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Water rate increasing by 4.5%

BY TRACEY DUGUAY tracey@northernlife.ca There?s gold in d?em dere pipes. Well, not exactly, but pretty darn close as Sudbury residents brace for another 4.5 percent increase in water and wastewater rates.

And then there?s hydro...

(CNW) Consumers will have to pay almost $3 billion more a year for electricity in Ontario after 2008 if the provincial government does not alter its plans to shut down the coal-fired generating plants, warns an independent study released by the Assoc

City debates price tag on winter snow removal

BY TRACEY DUGUAY tracey@northernlife.ca Council will decide next week whether it's adopting a new winter operations policy costing $9.8 million or $10.4 million a year. BRADLEY There's $10.

Water may be discoloured in Capreol

The city is warning that the completion of a new water treatment system may result in temporarily discoloured water in Capreol Friday. Work will begin at 9 am and is scheduled to be complete by noon.

Union bosses endorse Inco merger

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca Saying there's power in numbers, the largest union representing miners in Greater Sudbury and across Canada has made a renewed commitment to increase solidarity of Steelworkers around the world.

Sudbury would benefit from increased immigration: Volpe

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca Federal immigration minister Joe Volpe wants to help smaller cities like Sudbury attract new Canadians with special skills who can help ease labour shortages.

Courtemanche and Smitherman discuss solutions to hospital bed crisis

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca Ontario Health and Long-Term Care minister George Smitherman is allowing Sudburians to come up with their own plan to solve the long-term care crisis in the city.

Canadian Action Party candidate weighs in

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca A Laurentian University student who believes Canada is being severely punished by NAFTA has been nominated by the Canadian Action Party to run in Sudbury.

City debates price tag on winter snow removal

BY TRACEY DUGUAY tracey@northernlife.ca Council will decide next week whether it's adopting a new winter operations policy costing $9.8 million or $10.4 million a year. BRADLEY There's $10.

Canadian Action Party candidate weighs in

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca A Laurentian University student who believes Canada is being severely punished by NAFTA has been nominated by the Canadian Action Party to run in Sudbury.