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No major flooding yet, but watercourses are full and flowing fast

With most watercourses full, water flowing fast and more rainfall in the forecast, the Nickel District Conservation Authority (NDCA) is warning residents across the City of Greater Sudbury to monitor water level conditions closely.

Union to grieve Inco shutdown

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca The United Steelworkers of America (USWA) filed an official grievance with Inco Ltd. Thursday over the company?s plans for a month-long shutdown of the Copper Cliff smelter complex in May.

Retired teachers wanted

The Retired Teachers of Ontario (RTO) met in Greater Sudbury to discuss income tax splitting, health insurance premiums and low membership numbers.

Local doctors appear to favour new deal with OMA

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca The president of the Sudbury and District Medical Society says he will be voting in favour of the Ontario government?s latest contract offer to the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). Dr.

RioCan Centre to hold ground breaking ceremony

On Friday, Sept. 17 at 11:30 am, City of Greater Sudbury Mayor David Courtemanche will host the ceremonial launch of a 169,211 square foot commercial/retail expansion at the RioCan Centre on Marcus Drive.

Inco scores on the Power Play

Inco's Power Play program was highlighted as one of the success stories of the past year in the chief energy conservation officer's annual Ontario report, Our Conservation Challenge.

Local web portal wins international award

The 2005 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference have recognized local website mysudbury.ca and its developer Navantis Inc. as winners. Navantis Inc.

Lively High robotics team continues to garner attention

BY CRAIG GILBERT craig@northernlife.ca The Lively District Secondary School Robohawks were recognized nationally for the second time in two years earlier this month.

Northern ?expansion? approved

Without any objections from any member of the community, city council approved the sale of a large portion of land which will allow the new owner of Northern Breweries to undergo a planned $10 million expansion.

Lorne Street reopened

Lorne Street opened to through traffic Sunday morning. The road had been closed to eastbound traffic at Balsam Street and westbound traffic at Big Nickel Road due to the May 7 collapse of the Big Nickel Road Bridge.