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Alexander kids in shape

Students, staff and parents/guardians at Alexander Public School in Sudbury had their commitment to fitness rewarded by winning the TVO Kids Active School Crawlspace Cup.

SRH develops pandemic plan

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN heidi@northernlife.ca Sudbury Regional Hospital is putting together a plan to combat a possible avian influenza pandemic that could make about 35 percent of the world's population sick.

Overnight water interruption

Residents of Stinson, Markstay and Wahnapitae will experience an overnight water interruption on Tuesday, Aug. 16 as essential repairs are performed on a broken watermain in Wahnapitae.

CUPE threatens GSU strike could get nasty

BY CRAIG GILBERT craig@northernlife.ca Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario president Sid Ryan is coming to town Thursday with a cheque for striking GSU workers in one hand and an ultimatum in the other.

Faculty pickets gala dinner at Cambrian College

BY ROBERT TAGLIALEGNE Ontario's college faculty staged a information picket at Cambrian College Monday to pressure college management into signing a new collective agreement and avert a looming strike.

Northern Life on newsstands Tuesday

Due to Monday's federal election, Northern Life will publish a special election issue Tuesday, Jan. 24 with results from the Sudbury and Nickel Belt ridings. Northern Life will not publish a Wednesday issue this week. Check www.northernlife.

Library?s summer hours

Summer hours will be in effect at all 13 of the Greater Sudbury Citizen Centres/Public Libraries beginning June 7. They will remain in effect until September 7.

Mining company invests thousands into Dynamic Earth

Atlas Copco Construction & Mining Canada announced today a long-term partnership investment in the mining and earth sciences attraction Dynamic Earth.

CBC, CMG reach tentative agreement

The CBC and 5,500 journalists and technicians belonging to the Canadian Media Guild have reached a tentative agreement that, if ratified, will see the seven week lockout dispute come to an end.

Barrydowne, Kingsway will have lanes closed overnight over next month

Motorists in Greater Sudbury are being advised one of the area's busiest thoroughfares will see one lane closed during overnight hours for more than a month starting today (Monday).