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Chelmsford school victorious in battle

Pavillion-de-l'Avenir School in Chelmsford has won the 2005 French Battle of the Books competition. The event took place Monday, May 16 at Pavillion-de-l'Avenir, and featured 14 schools.

NEMHC chief of staff fired

BY CRAIG GILBERT [email protected] Dr. Rayudu Koka has been terminated as chief of staff at Northeast Mental Health Centre (NEMHC).

Pundit predicts another Liberal minority likely

BY JASON THOMPSON [email protected] Former premier Mike Harris' common sense revolution is one reason Ontario voters are leery of Stephen Harper because they think he has the same agenda, says journalist and political commentator Chantal Hebert.

Cellular research funding

The Ontario government is supporting two studies on the telecommunications infrastructure in Northern Ontario.

U of S strike action averted

Last-minute negotiations were successful and a strike has been avoided by 36 professors at the University of Sudbury, meaning more than 500 students returned to class Monday morning without a labour disruption.

Province gives to Sudbury colleges

College Boreal and Cambrian College received a $2.1 million gift from the provincial government Friday. Cambrian College gets $1,366,492 and College Boreal $778,807.

Sudbury Regional Hospital reports healthy figures for 2004

BY TRACEY DUGUAY [email protected] There was a sense of optimism in the air Tuesday when Sudbury Regional Hospital (SRH) held its seventh annual general meeting of the corporation.

Falco optimistic about 2005

Falconbridge Limited is reporting consolidated earnings of $672 million (basic earnings per share of $3.71 and diluted earnings per share of $3.69) for 2004. This compares with earnings of $191 million (basic earnings per share of $1.

Serviss meets with local businesses

Sudbury's Conservative candidate, Kevin Serviss, met with local business people at the Howard Johnson Hotel Wednesday to discuss Sudbury's economic status and future.

Cambrian to offer degrees

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN [email protected] Watch out Laurentian University. Cambrian College now has the right to grant bachelor?s degrees, and will begin to do so starting September 2006.