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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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First decision on Kingsway arena/casino appeals still weeks away

First decision on Kingsway arena/casino appeals still weeks away

Provincial body must first review appeals to decide whether to reject them, or proceeding to hearings
Renaming Lively road to honour Meagan Duhamel turns out to be a bit complicated

Renaming Lively road to honour Meagan Duhamel turns out to be a bit complicated

Confusion could result because there's already a Duhamel Drive in Lively
Thefts account for 87% of city's jump in crime

Thefts account for 87% of city's jump in crime

Biggest spike was in property crime, due in part to more online reporting
Winter road maintenance pushed city slightly over budget in 2017

Winter road maintenance pushed city slightly over budget in 2017

City was $1.4 million over on a budget of $500 million
<updated>Denied:</updated> City refuses to say how mayor's office lawsuit was settled

Denied: City refuses to say how mayor's office lawsuit was settled

Former mayor's office staffer launched case, claiming harassment
Pot laws, loss of grants driving up policing costs

Pot laws, loss of grants driving up policing costs

It will be a challenging budget year for Sudbury's men and woman in uniform
Sudbury's new hotel tax expected to bring in $1.7M a year

Sudbury's new hotel tax expected to bring in $1.7M a year

Funds aimed to help pay for new arena, tourism programs
Northern Ontario city expects to raise $1.7M a year by taxing hotel rooms

Northern Ontario city expects to raise $1.7M a year by taxing hotel rooms

Funds aimed to help pay for new arena, tourism programs
Northern Ontario city expects to raise $1.7M a year by taxing hotel rooms

Northern Ontario city expects to raise $1.7M a year by taxing hotel rooms

Funds aimed to help pay for new arena, tourism programs
Northern Ontario city expects to raise $1.7M a year by taxing hotel rooms

Northern Ontario city expects to raise $1.7M a year by taxing hotel rooms

In case you ever spend the night in Sudbury