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BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW scott@northernlife.ca Two great kids were honoured yesterday at Laurentian University. Erica Robinson and Sean Sullivan have each won $5,000 to pay for their education at Laurentian University this year.

SRH gets ?lifesaving? $5.6 M from province

BY CRAIG GILBERT craig@northernlife.ca With another $5.6 million in operating dollars on the way and a summit meeting with the Minister of Health confirmed, the Sudbury Regional Hospital has ?turned the corner? according to CEO Vickie Kaminski.

Sudbury religious communities pray for peace

BY RICK PUSIAK As the world holds its breath and waits to see what evolves on the battle fields of Iraq, an effort is being made in Sudbury to reflect on prayer, cultural co-operation and the sanctity of life.

City tries fuelling buses with vegetable oil

BILL BRADLEY bbradley@northernlife.ca Sudbury could become a leader in the field of biodiesel fuel if a new pilot project in the city is successful.

Sudbury gets ?bad rap? on quality of life report

BY CRAIG GILBERT craig@northernlife.ca No pain, no gain: that?s the message from Ward 4 Councillor Ted Callaghan after Greater Sudbury took something of a beating in a recent national quality of life report.

Union confident heading into talks with Falco

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca With the price of nickel hovering near a 20-year high, the rank and file of Mine Mill Local 598/CAW are a confident bunch heading into preliminary contract talks with Falconbridge Ltd.

Film fest wraps tonight

BY MICHAEL JAMES mjames@northernlife.ca Cinefest Sudbury International Film festival may not have all the glamour and glitz of the Toronto International Film Festival, but 21-year-old Kristin Adams is thrilled to be here nonetheless.

58 volunteers to be honoured

Fifty-eight volunteers from Sudbury and surrounding communities will be honoured with Ontario Volunteer Service Awards from the Ministry of Citizenship Oct. 21.

Broadcast pioneer dead at 96

Alma Ricard died June 2 at the age of 96. She and her husband Baxter at one time owned radio station CFBR?the last two initials standing for Baxter Ricard.

Citizens hope to save Dow Pool

With better management, a different deal with the city and a small capital investment, Joe Cimino thinks the Dow Pool can be a success.