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300 Ontario geography teachers to visit city for conference

BY JASON THOMPSON jason@northernlife.ca Greater Sudbury will play host to more than 300 educators from throughout the province Oct. 28 and 29.

CBC, CMG reach tentative agreement

The CBC and 5,500 journalists and technicians belonging to the Canadian Media Guild have reached a tentative agreement that, if ratified, will see the seven week lockout dispute come to an end.

LUFA sets strike date

As a result of dead-end negotiations, the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA), which represents about 400 Laurentian University employees, has set a firm strike date of Oct. 12.

City wants plan to end homeless crisis

Calling the large number of homeless people a casualty of Mike Harris Common Sense Revolution, Ward 2 Councillor Claude Berthiaume agreed city council needs to help out community agencies at risk of losing their funding.

Inco scores on Power Play

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca If Ontarians are going to keep their electricity bills under control while prices soar, perhaps they should follow the lead of big businesses like Inco Ltd., says a top Ontario Power Authority (OPA) official.

Battle of the professors

Beginning Oct. 8, Michael Persinger, a Laurentian University professor, will compete with nine other professors in TVO's Best Lecturer Competition.

City listens to citizens about budget

Around 60 people showed up Monday night at a public meeting regarding the 2006 budget, which is expected to be finalized mid-December. Around 20 people addressed the councillors in attendance, while another 20 submitted written questions or concerns.

Lawyer to stand trial

Numerous charges have been dropped, but Sudbury lawyer Donald Plaunt has been ordered to stand trial on numerous sex-assault charges.

Inco to open Aussie office

As part of its global growth program, Inco Limited has announced a re-organization of its global operations into two distinct units ? Asia/Pacific and North America/Europe Operations.

PC leader to visit city Thursday

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca Ontario?s most aptly-named provincial party leader is paying Sudbury a visit Thursday to speak about his vision for the province.