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Ipperwash shooter to be buried in Sudbury

Kenneth Deane, the former OPP sergeant convicted of shooting aboriginal activist Dudley George, was killed in a traffic accident this past weekend and will be laid to rest in Sudbury Thursday.

NOSM participates in blood challenge

Students at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine's East Campus in Sudbury took part in an annual blood donor challenge Monday organized by the Canadian Federation of Medical Students.

Province urged to beef up enrolment

Ontario colleges are urging the provincial government to commit to increasing full-time college enrolment by 30,000 by 2011 in order to produce the skilled workforce needed for the knowledge economy.

Demonstration planned outside Bartolucci's office

As part of Repetitive Strain Awareness Day Tuesday, the Sudbury and District Labour Council is organizing a demonstration in front of Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci's downtown constituency office, calling for legislative action to help curtail suffering

Dynamic Earth opens its doors for fourth season

Science North's mining and geology family attraction - Dynamic Earth - will reopen Saturday, March 4 for its fourth season. The interactive earth sciences centre takes visitors on a journey to the depths of the Earth and the far reaches of the globe.

Delay LHINs bill: Sudbury health-care workers

Greater Sudbury health-care workers are planning to picket in front of Rick Bartolucci's constituency office at 100 Elm St.

Theatre Cambrian announces upcoming productions

BY JASON THOMPSON jason@northernlife.ca In the midst of wrapping up their adaptation of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Theatre Cambrian announced plans for the 2006-2007 production season, unveiling five new shows at a press conference Friday.

Snowmobile safety taught at Lively High

The "S" Days are back again as Greater Sudbury Police, along with a collection of community partners, are preaching snowmobile safety to area high-school students.

Prepare for service disruptions: city

City officials say a job action planned by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4705 and Local 148 for Thursday, Feb. 23 will have an impact on local municipal government services.

Faculty pickets gala dinner at Cambrian College

BY ROBERT TAGLIALEGNE Ontario's college faculty staged a information picket at Cambrian College Monday to pressure college management into signing a new collective agreement and avert a looming strike.