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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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South End dog park edges closer to construction

South End dog park edges closer to construction

Will be built at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex 
Read the full transcript of Tom Fortin's KED appeal

Read the full transcript of Tom Fortin's KED appeal

Sudbury businessman takes casino fight to Superior Court of Justice
City to create public parking spots for charging electric vehicles

City to create public parking spots for charging electric vehicles

Challenges include ensuring gas vehicles don't take the space, and EV drivers don't stay there all day
Motion would ban Elm Street left turns near the rail tracks

Motion would ban Elm Street left turns near the rail tracks

Move prompted by a directive from Transport Canada
MacDonald: You might have missed it, but it was a quietly historic night at city council this week

MacDonald: You might have missed it, but it was a quietly historic night at city council this week

Forward steps on immigration, Indigenous relations and climate change
More regs needed to keep teens off of vaping, local vape shop manager says

More regs needed to keep teens off of vaping, local vape shop manager says

Thousands of cases of lung damage linked to vaping in the U.S. have scared some people back to tobacco, although only a handful of cases have been reported in Canada. Shop manager says Canadian health sector should follow British lead and embrace vaping as a 'safer alternative'
'An emotional scene': Jury calls for more oversight in wake of Sudbury business owner's tragic drowning

'An emotional scene': Jury calls for more oversight in wake of Sudbury business owner's tragic drowning

Marc Lafreniere drowned when his excavator tipped over into water, trapping him inside
Report: Vale failed to report defects in tailings dam before collapse

Report: Vale failed to report defects in tailings dam before collapse

Investigators in Brazil say tragedy could have been prevented if company reported warning signs
Families of inmates often fight a lonely battle

Families of inmates often fight a lonely battle

Navigating the confusing, often hostile jail system is another heartache, Sudbury woman says
Draft $615M city budget pegs tax hike at 3.5%

Draft $615M city budget pegs tax hike at 3.5%

Amount includes $2M more for snow removal, $79M for roadwork