In the late 1980s, Sean Costello achieved what many aspiring authors only dream of — a book deal with a major publishing company.Over the next three years, the Sudbury man went on to publish three horror novels with Pocket Books out of the United States. The publishing company wanted him to continue publishing a book a year. But as a new father and anaesthesiologist w...

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Sep 20, 2014

Art of Julie Venne Courtemanche on display at STC

Check out the art of Julie Venne Courtemanche at Sudbury Theatre Centre. Supplied photo.

Julie Venne Courtemanche is the first in a series of artists showcasing their works during the 2014-...

Sep 19, 2014

Writing doctor prescribes crime thriller

Local author Sean Costello's seventh novel, “Squall,” will be available for purchase at Chapters Oct. 1. Supplied photo.

In the late 1980s, Sean Costello achieved what many aspiring authors only dream of — a book deal wit...

Sep 19, 2014

Check out Culture Days activities Sept. 26-28

Once again, Sudburians are participating in the national Culture Days weekend, which takes place Sept. 26-28.

Once again, Sudburians are participating in the national Culture Days weekend, which takes place Sep...

Sep 19, 2014

Atheists, skeptics invited to November conference

 Spencer Lucas, seen here speaking at a January 2014 press conference, is the organizer of an upcoming conference in Toronto for atheists, humanists, freethinkers, secularists and skeptics. File photo.

Are you an atheist? How about a humanist, freethinker, secularist or skeptic? If so, a local man is ...

Sep 17, 2014

Local movie-making less costly thanks to partnership

William F. White International has set up a location inside the Northern Ontario Film Studios. From left are Dan St. Amour, William F. White vice-president, commercial production services, Paul Bronfman, chairman and CEO of Whites, David Anselmo, Northern Ontario Film Studios president of production and Denis Rochon, program co-ordinator for the film and television project with the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Film productions hoping to shoot in Sudbury got a bit of good news this week. William F. White Inter... Video:

Sep 17, 2014

Event celebrates 'dynamic' Indian dance form

Check out some Indian Kathak dancing at Sudbury Secondary School's Sheridan Auditorium starting at 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Supplied photo.

The India-Canada Association of Sudbury is holding a celebration of the Indian dance form Kathak at ...

Sep 17, 2014

Young musicians invited to Rock A Future tour

The Vancouver band Childsplay is participating in The Rock A Future — The Next Generation Tour, which visits Sudbury Oct. 4. Supplied photo.

The Rock A Future — The Next Generation Tour, featuring music education and entertainment, visits Su...

Sep 16, 2014

Nine-year love triangle: Students learn art of filmmaking

The first chapter in the film “Perspective” is seen here in this screen shot. All three existing chapters will be screened at Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival starting at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Supplied photo.

If you're at Silver City Cinemas Friday afternoon, expect to see some excited Thorneloe University m...

Sep 16, 2014

According to Baba: Book tells Sudbury Ukrainians' story

Concordia University adjunct assistant history professor and Sudbury native Stacey Zembrzycki and her grandmother, Olga Zembrzycki, worked together to produce the book “According to Baba: A Collaborative Oral History of Sudbury's Ukrainian Community.” A launch for the book is being held Sept. 21 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

As a third-generation Canadian, Stacey Zembrzycki said she used to be somewhat distanced from her Uk...

Sep 15, 2014

One week, 30 movies: Extreme fans ready for Cinéfest

Juanita and John Stolte plan to take in about 25 films at Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

When Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival rolls around each year, Juanita and John Stolte em...

Sep 14, 2014

Opportunities for local actors at STC

 Sudbury Theatre Centre's new artistic director, Caleb Marshall, is looking to audition local actors Sept. 29. File photo.

Are you a local actor or theatre artist over the age of 19? Newly-appointed Sudbury Theatre Centre a...

Sep 14, 2014

Rick Fines Trio kicks off Out Of the Cold series

 Check out the Rick Fines Trio at St. Andrew’s Place Sept. 28. Supplied photo.

