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Province funds new visitor information centre

The Ontario government is supporting tourism in Greater Sudbury with a $20,000 grant to help attract tourists to the region and to subsidize a new Visitor Information Centre downtown.

Good news for Sudbury

The provincial government has been busy over the past week or so handing out more money and announcing new programs designed to benefit the north.

Video spreads message of change

About 60 people were gathered in the city council's chamber at Tom Davies Square Friday morning, viewing an eight-minute video that expressed the thoughts, feelings and concerns of young native people in Greater Sudbury.

Fox's spirit lives on

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca Terry Fox once said that dreams are always possible if you try. Because the legendary Canadian hero followed his dream and ran the Marathon of Hope, he was able to earn $24.

City buried under avalanche of snow removal complaints

BY TRACEY DUGUAY tracey@northernlife.ca ?I hate to tell you I told so, but I told you so.

Residential construction year off to solid start

Residential housing starts had a strong start to 2006 with ten single-detached housing starts, doubling the 10-year average of five January starts in Greater Sudbury according to data released by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

Union sceptical about mining merger

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca As long as the almighty dollar and profits are the only considerations, the proposed Inco-Falconbridge merger should be viewed with scepticism, says the leader of Falconbridge's top union.

College Boreal launches virtual biology lab

College Boreal cut the ribbon on its virtual biology lab this week with the participation of faculty members, staff and learners.

Citizens have their say on future

Greater Sudbury Mayor David Courtemanche and council invite citizens to share their ideas and comments during a review of the second draft of the Official Plan for the City of Greater Sudbury.

Inco to present Sudbury Saturday Night

Sudbury Saturday Night will rock the Sudbury Arena for the second year running as Inco Limited and the Sudbury Wolves revive the popular community celebration this Saturday. This year?s event takes place when the Mississauga Ice Dogs skate into town.