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Agency pays $26,000 for waste disposal

BY CRAIG GILBERT craig@northernlife.ca The Jarrett Value Centre, an integral part of Greater Sudbury?s recycling system, has become a de facto trash collector as well, with waste disposal costs more than tripling since 1999.

Plug Safe inventor gets Home Hardware contract

BY MICHAEL JAMES mjames@northernlife.ca Every once in a while a rags-to-riches story comes along that both captures the collective imagination and reaffirms one?s faith in entrepreneurial enterprise. MCILVENNA The genesis of Sudbury?s Plug Safe Inc.

War protests to continue daily

BY MICHAEL JAMES Sudbury?s Anti-War Mobilization coalition is determined to continue fighting the good fight, despite the fact the war in Iraq is now in full swing.

Falconbridge pleads not guilty to charges laid after miner killed on job

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.

Northern Life launches new awards program

Hundreds of people arrived in the Inco cavern at Science North Tuesday night as Northern Life, Greater Sudbury?s community newspaper, launched its new community awards program.

Martel blasts Bartolucci for lack of action on Hwy. 69

Nickel Belt MPP Shelley Martel has gone public criticizing Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci and the Liberal government for not taking any action to improve Highway 69.

The first five years: Silverman?s saved our bacon

Michael Atkins has owned Northern Life newspaper since September 1973. On the occasion of this, the 30th anniversary of his purchase of the company, he has written a series of columns recalling some of the adventures of those years.

In The Loop

Keepsake Craft show supports SPCA The Keepsakes Craft Show has become a pre-Christmas tradition in Sudbury. Organized by Bev Carney for the past 12 years, the show features unique gifts and crafts with an emphasis on northern vendors.

City may charge for hydrant use

BY KEITH LACEY The free ride appears over for contractors, business owners and homeowners who used to be able to access municipal fire hydrants without paying a penny.

Economics professor taught at Laurentian for 30 years

A Laurentian University economics professor, Tuan Ton-That, 57, died unexpectedly last Friday. According to his peers at the university, he was a man much beloved by his students, a teacher who went the extra mile for them all.