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City hosting picnic for volunteers

BY JENNIFER WAGNELL The City of Greater Sudbury is hosting its 4th Greater Sudbury Volunteer Picnic June 6 at Memorial Park. The Saturday picnic runs from noon to 4:30 pm.

CBC Radio?s Barry Mercer signs off

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca After nearly 34 years in broadcast journalism, CBC Radio Sudbury veteran Barry Mercer is hanging up his earphones and retiring. His last day at the Mackenzie St. broadcast station is today (Dec. 30).

Rainbow elementary teachers vote to Strike

Elementary teachers in the Rainbow District School Board voted overwhelmingly last night in favour of strike action.

Local personalities compete in spelling bee

Winners of the 2005 Greater Sudbury Spelling Bee, along with local personalities, will test their skills in a mini spelling bee, promoting registrations for next year's bee.

Service club gives Lively cemetery TLC

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca Before the Knights of Columbus Council 3909 started improvements at the St. Stanislaus Cemetery off of Hwy. 55 near Lively, it looked vaguely like a soccer field.

Organizers weatherproofing NLFB

BY BILL BRADLEY bbradley@northernlife.ca Musical headliners such as Natalie MacMaster, Sarah Harmer, the Trews, and their fans, will stay dry in case of showers at this year?s Northern Lights Festival Boreal (NLFB), July 8 to 10 at Bell Park.

Lanes closed on The Kingsway to remove rock

Cold, wet weather has necessitated the immediate removal of loose rock on an outcrop directly opposite Kelsey's Restaurant on the north side of The Kingway.

Bursary campaign reaches $2.7M

BY HEATHER CAMPBELL As the Northern Ontario Medical School prepares to welcome its charter class of 56 students, Bursary Fund Campaign co chairs, Greg Pilot and Gerry Lougheed Jr, are proud to report that they have raised $2.

College faculty to picket administrators' gala

Faculty from Ontario community colleges will hold an information picket today at a gala banquet for college administrators today at 4:30 pm to protest what organizers call management's stonewalling tactics in bargaining.

Hotel brings families closer

Sudbury Regional Hospital (HRSRH) and the Holiday Inn Hotel - formerly the Howard Johnson - continued a unique partnership throughout the holiday season by offering patients? families free lodging when travelling to Sudbury to visit a loved one.