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Falco reports strong first quarter income

Falconbridge Ltd. reported first quarter 2006 net income of $462 million (earnings per share - $1.23 basic; $1.21 diluted) Tuesday. All prices are in American dollars. This is one of the highest quarterly net earnings in Canadian mining history.

Citizens have say in councillor salaries

City councillors have decided to leave the future of their salaries and pay raises in the hands of five Greater Sudbury citizens.

CAW shuns NDP

An overwhelming majority of delegates to the CAW council in Port Hope this past weekend voted in favour of encouraging members, locals and staff to withdraw all support and affiliations to the New Democratic Party.
Cyclist killed by speeding motorist

Cyclist killed by speeding motorist

BY KEITH LACEY Friends of Patrick Herard say he’s playing beautiful music up in heaven.
Sudbury on standby to take James Bay residents fleeing flood

Sudbury on standby to take James Bay residents fleeing flood

While the contingency planning started a month ago, it’s still too soon to say whether evacuees from the flood-threatened communities along the James Bay coastline will seek shelter in Greater Sudbury.
Councillors rally support for de-amalgamation

Councillors rally support for de-amalgamation

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca Valley East area residents enthusiastically threw their support behind a movement to do away with the current structure of Greater Sudbury at a meeting attended by more than 100 people in Hanmer Monday night.

Residential street sweeping starts

City crews have started their annual citywide sweeping of streets and sidewalks to remove debris and sand that has accumulated over the winter months.

City lifts request to conserve water

Production has been restored at the Wanapitei Water Treatment Plant, serving Sudbury, Coniston, Wahnapitae, the western portion of Garson and Markstay. Residents are no longer requested to conserve water.

Estaire residents plan for dumps' closure

BY APRIL ANTONIAZZI for northern life Between 500 and 600 property owners will be affected by the closure of the Estaire Waste Disposal Site in a few months.

Lanes closed as construction season starts

The city is advising motorists of lane closures on Hwy. 69 North. South and westbound traffic will be reduced to one-lane near the Main St. intersection to allow for soil and groundwater testing by a private contractor.