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Local literacy test scores improved

By Rick Pusiak While results of a provincial literacy test for Grade 10 students enrolled at English schools in Ontario werenÂ?t totally spectacular, there is some good news from the Rainbow District School Board.

Sudbury pair win $250,000

A retired miner is hoping to buy a new car with his share of the $250,000 prize in the April 18th Encore jackpot draw.

Explosion moves house?s foundation, causes $100,000 in damage

A house at 264 David St. in Chelmsford today isnÂ?t exactly where it was Monday morning. Two people were treated for minor injuries and released after an explosion there moved the foundation around noon Monday.

50 Carleton adds partner

Graphic designer Tony Jurgilas has joined 50 Carleton as a senior partner. Tony Jurgilas, Réal Fortin and Henry Goegan are partners of northeastern Ontario?s largest advertising agency.

Names in the news

Laurentian University and publisher Prise de parole will honour poet Robert Dickson at a reception this Thursday at 3 pm at the university.

Aline Chretien honoured by LU

BY MICHAEL JAMES mjames@northernlife.ca In a rare reversal of circumstances, it was Madame Aline Chretien and not her husband, Prime Minsiter Jean Chretien's turn to take a bow on the public stage.

Student job office closes for season

On Wednesday the doors of the Sudbury/Espanola Human Resource Centre of Canada for Students (HRCC-S) closes its doors for the season.

Express news

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.