news release. “The union, however, did not come back to the table to respond. They also advised that they would be cancelling the next day of bargaining, effectively shutting the door on...
Earth Day Festival continues to grow (3 photos)
Earth Day Festival co-ordinators Sara-Jo Pipher and Heather Thoma have a vision for the annual event.“We want this to be more than just an environmental tradeshow,” said Pipher. “We have a vision of all of us, as Earth creatures, and our non-human brothers and sisters, to find a way to...
Repeat distracted driver charged a third time
Three weeks into its distracted driving crackdown, Greater Sudbury Police Service has issued 265 offence notices for distracted driving.Two of these drivers also had suspended driver's licences, and one driver was given a summons to appear in court as a result of having two previous distracted driving charges.During the month...
OneRepublic rocks Sudbury Arena (13 photos)
Sudbury Arena was packed full of OneRepublic fans Saturday.OneRepublic, with special guest Lights, entertained thousands of people with their show.The band now heads west on to continue its 10-stop Canadian tour, which kicked off in Quebec City on April 18 and wraps up May 2 in Vancouver, ...
Podium finishes prove Sudbury Synchro has moves
Members of the Sudbury Synchro Club — athletes, parents, coaches — are excited. Understandably so.The Northern Ontario synchronized swim club, which struggles more often than not to remain competitive with the larger, more established southern Ontario teams, recently returned from the 2015 Hilton Worldwide Invitational with three top six podium...
Cambrian PR students raise $11K for charity
Cambrian College's public relations students were able to donate a grand total of $11,269.97 to various charities from events they planned this past year as part of their coursework.This year, they ran diverse events including Rock ‘n’ Rescue Battle of the Bands and a social media skills panel, dubbed #MediaMingle.Among...
NISA's spring art show focuses on stories of recovery
NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action welcomes the community through its doors for its Annual Spring Art Show, which takes place during Mental Health Week from May 4-8.The theme of this year’s show is “People Like Me,” with a focus on the transformative stories of recovery from people with lived experience...
Nickel City lacrosse season gets underway
Week two of the local lacrosse season, and the Carmichael Arena was hopping, with a couple of very tight games keeping fans entertained.In the bantam matchup, Kaleb Muzzi netted a pair of goals, scoring early on a breakaway and adding a late insurance marker as the Roughnecks outlasted the Stealth...
Lady Wolves claim Esso Cup
The Sudbury Lady Wolves are the 2015 Esso Cup champions.A pair of first-period goals from captain Karli Shell provided just enough offence, and netminder Danika Ranger took care of the rest, making 19 saves as the Ontario representatives edged the host Red Deer Chiefs 2-1 in the gold-medal game.A quick...
The first look at Levin and the rooks (3 photos)
Four rookies cracked the Sudbury Wolves lineup during the course of this past season, and the feel around the rink during the annual Orientation Camp is, rookies could have a major role on the squad for the upcoming season.There was a sense of optimism in the confines of the Gerry...
Rainbow District high school teachers to go on strike Monday
High school teachers with the Rainbow District School Board will go on strike Monday, said the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation.“The employer’s refusal to engage in real negotiations today has made it clear that job action is inevitable,” the union said in a press release. “With this in mind, and...
Teen charged for cyber threats against high school
A 16-year-old girl has been charged with making cyber threats against high school students in Elliot Lake, said the Ontario Provincial Police.The teen was arrested April 24 following what police called a “complex” investigation after ongoing threats were received through social media over several weeks, said OPP Sgt. Carolle Dionne....
April 28 marks Day of Mourning
Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas will honour the Day of Mourning with community members on Tuesday, April 28.Gélinas will take part in ceremonies to remember workers who were killed, injured or have suffered illness due to workplace conditions.“Our region was the first to declare April 28 as the official Day...
Councillors given options for changing HCI funds
City councillors will be considering three options for reforming Greater Sudbury's controversial ward funds when they meet Tuesday.The Healthy Community Initiative funds, as they are formally known, provides $50,000 a year for each of the city's 12 wards for local projects. The funds are controversial because councillors have direct spending...
Elementary teachers in legal strike position May 10
Public elementary school teachers will be in a legal strike position as of May 10, said a news release from the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario.ETFO members have been without a contract since Aug. 31, 2014. Central bargaining stalled in February when the Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) and...

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