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One toke for mankind, one leap for pot smokers

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW scott@northernlife.ca Marijuana supporters, 100-strong, converged outside Sudbury police headquarters Thursday afternoon to listen to the charismatic Marc Emery, Canada?s champion of legalizing marijuana.

Police seek info about dead man

Greater Sudbury Police are appealing to the public for help in identifying a man who died in hospital after being found below the Frood Road railway trestle Thursday afternoon.

Death of Val Caron man remains a mystery

A 36-year-old Val Caron man was found dead at the Low Water Lake boat launch. Brian Suchoplas was found deceased by the boat launch, about 90 kilometre north of Sudbury, on the east side of Hwy. 144, on Sunday night.

Six months in jail for area teen

By Keith Lacey An area teenager who ripped off his grandmother and then a Good Samaritan during a recent crime spree was sentenced to six months in jail Wednesday.

Police veteran promoted

By Rick Pusiak A 30-year veteran of the local police service has been promoted to the number three position in the Sudbury constabulary. Brian Jarrett assumed the rank of staff inspector last week.

Man on lam since 1994 convicted of armed robbery

By Keith Lacey The long arm of the law finally caught up to a Toronto man who committed an armed robbery at a Sudbury pizza joint eight years ago.

Arson suspected in cemetery fire

An early morning fire Friday at the Civic Memorial Cemetery on Second Avenue destroyed a number of cemetery vehicles and an equipment storage shed today. The Ontario Fire Marshal?s office has been called in to investigate the cause of the fire.

Repeat drunk driver gets 18-month jail sentence

BY KEITH LACEY Klacey@northernlife.ca A man convicted of his 11th drunk driving charge uttered profanities at one of SudburyƂ?s most experienced judges after the judge refused to sentence him to a penitentiary term, Wednesday.

Activist worried about democratic rights after protestor charged

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca Sudbury?s most outspoken social activist says police had no right to arrest a young man protesting the provincial government earlier this week.

Sprinklers can help save lives: fire expert

By Keith Lacey The fire chief who helped make Vancouver the ?safest fire city in North America? told a coroner?s inquest firefighters were helpless to do anything at a tragic Hanmer house fire, which claimed the lives of three people 16 months ago.