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Water may be discoloured in Capreol

The city is warning that the completion of a new water treatment system may result in temporarily discoloured water in Capreol Friday. Work will begin at 9 am and is scheduled to be complete by noon.

Meeting to discuss future of Levack library

A public meeting will be held next Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7 pm to discuss the future of library services in the Onaping/Levack area. Since 200l, the Levack branch of the library has been located in the old Levack Public School at 38 School St.

City on ethanol plant short list

BY BILL BRADLEY Sudbury is in the running for a multi-million dollar ethanol gas plant. The annual operation of the plant and feedstock generation could generate $130 million in economic benefits for the city.

Volunteers being sought as Red Cross abuse counselling educators

The Canadian Red Cross is seeking caring and committed individuals to become Volunteer Prevention Educators for its RespectED: Violence and Abuse Prevention program.

A slow October for new home starts

October's 24 single home starts in Greater Sudbury were 18 units lower than the same month last year, according to preliminary data released by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

Area schools get $2.1 million

Four school boards in the area will benefit from a transfusion of cash announced by the McGuinty government this week. The province announced it will spend $31 million to keep rural schools open in the province. Local boards will share $2.1 million.

Smilin? all the way to the bank

BY BILL BRADLEY bbradley@northernlife.ca One Sudbury resident doesn?t care about high gas prices when fuelling up his 1997 Volkswagon Jetta. After he warms up his car, he doesn?t use gas at all.

Falco makes $872 M in 2005

Falconbridge Ltd. has announced reported 2005 net income of $872 million, making it one of the most profitable years for a company undergoing massive change. The basic earnings result is per share profit of $2.52 and diluted earnings per share of $2.

Westbound traffic delays on the Kingsway today

City crews are repairing a broken watermain on the Kingsway between Bancroft Dr. and Silpaa St. One westbound lane on the Kingsway, in the vicinity of the watermain repairs, is closed until approximately 8 pm.

NOMS accreditation big step forward: Dean

By Heidi Ulrichsen This week?s provisional accreditation awarded to the Northern Ontario Medical School, ensures a lot of things, but most importantly that classes will start on time in 2005, says Founding Dean Dr. Roger Strasser.