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Inco scores on Power Play

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN If Ontarians are going to keep their electricity bills under control while prices soar, perhaps they should follow the lead of big businesses like Inco Ltd., says a top Ontario Power Authority (OPA) official.

Battle of the professors

Beginning Oct. 8, Michael Persinger, a Laurentian University professor, will compete with nine other professors in TVO's Best Lecturer Competition.

City listens to citizens about budget

Around 60 people showed up Monday night at a public meeting regarding the 2006 budget, which is expected to be finalized mid-December. Around 20 people addressed the councillors in attendance, while another 20 submitted written questions or concerns.

Lawyer to stand trial

Numerous charges have been dropped, but Sudbury lawyer Donald Plaunt has been ordered to stand trial on numerous sex-assault charges.

Inco to open Aussie office

As part of its global growth program, Inco Limited has announced a re-organization of its global operations into two distinct units ? Asia/Pacific and North America/Europe Operations.

PC leader to visit city Thursday

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN Ontario?s most aptly-named provincial party leader is paying Sudbury a visit Thursday to speak about his vision for the province.

Ontario Mining Association should move to Sudbury: Atkins

BY CRAIG GILBERT for northern life Michael Atkins wants Chris Hodgson for a neighbour.

Wal-Mart holds official opening

Although its doors have been open to thrifty customers for seven weeks and counting, managers at the new Wal-Mart location in New Sudbury held an official grand opening Thursday morning.

Health unit examines Sudbury's oral health

Following the Sudbury and District Board of Health's review of the first ever comprehensive dental health report for the region, the board endorsed 22 recommendations for improved dental health.

City bureaucracy driving taxi owners out of business

BY TRACEY DUGUAY Where have all the taxi drivers gone? According to statistics provided by the city, there is a 37 percent decrease in the number of people who applied for a licence to drive a taxi in Greater Sudbury.