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Ten retailers charged with selling tobacco products to underage consumers

The Sudbury & District Health Unit laid 20 charges under the Tobacco Control Act against 10 retailers in the city.

Naponese directs new film

Pine Needle Blankets Productions announces a new film by director Darlene Naponse. Entitled Cradlesong , this 80-minute full-length feature film is also written and produced by Naponse.

Things looking up for downtown mall

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW scott@northernlife.ca The general manager of Rainbow Value Centre is confident about downtown and the mall. RAY HIRANI has been working on remodelling and re-positioning the former City Centre.

New president named

Gary Quig, a former unit president for the office, technical and professional unit at Inco Ltd., is the new president of Local 2020 of the United Steelworkers of America. Quig captured 66 per cent of the vote in the four-person race.

Hospital supervisor hints cash on its way

BY KEITH LACEY The provincial government is expected to make a funding announcement to complete capital construction at the one-site Sudbury Regional Hospital shortly.

Got a coyote in your backyard? Here?s who to call

Residents who encounter wild animals on their property in the City of Greater Sudbury have a number of agencies to call for assistance. Coyotes are a particular concern for farmers at this time of year.

Mint issues 10 million 50-cent coins for Queen?s jubilee

By Diane Gilhula Ten million 2002 50-cent coins have been put into circulation to celebrate Queen ElizabethÂ?s Golden Jubilee. Few 50-cent pieces become pocket change, although it remains a coin of legal tender.

Cancer researchers awarded bursaries

Ten of the brightest young minds in the field of cancer research live right here in our backyard. These 10 students were recent recipients of scholarships and bursaries from local and national organizations.

10,000 pounds of food collected

The 14th annual Greater Sudbury Transit Food Drive collected close to 10,000 pounds of food items for local Salvation Army Family Services. Transit employees and students from Ecole Secondaire Catholique l�Héritage volunteered their time Dec.

Author to speak on ethics and the economy

Author Linda McQuaig will speak Oct. 3 at the opening session of a conference on ethical considerations in a new economy at the University of Sudbury at 7:30 pm. Her remarks will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.