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Fire-retardant material and education needed: Coroner

BY TRACEY DUGUAY tracey@northernlife.

Wheelchair users powerless once fire starts

In Sunday' s edition, Northern Life reported the fire-related death of disabled activist Joanne Nother is being blamed on a candle, not a wheelchair malfunction as speculated in the days following her death on Feb. 28 of this year.

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.

Restoring fairness must start now: chamber

According to a report from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the provinces and the federal government must work together to restore fairness by ending current practices and by implementing systems to measure success or failures of government programs.

A slow October for new home starts

October's 24 single home starts in Greater Sudbury were 18 units lower than the same month last year, according to preliminary data released by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

Lane reductions on Municipal Road 55

Repairs to an Inco Ltd. overhead bridge will require lane closures on Municipal Road 55, east of Balsam St. during the next two weeks. One westbound lane will close between 9 am to 3 pm from Nov. 8 to 11.

Kash community services team makes history

Marking a historical moment in Canadian history, members of Kashechewan First Nation are taking control of their evacuation process with the creation of a special service team in Greater Sudbury.

CAW wants conditions attached to Inco-Falconbridge merger

(CNW) The Canadian Auto Workers will support the proposed $13 billion merger between Canadian mining giants Inco and Falconbridge - but only if the company negotiates a mutually acceptable merger plan with affected unions, communities, and other stak

LU bestows honorary doctorate

One of the most influential figures of the Olympic movement in the past 30 years was recognized with an honorary doctorate of sports administration Saturday at the Laurentian University fall convocation ceremony. Dr.

Emergency medical team arrives in Sudbury

Greater Sudbury's transition from emergency response to sustainable care of Kashechewan residents continued over the weekend as 168 of the 243 evacuees were moved into area motels.