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Conservative majority gov?t predicted by Oracle Research

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca Sudbury pollster Paul Seccaspina is predicting that the Conservatives will win a slim majority in the Jan. 23 federal election.

Mining: We got it, let?s flaunt it

After decades of trying to airbrush the super stack out of the picture, the community is boasting about mining again in 2004. Politicians, bureaucrats and business leaders are listening to economists who say, ?we got it, so flaunt it.

LU students anxious about strike as faculty union deadline looms

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca With the Oct. 12 strike deadline for the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA) looming, students are becoming nervous their school year may be interrupted.

Government OK's funds for nursing equipment in colleges

The provincial government is improving the education of nursing students by investing $1,034,530 to purchase clinical simulation equipment. College Boreal will receive $584,530 and Cambrian College will receive $450,000.

No flooding so far this spring

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca So far, so good. The annual spring runoff is in full swing across the Greater Sudbury watershed and is being closely monitored by the Nickel District Conservation Authority (NDCA).

Up, Up, Up; We?ll only go up from here

BY DAN HAWES I picked up The Globe and Mail to read about how Sudbury is stealing Timmins? thunder by filming the Shania Twain movie in Sudbury. HAWES I?m certain Timmins Mayor Vic Powers is a wonderful man.

?Sudbury in serious drought?

BY JASON THOMPSON Although there was a slight reprieve Thursday, this is the driest summer in 20 years. ?Sudbury is in a serious drought,? Amanda Brosseau of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) said.

IW Awards honour women

BY MARLENE MOORE Do you know someone who is deserving of public praise for her business acumen, career success, professional drive and contribution to community? Consider nominating her (or yourself) for a prestigious 2006 IW Award! The ninth-annual

Cambrian College set to honour graduates

Cambrian College will honour more than 2,200 graduates at four Convocation ceremonies this Thursday and Friday at the Barrydowne campus. The ceremonies begin at 10 am and 2 pm. This is the 36th annual Convocation ceremonies.

Conservative majority gov?t predicted by Oracle Research

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca Sudbury pollster Paul Seccaspina is predicting that the Conservatives will win a slim majority in the Jan. 23 federal election.