Skip to content

Local News

Making a difference

Making a difference

When asked how War Child Canada has made a difference, the organization's co-founder and executive director, Dr. Samantha Nutt, shares the story of a young woman named Nadia she met in a refugee camp in Darfour.

Mulcair's election went 'according to plan'

Everything went according to plan when the New Democrats elected Thomas Mulcair to the leader's position of the Official Opposition, according to Sudbury MP Glenn Thibeault. Thibeault said he backed Mulcair's bid for leadership from Day 1.

Health unit marks World TB Day

World TB Day was marked by health-care professionals around the world March 24. The awareness day brings attention to the global fight against tuberculosis. This year’s theme is “Stop TB in my lifetime.
A place to remember Buddy

A place to remember Buddy

Walden Animal Hospital will build Buddy's memorial this spring in a garden at Memory Gardens Pet Crematorium.

Construction company fined $20,000

A Lively-based construction company has pleaded guilty and fined $20,000 for extracting more aggregate than allowed under its licence, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources. Rintala Construction Company Ltd.
Social assistance freeze worries planning council ED

Social assistance freeze worries planning council ED

The executive director of the Social Planning Council of Sudbury said she's “deeply disappointed” to learn the provincial budget will freeze social assistance and delay plans to increase the Ontario Child Benefit.
New Canadian citizens take their oath

New Canadian citizens take their oath

A citizenship ceremony with a twist at the Marguerite Lougheed Centre welcomed 48 new Canadians on March 21.
Homage to the fromage

Homage to the fromage

There was nothing cheesy about a world record attempt at Battistelli's Your Independent Grocer in Lively on March 24. Perhaps it was cheesy after all, because it involved a $1,400 80-lbs wheel of aged Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

Grade 10 students gearing up for literacy test

On March 29, all Grade 10 students in Ontario will write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). The OSSLT is a graduation requirement administered by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO).

Mulcair takes reins of NDP

Canada's first NDP MP in Quebec, Thomas Mulcair, is the new leader of federal New Democrats. Mulcair was elected with a final vote of 57.2 per cent. It took four ballots to eliminate the six other candidates vying for leadership of the party.