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Darren MacDonald

Darren MacDonald

Darren MacDonald covers city hall, politics and provincial affairs for Northern Life and Sudbury.com. Follow him on Twitter @DarrenMacD. He can be reached by email at dmacdonald@sudbury.com.

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Two Sudburians in hospital in Germany following bus crash

Two Sudburians in hospital in Germany following bus crash

Two people from Sudbury are in hospital in Germany after a tourist bus crash last week. The bus crashed into a transport carrying car tires, according to reports out of Germany. On board were 30 tourists from Canada, the U.S.
<updated>Legalization Day:</updated> The hazy history of marijuana use dates back some 12,000 years

Legalization Day: The hazy history of marijuana use dates back some 12,000 years

Used for religious ceremonies, medicine and a source of strong fibres for cloth and rope, cannabis has been with us since before we had history
Sorry, weed smokers: Marijuana psychosis is real, researcher says

Sorry, weed smokers: Marijuana psychosis is real, researcher says

But whether today's powerful strains of weed cause the condition, or just brings it on earlier, is still unclear
Volunteers will help people with online voting, Bigger says

Volunteers will help people with online voting, Bigger says

To ease transition to electronic ballots, volunteers will help you vote at home, or drive you to a polling station
$2.5M from FedNor will boost research capabilities at Sudbury's Cambrian College

$2.5M from FedNor will boost research capabilities at Sudbury's Cambrian College

Money will be used to buy high-tech equipment that will help students, local tech companies
$2.5M from FedNor will boost research capabilities at Cambrian

$2.5M from FedNor will boost research capabilities at Cambrian

Money will be used to buy high-tech equipment that will help students, local tech companies
Plenty of punches thrown Bigger's way in final mayoral debate

Plenty of punches thrown Bigger's way in final mayoral debate

Mayor taken to task over debt financing, tax increases and not returning phone calls
Cacciotti is best choice, Matichuk says

Cacciotti is best choice, Matichuk says

Former mayor is running candidate's campaign 
How a unique clay could be a new hope for combatting algal blooms in local lakes

How a unique clay could be a new hope for combatting algal blooms in local lakes

Specially treated clay that absorbs phosphorus has been used successfully in Ontario, U.S. and Europe
Mayoral race: Mills will spend 'more time and money' on town centres across the city

Mayoral race: Mills will spend 'more time and money' on town centres across the city

Mayoral candidate says she'll work to ensure everyone feels part of Greater Sudbury