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No surprises in election

BY WENDY BIRD After weeks of announcements in which millions of dollars were doled out to the City of Greater Sudbury, it came as no surprise to anyone that Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci won the provincial election by a landslide in his riding.
Year of ups and downs for hospital CEO

Year of ups and downs for hospital CEO

BY WENDY BIRD It was a tumultuous year for Sudbury Regional Hospital chief executive officer Vickie Kaminski and her staff. “We’ve had some pretty low lows as an organization and some pretty high highs,” she noted.
Community group concerned with proposal to close R.H. Murray Public School

Community group concerned with proposal to close R.H. Murray Public School

A group, calling themselves the R.H. Murray Parents Association, is expressing their outrage over the recent recommendation made by the Rainbow District School Board to close R.H. Murray Public School in Whitefish.

GSDC relaunches Downtown Financial Incentive Program

The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation has decided to restart the Community Improvement Program that was offered to businesses in the downtown area of the former City of Sudbury earlier this year.

Newsmaker of the Year: Bus driver fuels controversy

BY TRACEY DUGUAY Greater Sudbury Mayor John Rodriguez doesn’t consider Ottawa or Queen’s Park as “senior” levels of government. “Everyone always refer to the federal government as the senior level of government.

News Story of the Year: Baby abduction shocks community

BY LAUREL MYERS At 8 am on Nov. 1, a baby girl entered the world at the Sudbury Regional Hospital. Less than five hours later, the newborn was abducted from her mother’s care, concealed by a sweater and smuggled out of the hospital.
News Story: Biodiesel plant dreams die

News Story: Biodiesel plant dreams die

BY TRACEY DUGUAY Biodiesel may be golden in colour, but the community’s hopes of seeing a local manufacturing plant turned black in early spring. It was a happy time in May 2005 when the news broke that a $3.

Newsmaker: Bartolucci takes on province’s largest ministry

BY WENDY BIRD Ever since winning his fourth term as Sudbury MPP this past fall, Rick Bartolucci has been on a serious learning curve.

Newsmaker: Poet cherished francophone culture

BY BILL BRADLEY You can tell a lot by someone’s resume. Robert Dickson’s is 56 pages long.

Newsmaker: Bonin retires from politics

BY BILL BRADLEY Nickel Belt MP Ray Bonin has had some highs and lows in his 30 year political career spanning federal and municipal politics.