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Inco pleads guilty, large fine imposed

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca No amount of money can bring back her husband, but the widow of an Inco miner killed on the job three years ago was pleased the nickel giant admitted its role in the death of her husband.

OPSEU Local 676, agency call for labour mediation

Employees with Community Living Greater Sudbury are hoping a provincial mediator can help avoid a strike. The caregivers, mostly women, work with developmentally handicapped adults, and are members of OPSEU Local 676.

Quiz masters heading for provincial championship

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW scott@northernlife.ca The Lockerby Composite School Reach for the Top team has mastered the art of combining knowledge with lightning quick reflexes.

Citizen was political watchdog

He was concerned about his community, challenged community leaders to do the right thing with taxpayers? money, and he loved to write letters to newspapers explaining his views. Ron Billard, 70, died last Tuesday at St. Joseph?s Health Centre.

Firefighters grin and ?bare? it for charity

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN The ?hotties? of the fire hall are at it again. With their lithe, tanned bodies, they are irresistible to the giggling crowds of women asking for their autographs in the mall.

Laurentian receives research money

Laurentian University researchers have received $123,319 in federal foundation money for three research projects.

Airport celebrates 50 years of flights

The city is celebrating the 50th anniversary of scheduled flights at the Greater Sudbury Airport on Thursday, August 26 at 11 am.

Search continues for tenants for downtown heritage building

BY VICKI GILHULA vgilhula@northernlife.ca The future of one of Sudbury?s oldest buildings, the former Catholic orphanage, is still uncertain. Le Carrefour Francophone had planned to move into 38 Xavier St.

Motorists advised of new lights, road work

City of Greater Sudbury staff are releasing weekly updates on road work this summer. Citizens who have questions are asked to phone 671-CITY (2489.

Annual Big Brothers events on the horizon

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW scott@northernlife.ca As spring unfolds and brings warmer weather, Big Brothers of Sudbury has plenty of initiatives blossoming around the city. On April 15, Big Brothers will hold their annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.