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Timmins tops Sudbury?s poll

BY MAGGIE RIOPELLE Although Sudbury commissioned the poll, Timmins topped the charts as a city with confidence in the economic future of the community in Northern Ontario.

Inco invests $115 million in environment

Inco Ltd. has started work on a $115 million project to further reduce sulphur dioxide (SO 2) emissions from its Copper Cliff operations.

Chamber swears in new board of directors

The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce conducted its annual swearing-in ceremonies recently, at which time its new board of directors and chair for the 2002-03 fiscal year were inducted into office.

Smoking bylaw could kill bingo

By Rick Pusiak Local charities that rely on revenue from bingo halls are smoking mad over a proposal to phase out ventilated rooms for smokers by May 31, 2004.

Wedding will be ?media circus? but happy couple don?t mind

BY TRACEY DUGUAY The term ?media circus? is usually used to describe the frenzy surrounding a famous Hollywood wedding, not the upcoming nuptials of an average couple from Sudbury.

Old Hanmer radar base to get some practice

BY RICK PUSIAK A major military exercise is set to start in the Sudbury area Monday. Some 600 soldiers from Canadian Forces Base Petawawa will be heading north to participate in a four-day training session that the army has dubbed Thor?s Hammer.

?Healing? gift

With the Christmas season well under way, time is running out to purchase your copy of Healing the Landscape; the coffee table book about Sudbury's Land Reclamation success.

Moose carcass left to rot

City Councillor Ron Bradley says the Ministry of Natural Resources should be charged over the mishandling of a dead moose at Windy Lake earlier this month. Ministry staff were notified but did not remove the carcass for several weeks.

Get Reel! Festival to feature controversial films

By Diane Gilhula Warning! ItÂ?s hot! One hundred films will be screened over the next seven days at Cinefest 2002. This is the 14th year for the international film festival Â?the fourth-largest of its kind in Canada.

On the Record: Hospital construction estimates climb to $363 million

The following is an excerpt from the Executive Summary of the Operational review of Sudbury Regional Hospital, (pages 15 and 16.