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300 Ontario geography teachers to visit city for conference

BY JASON THOMPSON jason@northernlife.ca Greater Sudbury will play host to more than 300 educators from throughout the province Oct. 28 and 29.

Anti-poverty rally to protest slashing of special dietary supplement

A protest rally will be staged outside the Provincial Building on Larch and Paris St.

STC gets funding for equipment and to hire young person

Thanks to some federal government funding assistance, the Sudbury Theatre Centre (STC) will be able to hire a student to market the professional theatre company and upgrade equipment.

80 striking workers will vote on new deal Friday

BY CRAIG GILBERT craig@northernlife.ca An end to the four-month-old strike at Greater Sudbury Utilities could be within sight. Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4705 has reached a tentative deal with Greater Sudbury Utilities.

Hospital forced to cancel some elective surgery

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca People who are scheduled for elective surgery next week might want to cross their fingers and hope their procedures aren?t postponed.

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.

Want a job? Go to Laurentian

By HEIDI ULRICHSEN In 1998, Donna Humbert earned a degree in women's studies and Spanish at Laurentian University. At the time, she wouldn't have predicted that six months later, she'd be working at Tele Tech, a Sudbury call centre.

?Idol? good news story of ?05

Daryl Brunt is Northern LifeÂ?s Newsmaker of the Year. The Sudbury teen lived many peopleÂ?s ultimate fantasy: an unknown singer from a small Canadian city one day became a national star the next.

Big cities ready to listen to Sudbury

BY BILL BRADLEY bbradley@northernlife.ca Mayor David Courtemanche has been invited to participate in a discussion on immigration taking place with members of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Big City?s Mayors? Caucus.