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U of S strike action averted

Last-minute negotiations were successful and a strike has been avoided by 36 professors at the University of Sudbury, meaning more than 500 students returned to class Monday morning without a labour disruption.

Province gives to Sudbury colleges

College Boreal and Cambrian College received a $2.1 million gift from the provincial government Friday. Cambrian College gets $1,366,492 and College Boreal $778,807.

Sudbury Regional Hospital reports healthy figures for 2004

BY TRACEY DUGUAY tracey@northernlife.ca There was a sense of optimism in the air Tuesday when Sudbury Regional Hospital (SRH) held its seventh annual general meeting of the corporation.

Falco optimistic about 2005

Falconbridge Limited is reporting consolidated earnings of $672 million (basic earnings per share of $3.71 and diluted earnings per share of $3.69) for 2004. This compares with earnings of $191 million (basic earnings per share of $1.

Serviss meets with local businesses

Sudbury's Conservative candidate, Kevin Serviss, met with local business people at the Howard Johnson Hotel Wednesday to discuss Sudbury's economic status and future.

Cambrian to offer degrees

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca Watch out Laurentian University. Cambrian College now has the right to grant bachelor?s degrees, and will begin to do so starting September 2006.

LU bestows honorary doctorate

One of the most influential figures of the Olympic movement in the past 30 years was recognized with an honorary doctorate of sports administration Saturday at the Laurentian University fall convocation ceremony. Dr.

Pundit predicts another Liberal minority likely

BY JASON THOMPSON jason@northernlife.ca Former premier Mike Harris' common sense revolution is one reason Ontario voters are leery of Stephen Harper because they think he has the same agenda, says journalist and political commentator Chantal Hebert.

Hydro Strike Over!

BY CRAIG GILBERT craig@northernlife.ca The strike at Greater Sudbury Utilities is over. Over 80 Canadian Union of Public Employee (CUPE) Local 4705 members could be helping keep the city's lights on as early as tomorrow.

Made in Sudbury: Chilly Beach

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca Leanne Benner and Tara Blair were eager to land jobs working on the CBC animated series Chilly Beach. No ordinary resume would do. So they came up with a wacky plan.