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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

City unemployment rate dips to 6%, but jobs disappear

City unemployment rate dips to 6%, but jobs disappear

Fewer people looking for work keeps rate down, but 1,600 jobs have disappeared in last 12 months
Imagining a less congested Lasalle Boulevard

Imagining a less congested Lasalle Boulevard

With Maley Drive project expected to reduce traffic, city planners look to make roadway cyclist, pedestrian friendly
If not brought under control, milfoil will render some lakes unusable within a few years

If not brought under control, milfoil will render some lakes unusable within a few years

Innovative technique will see invasive plant covered in biodegradable burlap
License plate scanner leads to hundreds of charges

License plate scanner leads to hundreds of charges

Police report outlines advantages, drawbacks of using the new technology
<updated>Bribery trial Day 2:</updated> Olivier admits he knew no money, specific job offer was made to him

Bribery trial Day 2: Olivier admits he knew no money, specific job offer was made to him

Says he had an 'unfair advantage' over others if open nomination called because he had sold memberships for the June 2014 election
Thibeault: Money for Hwy. 69 is still there

Thibeault: Money for Hwy. 69 is still there

But negotiations with First Nations, environmental assessments taking more time than expected
Fire chief still dealing with fallout from controversial fire optimization plan

Fire chief still dealing with fallout from controversial fire optimization plan

Bain will go to Beaver Lake to answer questions
Change would encourage Handi-Transit riders to use conventional buses

Change would encourage Handi-Transit riders to use conventional buses

Report recommends making Handi-Transit passes transferable to Sudbury Transit buses
Almost 900 used homeless shelters in Sudbury last year

Almost 900 used homeless shelters in Sudbury last year

Report card offers overview of city's homeless programs
You can safely view Monday's solar eclipse at Science North

You can safely view Monday's solar eclipse at Science North

Staring at the sun — even during an eclipse — without protection can damage your eyes