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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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Former Sudbury teacher jailed for sex abuse of student

Former Sudbury teacher jailed for sex abuse of student

Court hears teen's life was devastated as abuse sent him on downward spiral
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Laurentian U scientist part of team that discovered world's oldest fungi

ONTARIO: Laurentian U scientist part of team that discovered world's oldest fungi

Dr. Elizabeth Turner on international team of scientists looking into the very very early origins of complex life
<updated>Billion-year-old fungi:</updated> LU scientist part of team that cracked open window on very ancient life

Billion-year-old fungi: LU scientist part of team that cracked open window on very ancient life

Dr. Elizabeth Turner on international team of scientists looking into the very very early origins of complex life
Report recommends Shaughnessy site for art gallery/library

Report recommends Shaughnessy site for art gallery/library

Held up by KED fight, councillors asked for alternative location other than Sudbury Arena
Decades-long fight for Hwy. 69 finally <updated>nears the end of the road </updated>

Decades-long fight for Hwy. 69 finally nears the end of the road

Politicians praise former Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci for the 25 years he spent lobbying for Hwy 69, as federal government announces $169M to four-lane a 30-km section 
Highlife owner says he's happy and relieved to be opening his doors

Highlife owner says he's happy and relieved to be opening his doors

After weeks of waiting, HighLife owner Anton Lucic says he relieved
Greater Sudbury man fights city hall – and wins

Greater Sudbury man fights city hall – and wins

Court overturns his bylaw conviction for dumping snow on the road 
Ontario court backs LPAT process, but what that means for KED opponents is unclear

Ontario court backs LPAT process, but what that means for KED opponents is unclear

And with more provincial changes coming to the process, it doesn't look like the uncertainty will be cleared up anytime soon
New HQ, insurance, wage increases pushing up police budget

New HQ, insurance, wage increases pushing up police budget

Preliminary increase stands at 5.5%, not including impact of provincial budget
Murder trial begins for man accused of killing Sudbury woman

Murder trial begins for man accused of killing Sudbury woman

Jennifer Barrett was living in Winnipeg in 2016 when her remains were found in a barrel