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Sudbury hospital's money problems not unique

Sudbury residents have been wishing and hoping to hear about a pocketful of cash from the province to finish Phase Two of Sudbury Regional Hospital.

Transit drivers do much more than drive

Sometimes life throws a little curve ball and people wind up in situations they donÂ?t plan on being in. Over the past little while this reporter was without a vehicle and had an extended and unexpected introduction into the world of Sudbury Transit.

Extension hasn?t brought Inco, OTC workers closer

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca It doesn?t appear a two-week extension to avoid a strike will have made any difference for 300 unionized office, clerical and technical workers at Inco?s Sudbury operations.

Thirty in their 30s

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Local mail service stays in Dowling

Dowling residents have at least five years of local mail delivery to look forward to, thanks to the owners of Gillo?s Gas and Lube.

Local brewery in big trouble

The City of Greater Sudbury intends to sell the local Northern Breweries plant in order to collect $540,000 in back property taxes. A court ordered the company to pay the taxes last week, according to city solicitor Ron Swiddle.

Council will vote to rename street After renowned priest Father McKee

BY KEITH LACEY Friends who knew Father Brian McKee say he would be thrilled to have a city street named in his honour.

Politicians shun Star

Greater Sudbury city councillors as well as area MPPs will not grant interviews to The Sudbury Star during the current labour dispute. The newspaper, owned by Osprey Media Group, locked unionized workers out Oct. 5.

Council defers awarding ?smart? contracts

BY CRAIG GILBERT craig@northernlife.ca Greater SudburyÂ?s head of economic development had to make some phone calls Friday morning after the routine awarding of three contracts was deferred.

OMA president says it?s crucial doctor shortage issue addressed

BY CRAIG GILBERT craig@northernlife.ca The president of the Ontario Medical Association was in Sudbury Thursday as part of a campaign calling for less talk and more action on the province?s doctor shortage ?crisis.? Dr.