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Major inferno avoided

A major disaster was avoided early Monday morning when Greater Sudbury firefighters dowsed a fire outside an industrial strip mall in New Sudbury.

NOMS to be energy efficient

When completed, the medical school (NOMS) at Laurentian University will be among the most elite energy efficient buildings in the country.

Contracting out issue key stumbling block at strike deadline looms

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca With only days to go until possible strike action, contracting out remains the key stumbling block in negotiations between Falconbridge Ltd. and the union representing 1,060 production and maintenance workers.

Province invests $14 million in SNO, Neureka biotechnology

BY BILL BRADLEY bbradley@northernlife.ca Sudbury?s 21st century image of being a northern tiger in innovative research and development got a huge boost Thursday.

Hospital construction tenders expected soon

BY CRAIG GILBERT craig@northernlife.ca Sudbury Regional Hospital will be calling for tenders for the final phase soon with construction expected to begin next year.

Visionary surprisingly down to earth

BY VICKI GILHULA vgilhula@northernlife.

Memorial Wall part of millennium project

A wall that lists the names of the city?s fallen war heroes is being established in Memorial Park. A committee representing local branches of the Royal Canadian Legion and the City of Greater Sudbury is asking citizens to submit names for the wall.

Inco issues profit warning for third quarter

Inco Ltd. issued a warning this week suggesting this summerÂ?s strike in Sudbury and Port Colborne, as well as a higher Canadian dollar, will affect the companyÂ?s share profits in the third quarter by as much as 15 cents.

French River hosting annual Easter Seal Snowarama Saturday

Snowmobilers get ready to rumble and rev up your engines and join the best ride of the winter while helping a most worthy cause this Saturday.

Dow pool set to re-open

Dow Pool programs will start the week of Aug. 30, with a grand opening Big Splash set for Saturday, Sept. 11 from noon to 4 pm. There will be games for the kids, music, balloons, and other activities for the adults to enjoy.