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  • Union raids the subject of author Mick Lowe’s 5th book

    Union raids the subject of author Mick Lowe’s 5th book

    Mick Lowe said his disability was actually a benefit when it came to writing his soon-to-be published novel, “The Raids.” The book is set in 1963, during a particularly violent time in Sudbury’s history — the Steelworkers’ raids on the then-powerful Mine Mill union.

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  • Spring run off creates floods throughout Sudbury

    Spring run off creates floods throughout Sudbury

    Heavy rains on April 14 caused flooding in several areas of Greater Sudbury. Notre Dame was closed between Wilma Street and Cambrian Heights Drive. Alexander Street was also under water between Miller Street and Martin Avenue.

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  • Flooding on Alexander Street

    Flooding on Alexander Street

    Heavy rains on April 14 caused flooding in several parts of of the city, including Alexander Street in New Sudbury. The street was flooded between Miller Street and Martin Avenue.

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  • High waters slow traffic on Notre Dame

    High waters slow traffic on Notre Dame

    A portion of Notre Dame was under water April 14 between The Brick and the Greyhound Bus Station. High water levels slowed traffic in both the north and south lanes on Notre Dame. Drive with caution.

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  • Alleged dog napper says she was trying to help

    Alleged dog napper says she was trying to help

    Heather Zeffer admits she took a the Haskett familiy’s long-hair Germans shepherd on April 9 because she felt the owners were negligent.

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  • Security cameras capture family dog stolen from Riverside home

    Security cameras capture family dog stolen from Riverside home

    A Sudbury family that placed video cameras around the outside of their property captured more than they bargained for April 9 — footage of two people attempting to gain access to their home and then making off with their nine-year-old long-haired German shepherd.

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  • Sudbury’s new police chief

    Sudbury’s new police chief

    The Police Services Board introduced Peter Pederson as Greater Sudbury’s new chief of police on April 9.

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  • Melanson running for mayor

    Melanson running for mayor

    Dan Melanson announced that he will be resigning as the president of the Greater Sudbury Taxpayers Association and filed his nomination papers for mayor of Greater Sudbury.

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  • Moment of silence at Queen’s Park in honour of worker killed at Vale smelter

    Moment of silence at Queen’s Park in honour of worker killed at Vale smelter

    Queen’s Park observed a moment of silence on April 7, out of respect for the miner who died on the job at Vale’s Copper Cliff smelter mine April 6.

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  • One killed, one injured at Vale smelter

    One killed, one injured at Vale smelter

    According to early information, a 36-year-old mechanic at Vale’s Copper Cliff smelter was killed when a pin from a crusher broke off and was released under high pressure.

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  • Vale smelter worker killed by pin released at high pressure: Steelworkers

    Vale smelter worker killed by pin released at high pressure: Steelworkers

    A 36-year-old man was killed and a 28-year-old man injured at around 6:30 p.m. April 6 while working at the Vale Copper Cliff Smelter. Steelworkers Local 6500 president, Rick Bertrand, comments on the tragedy.

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  • Kiwanis Music Festival of Sudbury

    Kiwanis Music Festival of Sudbury

    This year’s local Kiwanis music festival, which took place March 24-April 4, featured about 1,000 performers over the age of five who competed in categories such as musical theatre, piano, strings and choir, to name just a few.

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  • Harlem Globetrotters make way to Sudbury Arena

    Harlem Globetrotters make way to Sudbury Arena

    Harlem Globetrotter, Anthony ‘Buckets” Blakes made an early visit to Sudbury to show Northern Life reporter Jonathan Migneault, and Jim Gray, a senior designer and photographer with Sudbury Sports Magazine some moves.

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  • J’hésite by Martine Fortin

    J’hésite by Martine Fortin

    Martine Fortin performs her orignal song, J’hésite at Northern Life.

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  • Mine safety review

    Mine safety review

    The Ministry of Labour held the first of four mine safety review consultations in Sudbury on April 2. The session focused on a variety of topics that impact mine health and safety.

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  • Hospital food

    Hospital food

    Health Sciences North has 50 employees who feed more than 400 patients every day. The hospital hopes to add more Ontario products to its monthly $100,000 grocery list.

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