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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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Nickel is the hottest metal in the world right now

Nickel is the hottest metal in the world right now

Price is up 80% this year, with predictions it could hit US$11 a pound by the end of 2019
Nickel is the hottest metal in the world right now

Nickel is the hottest metal in the world right now

Price is up 80% this year, with predictions it could hit US$11 a pound by the end of 2019
<updated>Think North Bayites are the highest taxed northerners?</updated> Handy website lets you compare cities by the numbers

Think North Bayites are the highest taxed northerners? Handy website lets you compare cities by the numbers

Greater Sudbury came in at $3,340, higher than Sault Ste. Marie ($3,177), but lower than North Bay ($3,571), Thunder Bay ($3,515 and Barrie ($4,114)
'He goes free': Family in agony after parole board releases murderer to Sudbury halfway house

'He goes free': Family in agony after parole board releases murderer to Sudbury halfway house

They're struggling to understand how man who murdered their parents could be freed
<updated>Think Sudburians are the highest taxed northerners?</updated> Handy website lets you compare cities by the numbers

Think Sudburians are the highest taxed northerners? Handy website lets you compare cities by the numbers

Taxpayers should love a guy like John Haldeman, created ONCityBooks.ca as a 'fun' pet project, but site provides valuable public resource
Headed to Sudbury: Devastated family looks on as man who killed parents gets parole

Headed to Sudbury: Devastated family looks on as man who killed parents gets parole

George Harding Lovie, convicted in 1991, to move into halfway house in Sudbury
Darren MacDonald's summer refresher for fall city council

Darren MacDonald's summer refresher for fall city council

KED, GSDC, GOVA — it's the season of acronyms!
Bag tag confusion as new garbage limits near

Bag tag confusion as new garbage limits near

You don't have to attach tags, city says, unless you're throwing away more than one-bag limit
Clinic worried Aug. 26 transit changes will leave HSN outpatients without bus service

Clinic worried Aug. 26 transit changes will leave HSN outpatients without bus service

But city says plans are in place for those affected by massive reform plan
'Confusing situation': Province only provides 10% of Conservation Sudbury budget, but orders 'core mandate' focus

'Confusing situation': Province only provides 10% of Conservation Sudbury budget, but orders 'core mandate' focus

Conservation Sudbury wonders whether its Lake Laurentian educational programming will have to be cut