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Disabled rights advocate found dead in house

BY TRACEY DUGUAY tracey@northernlife.ca Disabled activist Joanne Nother died trapped in the wheelchair that was supposed to bring her independence and freedom.

LU new home to mining excellence centre

Plans for a new Centre of Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) were unveiled Friday at Laurentian University.

Citizens warned about discoloured water

Due to a watermain connection on Municipal Road 55 and Reserve Rd., Greater Sudbury officials are warning residents of Naughton and Whitefish that they should expect low pressure and discoloured water for 24 hours starting Oct. 25 at 9 pm.

Inco to close Copper Cliff copper refinery

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca Inco Ltd. confirmed Friday it will close its copper refinery by the end of the year. There will be no layoffs as a result of this announcement. Refinery workers will be transferred to other Sudbury operations.

Canada lacks adequate monitoring capabilities

The following is the conclusion of a three-part series by Tracey Duguay on fire safety issues regarding wheelchair users.

FedNor provides small business assistance

FedNor announced $400,000 in funding on Friday to the Northern Ontario Enterprise Gateway (NOEG), a network designed to insure that small businesses are investment ready.

Too late now: eye exams no longer covered by OHIP

NDP health critic Shelley Martel is keeping an eye on the Dalton McGuinty Liberals. Shelley Martel Yesterday, Ontarians officially had to start paying for eye exams, and it has the Nickel Belt MPP seeing red.

Minister sets out expectations of Clean Water Bill

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca When Ontario?s Environment Minister brings her children to visit family here in Greater Sudbury, she wants them to know they are swimming in and drinking safe, clean water.

Nickel Belt Liberal leading in latest poll

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca Based on a poll of voters conducted by Oracle Research on Jan. 14 and 15, Nickel Belt incumbent Ray Bonin can probably forget about retiring from politics any time soon.

Inco quarter good news for employees

BY CRAIG GILBERT craig@northernlife.ca Inco Ltd.Â?s hourly employees will be getting a bonus of about $2,000, thanks to second quarter earnings, according to spokesperson Cory McPhee.