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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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Pizza and beer celebration for Stack Brewing

Pizza and beer celebration for Stack Brewing

Fourth annual event celebrates local brewer's success
City finishes year $2.2M overbudget

City finishes year $2.2M overbudget

Transit, snowplowing budgets finish deep in the red, offset by surpluses in other departments
Report calls for two soccer fields under one dome

Report calls for two soccer fields under one dome

Private groups interested in building long-delayed facility in the city
Whistle blower hotline attracts complaints about barking dogs, late buses

Whistle blower hotline attracts complaints about barking dogs, late buses

But three of 80 complaints referred to outside agency for more investigation
Used motor oil to blame for early asphalt cracking, council told

Used motor oil to blame for early asphalt cracking, council told

While extreme temperatures and heavy trucks also play a role, the way asphalt cement is created also a major factor
Council OKs Wolves takeover of arena operations

Council OKs Wolves takeover of arena operations

Agree in principal; final decision expected in August
Bylaw aims to prevent contamination of city's drinking water

Bylaw aims to prevent contamination of city's drinking water

Will require apartments, businesses to install devices to ensure wastewater doesn't mix with drinking water
City utility wants to pay staff to make innovative ideas a reality

City utility wants to pay staff to make innovative ideas a reality

Workshop at GSU allows staff to develop ideas that make the company work better
No conspiracies in the fire plan, mayor insists

No conspiracies in the fire plan, mayor insists

Says attempt to be open and transparent inadvertently stressed out the community
Minnow Lake building goes from commercial to spiritual

Minnow Lake building goes from commercial to spiritual

After a pizzeria, video store and gas bar failed, Bellevue property looks to the heavens for success