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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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<updated>Red light cameras</updated> get the green light from council

Red light cameras get the green light from council

Expected to take up to two years before cameras up and running
City budget inches toward completion

City budget inches toward completion

Council adds $2.5M to roads budget, but still determined to limit property tax hike to 3%
KED uncertainty has council looking at other sites for art gallery, library

KED uncertainty has council looking at other sites for art gallery, library

Junction Project was supposed to replace Sudbury Arena, but legal battle over Kingsway Entertainment District leaves cloud of uncertainty over fate of the Nickel City Barn
You're going to pay 7.4% more for water and sewer this year

You're going to pay 7.4% more for water and sewer this year

You'll pay more than 20% more than you did three years ago as city works to meet provincial demands that municipal water systems be self-sufficient
City ponders aggressive moves to increase transit ridership

City ponders aggressive moves to increase transit ridership

Lower costs for monthly passes, expanded morning and Sunday service under consideration
City council meets tonight for budget deliberations

City council meets tonight for budget deliberations

Goal is to approve $588M budget for 2019 this week
Councillor: Kingsway battle hamstrings plans for art gallery, library

Councillor: Kingsway battle hamstrings plans for art gallery, library

Fern Cormier's motion next week would have staff look at other downtown sites
VIDEO: Trudeau visits Sudbury at critical time in political career

VIDEO: Trudeau visits Sudbury at critical time in political career

Cloud of SNC-Lavalin scandal in stark contrast to his previous feel-good trips
<updated>Video:</updated> Trudeau visits Sudbury at critical time in his political career

Video: Trudeau visits Sudbury at critical time in his political career

Cloud of SNC-Lavalin scandal in stark contrast to his previous feel-good trips
Report: Vale knew Brazilian dam was in danger of collapsing

Report: Vale knew Brazilian dam was in danger of collapsing

Death toll from disaster in Brumadinho reaches 165