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Seniors unhappy about transfers to Parry Sound

A coalition of Sudbury seniors and retirees gathered at the Steelworkers Hall Tuesday to protest the province's decision to send area long-term care patients to the Lakeland Nursing Home in Parry Sound.

GM at Sudbury Downs says NHA leadership failing members

BY KEITH LACEY [email protected] The general manager of Sudbury Downs says the leadership of the Northern Horseman?s Association (NHA) is not providing accurate information or solid leadership to their members.

Big Nickel tourney turns 25

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW [email protected] When the Big Nickel Hockey Tournament started in 1980, organizers had a hard time getting teams to play. Big Nickel Hockey Tournament chair Gerry McCrory is thrilled to still be involved 25 years later.

Church service to be held for Katrina?s victims

An interfaith service of prayer will be held on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 pm at St. Patrick?s Roman Catholic Church for the victims of the worst natural tragedy in American history. The church is located on Walford Road in Sudbury.

Sudbury's Buttle gets surprise bronze

BY ROBERT TAGLIALEGNE Even he looked surprised, figure skater Jeffery Buttle won a bronze medal for Canada Thursday after climbing three places in the men's long program. Buttle's reaction when he saw the points posted on the board said it all.

Slots workers join CAW

The majority of workers at Sudbury Racetrack Slots have voted to join the Canadian Auto Workers union. In a vote ballots from 61 of the 80 employees were counted and 37 voted in favour of joining the CAW, while 26 opposed the certification vote.

Store hours bylaw hearing tonight

BY CRAIG GILBERT [email protected] Greater Sudbury, the last city in Ontario with a bylaw regulating store hours, is Â?so far ahead it just looks like we're behindÂ? according to a major retail union chief.

Bank employees replace teen?s stolen bike

BY KEITH LACEY [email protected] The generosity and kindness of strangers will ensure a Merry Christmas for a single mom and her teenage son who were victims of random acts of thievery.

?We had to go back to the drawing board literally?

Sudbury Regional Hospital CEO Vickie Kaminski and chief of staff Dr. Chris McKibbon recently spoke to Northern Life managing editor Vicki Gilhula and reporter Heidi Ulrichsen. The following is part two of that conversation.

Sudbury opens arms to evacuees

BY TRACEY DUGUAY [email protected] The city is adopting a one-day-at-a-time strategy in determining how many Kashechewan First Nation evacuees will call Greater Sudbury home on a temporary basis.