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Catch-22: worker?s hours reduced but he can?t collect ?pogey?

BY MICHAEL JAMES A worker who had his hours cut wants to know how he?s supposed to get by on part-time hours. He is looking for a little mercy from his employer, the Salvation Army.

Celebrating children?s champions

ItÂ?s National Week of the Child and Our Children, Our Future is looking for individuals, groups or businesses that have a positive influence on the lives of children.

Ottawa gives Sudbury $109,000

Human Resources Development is giving $109,000 to a Sudbury program that will address the labour market needs of youth, women, internationally trained professionals and employers in this area.

Cold weather wreaks havoc

BY CRAIG GILBERT The extreme cold that has been causing havoc for Greater Sudbury?s emergency services isn?t going anywhere until at least next weekend, according to Environment Canada and The Weather Network.

Zellers closing downtown store

On May 15, the downtown Zellers department store will be closing its doors and that means a loss of dozens of jobs.

Annual rally raises money for kids

Every year for the past decade, the Freedom Riders Motorcycle Association has dedicated its time towards raising funds for worthy causes.

Names In The News

Tomson Highway, who makes his home in the Sudbury area for part of the year, is a finalist in the Ruth Schwartz Children?s Book Award for his book Dragonfly Kites. Winners will be announced May 7.

Marleau and Bonin welcoming minister to Sudbury

Sudbury MP Diane Marleau and Nickel Belt MP Raymond Bonin have teamed together to bring three high profile members of the Paul Martin cabinet to the City of Greater Sudbury this week.

Mock disaster tests city?s emergency preparedness plan

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW Just after 11 Thursday morning a plane crashed into the west side of the Northeast Mental Health Centre (NEMHC). Mock disasters help prepare emergency workers.

$16.5M long-term care facility opens Monday

BY KEITH LACEY There won?t be too many long-term care patients in Ontario with a better view than those fortunate enough to call St. Joseph?s Villa home. Mercedes Cameron, director of care at St.