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Railway crossing repair closes road access in Hanmer

Repairs to a Hanmer railway crossing will close Cote Boulevard near the Radar Road intersection for several hours on Wednesday. The road will be closed from 9 am to 2 pm.

Hydro board meets Wednesday

BY CRAIG GILBERT craig@northernlife.ca The board of directors at Greater Sudbury Utilities will meet Wednesday with an eye to ending the 110-plus day old strike by 85 CUPE members.

Delays expected at Falconbridge Rd., The Kingsway at Second Ave.

You know the joke. There are two seasons in Sudbury: winter and road construction season. Expect traffic to be slow in these construction areas: - Kingsway and Falconbridge Rd.

Daphne Kochar funeral set for Saturday

A funeral service for 42-year-old Daphne (Davinder) Kochar is being held Saturday between 12 and 2 pm at the Lougheed Funeral Home on Regent St. The woman's body was found by hunters in Burwash in late December after she went missing on Nov. 6.

Furniture Showcase is closing, many great deals available

BY LYNDA FRAPPIER Do you want to upgrade that tired, worn living room, dining room or bedroom furniture? It?s the perfect time to bring those outdated furnishings to camp, or pass them on to the kids, and treat yourself to quality, Canadian-made, sol

Pandemic Planning Overdrive

BY TRACEY DUGUAY tracey@northernlife.ca A medical state of emergency has been declared. The Sudbury Regional Hospital?s emergency room is overflowing. Children with blazing fevers and aching bones are home from school.

Apartments again hard to access across Greater Sudbury

Greater Sudbury's vacancy rate for rental structures with at least three units has dipped to 2.6 percent, down from 3.6 percent in an October, 2003 survey.

Nation of crammers

Laurentian University students who are currently studying for exams can take comfort in knowing two out of three Canadian students (68 percent) start studying for exams no more than a week in advance, with 25 percent starting as little as three days

Inco launches friendly take-over of Falconbridge

Inco's grip on the Greater Sudbury mining industry tightened this morning as the Nickel Giant announced the friendly take-over of rival Falconbridge Ltd., offering compensation and Inco common shares for about $34 per Falconbrdge share.

Labrador nickel shipped to Sudbury

Inco's first shipment of nickel concentrate left Voisey's Bay, Labrador Wednesday making its way to Sudbury for processing.