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Sudbury's iconic "William Ramsey' to stay ashore this summer

The iconic “William Ramsey’ tour boat is not going to be able to launch this summer into the waters of Ramsey Lake. It’s owner says they looked at all sorts of options but with the floating dock out of commission at Science North this year, it just wasn’t feasible.

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Two rival chip stands operate across the street from each other in Sturgeon Falls for decades and are both up for sale. June 11, 2024
The Turtle Pond Wildlife Centre located in the Greater Sudbury community of Val Caron is at is very busy taking care of more than 300 orphaned, ill and injured mammals, reptiles and birds. June 5, 2024. (Alana Everson/CTV News Northern Ontario)

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Sault paramedics rally in front of social services office

Paramedics rallied outside the offices of the District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board as the union that represents them continues to call for a return to the bargaining table to resume contract talks.

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LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: HOW THEY WORK

Few and far between: population density in northern Ontario

No matter how many pages of the budget you go through line-by-line, some key factors in northeastern Ontario make annual budgeting a challenge.

Algonquin Boulevard East in Timmins by City Hall. (CTV Northern Ontario file)

Between a rock and a hard place: local government in northeastern Ontario

Despite a long list of responsibilities, local governments have the least power and are heavily regulated by the province.

Public lookout at Newmont Porcupine's Hollinger open pit mine in Timmins. (Lydia Chubak/CTV Northern Ontario)

Northeastern Ontario politicians reflect on their time at city hall

One of the biggest surprises many newly elected city councillors face is just how complicated it is to get things done – and that they are not the boss of every city staffer they meet.

Public hearing at Sudbury's city hall

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