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Retiree promotes Sudbury

Sirio Bacciaglia is an unofficial ambassador for Greater Sudbury. Sirio Bacciaglia attaches ore to sheet metal and adds a city logo pin to make a unique gift for visitors.

Book detailing story of Mine Mill strike of 2000-2001 will be launched

BY KEITH LACEY [email protected] If a picture says a thousand words, then a new book being launched next Wednesday focusing on the bitter seven-month strike by Local 598 of the Mine Mill/CAW four years ago, says plenty.

Christmas looks merry for retailers

According to a study conducted by Ipsos-Reid on behalf of Retail Council of Canada, the average expected holiday spending on gifts and other expenditures such as clothing, travel, beauty services, food, drink, or entertainment is $991 per person.

Sudbury doctor honoured by the Heritage Registry

Dr. Avinash Garg, a cardiothoracic surgeon with the Sudbury Regional Hospital (HRSRH) will be included in the forthcoming 2004-05 edition of the heritage Registry of Who's Who, a well-known and respected New York-based biographical publication.

Eat, drink and be merry ? the Italian way

BY BILL BRADLEY [email protected] Come celebrate everything Italian this weekend.

Women?s health program targets ?hard-to-reach? populations

BY TRACEY DUGUAY [email protected] Nearly 20 per cent of all the women who took part in the Sudbury & District Health Unit WomenÂ?s Health and Wellness Program received abnormal results on their Pap tests.

Health unit issues warning about fraudulent fundraising

The Sudbury & District Health Unit is warning the public about two adolescent females who are misrepresenting themselves as fundraisers for the FOCUS Community Project.

Rotary Club exchange student learning to like hockey, snow

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW [email protected] Brice Cameron is not homesick. He doesn?t have time to miss the folks in New Zealand. Brice Cameron from New Zealand is attending Lockerby Composite School this year.

Holiday lights symbol of acceptance

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN On the Cartmans? front lawn sits a large, nine-pronged electric menorah. Next door, their neighbour?s pine tree is decorated with a string of multi-coloured lights. Saul Cartman erected a menorah on his lawn for Hanukkah.

AIDS worker featured in TV documentary

BY KEITH LACEY [email protected] Brian Slegers, a youth outreach worker with ACCESS AIDS, will be featured in a documentary being aired on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) Saturday at 5 pm.