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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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Recent Work by Darren

New HQ, insurance, wage increases pushing up police budget

New HQ, insurance, wage increases pushing up police budget

Preliminary increase stands at 5.5%, not including impact of provincial budget
Murder trial begins for man accused of killing Sudbury woman

Murder trial begins for man accused of killing Sudbury woman

Jennifer Barrett was living in Winnipeg in 2016 when her remains were found in a barrel
'Winter from hell' blew budgets by millions of dollars, committee told

'Winter from hell' blew budgets by millions of dollars, committee told

Snow plow, pothole and contractor budgets millions in the red
Nickel City hasn't seen a jobless rate this low in a decade

Nickel City hasn't seen a jobless rate this low in a decade

April's rate of 5.4 per cent best since August 2008
Ministers at FONOM: Sorry about funding cuts, but we're fighting a massive deficit

Ministers at FONOM: Sorry about funding cuts, but we're fighting a massive deficit

Delegates from across Northern Ontario worry what downloading will mean to them
Restaurant owner admits guilt in sex assault of a minor

Restaurant owner admits guilt in sex assault of a minor

Judge gives man until August 'to get his affairs in order' before sentencing
Cutting 50M trees program called short-sighted

Cutting 50M trees program called short-sighted

CEO of Forests Ontario says program helps fight climate change, absorbs pollution
'Great project': Greater Sudbury to spend $1.8M on Chelmsford trail

'Great project': Greater Sudbury to spend $1.8M on Chelmsford trail

Although it didn't initially make it past 2019 budget process, Whitson River Waterway Trail development OKed
With KED in limbo, casino opponent Tom Fortin eyes taking fight to higher court

With KED in limbo, casino opponent Tom Fortin eyes taking fight to higher court

Founder of Casino Free Sudbury says the decision to approve a new casino broke the law
Sudbury MPP, NDP leader pose with vulgar anti-Ford sign

Sudbury MPP, NDP leader pose with vulgar anti-Ford sign

But both Andrea Horwath and Jamie West say they didn't notice the offensive words