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...


Northern ag forum slated for October
Northern Ontario farmers are being invited to participate in a two-day forum to discuss the future of agriculture in the North.The Northern Ontario Agriculture Roundtable is scheduled to take place Oct. 28-29 at the Holiday Inn in Sudbury. The goal is to set a collaborative framework for agricu...
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...

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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Sausage, pretzels and beer: Get ready to celebrate Oktoberfest
While Germans tend to be reserved and hard-working, when it comes to Oktoberfest, they really know how to let their hair down, said Birgit Pianosi.“That's when you're allowed to have fun,” said the chair of the Sudbury German Language School, laughing.While her organization has put on small Oktoberfest events in...
Vinyl lovers invited to record show
What’s flat, black and sounds fantastic? Vinyl records, of course. You’ll find tons of them at the annual fall edition of the Sudbury Records and Collectibles Show Sept. 28 at the Caruso Club. Local vendors, as well as several “out of towners,” will be on hand with literally thousands of...
Sunny day expected Wednesday — no, really
Tonight, will be partly cloudy with a 30-per-cent chance of showers early this evening and risk of a thunderstorm. The overnight low will be 12 C. Wednesday is predicted to be sunny, with some clouds late in the morning. The high for the day will be 23 C and the...
Ice Bucket Challenge triples funds for ALS Canada
In August ALS Canada raised three times more in one month, than it typically does in a year.The Ice Bucket Challenge, a successful viral Internet fundraising campaign for ALS, or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, started in the United States and rapidly made its way to Canada when NHL superstar Sidney Crosby...
Beach advisory lifted at Whitewater Lake
The Sudbury and District Health Unit has removed the signs that advised against swimming at Whitewater Lake Park Beach.The most recent water samples taken at the beach by the Health Unit are within acceptable bacteriological water quality standards for bathing beaches.The Health Unit takes routine water samples every week during...
Comedy night no small potatoes
A comedy night scheduled for Sept. 13 at Algoma Buddies in Chelmsford is no small potatoes. Local comedy club promoter Derek Young has partnered with Algoma Buddies to offer up a tasty twist to the comedy night, which features Montreal comedian Derek Seguin, joined by Chelmsford comedian Robert Simoneau.“Given Sept....
Suicide prevention event set for Sept. 10
The Northern Ontario Suicide Prevention Network (NOSPN) is hosting a community butterfly release for World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10. The public is invited to a free lunch and butterfly release that day starting at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Memorial Park downtown.Butterflies can be personally released for...
Who's going to wear a letter?
True leaders on sports teams can mean the difference between winning and losing.The Sudbury Wolves enter the 2014015 season with plenty of questions to answer throughout the line-up after the loss of numerous veterans. One of those questions, though, isn’t about the leadership group in the dressing room. The Wolves...
His name was Vincent
There is a video that has gone viral on Facebook this week. It shows a couple on their way to see what was in store at this year's RibFest.What this couple did not expect to find were two homeless men lying in a downtown parking lot. When the gentleman filming...
Lanes open on Kingsway, despite ongoing construction
A note from the city to drivers about The Kingsway: both lanes will remain open this week in the east- and west-bound lanes. Only the centre turning lane will be closed.  Drivers can use both lanes in both directions for the remainder of the week to keep traffic flowing, a...