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Well-dressed Sikh gangsters. A woman deciding between love interests on opposite sides of the ocean. An elderly lady living in a van.These are just a few of the stories in films chosen as the gala presentations at this year's Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival, which takes place this year from Sept. 19-27.Festival representatives released part of the 27th an...

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Jul 31, 2015

Third edition of craft beer festival set for Aug. 8

This year's Elgin Street Craft Beer Festival is set to take place from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Aug. 8 on Grey Street, adjacent to the Townehouse. From left are Townehouse bartender Jenn Cormier, Townehouse beverage manager Ryan Desjardins and Townehouse operations manager Paul Loewenberg. Photo by Arron Pickard.

When the Elgin Street Craft Beer Festival was first held two years ago, the craft beer industry was ...

Jul 31, 2015

Film strip Medusa: Cinéfest releases 2015 image

Alluring and tantalizing, yet mysterious and unattainable; the 2015 Cinéfest Sudbury Festival image features an enticing Medusa-like character. Supplied photo.

Alluring and tantalizing, yet mysterious and unattainable; the 2015 Cinéfest Sudbury Festival image ...

Jul 31, 2015

Explore The Pridehouse That Kids Built

The opening reception for the PrideHouse That Kids Built will take place Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. It explores inclusion in sport as part of the PrideHouse: Sudbury Celebrates. Aiming to change attitudes, the first PrideHouse — a supportive space for LGBT athletes and their allies — was set up at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Exploring inclusion in sport is the main goal for The PrideHouse That Kids Built, a unique art insta...

Jul 31, 2015

Theatre launches STC Academy education program

Sudbury Theatre Centre will offer a new educational program for the 2015-16 season. File photo.

The Sudbury Theatre Centre is taking its long-running educational programs to new heights this seaso...

Jul 30, 2015

Here's a sneak peek at this year's Cinéfest

Nicholas Hytner's The Lady in the Van is Cinéfest's Sunday gala. The legendary Maggie Smith stars in this adaptation of the based-on-fact play by author Alan Bennett, about a high-born homeless woman who finds temporary shelter parking her van on Bennett's driveway — for 15 years. Supplied photo.

Well-dressed Sikh gangsters. A woman deciding between love interests on opposite sides of the ocean....

Jul 30, 2015

VIDEO: Building a birch bark canoe in Whitefish

Tom Byers tests the waters in his recent creation - a Cree-style birch-bark canoe which he spent the last three weeks building by hand, with help from a few friends who travelled all the way from Chisasibi, Que. They used traditional methods and materials found in the forest to build the canoe. Photo by Heather Green-Oliver.

 Whitefish resident Tom Byers builds birch bark canoes using traditional methods and materials found... Video: Building a birch-bark canoe

Jul 29, 2015

Just peachy: Ontario peaches at The Market

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Take a bite out of a fresh Ontario peach this weekend (Aug. 1 and 2). This Market favourite is a gre...

Jul 29, 2015

Mini art exhibit will be an ode to downtown

 Myths and Mirrors artistic director Sarah King Gold at the spot on Durham Street where a mini art exhibit honouring the city's downtown will soon be. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Local artist Sue Peters loves Sudbury's downtown, so much so that this past May, she sold her Copper...

Jul 29, 2015

Swingbridge Blonde hits Little Current's Beer Store

Manitoulin Brewing Company's Swingbridge Blonde beer hits the Beer Store in Little Current next month. Supplied photo.

If you plan on spending the long weekend on Manitoulin, make sure to stop at the Beer Store in Littl...

Jul 29, 2015

Justine Giles steps out of her comfort zone

Singer-songwriter Justine Giles, a native of Sudbury, has moved to Montreal, where she's taking part in industry showcases, hoping to make the big time. Supplied photo.

Earlier this year, Sudbury native Justine Giles packed up her bags and moved to Montreal. It was a b...

Jul 29, 2015

Video: Pride Parade sights and sounds

Parade this past Saturday. Supplied photo.

