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SRH officials put health care in perspective

Northern Life managing editor Vicki Gilhula and reporter Heidi Ulrichsen recently talked to Sudbury Regional Hospital CEO Vickie Kaminski and chief of staff Dr. Chris McKibbon. The subject was health care.

Lobstermania

Rotarian Fred Slade (centre) gets into the eveningÂ?s festivities. He is joined by Bill Querney (left) and Tim James.

Long-time city planner leaving community

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca Carlos Salazar said bye-bye to Bogota at a young age and is about to say sayanara to Sudbury and bienvenue to Bowmanville. After 20 years at city hall Carlos Salazar took a new job in Bowmanville.

Cambrian hosting workshop

Cambrian College?s Glenn Crombie Centre for disability services is accepting registrations for a half-day assistive technology workshop for parents with children with learning disabilities. The workshop will be held Saturday, Oct.

Repairs underway on Inco smokestack

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca If you look up in the skies over the next three weeks and see men dangling from Sudbury?s tallest structure, there?s no need to panic or call the authorities. After a large chunk of concrete fell off Inco Ltd.

Public schools prepare for strike

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) may stage a province-wide illegal strike to protest proposed changes to Bill 206 (an act to revise the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System).

Green buildings grow in Sudbury

While environmental issues may have taken a backseat in the federal election, there?s some exciting progress in the area of sustainable development in our fair city.

Public board classes shrinking

The Rainbow District School Board will begin implementing smaller class sizes in junior kindergarten to Grade 3 this fall.

Union welcomes new rank and file

Local 598/CAW has increased its membership Tuesday when workers at the Elizabeth Centre in Val Caron voted 76 percent in favour of joining the 1,500 members of the Sudbury Mine Mill and Smelter Workers Union Tuesday.

Mall expands

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca It won?t be long before the New Sudbury Centre?s $20 million renovations are completed. The construction project, which started in the spring of 2003, is expected to be finished in the next eight months.