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Rocky roads rub residents wrong way;

BY KEITH LACEY Citizens tell pollsters road maintenance should be city councilÂ?s top priorityÂ?96 per cent said so in the most recent Oracle survey.

New book may prevent your next visit to doctor

BY MICHAEL JAMES mjames@northernlife.ca Mention the state of health care in Northern Ontario and Dr. Ronald Baigrie will be the first to admit it is inadequate. DR.

Sudburian ordained bishop

Rev. Ronald Fabbro was ordained a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church Thursday in London, Ont. He will head the diocese of London. Fabbro is the son of Ines Fabbro and the late Emile Fabbro of Sudbury.

?Better way? fare increases by nickel

Ticket and cash fares for Greater Sudbury Transit increased five cents, effective New Year?s Day. Monthly passes increased by $1.

Breast health seminar

The Greater Sudbury Public Library, in partnership with the Sudbury District Health Unit, will be presenting a series of seminars dealing with health issues. The first one will be held Thursday, Oct.

First-year students good for economy

Sudbury business people are starting to realize post-secondary students are good for the economy. Some hope to develop downtown Sudbury into a student village.

VCARS program officially launches

Information about a new service designed to help victims of crime, tragic circumstances and disaster will be made public this morning (Monday) in Sudbury. The service itself wonÂ?t be available until April.

English teachers? college to open this September

BY KEITH LACEY Laurentian University will offer a bachelor of education program in English starting this fall.

House provides hope

A Sudbury group home has received more than $20,000 from Human Resources Development Canada to hire a research co-ordinator. The group home, Hope House, will receive the funds under HRDC?s Job Creation Partnerships program.

Hospital review deadline extended

The deadline to complete the Sudbury Regional Hospital?s operation review has been pushed back to the end of August. The final date has now been set for Aug. 28.