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Unifor seeks to represent Toyota workers
Unifor, the union looking to represent Toyota workers in three Canadian plants, is set for a vote that will be closely watched by labour groups after a failed attempt at unionization at another U.S. car plant last month.The union, which was formed last year with the merger of the Canadian...
Newspaper: Northern Life
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 18:36:38



CN delivered 5,100 cars to grain elevators
MONTREAL - Canadian National Railway says it is making progress to meet the government's target of increasing grain shipments, but also called on Western Canadian grain elevator companies to "step up" their performance."Having wrongly singled-out railways and unrealistically called for a near-doubling of rail car capacity since last fall, it...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 18:36:37



Low-speed chase nets drunk-driving charges
A 50-year-old Sudbury woman fled from police on March 30 after officers were tipped off that she might be driving drunk in the Hazel Street area, said Greater Sudbury Police Service.Officers found her driving her vehicle on Lorne Street near Kelly Lake Road. Police followed the vehicle to the intersection...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 18:36:37



Snowmobile patrols in Capreol result in 11 tickets
Officers handed out 11 tickets to snowmobilers on March 29 as part of a joint effort between Greater Sudbury Police Service and and the Ontario Provincial Police SAVE unit.Officers were on patrol in the Capreol area. They stopped about 60 snowmobiles and handed out the following tickets:2 - helmet1 -...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 18:36:36



NOSM dean city's highest-paid public sector worker
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 18:36:36



Canada faces stark choice with Russia: expert
CHISINAU, Moldova - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says he hopes Russia has seen the "virtue" of diplomacy to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, while a defence expert warns that Canada should be paying more attention to Russia's claims in the Arctic.Baird sounded hopeful about talks between Russian Foreign Minister...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 18:36:35



Co-operative wants $1-million solar farm in Sudbury
SUN Co-operative, a not-for-profit organization, has made progress over the winter months toward the construction of a $1-million solar farm on Vale-owned property. Bob Jeffery, vice-president of the SUN Co-operative board, said the group has made an application with the Ontario Power Authority's Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) program, which offers small green-power generators a chance to sell power to the provincial grid at a guaranteed rate. "We're waiting for what they call a determination of eligibility," Jeffery said.If the Ontario Power Authority deems the project eligible for the FIT program, the SUN Co-operative (for Sudbury Unlimited eNergy) can then secure a contract for power generation, and contact suppliers to build and install the needed solar panels.The...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 18:36:35



200 cadets tested in seamanship competition
As a Petty Officer First Class with 134 Admiral Mountbatten, Celine Landry is not a stranger to competing against other corps from throughout Northeastern Ontario.In her six-year career as a cadet, she has pitted her knowledge and skills against other cadets in such events as sheerlegs, naval trivia and knot-tying,...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 18:36:34



Raine suits up for the Portland Pirates
The Sudbury Wolves congratulated team captain Kevin Raine this afternoon on being invited to play for the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League. Raine is expected to join the team on April 1 and will be in their lineup when the Pirates play the Worcester Sharks tomorrow night in Worcester. The Pirates are the affiliate team of the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL. The Wolves also wished Raine all the best in pursuit...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 18:36:34





Board to meet new chief April 9
The Greater Sudbury Police Service announced today the city's new police chief, Paul Pedersen, will be officially introduced at the GSPS board meeting April 9.The city will be holding a swearing-in ceremony as well. That event is set for May 5 at the Caruso ...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 18:36:33



Postal rate jumps 35 per cent today
OTTAWA - The cost of mailing a first-class letter within Canada is going up today -- by 35 per cent.Canada Post is raising the price of a stamp to 85-cents, up from 63-cents.While the new price applies when buying stamps in bulk, it will cost $1 to buy a single...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 10:36:24



Hello spring!
Looks like spring finally decided to show up.Above-zero temperatures are expected all week; however, overnight temperatures will remain in the minuses.Sudbury will reach a high of 9 C today with a mix of sun and ...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 10:36:24



Medical pot patients lament tough choice
OTTAWA - They might have a temporary reprieve, but pain-stricken Canadians who grow their own medical marijuana say they could soon face a difficult choice: go without the weed they need or break the law to get it.A Federal Court judge recently granted an injunction that allows thousands of patients...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 10:36:23



New rules give birth to medical pot industry
VANCOUVER - From the outside, there's little to distinguish MediJean Distribution Inc.'s headquarters from the unremarkable office complexes and warehouses that surround it in a sprawling slice of industrial suburbia near Vancouver.Inside, however, the picture is unlike anything else around it. The company is putting the finishing touches on a...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 10:36:23



