Greater Sudbury Official Plan

The City of Greater Sudbury is required by law to review and update its Official Plan (OP) every five years. The OP review was initiated earlier this year and provides an important opportunity to ensure that it reflects and balances local interests with provincial regulation. The OP review will explore and propose land use policy…

2013 Municipal Budget Submission

As part of Council’s commitment to balance the need to provide services with the desire to maintain low property taxes, the Finance Committee of Greater Sudbury recently solicited public input for the 2013 municipal budget. While the Committee will begin formal budget deliberations with staff in the fall, the process starts now to ensure that…

Chamber releases statement on ILS

At a press conference Friday morning the GSCC urged council to proceed with the immediate redevelopment and renewal of the Elisabella and Lapointe industrial parkland and enforced that the city should bear one hundred percent of the costs for the infrastructure upgrades for this specific area. While the chamber appreciates the objective of achieving a…

And the BEA winners are…

2012 Bell Business Excellence Award Winners Entrepreneur of the Year – My Thai Palace / Pipat Sripimolphan (Sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada) Pipat Sripimolphan came from Thailand eight years ago and quickly established his first business in Toronto. Three years later, Pipat decided to open a restaurant in Sudbury. While other Asian restaurants may…

Chamber returns from OCC AGM

Last week, your chamber attended the 100th Anniversary of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce AGM. Over the course of two full days the chamber listened to engaging presentations by government officials and specialists in economics, public affairs and leadership. Additionally, the chamber participated in a plenary session where policy resolutions were debated and voted on.…

NE-REDA launches website

The Northeastern Ontario Regional Economic Development Area (REDA) has launched its website. As part of the planning for economic development and growth for Northern Ontario (Northern Ontario Growth Plan), the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines is supporting pilot projects in the Northeast and the Northwest. This website will strive to keep the lines of…

Chamber meets with Minister

Your chamber conducted another one of its annual meetings with elected officials on Tuesday, April 10th and met with Rick Bartolucci, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and MPP for Sudbury. Discussions included the Provincial Budget, the Northern Ontario Growth Plan, electricity prices and skilled labour. Read the minutes from the meeting.