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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.

Ontario government appointments (7/02)

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 organization is in place.

Inco superintendent to advise LUMAL (7/02)

Inco superintendent Samantha Espley has been appointed as an external adviser to Laurentian University Mining Automation Laboratory (LUMAL) research and educational activities.

Morry Brown to manage Net Central (7/02)

Morry Brown was appointed by Mayor Jim Gordon to the position of general manager of Net Central Community Communications Network.