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City interviewing 47 candidates for volunteer firefighter positions

City interviewing 47 candidates for volunteer firefighter positions

There were 131 applications for volunteer firefighter positions for the April 15 intake, of whom 47 proceeded to the interview stage
City loosening test maintenance hole requirement

City loosening test maintenance hole requirement

Test maintenance holes connect with sewer lines at the property line and are required so city staff can text water quality to determine the origin of contaminants
City lines up 3.9% annual tax levy jump average for 10 years

City lines up 3.9% annual tax levy jump average for 10 years

At its status-quo state, the City of Greater Sudbury is slated to see average annual tax levy increases of 3.9 per cent for the next decade.
Winter sidewalk maintenance pilot expanded by a season

Winter sidewalk maintenance pilot expanded by a season

The 2023/24 winter season saw the city add three additional sidewalk plow operators to their operations, which will continue for at least one more winter season
Electric buses still on the way for GOVA Transit

Electric buses still on the way for GOVA Transit

GOVA Transit is still planning a multi-year rollout of electric buses to ensure their entire fleet of 59 conventional diesel buses is electric by 2035
Labbée, Benoit pledge action on Beaver Lake station closure

Labbée, Benoit pledge action on Beaver Lake station closure

The Beaver Lake emergency services station is slated to close at the end of the month and consolidate with the Whitefish station while the city negotiates an automatic aid agreement with nearby Nairn Centre 
City notches 2023 year-end surplus of $3.1 million

City notches 2023 year-end surplus of $3.1 million

The year-end surplus was against the City of Greater Sudbury’s  $782.8M operating budget
Advocates oppose Beaver Lake fire station’s imminent closure

Advocates oppose Beaver Lake fire station’s imminent closure

The Beaver Lake station is slated to close at the end of the month, while the Skead station won’t be stocked with firefighter gear and apparatus until they have a crew ready to respond to calls
City of Greater Sudbury spent $9.1M on overtime last year

City of Greater Sudbury spent $9.1M on overtime last year

Last year’s overtime expense far exceeded that year’s budget of $3.9 million, with the shortcoming pulled mainly from the city’s salaries and benefits budget
Explained: Why 10% of material put in blue boxes isn’t recycled

Explained: Why 10% of material put in blue boxes isn’t recycled

Approximately 90% of material placed in blue boxes in Greater Sudbury is sent to markets down south to be recycled as new products, but what’s preventing the city from hitting 100%?