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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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Mayoral race: Bigger vows to reduce red tape for business

Mayoral race: Bigger vows to reduce red tape for business

Proposes city, developers share cost of a facilitator who would resolve disputes
Smart cards could soon be in use on city buses

Smart cards could soon be in use on city buses

Plan is part of major overhaul of Sudbury Transit
City budget running $2.2M in the red: report

City budget running $2.2M in the red: report

July storm cleanup, added winter maintenance costs behind the shortfall
Mayor to miss Good Green town hall debate

Mayor to miss Good Green town hall debate

Bigger will be in North Bay, campaign manager takes responsibility for scheduling mixup
Lots of hotels interested in the KED, not just Hilton, Zulich says

Lots of hotels interested in the KED, not just Hilton, Zulich says

Says he will 'pick and choose' which brand to go with when legal appeals process is complete
<updated>City's KED appeal strategy revealed:</updated> Arguing opponents misunderstand planning law

City's KED appeal strategy revealed: Arguing opponents misunderstand planning law

Online documents detail Kingsway appeals, response from city
<b>Breaking up is hard to do:</b> Vagnini motion sounds a lot like a call to de-amalgamate Greater Sudbury

Breaking up is hard to do: Vagnini motion sounds a lot like a call to de-amalgamate Greater Sudbury

He wants to move 'essential' services back to former regions, give areas more 'automony'
<b>City will receive around $270K to help with pot legalization</b>

City will receive around $270K to help with pot legalization

That's Sudbury's share of a $40M, two-year provincial fund
Mayor's race: Arena should be a Triple P project, Mills says

Mayor's race: Arena should be a Triple P project, Mills says

Patricia Mills says arena should be funded without taxpayer dollars
Expect delays: Staffing shortage <updated>causing chaos</updated> at landlord-tenant board

Expect delays: Staffing shortage causing chaos at landlord-tenant board

Lack of adjudicators for hearings means disputes won't be resolved for months