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Legendary columnist dies

One of the toughest, most outspoken journalists this city has ever known has died at the age of 85. Meakes Meakes, the widow of legendary Sudbury Star publisher J.R. (Jim) Meakes, died Thursday at Sudbury Regional Hospital.

What would Jesus eat?

The Pastoral Institute of Northern Ontario is planning to host pre-Easter suppers called The Great Feast: Eating Your Way into the Story of Jesus.

Good Neighbour

On Dec. 16, 80-year-old Sanka Good rescued a neighbour from drowning in the Pickerel River. The neighbour's snowmobile had gone through the open ice, and the current pulled the man past Good's residence.

Names in the news

Earl Cote is the new president of the Northern Lights Festival Boreal board of directors.

New speed limit posted

The City of Greater Sudbury will reduce the speed limit on Highway 69 N. between St. Mary Boulevard and Frost Street in Hanmer from 80 km per hour to 60 km per hour. Signs will be posted on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

Dead crow tests positive for West Nile Virus

BY MICHAEL JAMES [email protected] The Sudbury and District Health Unit confirmed Monday a dead crow found in the Chelmsford area tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

West Nile Virus confirmed

Two dead crows found in the city have tested positive for West Nile Virus. Results from the federal laboratory in Winnipeg were released late last week.

What?s open, what?s not?

BY MICHAEL JAMES [email protected] Shopped out or not, the people of the City of Greater Sudbury want to know whatÂ?s open and whatÂ?s not during the Christmas holidays.

Community support needed for creek program

There is a new program called Adopt-a-Creek, from the Junction Creek Restoration Committee.

College Boreal celebrates Black History Month

BY TRACEY DUGUAY It was the halls, not the hills, that were alive with the sound of music as Black History Month was celebrated at Collège Boréal yesterday.