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99th YEAR NO. 222                                                              WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2007                                                                                      94¢ + GST




Man killed in South Mine accident
Early reports indicate he was run over by a bulldozer while working on the surface
    BY LAURA STRADIOTTO          South Mine.                       is about 50 years old, has not    of Labour.                        the area of Power Street in        pany working on the surface
        The Sudbury Star           A bulldozer operator            been released. Next of kin           “When they went to inves-      Copper Cliff around 10:15          of South Mine on CVRD Inco
                                 employed with OCL Trucking        have been notified, but police    tigate, they noticed the opera-   a.m.                               Ltd. property. The company,
  Greater Sudbur y Police        and Excavating Ltd. of Nairn      are withholding his name.         tor was run over.”                  Officers secured the area as     which employees about 30
and the Ministry of Labour       Centre was found on the              “Workers noticed that a           An autopsy is being con-       investigators from the police      people and up to 50 in the
were on the scene of a fatal     ground, outside the heavy         bulldozer was operating unat-     ducted to determine the cause     service and the Ministry of        summer time, has been work-
industrial accident Tuesday      piece of equipment.               tended,” said Bruce Skeaff, a     of death.                         Labour arrived.                    ing at the site all summer.
morning on the surface at          The name of the man, who        spokesperson for the Ministry        Police were dispatched to        OCL is a contracting com-                        See ACCIDENT / A2




Hampton                                                                                                   Survivor
challenges
leaders to
debate in
the North
    BY LAURA STRADIOTTO
        The Sudbury Star

   NDP leader Howard
Hampton challenged his
competitors to a debate on
northern issues during a
brief stop Tuesday in Han-
mer.
   Hampton met with NDP
candidates France Gelinas of
Nickel Belt and Dave Bat-
taino of Sudbury, along with
half a dozen area residents
who shared concerns over
health care, particularly the
need to improve waiting
times for surgeries and stan-
dards of care in nursing
homes.
   Hampton lamented the
loss of 40,000 jobs in the
North, mostly in the forestry
sector, which he said equates
to $869 million in lost wages
and salaries.
                  “The situa-                                                                                                                                                      JOHN LAPPA/THE SUDBURY STAR
                tion        in    Breast cancer survivor Stephanie Koett kisses her dad, Frank Scappatura, following the kickoff of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the
                Northern          Cure event at Cambrian Ford on Tuesday.
                Ontario is so
                serious, in



                                  ‘When you’re diagnosed, you’re diagnosed’
                terms of the
                loss of jobs,
                in terms of
                things like
                shortage of
 Hampton        physicians,
                in terms of
                the outmi-        Stephanie Koett is living proof breast cancer need not be a death sentence                                                                   BREAST CANCER
gration of young people
because there is no longer            BY LAURA STRADIOTTO            The Think Pink week is             “I went through a series of       “I slowed down consider-             ➤ In 2007, more than 22,300
opportunity,” Hampton told                The Sudbury Star         held each year in mid-Sep-        tests and actually the mam-       ably, but routine is key. I got         women will be diagnosed
reporters outside the Club                                         tember to raise awareness for     mogram didn’t show any-           myself up and did things. My            with breast cancer; 5,300
D’age D’or in Hanmer.              It will be the third year       the CIBC Run for The Cure.        thing,” she said.                 running friends from Sudbury            women will die from it.
   “But what we really need      Stephanie Koett participates        Sept. 30 marks the 10th            “They subsequently did an      Rocks were fabulous. They               ➤ On average, 429 women
to have in this campaign is      in the CIBC Run For the Cure,     year the annual fundraising       ultrasound and (determined)       would run with me, walk                 will be diagnosed with breast
a debate in Northern             but the first time she’ll run     event for breast cancer has       it was breast cancer.”            with me. I just needed to keep          cancer every week.
Ontario about Northern           the distance.                     been held in Sudbury. Each           It was through the support     myself active.”                         ➤ In 2007, about 170 men
Ontario.”                          Koett was diagnosed with        year, more than 170,000           of her family, friends and a         A big part of her philoso-           will be diagnosed with breast
   Hampton said the region       breast cancer in April 2005       Canadians in 53 communities       positive outlook that helped      phy was to deal with the dis-           cancer; 50 will die from it.
is rich in natural resources,    and underwent treatment           unite across the country to       her overcome the emotional        ease upfront.                           ➤ Incidence rates of breast
producing electricity at some    until November 2005.              raise money for breast cancer     battle that comes with can-          “When you’re diagnosed,              cancer have stabilized since
of the lowest costs in the         “It was quite a shock,”         research, education and           cer.                              you’re diagnosed,” said Koett.          1993, and mortality rates
world, yet companies are         Koett said about learning she     awareness programs.                  A long distance runner,           “As soon as you can accept           have declined steadily at a
closing over unaffordable        had the disease.                    Koett walked the 2005 and       Koett altered but didn’t cut      it, then you deal with it.              rate of 2.7 per cent annually.
hydro prices.                      “It pretty much put me out      2006 events and now, two          out her running routine.          That’s what I had to do, was
   Hampton promised to           for a year. You come across       years after she finished treat-      “The cycle of chemother-       accept it and then accept
keep revenues from mining,       something like this and it        ment, she’ll pound the pave-      apy would knock me out flat       help.”                             five kilometres or one kilome-
forestry and hydro power in      changes your whole reflection     ment with a new intensity.        on my back for four days and         To register or donate to the    tres at the event, which takes
the North if the NDP is          on life. It really does.”           Koett was 42 when she           then the other days I would       CIBC Run for the Cure, go to       place 10 a.m. on Sept. 30 at
elected Oct. 10.                   Koett shared her story dur-     detected a lump while doing       run, maybe, seven miles a         www.cbcf.org.                      Cambrian College.
               See DEBATE / A2   ing Think Pink event Tuesday.     a breast self-examination.        day,” she said.                      You can either walk or run            lstradiotto@thesudburystar.com




Index                                                        Weather Forecast                     Quote of the day                           Smile of the day                          thesudburystar.com

BRIDGE               B14     MOVIE LISTINGS           B8              Today: Sun, cloud           “I’m telling you what he said, OK.          Grandparents: Something so
BUSINESS              A8     OBITUARIES               A9              High: 14       Low: 6
CANADA                A7     OPINION/LETTERS    A10, A11                                          What do you want me to tell you,            simple a child can operate it.
                                                                      Tomorrow: Sunny
CLASSIFIEDS      B14-B16     ONTARIO                  A6              High: 16      Low: 8        he didn’t say those things? Don’t
COMICS/CROSSWORD      B5     SPORTS               B1-B4               Friday: Cloudy, rain        call me a liar.”                                          Mike McLaughlin
GREATER SUDBURY    A2-A4     TV LISTINGS              B8              High: 16          Low: 4                     — Liberal candidate
LIFE & FOOD           B6     WORLD                   A12                                             Ron Dupuis on his endorsement by                        Send your Smile to
                                                                 Weather map on Page B4                     Mayor John Rodriguez / A3             editorial@thesudburystar.com




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