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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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Judge rejects 'bear walker' defence in Wiky stabbing case

Judge rejects 'bear walker' defence in Wiky stabbing case

Regardless of his mental state, evidence showed man knew his actions were wrong
Sudbury to retain an 'integrity commish' to probe complaints about city council

Sudbury to retain an 'integrity commish' to probe complaints about city council

And the Municipal Act has been amended to require municipalities to appoint an integrity commissioner by March 2019
Vagnini re-elected as chair of police board

Vagnini re-elected as chair of police board

Montpellier re-elected as vice-chairĀ 
Vagnini, Montpellier won't cooperate with harassment investigation

Vagnini, Montpellier won't cooperate with harassment investigation

Say they will make themselves available to anyone in the public on the day they are supposed to be interviewed
Montpellier, Vagnini confident as harassment investigation begins

Montpellier, Vagnini confident as harassment investigation begins

Say they were only speaking the truth during controversial fire optimization process
Conservation authority seeks budget increase

Conservation authority seeks budget increase

Group wants the staff to update floodplain maps that haven't changed since the 70s
Casino, motorsports group confirm support for Kingsway site

Casino, motorsports group confirm support for Kingsway site

City council to be asked to approved design strategy for Kingsway Entertainment District on Wednesday
Tear down Sudbury Arena, report recommends

Tear down Sudbury Arena, report recommends

Convention centre, library and art gallery would be built on the site in new, $63M facility
City unemployment rate dips to 6%, but jobs disappear

City unemployment rate dips to 6%, but jobs disappear

Fewer people looking for work keeps rate down, but 1,600 jobs have disappeared in last 12 months
Imagining a less congested Lasalle Boulevard

Imagining a less congested Lasalle Boulevard

With Maley Drive project expected to reduce traffic, city planners look to make roadway cyclist, pedestrian friendly