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Power outage hits downtown core Wednesday night

Parts of the downtown core were plunged into darkness Wednesday night after a defective underground cable caused a power outage. The lights went out at around 8 pm. Only certain areas were affected by the outage. Power was restored at about 10 pm.

Concert for tsunami victims Nov. 13

Tickets for an ambitious benefit concert to aid victims of the horrific tsunami in southeast Asia are now on sale. Dr. Sham Merali visited tsunami ravaged Sri Lanka in the months following the disaster. Dr.

Candle blamed for Nother?s death

BY TRACEY DUGUAY tracey@northernlife.ca The fire that claimed the life of well-known disabled activist Joanne Nother was started by a candle, not a malfunction in her power wheelchair, as was speculated in the days following her tragic death.

Lily Creek complex renamed

BY CRAIG GILBERT craig@northernlife.ca The Lily Creek Sports Complex has been renamed to honour one of Sudbury?s former MPs.

E. coli closes Bell Park beach

The main beach at Bell Park has been deemed unsafe for swimming by the Sudbury and District Health Unit. The warning went up after routine water samples exceeded the acceptable water quality for E. coli bacteria.

No mercy for man waiting for surgery

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca A mentally disabled Elliot Lake man will have to live with a painful stomach condition for a few more months because Sudbury Regional Hospital (SRH) has a limit on the surgery he needs.

Ditching the dabber

The future of bingo has landed in Greater Sudbury. Photocutline: Andy Szanto (right) and Dave Johnston try their luck at the new touch-screen electronic bingo terminals.

Laurentian, Barrie college continue partnership deal

BY JENNIFER WAGNELL Laurentian University will be receiving the Board of Governors? Distinguished Partnership Award from Georgian College on Monday.

Sudburians come through for Salvation Army

Organizers of this year's Salvation Army Kettle Campaign were concerned they wouldn't reach their goal of $70,000.

Sudbury students protest tuition fees

Laurentian University students will host one of several Canadian Federation of Students' provincial actions on Feb. 3 to show dissatisfaction with the current state of Ontario's post-secondary education system.