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Local man receives prestigious award

BY JASON THOMPSON Dwayne Backer has lived with Dystonia for more than 30 years, suffering through hardships and prejudice. Dwayne Backer suffers from Dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes muscles in the body to randomly pull or spasm.

Stephen Lewis to speak Sunday

United Nations HIV/AIDS special envoy Stephen Lewis and Ontario Progressive Conservative leader John Tory are among the guest speakers at the Association of Colleges and Applied Arts and Technology (ACAATO) conference on Feb. 19 and 20.

Marleau continues Grit tradition in Sudbury

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN [email protected] Veteran Liberal MP Diane Marleau is heading back to where she started out as a rookie politician in 1988 - the opposition benches in Ottawa.

Cambrian graduate wins writing contest

Alan Viitala, a graduating student from the electrical engineering technology program at Cambrian College, has won the 2004 provincial College Association of Language and Literacy contest in business and technical writing.

Union welcomes new rank and file

Local 598/CAW has increased its membership Tuesday when workers at the Elizabeth Centre in Val Caron voted 76 percent in favour of joining the 1,500 members of the Sudbury Mine Mill and Smelter Workers Union Tuesday.

SRH officials put health care in perspective

Northern Life managing editor Vicki Gilhula and reporter Heidi Ulrichsen recently talked to Sudbury Regional Hospital CEO Vickie Kaminski and chief of staff Dr. Chris McKibbon. The subject was health care.

Lobstermania

Rotarian Fred Slade (centre) gets into the eveningÂ?s festivities. He is joined by Bill Querney (left) and Tim James.

Long-time city planner leaving community

BY KEITH LACEY [email protected] Carlos Salazar said bye-bye to Bogota at a young age and is about to say sayanara to Sudbury and bienvenue to Bowmanville. After 20 years at city hall Carlos Salazar took a new job in Bowmanville.

Cambrian hosting workshop

Cambrian College?s Glenn Crombie Centre for disability services is accepting registrations for a half-day assistive technology workshop for parents with children with learning disabilities. The workshop will be held Saturday, Oct.

Repairs underway on Inco smokestack

BY KEITH LACEY [email protected] If you look up in the skies over the next three weeks and see men dangling from Sudbury?s tallest structure, there?s no need to panic or call the authorities. After a large chunk of concrete fell off Inco Ltd.