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Matt Durnan

Matt Durnan

Matt Durnan is a reporter at Sudbury.com, covering city hall and general news. He is a graduate of Humber College's Journalism program. Matt spent time as a reporter in Thompson, Man., as well as Airdrie, Alta., before moving to Sudbury. Follow him on Twitter @mdurnan. He can be reached by email at mdurnan@sudbury.com.

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Recent Work by Matt

City continues to explore possibility of mandatory mask bylaw

City continues to explore possibility of mandatory mask bylaw

Mayor said he believes most people will follow face-covering recommendations, making a mask bylaw unnecessary
City moving forward on $1.5M experiment on road repair

City moving forward on $1.5M experiment on road repair

Up to 25 lane km of roads could have their lifespan extended by 15 years
City backs away from hard stance with Downtown BIA, agrees to work more collaboratively

City backs away from hard stance with Downtown BIA, agrees to work more collaboratively

Ward 9 Coun. Deb McIntosh described the approach as ‘a handshake not a hammer’ 
‘Karen’ for Kids: Sudburian striving to raise $10,000 for NOFCC next month

‘Karen’ for Kids: Sudburian striving to raise $10,000 for NOFCC next month

Karen Falldien Yawney will shave her head in September in support of children battling cancer
City facing $10M in costs, lost revenues due to COVID-19 response

City facing $10M in costs, lost revenues due to COVID-19 response

Reintroduction of some leisure services could help recoup some lost user fees 
Greater Sudbury clearing regulatory roadblocks to allow for more brewpubs

Greater Sudbury clearing regulatory roadblocks to allow for more brewpubs

City planning committee recommends zoning amendment for more micro-brewers to open up shop
City clearing roadblocks to allow for more brewpubs

City clearing roadblocks to allow for more brewpubs

Planning committee recommends zoning bylaw amendment that will make it easier for small scale breweries to open up shop
City's lawyer says no evidence of bad faith and asks for application to be dismissed

City's lawyer says no evidence of bad faith and asks for application to be dismissed

City, Gateway Casinos make their cases during day two of Superior Court hearing
City acted in bad faith and was not transparent, argues Tom Fortin's lawyer

City acted in bad faith and was not transparent, argues Tom Fortin's lawyer

Gordon Petch states that robust democratic process was not adhered to in Kingsway decision
Downtown Sudbury metered parking fees will be reinstated next month

Downtown Sudbury metered parking fees will be reinstated next month

Municipal parking lots will remain free of charge