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Rock tunnel project will proceed; federal funding still expected

BY KEITH LACEY Even though there?s no federal funding commitment, the city has given staff permission to proceed sooner than later on a huge $23 million rock tunnel sewer project for the city?s South End.

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Sally Ann store closing Downtown shoppers are saddened to hear that the Salvation Army?s Thrift Shop on Larch Street is closing down this Friday. All this week there is a closing-out sale. Maj.

Experience the wild, wild west in Chelmsford

Grab your spurs and head on over to Chelmsford for Western Days 2003. The line-up of fun and entertaining western-themed events started this weekend but there?s still lots of exciting activities to enjoy until the celebration ends June 22.

Wood council seeks nominations

The Canadian Wood Council is seeking nominations for its 2002 Wood Works award program.

Blackouts could occur

The threat of rotating blackouts is real and imminent, says the vice-president of Greater Sudbury Utilities Inc. "Unless conservation measures hit home, there will be rotating blackouts.

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Cowles charged with violating probation Child killer Darryl Cowles has been charged with violating the terms of a probation order. Cowles was taken into custody Dec. 6 by police after he allegedly was seen in the company of ?certain? children Dec.

New dean of health sciences at Boreal

Nicole Ranger-Rivest is the new dean of health sciences at Collège Boréal. Prior to her nomination, Ranger-Rivest had been a professor at Collège Boréal since 1995.

Play about mining ready to hit stage

BY MICHAEL JAMES Playwright Valerie MacMenemey knows a thing or two about kids. Not only has she been writing plays geared towards young audiences for the past 10 years, but sheÂ?s a school teacher to boot.

Former deputy health minister could get ?coach? job at hospital

BY RICK PUSIAK There was no word at press time Thursday on the appointment of a supervisor to oversee completion of SudburyÂ?s super hospital Â? but speculation is a Toronto lawyer and former deputy minister of health has the job.

Traffic snarls

Road work continues on Bancroft Drive between Smith Street and The Kingsway. Motorists can expect detours and delays until November.