The Rick Fines Trio will perform the first concert in the Dairy Queen Out Of The Cold series Sept. 2...

Sep 14, 2014

Documentary examines life as a 21st century girl

 The film "I am a Girl” will be screening starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 in celebration of Persons Day. Supplied photo.

LEAF Sudbury will celebrate Persons Day Oct. 9 with the screening of the documentary "I am a Girl."...

Sep 14, 2014

Sudbury’s got a lock on love

 Cut: Love locks hang from a fence overlooking the train yard in downtown Sudbury. The romantic phenomenon is just starting to catch on here in the Nickel City. Photo by Shannon O'Connor.

You can add Sudbury to the growing list of cities around the world where the trend known as love loc...

Sep 13, 2014

Unhandy homeowner? Apply to appear on 'I Wrecked My House'

 Matt and Katie Dotey of North Bay, Ont. appeared on “I Wrecked My House” this past spring, and won a $50,000 home renovation. Supplied photo.

Is your approach to home renovation more akin to McGyver or Red Green than to Mike Holmes? If so, th...

Sep 13, 2014

Paintings of tattoos focus of latest AGS exhibit

The art of Aba Bayefsky is on display at the Art Gallery of Sudbury until Nov. 3. Supplied photo.

The latest exhibit at the Art Gallery of Sudbury has a rather unusual subject — tattoos.Canadian art...

Sep 13, 2014

The Townehouse goes reggae

 Roots Reggae band The House of David Gang visits The Townehouse Sept. 13. Supplied photo.

Roots Reggae band The House of David Gang visits The Townehouse Sept. 13. “Throughout their career, ...

Sep 12, 2014

Sudbury native stars in Cinéfest flick

 Sudburian Andre Bharti stars in “My Ex-Ex,” which is being screened at Cinéfest Sept. 15. Supplied photo.

One of Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival's late-night presentations, the film “My Ex-Ex,”...

Sep 12, 2014

Cinéfest gala screening a first for local filmmaker

 (From left) Cinefest executive director Tammy Frick and managing director Patrick O'Hearn are seen here with Hideaway Pictures CEO David Anselmo, the co-producer of “The Masked Saint,” one of the gala films at this year's film festival. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Just five years ago, David Anselmo moved back to his hometown — Sudbury — from Asia, where he'd been...

Sep 11, 2014

Jann Arden dishes on comedy, music and Vietnamese food

Jann Arden performs at the Sudbury Arena Sept. 16. Supplied photo.

Calgary singer-songwriter Jann Arden's songs are habitually serious in nature, often waxing lyrical ...

Sep 11, 2014

Let Barney Bentall give you 'something to live for'

He may not have his Legendary Hearts anymore, but Barney Bentall still has his great stage presence, says Vale Concert Series co-ordinator Bob Bale. See Bentall Sept. 17 at Grace Hartman Amphitheatre. Supplied

Legendary rocker Barney Bentall takes the stage at Grace Hartman Amphitheatre on Sept. 17 for the fi...

Sep 11, 2014

Peruse purebred pooches at upcoming dog show

Jagger the Afghan gives owner Lori Ringer of Deep River, Ont. a hug at a dog show last year. The Sudbury and District Kennel Club Dog Show takes place Sept. 19-21 at the Toe Blake Arena in Coniston. File photo.

Dog lover? You're in luck. All the canine cuteness you can handle is in store at the Sudbury and Dis...

Sep 09, 2014

Mayoral candidates invited to arts debate

YES Theatre members are seen here in August rehearsing their production of In The Heights. Sudbury Arts Council is shining a spotlight on such activities during its Oct. 5 mayoral debate focusing on arts and culture. File photo.

Mayoral candidates have been invited by Sudbury Arts Council to a Oct. 5 debate focusing on arts and...

Sep 09, 2014

Group questions city's commitment to arts

Sudbury Arts Council president Vicki Gilhula speaks at the organization's Sept. 8 annual general meeting. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

After its grant request was rejected earlier this year by the city's economic development wing, the ...

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