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Province will fund anti-blindness drug

A decision by the Ontario government to provide $20 million in funding for an anti-blindness drug is being praised by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

Cerri heads for Ottawa

ItÂ?s the gig of a lifetime for local singer Cheryl Cerri. The talented entertainer has been picked to sing the opening song This is Our Home at the Canada Day noon-hour TV show broadcast live from Parliament Hill.

High school diplomas won?t be ready for June?s graduates

By Rick Pusiak There will be something missing next month at high school graduation ceremonies right across Ontario.

Marymount to sponsor Grim Reaper Day

Marymount Academy is tackling the subject of drinking and driving, during its inaugural Grim Reaper Day Thursday, May 30. Action Sudbury and Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving (OSIAD) are co-sponsoring the event.

Sudbury men extend friendship to NYPD officers shaken by 9/11

By Rick Pusiak Four members of Sudbury?s Critical Incidence Stress Management (CISM) team have some griping tales after going to New York City to offer emotional first aid and group debriefings to police officers affected by the Sept.

?Big? news for Northern Lights Festival Boreal

By James Hopkin The Northern Lights Festival Boreal (NLFB) was looking for something a little different this year ? something big.

Hospital review nears completion

?We are nearing the end of the review,? reports Jean Paul Aubé, chair of the operational review committee for the Sudbury Regional Hospital. A report and recovery plan are expected in July. The committee meets again on June 14.

Healthy restaurants win awards

By James Hopkin If you should happen to see an Eat Smart! Award hanging on the wall of your favourite restaurant, you are making a healthy choice.

Student employment centre opens

By James Hopkin Whether you?re a high school student looking for that first job, or a post secondary student looking for a way to pay off a sizeable OSAP loan, the Student Employment Centre is now open to make your job hunt a little more bearable.

Wind energy deal to create 90 jobs

By Bill Bradley Sudbury?s wind power developers, the newly formed Repower Canada, is hiring five to 10 sales and administrative staff shortly, according to parent company Consbec.