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Review of hospital spending completed

Taxpayers will likely be asked to dip into their own pockets to pay for capital overruns at Sudbury?s superhospital.

Death in the family

By Rick Pusiak The last student assembly at Northeastern Secondary School was an emotional one. Students and staff were visibly moved Monday morning as principal Anna Barsanti gave the last ?group goodbye? in the school gym.

Women?s centre gets funds

The minister responsible for women?s issues, Dianne Cunningham, has announced $2.3 million in funding for 27 community organizations working to help women create economic opportunities and increase their safety.

Bikes for Bid

Summer student Dave Dewar sorts through some bicycle parts for the Greater Sudbury Police Services auction Saturday, Sept. 7 starting at 9:30 am at the Police Storage facility (salt dome) on Frobisher Street.

Marketeers gone bankrupt, mayor informs workers

BY RICK PUSIAK Workers at Marketeers Call Center got the answer they probably didnÂ?t want to hear after waiting two weeks for their pay cheques. The mayor told them. Marketeers has declared bankruptcy.

Blueberry co-op gets help

The Northern Ontario Wild Blueberry Co-operative has received a federal grant of just over $43,000. The announcement was made earlier this week by Nickel Belt MP Ray Bonin.

Stepping Stone for small businesses

Patricia Baton, is the project co-ordinator for the Stepping Stone loan program. The program is an alternative lending and credit program for small businesses.

City going paperless

BY RICK PUSIAK Greater Sudbury has entered the so-called paperless age.

Friendly Visitor

James LeCain of Capreol took this photograph of a young bear in his backyard Thursday (July 11). The hungry bear was eating sunflower seeds from the birdfeeder.

Zellers host workshops

Zellers stores will host hundreds of safety workshops featuring fire, police and other safety experts, and distribute free Kidz Printz child identification booklets to the public Sept. 7 and 8.