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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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Sudbury customers of Desjardins affected by data breach

Sudbury customers of Desjardins affected by data breach

But credit union won't say how many of its local members were affected
'City's future' rests on council, mayor says, in justifying move to dismiss development board

'City's future' rests on council, mayor says, in justifying move to dismiss development board

Bigger also says he's simply fulfilling a campaign promise, but GSDC board members wonder why they were blindsided by the move
Legal Aid cuts will cost more in the long run, town hall told

Legal Aid cuts will cost more in the long run, town hall told

Hosted by MPP Jamie West, participants warn Ford government of targetting the most vulnerable in society
City receives AA credit rating for second year in a row

City receives AA credit rating for second year in a row

Greater Sudbury's outlook is stable, S&P says
Councillor takes KED fight to premier, as controversy returns to city council June 25

Councillor takes KED fight to premier, as controversy returns to city council June 25

Motion would change bylaw to ensure BIA doesn't take legal action against city again
Ford announces $1M for Lopes Ltd. during Greater Sudbury visit

Ford announces $1M for Lopes Ltd. during Greater Sudbury visit

Premier also confirmed Hwy. 69 funding announcement in the works; about two dozen protesters greeted Ford's arrival
If city wants a dividend payment, GSU customers will pay higher rates, utility says

If city wants a dividend payment, GSU customers will pay higher rates, utility says

Only way to pay a dividend, Greater Sudbury Utilities says, is to either charge customers more or stop fixing infrastructure, city councillors who sit on utility's board say
City utility has never shared its profits with its only shareholder — taxpayers

City utility has never shared its profits with its only shareholder — taxpayers

Report calls for Greater Sudbury Utilities to share profits with city, as anaylsis finds other municipally owned utilities pay dividends
Public shouldn't have to pay to use Kivi Park playground, report says

Public shouldn't have to pay to use Kivi Park playground, report says

Otherwise, city supports plans to bring in user fees to help maintain the park
Judge overturns Manitoulin man's 2017 conviction for sex assault

Judge overturns Manitoulin man's 2017 conviction for sex assault

Questions about how rape kit was handled leads judge to order a new trial