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Women to walk

The annual Take Back the Night march is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19. The pre-march rally will take place at 7 pm at the Steelworkers? Hall on Frood Road. The march will begin at 8 pm.

Persona focusing on Sudbury office

Cable company Persona Communications Inc. announced Monday it is closing its Montreal office and focusing a good part of business at its Sudbury-based operation.

Rainbow Board Gr. 9 math scores above average

A news release from the Rainbow District School Board says the board is thanking teachers, principals and staff for the outstanding results achieved by its Grade 9 students in provincial government math testing.

Valley grocery store expanding

By Rick Pusiak One of Valley East?s biggest grocery stores is getting bigger. Work started a couple of weeks ago on a project that will see Moncion?s Your Independent Grocer expand by a total 14,000 square feet.

20 per cent expected to spend two years in Grade 12

BY DIANE GILHULA The double cohort, when two years of secondary school students graduate at the same time, will not be a one-year phenomenon. Its effects will be evident for the next 10 years.

Newsmaker: Paul Graham makes sewage national news

Its not often that a municipal wastewater engineer, responsible for a city?s sewage treatment plants, makes the national news.

Sault supports MPP

The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci?s resolution calling on the Eve?s government to immediately commit to a start date for the four-laning of Highway 69 from Sudbury to Parry Sound.

Young counsellors sought

Young people age 14 and over and invited to apply for the counsellor-in-training program at Camp Wassakwa, a day camp operated by the City of Greater Sudbury leisure services.

Bear problem to be studied

The province has launched a nuisance bear review three years after banning the spring bear hunt. A recently appointed committee will review the biology, literature, and socio-economic factors relating to perceived bear problems.

?One stop? service centre for those in need

The city announced plans for the development of a centralized facility catering to the needs of the homeless and those at risk of being homeless yesterday.