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Suspension lifted, Coulson Hotel back in business

BY KEITH LACEY It appears Ontario?s Alcohol and Gaming Commission has had a serious change of heart and that?s wonderful news for some 30 staffers at Sudbury?s Coulson Hotel.

Highway work to start in fall

The most eagerly anticipated highway project in the history of northeastern Ontario will officially get underway this fall.

45 cases of rabies in 2002

One of worst rabies outbreaks in recent memory took place in 2002. After numerous positive cases, the situation finally started to ease up in July. But even then experts hesitated to officially declare the problem over.

Robbery suspect arrested

Greater Sudbury Police has concluded a robbery investigation with the arrest of a man Thursday. The Pizza Pizza outlet on Elm Street downtown was robbed and an employee assaulted Tuesday evening. An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen.

Steelworkers are going back to work!

BY CRAIG GILBERT The Steelworkers are returning to the mines, but Inco may have ?set back company-employee relations 15 years.

Bereaved family wants answers

BY MICHAEL JAMES André Bélanger, a seemingly healthy 34-year-old Chelmsford man, died Easter weekend and his shocked and grief-stricken family want to know why.

What?s New

Pier 1 Imports officially opens its 10,000 square foot store on Marcus Drive in New Sudbury this Saturday. Pier 1 is one of the North America?s largest specialty retailer of imported decorative home furnishings and gifts.

Heritage fund needs revamping

BY CRAIG GILBERT craig@northernlife.

City to look at levy to pay for fixing roads

BY KEITH LACEY Property owners can expect another tax increase starting next year to ensure roads across the City of Greater Sudbury can be rebuilt and maintained for years to come.

Top 2002 stories: Women at the top

The glass ceiling over the City of Greater Sudbury continued to crack in 2002. Judith Woodsworth For the first time in the city?s history, women occupy many of the top seats in the academic and health-care fields.