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Pierre Montpellier spent 2002 behind bars awaiting trial

BY KEITH LACEY It was not a good year for a former Sudbury financial adviser. Pierre Montpellier spent the entire year behind bars after being denied bail twice. He was arrested in late 2001.

Elk, crocodile on menu at Wild Game Dinner

BY KEITH LACEY Add the right spices, marinate properly and add some tender, loving care and you?d be amazed how good certain wild animals can taste, says Bud Carmichael. He would know.

Valley East to get long-term care facility

The first long-term care facility in Valley East is moving forward. Chelmsford physician Dr. Ray Bertrand has accepted an appointment as medical director of the Elizabeth Centre.

Dogs with jobs: MNR canines rough it in bush

BY RICK PUSIAK When people think of a canine team there?s an almost automatic association with police, narcotics officers, the military or perhaps a customs agency. Staff at the Chelmsford Animal Hospital keep MNR dogs in top shape.

Student housing needed

Laurentian International is seeking international student housing and has developed three new housing programs.

Sudbury researcher to present paper at international conference

Sudbury researcher Don Scott will present the keynote paper at the fourth annual International Conference of the Common Cause Medical Research Foundation in Hartford, Conn. Aug. 24.

Munsch Mania

bottom Robert Munsch Queen Elizabeth II Public School students can thank classmate Tapanga Lecompte for their visit with author Robert Munsch next week.

Express News

On top again For the seventh year in succession, Cambrian College Practical Nursing graduates were 100 per cent successful in licensing exams by the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Review confirms hospital $200 million over budget

BY RICK PUSIAK The Minister of Health and Long-Term Care has informed Sudbury Regional Hospital he will recommend to cabinet that a supervisor be appointed to the hospital in 14 days to oversee completion of the facility estimated to be about $200 mi

Star promises no immediate layoffs

The Sudbury Star has given its locked out employees something to think about. According to Northern Ontario Newspaper Guild spokesperson Denis St. Pierre, the company is proposing a short-term guarantee of no layoffs in a new contract.