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Festive RIDE programs kicks off

The annual Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) festive program has provided an invaluable opportunity for police to remind the public drinking and driving continues to be a road safety issue.

LU to give Aline Chrétien honorary doctorate

The wife of the prime minister, Aline Chrétien will receive an honorary doctorate of laws from Laurentian University at the fall convocation ceremony set for Nov. 1.

Steelworkers expect long strike

BY KEITH LACEY Shane Cusack has a wife, three children, another child on the way, a mortgage and, now that he?s on strike, no income. But he?s not worried one bit. With less than two year?s seniority with Inco Ltd.

Top of the Class

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW Two great kids were honoured yesterday at Laurentian University. Erica Robinson and Sean Sullivan have each won $5,000 to pay for their education at Laurentian University this year.

SRH gets ?lifesaving? $5.6 M from province

BY CRAIG GILBERT With another $5.6 million in operating dollars on the way and a summit meeting with the Minister of Health confirmed, the Sudbury Regional Hospital has ?turned the corner? according to CEO Vickie Kaminski.

Sudbury religious communities pray for peace

BY RICK PUSIAK As the world holds its breath and waits to see what evolves on the battle fields of Iraq, an effort is being made in Sudbury to reflect on prayer, cultural co-operation and the sanctity of life.

City tries fuelling buses with vegetable oil

BILL BRADLEY Sudbury could become a leader in the field of biodiesel fuel if a new pilot project in the city is successful.

Sudbury gets ?bad rap? on quality of life report

BY CRAIG GILBERT No pain, no gain: that?s the message from Ward 4 Councillor Ted Callaghan after Greater Sudbury took something of a beating in a recent national quality of life report.

Union confident heading into talks with Falco

BY KEITH LACEY With the price of nickel hovering near a 20-year high, the rank and file of Mine Mill Local 598/CAW are a confident bunch heading into preliminary contract talks with Falconbridge Ltd.

Film fest wraps tonight

BY MICHAEL JAMES Cinefest Sudbury International Film festival may not have all the glamour and glitz of the Toronto International Film Festival, but 21-year-old Kristin Adams is thrilled to be here nonetheless.