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...


Sudbury lagging in business attraction, says industry group
Sudbury is lagging behind other northeastern Ontario cities when it comes to attracting new business in the mining supply and services sector, said the executive director of the Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association.Dick DeStefano said the City of North Bay, in particular, has done mor...
Miners raise $60,000 for cancer research
With the swing of a golf club, Miners for Cancer has raised more than $60,000 for equipment, patient care and research in Northern Ontario.“This has been our largest and most successful golf tournament to date, and we couldn’t have done this without the help of the 180 participants and the over ...
Family discovers abandoned mine shaft in Sudbury backyard
A Sudbury family got the shock of their lives last month when they discovered what they thought was a sinkhole in their backyard was actually an abandoned mine shaft.The family has asked their names not be used to ensure no one looks for their home, located in the Sudbury suburb of Hanmer, viol...
Pizza franchise plans to be national chain by 2018
Topper's Pizza is about to undergo the biggest expansion in the company's history, with an ambitious plan to open 104 restaurants across Canada by 2018.Ron Toppazzini opened the first Topper's restaurant in Sudbury in 1982. The restaurant was the continuation of a long family history in the food in...

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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Sudbury steel fabricator fined for workplace death
High Strength Plates and Profiles Inc., a company that processes high-strength plate and sheet steel, was fined $110,000 for the death of a worker at its Lively operation centre last year.On May 21, 2013, a worker who had been employed at the centre for only a short period of time was crushed by a steel plate, weighing more than 7,800 pounds. The worker was using a 15-ton overhead crane to move the plate. It became unstable, shifted and slid until it struck the worker and pinned him to the ground, killing him.High Strength Plates and Profiles Inc. pleaded guilty to failing to ensure proper precautions and safeguards were taken to protect...
Ward 1 candidate drops out of race
A candidate for Ward 1 announced this afternoon that he's withdrawing his candidacy.Ian Heft, a Masters student at Laurentian University and a former university employee, said Aug. 28 that other demands have forced him to re-evaluate his Ward 1 candidacy. That ward covers the West End, Gatchell, Copper Park, Robinson,...
Canada tops in key measures of scientific literacy
TORONTO - Canada ranks higher than 10 other developed nations in scientific literacy, or the ability of citizens to read and fully comprehend a lengthy article about science in a newspaper, according to a report released Thursday by the Council of Canadian Academies.The report said 42 per cent of Canadians...
Alberta athlete, 101, claims silver medal in javelin at seniors games
SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. - A 101-year-old Alberta woman is adding another track and field medal to her collection.Florence Storch of Hanna has won a silver medal in javelin at the Canada 55-Plus Games in Strathcona County, east of EdmontonStorch is the oldest competitor at this year's games and threw the...
Ring of Fire announcement greeted with shrugs from critics
The province announced Thursday its plans to establish an interim board for the Ring of Fire development corporation, but critics say the announcement has been too little too late.  “I'm really pleased that we're in a position today to take this very significant step forward to drive the Ring of Fire project forward,” said Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle. He said the government met its commitment to establish a development corporation for the Ring of Fire chromite deposits in Northwestern Ontario 60 days after Premier Kathleen Wynne's throne speech, on July 3. An interim board made up of four senior bureaucrats, and based in Thunder Bay, is expected to...
Behind-the-scenes view appealing for student trustee
The Rainbow District School Board's new student trustee, Liam Brunton, said he's looking forward to receiving a behind-the-scenes view of how the school system is run.“I really appreciate the fact that the board has created this spot for a student trustee, because I feel it's very important for the student...
Show your Valley pride Sept. 5-7
Chris Vitiello said he loves the close-knit nature of his hometown of Val Caron. “You walk in the grocery store, and there's no way you don't run into anybody you know,” he said.To show his appreciation for the area, the co-owner of Hanmer's Cousin Vinny's Restaurant and Bar has taken...
Magnotta case: victim's family wants exhibits kept from public eye
MONTREAL - The family of the man allegedly murdered by Luka Rocco Magnotta wants certain exhibits that are evidence in their son's death to remain under wraps permanently.Lawyers and the judge who will oversee Magnotta's first-degree murder trial sifted through various legal motions on Thursday.Magnotta is accused of killing university...
Premiers agree more federal money needed, but they don't have a price tag
CHARLOTTETOWN - Canada's premiers have agreed at their annual meeting in Charlottetown that every province needs more money from Ottawa to pay for health-care and infrastructure.However, there was no consensus today on how much cash they need to deal with crumbling roads and an aging population.Premier Robert Ghiz, host of...
Showers forecast for Ribfest opening
Tonight, will be clear with temperatures around 15 C. The overnight low will be 9 C. TGIF, the day will be a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 20 C. The UV index for Friday will be 7.Into Friday evening, we are predicting increased cloudiness and showers...