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Darren MacDonald

Darren MacDonald

Darren MacDonald covers city hall, politics and provincial affairs for Northern Life and Sudbury.com. Follow him on Twitter @DarrenMacD. He can be reached by email at dmacdonald@sudbury.com.

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Jaime Lannister (OK, the actor who plays him) is heading North to shoot a movie

Jaime Lannister (OK, the actor who plays him) is heading North to shoot a movie

Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will be in Sudbury while the world is watching him on Game of Thrones final season
Jaime Lannister (OK, the actor who plays him) is heading North to shoot a movie

Jaime Lannister (OK, the actor who plays him) is heading North to shoot a movie

Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will be in Sudbury while the world is watching him on Game of Thrones final season
'It's not a good thing when I show up': Council meets new integrity commish

'It's not a good thing when I show up': Council meets new integrity commish

He jokes he hopes he never sees city council again
Could the Python 5000 be a solution to our pothole problem?

Could the Python 5000 be a solution to our pothole problem?

Sudbury ponders joining Thunder Bay, other cities that use Canadian-made paverĀ 
Too early to declare LPAT a failure, planning expert says

Too early to declare LPAT a failure, planning expert says

But Dr. Kevin Curtis says changes needed to make the system viable
New planning appeals process not working for anyone

New planning appeals process not working for anyone

LPAT has failed to deliver on promises of quicker decisions and more support for people fighting city hallĀ 
Video: SIU clears Sudbury police for shooting suspect at transit terminal

Video: SIU clears Sudbury police for shooting suspect at transit terminal

Police only fired when Tasers failed, man charged them holding two knives
City ponders next steps after men's shelter closes

City ponders next steps after men's shelter closes

Salvation Army will shutter facility in May
Sudbury will be home to the only two pot shops in northern Ontario

Sudbury will be home to the only two pot shops in northern Ontario

Owners working to open as close to April 1 as they can
New device will test drivers for pot, cocaine

New device will test drivers for pot, cocaine

But the 'Drager' is aimed at new drivers, commercial vehicles only