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Lively students competing in robotics competition

BY RICK PUSIAK A group of Lively Secondary School students will be on pins and needles for the next couple of days. Actually it would be more correct to say they?ll be on diodes, hydraulics and computer chips.

PM?s main man vague about gas tax for cities

BY CRAIG GILBERT craig@northernlife.ca Prime Minister Paul Martin?s main man was in town last week to talk to the mayor and members of city council.

Drivers urged to use caution as new school year begins

Greater Sudbury Police Service are asking the general public to be alert when driving their motor vehicles over the next few days as the new school year officially kicked off this morning.

Retired nurse opposed expensive funerals

By turns a wife, mother and a nurse during her lifetime, Jean Maitland will perhaps best be remembered as a woman who not only stood by her convictions in life, but died in accordance with them as well.

Inco predicts nickel demand will continue

The CEO of Inco Ltd., delivered good news to the New York business community Thursday.

Inco to declare force majeure under certain sales contracts

Inco Ltd.

City reconvenes Youth Cabinet

BY CRAIG GILBERT craig@northernlife.

More union troubles at Falco

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca Another group of unionized Falconbridge Ltd. workers may be on the picket line Saturday.

Consistency pays off for lottery winner

Her number?s up but it?s a good thing for Joanne Racine of Sudbury who won $162,437.80 in the June 18 Lotto 6/49 draw. Joanne Racine and her husband, Rheal, are $162,437.

Helping elk

The Ministry of Natural Resources will conduct a prescribed burn south of Sudbury in early April to try and assist elk habitat in the area.