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Wind farm project closer to fruition (7/02)

The City of Greater Sudbury is forging ahead with the next phase of its wind farm project by partnering with Northland Power Inc. and REPower Wind Corp.

Province appoints Sudbury's head of tourism to steering committee (7/02)

In an effort to revitalize northern tourism, the Ontario government has appointed City of Greater Sudbury tourism head Rob Skelly as chairperson of an interim steering committee, charged with overseeing marketing efforts until a permanent organizatio

Council funds university research (7/02)

Laurentian University will receive $1,527,803 in research and equipment grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) during the next academic year.

Stats reflect strong housing-start levels in north (7/02)

Housing starts in the City of Greater Sudbury continued their brisk pace in June bringing the first half of 2002 to a successful conclusion, according to preliminary figures released on July 9 by Canada Mortage and Housing Corp.

Building permits up nearly $50 million over last year's values (7/02)

Home building starts in Sudbury have jumped almost 50 per cent in the first six months of this year compared to 2001. After languishing in the doldrums for years, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corp.

Sudbury's jobless rate continues decline (7/02)

Sudbury’s jobless rate fell for the third month in a row. Statistics Canada reported a drop in June to 9.2 per cent compared to 10 per cent in May. Oshawa and Sudbury were the only cities reporting a decline in the unemployment rate.

Strategy focused on growing health-research industry (7/02)

A proposal to commission a strategy for growing the health-research industry in Northern Ontario is rapidly picking up steam, says Jim Gordon, mayor of the City of Greater Sudbury. Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp.

Research and development strategy receives grant (7/02)

A strategy to foster research and development in an effort to stimulate new private and public sector investment received a financial boost from the Greater Sudbury Development Corp. on July 9.

North may be hit with higher electricity prices (7/02)

Officials in the City of Greater Sudbury have expressed opposition to a proposal that calls for electricity prices to be set based on where people live in the province.

University VP appointed head of national distance education association (7/02)

Laurentian University's Denis Mayer has been appointed the president of the Canadian Association for Distance Education (CADE) during the organization's annual conference in June.