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Sudbury students protest tuition fees

Laurentian University students will host one of several Canadian Federation of Students' provincial actions on Feb. 3 to show dissatisfaction with the current state of Ontario's post-secondary education system.

Business community honours great employees

BY JASON THOMPSON Sudbury?s ?diamonds? shined at an employee appreciation luncheon Wednesday.

Concert for tsunami victims Nov. 13

Tickets for an ambitious benefit concert to aid victims of the horrific tsunami in southeast Asia are now on sale. Dr. Sham Merali visited tsunami ravaged Sri Lanka in the months following the disaster. Dr.

Service club gives Lively cemetery TLC

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN [email protected] Before the Knights of Columbus Council 3909 started improvements at the St. Stanislaus Cemetery off of Hwy. 55 near Lively, it looked vaguely like a soccer field.

Federal funds help local job agency

The YMCA Employment Career Services Centre recieved more than $145,000 from the federal government yesterday, money that will help 144 Sudburians find employment.

Committee studying parking

The issue of parking in the downtown core has become such a hot topic, city council formed a parking advisory panel. It held its first meeting last week at Tom Davies Square.

Ditching the dabber

The future of bingo has landed in Greater Sudbury. Photocutline: Andy Szanto (right) and Dave Johnston try their luck at the new touch-screen electronic bingo terminals.

No mercy for man waiting for surgery

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN [email protected] A mentally disabled Elliot Lake man will have to live with a painful stomach condition for a few more months because Sudbury Regional Hospital (SRH) has a limit on the surgery he needs.

City hosting picnic for volunteers

BY JENNIFER WAGNELL The City of Greater Sudbury is hosting its 4th Greater Sudbury Volunteer Picnic June 6 at Memorial Park. The Saturday picnic runs from noon to 4:30 pm.

CBC Radio?s Barry Mercer signs off

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN [email protected] After nearly 34 years in broadcast journalism, CBC Radio Sudbury veteran Barry Mercer is hanging up his earphones and retiring. His last day at the Mackenzie St. broadcast station is today (Dec. 30).