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Former Laurentian president passed away Good Friday

Former Laurentian University president Henry Best died Friday afternoon at the age of 69. Despite health problems, Best finished a 542-page biography of his parents last year entitled Margaret and Charley: The Personal Story of Dr.

Judge allows downtown Zellers to close

A Sudbury judge has ruled Zellers, the anchor store in Sudbury's downtown mall, will be able to close its doors at the end of next week as scheduled.

Pioneer Construction awarded highway contract

Pioneer Construction of Sudbury, landed the first in a series of contracts in the four-laning of Highway 69 south of Sudbury under the joint federal-provincial Strategic Highway Infrastructure Program (SHIP).

No casinos, please!

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca The Sisters of St. Joseph are planning for the future of the hospital building they paid for piece by piece more than 50 years ago. Once Sudbury?s one-site hospital is completed, St.

Industry giant quietly serving world from Walden

Atlas Copco is one of the world?s leading producers of underground mining and construction equipment. Dirk Plate, president of the construction and mining division, realized the action was in Sudbury not Montreal.

Theatre Cambrian will be homeless after 20th season

BY CRAIG GILBERT craig@northernlife.ca Theatre Cambrian?s 20th Anniversary season will be the last one it spends at Cambrian College.

Sudbury garbage men pick up $13.6 million in cash

Just imagine receiving a phone call from one of your co-workers telling you your group has won $13.6 million on a LOTTO 6/49 draw. L to R: Jeff Mclaughlin, Ted Hreljac , Kevin Provincial, Marc Chartier, Richard St.

Big Sisters making big comeback

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW scott@northernlife.ca With increased funding and a positive outlook on the future, Big Sisters of Sudbury and District is quickly becoming a major force in the community again, and that means good news for local girls.

Big Nickel Mine Road bridge collapses

BY CRAIG GILBERT craig@northernlife.ca photos by Tracey Duguay The Big Nickel Mine Road bridge collapsed onto Lorne Street at about 10 am this morning. It has been closed for repairs and upgrades since March.

Not news, but reality: northerners not healthy

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca Sudburians smoke and weigh too much; we have lousy diets, greater levels of disease and disability, and we die too soon.