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Councillor calls for de-amalgamation

BY TRACEY DUGUAY tracey@northernlife.

Wait time nightmare

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN Russell McRae will never forget the summer of 2003 - but not for a good reason. Russell McRae, 22, still hasn?t received surgery for his ankle, which he injured in 2003.

Local MPs weigh in on next Liberal leader

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN The new leader of the federal Liberal party must be well respected and capable, but above all, he or she should definitely come from outside Quebec, according to newly re-elected Nickel Belt MP Ray Bonin.

VON ready to help

BY BILL BRADLEY There is now another option for some families needing primary health care-nurse practitioners at the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON).

Natural resources tip line a success: Ramsey

The new provincial phone tip line to report illegal natural resource activities has received more than 657 calls in just four months, Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay announced today.

Hotel brings families closer

Sudbury Regional Hospital (HRSRH) and the Holiday Inn Hotel - formerly the Howard Johnson - continued a unique partnership throughout the holiday season by offering patients? families free lodging when travelling to Sudbury to visit a loved one.

Tory pleased by Harper?s victory

(CNW)- Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader John Tory is upbeat about the Conservative Party of Canada victory. ?I would like to congratulate Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party on their victory.

Ditching the dabber

The future of bingo has landed in Greater Sudbury. Photocutline: Andy Szanto (right) and Dave Johnston try their luck at the new touch-screen electronic bingo terminals.

Martin to resign as leader

Paul Martin, the leader of the defeated Liberal government, won his seat in the riding of LaSalle-Émard in Quebec, but announced shortly after midnight Tuesday morning he will not continue as leader of the Liberal Party, which will sit in opposition.

?Swinging? Nickel Belt race close

BY KEITH LACEY Ray Bonin is calm and cool most of the time, but admits he was extremely nervous as election results poured in Monday night.