Greater Sudbury's LGBT community marked their annual Pride Parade this past Saturday.NorthernLife.ca... Video:

Jul 29, 2015

Caption this photo to win symphony tickets

Caption this photo for a chance to win symphony tickets. Supplied photo.

Every Wednesday, the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra is asking people to caption a photo through its Face...

Jul 29, 2015

Capreol's the place to be this weekend

Candace Makitalo, co-owner of Sudbury Party Animals, holds a hedgehog beside her booth at Capreol Days in 2013. This year's event takes place July 31 to Aug. 2. File photo.

Capreol Days is set to take place from July 31 to Aug. 2. The community festival starts Friday with...

Jul 28, 2015

Actors needed for new French TV series

St—Nickel is a six—part dramatic comedy that explores how a dysfunctional franco-Ontarian family is changed by their efforts to stop big business from making changes to their neighbourhood. Supplied photo.

Do you dream of playing a role on screen? Taking part of a TV production? Starting your acting caree...

Jul 28, 2015

Dear Sudbury: Here's how you can participate in Up Fest

Dig up old photos of Sudbury and rephotograph them in context for an exposé that will be set up at the Grand during Up Fest. The exhibit will be called Dear Sudbury. Supplied photo.

Artist Taylor Jones is best known for his project, Dear Photograph, which asks people to find old ph...

Jul 27, 2015

High-voltage fun coming to Science North

Hydro One’s Electricity Discovery Centre will make a six day stop at Science North, starting July 27. File photo.

Hydro One’s Electricity Discovery Centre travels to Sudbury for six days at Science North, starting ...

Jul 24, 2015

Pride Parade hits the streets Saturday

Fierté Sudbury Pride Week festivities kick into high gear this weekend for the annual Pride Parade, as well as other activities. File photo

Hey, Greater Sudbury, it’s time to get your Pride on!This weekend marks the culmination of the week-...

Jul 24, 2015

Festival time: Everybody can be Greek this weekend

Opa! Sudbury's Greek community invites everyone to celebrate Grecian culture this weekend during the annual Greek Festival. File photo

Sudbury's Greek community celebrate the 23rd annual Greek Fest this weekend at the Hellenic Centre.W...

Jul 23, 2015

Viral video moment: Jurassic Park – in heels

XVP Comedy out of Chicago produced a parody of the hit film 'Jurassic World,' putting everyone in the film in high heels. YouTube/XVP Comedy

Spoiler alert: In case you haven’t watched Jurassic World - which is now the No. 3 movie of all-time... Video:

Jul 23, 2015

Products of messy minds wanted for book project

Danielle Provencher and Soheila Homayed are looking for submissions of art, photography, stories, poetry, essays, handwritten quotes, late-night thoughts, unsent letters or weird theories for their self-published book project, Messy Minds. Supplied photo.

Danielle Provencher and Soheila Homayed have been best friends for more than half their lives. They ...

Jul 22, 2015

Life in the North: Walk on the wild side (4 photos)

 Louise McNamara knows all about life in rural Northern Ontario. She regularly gets all kinds of wild visitors around her Red Deer Lake Road home. Photos supplied

We live in Northern Ontario. Nature is abundant. It’s all around us. Wildlife wanders onto our prope...

Jul 22, 2015

Video: Paper giant Domtar just got a whole lot cooler

At Comic-Con in San Diego, California, the world’s premier fan culture convention, Domtar’s paper character poses with fans dressed up as Spider-Man villains (from left) Carnage and Venom, as well as Spidey himself. YouTube/Domtar

The paper industry — like the mining sector — has its ups and its downs. It has its boom and bust cy... Video:

Jul 22, 2015

Sound the trumpets, we have a winner!

Fred Norris' witty play on words won him this week's Sudbury Symphony caption contest. Supplied photo.

On July 22, through its Twitter and Facebook feeds, the symphony asked fans to caption an old photo ...

Jul 22, 2015

Beans, beans the musical fruit: At The Market this weekend

 Looking for fresh beans? Head to The Market this weekend. Photo supplied

This weekend’s featured products at The Market are green and yellow string beans. Fresh, crisp beans...

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