Not all MDs mellow about medical pot
TORONTO - "What about marijuana?"It's a question that likely will soon be posed by a growing number of patients in more and more doctors' offices across the country.And no, it's not some kind of reefer madness.Revamped federal regulations governing access to medical marijuana officially take effect this week, and Health...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 10:36:22



Power outage in New Sudbury
Two Sudbury Hydro crews have been dispatched to restore power to the Woodbine area of New Sudbury at around 11 a.m. Monday, said the distribution company.Sudbury Hydro has not yet determined the cause of the power outage, and does not yet have an estimate for when power will be ...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 10:36:22



Sudbury's Browns Concrete helps build home in Tijuana, Mexico
Sudbury's Brown's Concrete Products Ltd. had a helping hand in providing a new home to a family in need in Tijuana, Mexico on Feb. 4-5, 2014.Organized by the Homes of Hope program and Youth With a Mission (YWAM) in Tijuana, the home build project brought together 22 people from...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-31 06:36:32



Plea for suicide law could head to top court
TORONTO - The friend of a Toronto lawyer who went to Switzerland to end his life says a group of lawyers is looking at whether his dying plea for legalized assisted suicide could be part of an upcoming Supreme Court hearing on the subject.In an open letter and video, Edward...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-30 10:36:24



PQ targeted as integrity takes centre stage
MONTREAL - The Parti Quebecois faced questions of its own about tax havens and corruption on Saturday as integrity issues took centre stage in the provincial election campaign.Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard said it's the turn of PQ chief Pauline Marois to explain herself following a report of an alleged illegal...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-30 10:36:24



Three dead found in fire ravaged vacant building on Prince Edward Island
CHARLOTTETOWN - Fire investigators in Charlottetown worked into the night Saturday, sifting through the charred remains of a vacant building where three bodies were discovered earlier in the day.The small, green structure had been home to a number of businesses in the past, including a used car dealership and a...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-30 10:36:23



Spot check nabs suspended driver
A suspended driver was caught behind the wheel at a spot check set up by Greater Sudbury Police Service on March 29.Police checked 235 vehicles after setting up on Elgin Street at Nelson Street, Howey Drive and Downing, Lansing and Maley Drive and Falconbridge Road at Auger. Officers doled out...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-30 10:36:23



Keeping the feet of the less fortunate warm
Cambrian College donated on March 24 more than 1,000 pairs of socks to the Corner Clinic and the Elgin Street Mission. Alison Ross, co-ordinator of the First Generation Advising Program, and Sarah Babe, a liaison officer at Cambrian College, presented the socks to Kevin Serviss, executive director of the Samaritan...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-30 10:36:22



Watermain break closes section of Howey Drive
City crews are on the site of a watermain break on Howey Drive.The break has required the closure of Howey Drive between Somerset Street and Lonsdale Avenue. A detour has been set up. Emergency vehicle access to Howey Drive will be maintained. Repairs are expected to last through tonight, with...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-30 10:36:22



Northern Ontario Business Awards looking for top entrepreneurs
Your growing business deserves to be celebrated! Here is your chance at regional recognition in Northern Ontario.Northern Ontario Business is now accepting nominations for the 28th annual Northern Ontario Business Awards (NOBA). Over the years, NOBA has awarded more than 240 Northern Ontario companies and individuals with a Northern Ontario Business Award for their contributions to the economic wealth of Northern Ontario, as well as employing local citizens. In a fiercely competitive market, winning an NOBA sets a company apart as a leader. Submit a nomination for either yourself, or someone you know. NOBA winners are profiled in a video documentary, and a special high-gloss magazine that is distributed at the event and to more than 49,000 business...
Newspaper: Northern Life
Feed: News Date: 2014-03-29 10:36:38



Downtown developments bring sense of renewal
Although the weather may not feel like spring, there is a definite sense of renewal in downtown Sudbury, said Downtown Sudbury in a news release.With so many projects in the works and nearing completion, the sense of revitalization that has taken hold of the city's core is clearly evident.Many downtown restaurants are preparing for the outdoor patio season. Peddler's Pub on Cedar Street has already taken many of the necessary steps toward the introduction of the extended patio pilot project. The extended patio is expected to be built in time for summer, which will cover the full sidewalk in front of the pub. Once the pilot project is proven a success, the design will be made available for other downtown restaurants to incorporate into their own outdoor patio. The emergence of a new restaurant model is another active project that is expected to be completed within the next few months. The transition of a downtown landmark into an incubator kitchen began early February and is nearing completion.The former Nibbler's Restaurant on Young Street no longer bares the broken...
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Feed: News Date: 2014-03-29 10:36:38



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