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Coroner's inquest begins into death of Robert Smilanich

By Keith Lacey Robert Smilanich was so ill that being deprived of oxygen for only a few seconds could have contributed to his death.

Fifth time unlucky for impaired driver

Friday, Feb. 1, 2002 A Sudbury man convicted of his fifth drunk driving offence Wednesday, was sentenced to four months in jail and prohibited from driving anywhere in Canada for 10 years.

Alcohol-related crimes on docket

By Keith Lacey A Sudbury man who fell asleep behind the wheel and then tried to escape from police when they closed in on him was handed a heavy fine and two-year driving prohibition Wednesday.

Union leader found guilty

By Keith Lacey A high-ranking union official charged with obstructing police during the bitter Falconbridge strike 18 months ago was found guilty Monday.

Man cleared of hit and run charge

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca A Sudbury man was cleared of three charges he was facing by an eight-man, four-woman jury Friday following a week-long trial.

Jury recommends qualified workers perform jobs near power lines

BY KEITH LACEY A coronerÂ?s jury has recommended only qualified electrical workers should perform all work near overhead power lines following the death of a construction worker electrocuted on the job.

Man stole prescription drugs

A man who pleaded guilty to breaking into a New Sudbury pharmacy to steal a large amount of prescription drugs while out on bail for possessing other stolen property was released Tuesday after serving the equivalent of 12 months behind bars.

Mistrial declared

Justice Guy Mahaffy made an extremely rare ruling Tuesday allowing for new evidence to be introduced after he convicted a Sudbury man in December of intimidating a witness set to testify against the accused?s brother in a downtown stabbing incident.

Worker who witnessed death will be haunted by memory

BY KEITH LACEY Leo Kilganon?s tearfully told a coroner?s jury his first day on the job with a local construction company will haunt him for the rest of his life. The day after being hired by Consbec Inc., and during his first shift on Oct.

Charges laid on Greater Sudbury trails

Partners in the local STOP program, including Greater Sudbury Police, Ontario Provincial Police and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs, were out in full force on the snowmobile trails this weekend resulting in 20 charges.