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Martin to resign as leader

Paul Martin, the leader of the defeated Liberal government, won his seat in the riding of LaSalle-Émard in Quebec, but announced shortly after midnight Tuesday morning he will not continue as leader of the Liberal Party, which will sit in opposition.

Picket lines up at Greater Sudbury Hydro Plus Inc.

BY CRAIG GILBERT craig@northernlife.

Adanac experiences warm weather troubles

Adanac Ski Hill will be closed to the public on Thursday, Dec. 29 due to necessary lift maintenance and required snow making and grooming of ski hill runs. Mild temperatures in recent days has hindered snow making capability.

Mom steaming about having heat turned off

BY KEITH LACEY [email protected] Shelly Grigg was shocked to return home Tuesday morning to find a stranger disconnecting the heat at her Flour Mill residence.

Cancer can be beaten

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN [email protected] Sudbury Wolves general manager and head coach Mike Foligno thinks his wife Janis is a hero. A little over a year ago, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Local personalities compete in spelling bee

Winners of the 2005 Greater Sudbury Spelling Bee, along with local personalities, will test their skills in a mini spelling bee, promoting registrations for next year's bee.

Cambrian announces new youth program

Cambrian College, in collaboration with provincial and federal governments, local school boards, and business and industry in northeastern Ontario, will develop a program to enable secondary school students to earn both secondary school and Cambrian

Big Sisters joins Big Brothers

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN [email protected] After crumbling under the weight of financial problems, Big Sisters of Sudbury has merged with its twin organization, Big Brothers of Sudbury.

Business breakfast sessions provide learning, networking over coffee

BY JOSEPH QUESNEL The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) and Northern Ontario Business are connecting suppliers, manufacturers and service companies in Northern Ontario with major industrial players through a new partnership initiative.

Province urged to beef up enrolment

Ontario colleges are urging the provincial government to commit to increasing full-time college enrolment by 30,000 by 2011 in order to produce the skilled workforce needed for the knowledge economy.