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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...

Sudbury

Medical diagnostics company lands $800K
A Toronto-based medical diagnostics company with strong roots in Sudbury recently secured around $800,000 from angel investors mainly based in Sudbury. “We’re very pleased about the support we’ve had from the Sudbury folks,” said Dr. Ken Pritzker, the president and CEO of Rna Diagnostics. W...
City looks to make life easier for film industry
The City of Greater Sudbury hopes a new bylaw can streamline the process for film productions applying for shooting permits around town.The city has a bylaw in place for film indusry permits, but it dates back to 2005.“Since then, we’ve had a whole lot more filming,” said Emily Trottier, a busi...
Research to study mental health in miners
A new research project at the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) at Laurentian University will study the mental health of miners at Vale’s Sudbury operations.Dubbed Mining Mental Health, the three-year, $400,000 study will be funded entirely by Vale, with voluntary p...
Bottle cutter changes entrepreneur’s life
Thanks to a good idea and a lot of perseverance, a Sudbury entrepreneur was able to change his life for the better. In 2012, when the crowdfunding website Kickstarter was still a novel concept, Patrick Lehoux decided to test the waters of public opinion online and see if he could receive fun...


Sudbury News from NorthernLife.ca

Vale release 6,000 trout in Onaping River
There were 6,000 more rainbow trout in the Onaping River on Thursday thanks to Vale's efforts to enhance the river's biodiversity.The mining company's environment team raised the fish in large tanks at its surface greenhouse in Copper Cliff and released them in a shallow part of the river in Dowling.“Where...
Fore-th annual Food Bank golf tourney next weekend
The Sudbury Food Bank will host their fourth annual golf tournament fundraiser next weekend at Timberwolf Golf Course.This is the big kick off to the fall and winter season for the Food Bank and the tournament has raised more than $70,000 in the past three years.All of the money raised...
HSN program helps children who struggle with weight
A Health Sciences North program for children who have struggled with their weight has proven to be a success for the youths and their families. The NEO Kids BALANCE program – which stands for Bringing Active Living and Nutrition into your Childhood Everyday – gives children who are overweight or...
Adam Crossley wraps up Vale Summer Concert Series
The Vale Summer Concert Series wraps up on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre in Bell Park, with a concert by Adam Crossley. Admission is free, but monetary donations in support of the Sudbury Food Bank are appreciated.While Crossley is based in Nashville, he has strong...
Thorneloe Theatre promises thrilling 2015-16 lineup
Thorneloe Theatre Arts and the Cambrian College Technical Theatre Production Program have released the lineup for their 2015-2016 season.“From dizzy drag queens to a murdering daughter, and including a newly-created piece by Encore Theatre’s Jenny Hazelton, the season will thrill, fulfil and chill you while offering laughter and tears and...
Local squash at The Market this weekend
Fresh squash will be available this weekend at The Market. Local acorn, sweet potato and spaghetti squash will be ready for your table. Graywalk Buffalo Ranch will also be at The Market with savoury bison meat pies, packed full of flavour.Andy Lowe will take The Market stage on Saturday from...
Radical fringe candidate faces charges of promoting hate, genocide
Perennial political fringe candidate David Popescu is in trouble with the law again.In a release Thursday, Greater Sudbury Police announced Popescu, 67, is facing charges of advocating or promoting genocide and for willful promotion of hatred.“An investigation was commenced by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Greater Sudbury Police Service...
Help Myths and Mirrors create a mural on Kathleen
Myths and Mirrors is working on a new mural on Kathleen Street, and the arts organization needs your help to complete it.“We want our mural to be a truly community built piece and are inviting you, your friends, neighbours, kids to come to the site and take part in its...
OPP urging safe practices for Labour Day weekend
The Labour Day Weekend is one of the busiest weekends of the year on Ontario’s highways and waterways. It marks the last weekend of the summer driving season.  Many families are taking their last summer vacation before school starts. Others are closing their cottages for the summer, while post-secondary students...
YMCA squash coaching clinic cancelled
Updated: Sept. 3, 5 p.m. The YMCA Sudbury's squash coaching clinic that was scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 11-13 has been cancelled due to a staffing issues in Toronto. Original Story: YMCA Sudbury will host a squash coaching clinic on the weekend of Sept. 11-13, with workshops over three days covered under the...
Elvis and country fans invited to help food bank
Are you an Elvis Presley or country music fan? Would you like to support the Sudbury Food Bank?If so, two upcoming tribute artist concerts presented by the Collingwood-based promoter Brock Live Events may be of interest.A concert entitled This is Country!, featuring Johnny Cash and June Carter tribute artists Pete...
Video: 6 ways to embarrass your kids at school
As a parent, embarrassing our children isn't a privilege - it's a right!Check out our humorous video starring Northern Life's managing editor Mark Gentili and his kids for tips on how to embarrass your child this school year.What embarrasses your children most? Let us know by commenting ...
After spike earlier this week, gas prices dropping
After jumping about four cents per litre earlier this week, Sudbury's gas prices are back down about one cent per litre.Most gas stations in the city are charging about 113.6, according to GasBuddy.com.The cheapest gas in the city is 111.9, at the Independent at the Pumps on Lorne. The city's...
More of the same on Thursday, cloudy but warm
Warm day today with a mixture of sun and clouds. This is a recording. Yes, Thursday looks like it will be more of the same as we've seen all week. A mix of sun and cloud and a high of 25.Clouds will stick around into the evening, but it doesn't...
OPP will be focused on distracted driving this weekend
The Sudbury Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continues to be concerned about the large number of drivers who continue to engage in the dangerous activity of distracted driving. Distracted driving will be the main focus during this upcoming Labour Day Weekend from Sept. 4-7. Distracted drivers are a safety risk to...

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