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Falco GM updates council on company?s plans

BY CRAIG GILBERT [email protected] Falconbridge Ltd.?s general manager of its Sudbury Mines and Mill Business Unit stood up before city council Thursday and told them the Levack-Onaping Mine will likely be closed before 2009.

Brave New Thinker

BY VICKI GILHULA [email protected] The day after George W. Bush was re-elected president of the United States, visionary Bruce Mau, a Canadian, spoke to a group of depressed New Yorkers.

Inco acquitted of environmental charges

Over 10 years ago, Inco Ltd. was charged with allegedly discharging millions of untreated mine effluent into a creek near Levack Mine. Inco was acquitted of those charges yesterday in Sudbury Court.

Soil study group opens process to residents

The Sudbury Soil Study is taking new steps to ensure residents of Sudbury can trust both the process by which the work is carried out and the final conclusions.

TC?s only just begun: new season to feature Carpenters? story

BY MICHAEL JAMES Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue ? that about sums up Theatre Cambrian?s next season.

Medical school building designed to be flexible

BY CRAIG GILBERT [email protected] Designing Ontario?s first medical school in over three decades wasn?t brain surgery, but it offered more than a couple of unique challenges to Sudbury-based Nicholls Yallowega Bélanger Architects.

Good news for nickel giants

When booming worldwide base metal prices lead, record profits for Greater Sudbury?s major mining players follow. Inco Ltd. increased their first quarter profits by seven times over the first three months of 2003, the company announced Tuesday.

Attempts to fight smoking ban fail

BY KEITH LACEY [email protected] Greater SudburyÂ?s controversial smoking bylaw prohibiting smoking in bars has survived a court challenge. It has been ruled lawful and valid.

Protestors tell Grits: Quit breaking promises

BY MICHAEL JAMES [email protected] The Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty (S-CAP), a local anti-poverty and social justice watchdog, has a bone to pick with Premier Dalton McGuinty and the Ontario Liberal government.

Cutbacks devastating treatment centres

BY MICHAEL JAMES [email protected] Like all good mothers, Susan Chiasson only wants what?s best for her children.