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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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City utility has never shared its profits with its only shareholder — taxpayers

City utility has never shared its profits with its only shareholder — taxpayers

Report calls for Greater Sudbury Utilities to share profits with city, as anaylsis finds other municipally owned utilities pay dividends
Public shouldn't have to pay to use Kivi Park playground, report says

Public shouldn't have to pay to use Kivi Park playground, report says

Otherwise, city supports plans to bring in user fees to help maintain the park
Judge overturns Manitoulin man's 2017 conviction for sex assault

Judge overturns Manitoulin man's 2017 conviction for sex assault

Questions about how rape kit was handled leads judge to order a new trial
Man victim of online vigilantes after being confused with child porn suspect

Man victim of online vigilantes after being confused with child porn suspect

Online comments vilify innocent man; Greater Sudbury Police call on public to be careful
Sudbury police officer pleads guilty to discreditable conduct

Sudbury police officer pleads guilty to discreditable conduct

Const. Nihad Hasanefendic admits to improper behaviour with a civilian employee
McEwen School graduates its first masters in architecture

McEwen School graduates its first masters in architecture

Grads from the McEwen School of Architecture make history in Sudbury 
Milestone: McEwen School graduates its first masters in architecture

Milestone: McEwen School graduates its first masters in architecture

Grads from the McEwen School of Architecture make history in Sudbury 
Here's how the city is spending <updated>$10M in surprise federal funding</updated> (Hint: mostly on roads)

Here's how the city is spending $10M in surprise federal funding (Hint: mostly on roads)

A big chunk of the funding is being spent on Kingsway and Regent, two roads on this year's CAA Worst Roads list
Judge upholds city's acquittal for Cecile Paquette's death

Judge upholds city's acquittal for Cecile Paquette's death

Province had argued city was responsible for elderly pedestrian's 2015 death downtown
Report will explain who responds to emergencies – and why

Report will explain who responds to emergencies – and why

Councillors say residents question why firefighters respond to traffic collisions