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Residential construction year off to solid start

Residential housing starts had a strong start to 2006 with ten single-detached housing starts, doubling the 10-year average of five January starts in Greater Sudbury according to data released by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

Union sceptical about mining merger

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca As long as the almighty dollar and profits are the only considerations, the proposed Inco-Falconbridge merger should be viewed with scepticism, says the leader of Falconbridge's top union.

College Boreal launches virtual biology lab

College Boreal cut the ribbon on its virtual biology lab this week with the participation of faculty members, staff and learners.

Citizens have their say on future

Greater Sudbury Mayor David Courtemanche and council invite citizens to share their ideas and comments during a review of the second draft of the Official Plan for the City of Greater Sudbury.

Inco to present Sudbury Saturday Night

Sudbury Saturday Night will rock the Sudbury Arena for the second year running as Inco Limited and the Sudbury Wolves revive the popular community celebration this Saturday. This year?s event takes place when the Mississauga Ice Dogs skate into town.

Love Birds book signing

Sudbury author Linda F. Kennedy will be at Chapters signing copies of her second novel, Love Birds, on Feb. 9 from 6:30 to 9 pm. On the same evening, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Red Hat Society will be holding a fundraiser in the store.

North not totally off Harper's radar

Although there were no Conservatives MPs elected north of Parry Sound, the region is bound to get some attention from the Harper government because two new cabinet ministers have "northern" connections.

Imagine yourself in Ontario?s mining industry

RockON, a bilingual magazine and website ( www.rock-on.

Union Gas issues customer warning

Union Gas is reminding its customers to clear away snow and ice from their natural gas meters and the external vent pipes from natural gas furnaces, fireplaces, water heaters and clothes dryers.

Ontario's minimum wage goes up today

(CNW) The Ontario government is raising the minimum wage today for the third time since taking office, said Labour Minister Steve Peters.