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New Rexall store opens

Canada?s largest pharmacy retailer, Katz Group Canada, has opened a new concept Rexall Drug Store in Val Caron. Grand opening celebrations take place this weekend and Monday, and again next weekend.

CPR Christmas train rolls into town Monday

The 2005 CPR Holiday Train will roll into Greater Sudbury's downtown station on Elgin St. Monday, Dec. 5 at 5:45 pm.

Funding secured for third season of Chilly Beach

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca It's been a very good few days at the offices of March Entertainment in Sudbury. Early this weekm the animation studio announced it would be hiring 50 new employees over the next fews months.

Taxes increases on the way

BY TRACEY DUGUAY tracey @northernlife.ca It looks like a five percent tax increase is on the horizon for residents of Greater Sudbury as the city faces ballooning rates for municipal salaries, benefits, and pension costs.

Former Sudbury reporter wins Gemini Award

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca On Conway Fraser?s first day as a reporter at CBC Radio in Sudbury, he was so sharply criticized by his boss that he started to regret going into journalism.

Fond memories of former public works manager Don Belisle

BY JASON THOMSPON jason@northernlife.ca A 30-year veteran of city hall died Tuesday at Sudbury Regional Hall. Don Belisle Don Belisle, 54, worked his way through the ranks at city hall, eventually becoming commissioner of public works.

Health care workers protest service integration

Greater Sudbury health care workers, concerned that the Ontario government's plan for Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) will diminish patient care, will be picketing outside of MPP Rick Bartolucci's downtown office tomorrow at 12:30 pm.

Martel calls for meeting on hospital bed crisis

Nickel Belt MPP Shelley Martel is insisting health minister George Smitherman needs to meet with local politicians and public health officials to discuss a solution to the hospital bed crisis facing the elderly in Sudbury.

LU professor gets $100,000 in research funding

An assistant professor of biology at Laurentian University, Dr. Albrecht Shulte-Hostedde, is going to receive $100,000 in provincial research funding.

Animation company announces plans to double local workforce

The digital animation industry is on the rise in Greater Sudbury. March Entertainment, the company behind the animated series Chilly Beach, announced Tuesday they will hire 50 more people in the immediate future.