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Washing machine hook-up turns into house fire

A Sudbury couple and their Peter Street home are going to be fine after a quick response from volunteer and career firefighters Saturday afternoon.

Heartbroken mother wants railway crossing gate installed

BY KEITH LACEY Klacey@northernlife.ca A Sudbury woman whose teenage son was killed after being hit by a train in a busy residential neighbourhood is pleading with city council to support her cause to have a level crossing gate installed in the area.

Career educator retiring

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW scott@northernlife.ca In the fall of 1960, Gord Ewin stepped through the doors of the old College Street Public School. He was only 18, but he was a newly minted teacher. Gord Ewin, who retires Dec.

Students encouraged to pursue health-care careers

BY JENNIFER WAGNELL The Northern Health Career Awareness Conference will be held this Friday and Saturday at Laurentian University to encourage students to pursue health careers in Northern Ontario.

Leader of LU?s refugee program receives prestigious award

BY CRAIG GILBERT craig@northernlife.ca Wudu Lado, driven to a refugee camp in Kenya from his hometown of Juba, Sudan by civil war, won the lottery about six years ago.

Questions & Answers

There are now three confirmed cases of meningococcal disease with the same serogroup C strain in Greater Sudbury. Kelly Reilly says she is amazed at the community?s response to last week?s mass immunization campaign.

Steer clear of Paris Street bridge for rest of summer

Work starting today on the Paris Street bridge is expected to create traffic delays until the end of the construction season. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

Citizens don?t want repeat of 2003 budget fiasco

The chair of the city?s finance committee appears surprised the public consultation meetings on the 2004 budget have attracted so much attention. After last year?s debacle over the closing of recreation facilities, he shouldn?t be.

Sudbury mining cluster signs deal with Chilean delegation

A memorandum of understanding was signed in Sudbury last week by Governor Jorge Molina of Chile?s Antofagasta region and Mike Castron, president of the Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association (SAMSSA), agreeing to boost trade between the t

Group aims to go deep into the ground for ore

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW scott@northernlife.