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Mock disaster tests city?s emergency preparedness plan

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW scott@northernlife.ca Just after 11 Thursday morning a plane crashed into the west side of the Northeast Mental Health Centre (NEMHC). Mock disasters help prepare emergency workers.

$16.5M long-term care facility opens Monday

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca There won?t be too many long-term care patients in Ontario with a better view than those fortunate enough to call St. Joseph?s Villa home. Mercedes Cameron, director of care at St.

What's new

FedNor recently announced funding of $474,800 to Neureka Research Corporation for the research and development of a test kit to detect oxidized cholesterol levels in human blood.

Crosswalk test

Pedestrians are being put to the test at the busy Paris Street crosswalk near Plaza 69.

Falconbridge strike over

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca Full production is expected to take between three to four weeks now that the three-week strike at Falconbridge Ltd.'s Sudbury operations is over.

Sudbury action centre founder turns 87

The Sudbury Action Centre for Youth invites everyone to the birthday celebration of founding director James Grassby, 87. It will take place from 10 am to 3 pm at the centre at 105 Elm St. on Jan. 21.

Inco receives ?green? award

Inco Ltd. has received a Leadership Award from Canada?s Climate Change Voluntary Challenge and Registry (VCR Inc.) for displaying ?extraordinary commitment, action, and leadership toward the voluntary reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

New Sudbury Shopping Centre getting a new floor

The Rainbow Value Centre isn't the only mall in town getting a facelift - or rather, a floor-lift. The New Sudbury Shopping Centre is going to sink the majority of $2.2 million in renovations into the floor.

Val Caron family invites child from Belarus

BY MARG SEREGELYI marg@northernlife.ca Most of us don?t think twice about having drinking water, fresh vegetables or clean air to breathe, but seven-year-old Yulyia Bashko from Nemershka, a small village in Belarus, does.

Big bill

The bill to repair and renovate an elementary school shut down because of health concerns is expected to top $1.1 million. Repairs and renovations to St.