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Fresh from a full page recognition by the NY Arts Magazine, for his World Trade Center site submission, former Sudbury artist Bernard Poulin?s official portrait of the Roméo LeBlanc, Speaker of the Senate, was unveiled at a ceremony Dec. 4.

Celebrating women's research at LU

Laurentian University's Women's Research Caucus is celebrating the research work conducted by women on campus. The event is open to all and takes place on Oct. 3 from 4 to 5:30 pm in the J.N. Desmarais rotunda.

30 out of work for Christmas

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca ItÂ?s going to be a very dismal Christmas for more than 30 employees and the new owner of one of SudburyÂ?s most popular nightspots.

Having fully equipped survival kits crucial

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW Pretend it?s late at night and you?re awakened from a deep sleep by someone knocking loudly on the front door.

Premature baby care affected at SRH

BY TRACEY DUGUAY It is estimated that as many as 20 premature babies per year will need to seek medical treatment elsewhere because of a change in the status of the neo-natal unit at the Sudbury Regional Hospital.

Biodiesel fuel is no pipe dream

Sudbury is investigating another renewable energy first?the first biodiesel manufacturing plant in Canada. An Ottawa group has completed a feasibility study with city staff assistance to see if this city would be appropriate.

?Devil May Care? author has Sudbury roots

BY VICKI GILHULA vgilhula@northernlife.ca The perfect Halloween read is a new book by a writer with Sudbury roots. Sheri McInnis Sheri (Goegan) McInnis grew up in the city and attended Sudbury Secondary School.

Broadcaster was CHYC veteran

BY RICK PUSIAK The local broadcasting and francophone communities have lost a veteran radio announcer who was known in many circles as Sudbury?s on-air gentleman.

Minnow Lake Lions help Alzheimer Society

Al Chenier on behalf of the Minnow Lake Lions Club recently presented the Alzheimer Society of Sudbury, Manitoulin with a cheque for $1,000.

Blaster worm causes havoc

BY CRAIG GILBERT The best defense against the blaster worm wreaking havoc around the global village is keeping Windows and anti-virus software up to date, according to the head of computer systems at Laurentian University.