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3,700 expected to attend Jehovah's Witness convention

Jehovah's Witnesses will meet this weekend in Sudbury for the 2003 Give God Glory Convention. An estimated 3,700 people are expected to take part in the three-day district convention at Sudbury Arena.

Economic development manager still believes city will sign contracts with software companies

BY CRAIG GILBERT craig@northernlife.ca Doug Nadorozny has no doubt the former council, informed and involved, would have approved the tenders for the Connect Ontario and GIS projects that were deferred last week.

Teen appears in Britney movie

THE LAROCQUE TWINS One of Sudbury?s celebrity twin teens, Chanelle Larocque, was recently cast in a movie about pop idol Britney Spears. The movie, A Mother?s Gift, was shot in Toronto in January.

Sudbury hospital's money problems not unique

Sudbury residents have been wishing and hoping to hear about a pocketful of cash from the province to finish Phase Two of Sudbury Regional Hospital.

Transit drivers do much more than drive

Sometimes life throws a little curve ball and people wind up in situations they donÂ?t plan on being in. Over the past little while this reporter was without a vehicle and had an extended and unexpected introduction into the world of Sudbury Transit.

Extension hasn?t brought Inco, OTC workers closer

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca It doesn?t appear a two-week extension to avoid a strike will have made any difference for 300 unionized office, clerical and technical workers at Inco?s Sudbury operations.

Thirty in their 30s

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Local mail service stays in Dowling

Dowling residents have at least five years of local mail delivery to look forward to, thanks to the owners of Gillo?s Gas and Lube.

Local brewery in big trouble

The City of Greater Sudbury intends to sell the local Northern Breweries plant in order to collect $540,000 in back property taxes. A court ordered the company to pay the taxes last week, according to city solicitor Ron Swiddle.

Council will vote to rename street After renowned priest Father McKee

BY KEITH LACEY Friends who knew Father Brian McKee say he would be thrilled to have a city street named in his honour.