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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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This is Prof. Pavement. He might have found a way to make roads nearly pothole-free

This is Prof. Pavement. He might have found a way to make roads nearly pothole-free

Carleton University prof causes a stir with his new paving technology — and he's got the province's attention
<updated>Election fever</updated> hits the Legislature as Thibeault accused of 'lying'

Election fever hits the Legislature as Thibeault accused of 'lying'

Tory MP forced to withdraw comment attacking accounting practices in Fair Hydro Plan
Report: New rules make tough job of recruiting volunteer firefighters even tougher

Report: New rules make tough job of recruiting volunteer firefighters even tougher

Additional training requirements part of provincial overhaul of fire services
Man can appeal decision refusing him benefits as thalidomide survivor

Man can appeal decision refusing him benefits as thalidomide survivor

He struggled to prove his case, in part, because a flood at Sudbury hospital in the 1960s destroyed his medical records
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-chair 
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