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Tory pleased by Harper?s victory

(CNW)- Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader John Tory is upbeat about the Conservative Party of Canada victory. ?I would like to congratulate Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party on their victory.

Cab crackdown has owners fuming mad

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN J.M. Vaillancourt wants out of the taxi business.

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.

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.

Inco miner filled beer halls with country music

BY KEITH LACEY [email protected] There was a time not so long ago when musicians like Laurier (Larry) Pilon would pack beer halls to the rafters playing country music.

Candle blamed for Nother?s death

BY TRACEY DUGUAY [email protected] The fire that claimed the life of well-known disabled activist Joanne Nother was started by a candle, not a malfunction in her power wheelchair, as was speculated in the days following her tragic death.

Teens told ?Get it made in the trades?

BY JASON THOMPSON The Future Building 2005 Trades Show is being held at the Sudbury Arena this week with the focus squarely on promoting young people to get involved in learning a trade.

Huntington pioneer dead at 96

The first president of Huntington University and the man responsible for establishing the native studies program at Laurentian University has died. Rev. J.W.E (Ed) Newbery, 96, died in Simcoe. A memorial service will be held in that city Oct.

Educator relocating to Sudbury board

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board has appointed Jean McHarg as the new academic superintendent of education and the Pathways to Success Program for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board.

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.