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School trustees keep travel allowance

BY KEITH LACEY Sudbury Catholic District School Board (SCDSB) trustees will continue to receive their “controversial” $475 guaranteed monthly travel allowance.

McKibbon optimistic about health team

BY MIKE SIMMS Without “raising expectations” but moving forward “with haste,” was how Dr. Chris McKibbon described the progress of the City of the Lakes Family Health Team during a presentation to city council Wednesday night.

Spring melt may hold surprises

BY BILL BRADLEY The spring melt may hold surprises this year, according to Allen Bonnis, a manager with the Nickel District Conservation Authority (NDCA). The NDCA held their annual spring runoff meeting at Tom Davies Square Wednesday.

Hospital construction kicks off Friday

Although construction preparation work on the one-site hospital was started Monday, politicians and hospital officials will gather to kick off the project Friday morning.

Lawsuit launched against pet food company

A class-action lawsuit was filed in Windsor on Wednesday against a pet food company whose products have been recalled across North America.

Labour not happy about gradual wage hike

Organizers of a campaign to immediately raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour aren't too happy about the province's plans to hike it gradually over three years. The media reported yesterday the province will raise the minimum wage to $10.

Recommendations made after miner's death

BY KEITH LACEY A coroner's jury has recommended better training for all workers who use blasting aids following the death of a miner six years ago.
Mine unions sign unity accord

Mine unions sign unity accord

BY MAREK KRASUSKI Roaring proclamations of solidarity echoed through Sudbury’s Steelworkers Hall Tuesday as union officials from Canada, Mozambique, Brazil and New Caledonia signed the unprecedented and historic Sudbury Unity Accord.

LU professor receives award

Laurentian University history professor Gaetan Gervais has been awarded the Ordre des francophones d'Amerique from Conseil superieur de la langue francaise du Quebec.

Mark stone soup lunch on calendar

The Social Planning Council of Sudbury is hosting its seventh annual Stone Soup Luncheon April 5 at the Steelworkers' Hall on Frood Rd. The event, which raises money for the Community Emergency Fund, takes place from 12 to 1 pm.