Compared to the communities where Fred Eaglesmith has been playing recently, Sudbury probably seems like a bustling metropolis.The alternative country musician has been on a tour of cottage country, playing in small towns such as Killarney and Noelville.The 57-year-old said he'd played big venues for years, but got sick of it, and decided tiny communities were where h...

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Jul 23, 2014

Hundreds celebrate city's iconic symbol

Mayor Marianne Matichuk presented Big Nickel creator Ted Szilva with a certificate of congratulations on the occasion of the monument's 50th birthday July 22. In the photo, from left, are Science North CEO Guy Labine, Vale's vice-president of Ontario and U.K. Operations Kelly Strong, Szilva, Matichuk, Betty Szilva, Julie Moskalyk, senior manager of Dynamic Earth, and Scott Lund, chair of Science North's board of trustees. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Big Nickel creator Ted Szilva had a message for everyone gathered to celebrate the monument's 50th b...

Jul 22, 2014

The Soles get ready to rock Bell Park

Indie rockers The Soles play two shows — count them, two — in Sudbury on July 27. Supplied

The Soles are set to shake things up at Bell Park on July 27. The alternative band is stopping in Su...

Jul 21, 2014

Headliners in no hurry to leave River and Sky fest

Bison Billy and the Rodeo Clowns from Sudbury entertain on the grounds of the River and Sky festival in Field this past weekend. Besides music, the event included a number of family friendly activities. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

When Meric Long arrived at the River and Sky Camping and Music Festival late Thursday night he felt ...

Jul 18, 2014

Doug Leahy and family to entertain at Fiddleworks competition

Fiddler Doug Leahy, right, and his family will be performing July 19 at the Fiddleworks competition. Supplied photo.  Headline:

Fiddler Doug Leahy and his family will be performing at Fiddleworks' 15th annual fiddle contest, whi...

Jul 17, 2014

Film producer has high hopes for Indiegogo campaign

Salt Bullets is being filmed in the Sudbury area this summer. Its producers are hoping the city will step up to provide financing for the film through an Indiegogo campaign. Supplied photo.

Sudbury native Sylvain Lavigne is hoping his hometown will help him by providing funds to support th...

Jul 17, 2014

Party like a Greek

Sudbury Hellenic Dancers members Chris Hatzis (left) and Aristo Koutsoukis try out some dance moves in preparation of the city's Greek Festival, which takes place July 25-27. The dance troupe will be performing. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Known for their love of food and dancing — and of life in general — Greeks really know how to throw ...

Jul 15, 2014

Snowblink aims to share musical joy

Husband and wife Dan Goldman and Daniela Gesundheit make up the Toronto-based band indie pop band Snowblink, which is one of the headliners at the River and Sky Music and Camping Festival, coming up this weekend in Field, Ont. Supplied photo.

Daniela Gesundheit — one half of the Toronto-based indie pop musical duo Snowblink — loves connectin...

Jul 14, 2014

Northern Life staffer hoping for MasterChef Canada success

Northern Life IT, web and digital media manager Mathieu Beausoleil took this selfie outside of the Intercontinental Hotel in Toronto, where auditions for MasterChef Canada season two took place July 12-13. Supplied photo.

Northern Life IT, web and digital media manager Mathieu Beausoleil is hoping the second time's a cha...

Jul 14, 2014

Fred Eaglesmith to help celebrate Big Nickel's birthday

Singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith is set to play at Dynamic Earth July 22 at the celebration of the Big Nickel's 50th anniversary. Supplied photo.

Compared to the communities where Fred Eaglesmith has been playing recently, Sudbury probably seems ...

Jul 14, 2014

After 30 years, Don's Pizzeria still cooking

Don's Pizzeria owner Peter Cousineau and mom Frances Cousineau prepare a pizza at the Lorne Street restaurant. Peter Cousineau is celebrating 30 years in business. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Don's Pizzeria owner Peter Cousineau is sporting some new bling these days.At a recent party where f...

Jul 12, 2014

Creighton Mine shines again July 18-20

The Town of Creighton Mine — which was decommissioned by Inco in the 1980s — is seen here in this undated photo. The town's former residents are holding a reunion July 18-20. Supplied photo.

 Erna de Burger-Fex said she'll never forget how the town of Creighton Mine welcomed her family in 1...

Jul 08, 2014

Blueberry pizza? Sudburians celebrate their favourite berry

 Sudbury Blueberry Festival chair John Lindsay is seen here with   festival mascots Sud-Berry Bear and Sudburina at the event's   media launch July 8. The Sudbury Blueberry Festival Runs July 13  -20. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Despite having been the chair of the Sudbury Blueberry Festival for many years, John Lindsay said he...

Jul 08, 2014

Scrivener titles shortlisted for awards

 Sudbury author Colin Hayward's short story collection “Dark Enough to Dance” has been shortlisted for for the OLS-N award for Adult Fiction. Supplied photo.

All four of Scrivener Press of Sudbury's 2013 titles have been shortlisted for the Ontario Library S...

Jul 07, 2014

On your feet: NLFB best experienced while dancing

Legendary songwriter Bruce Cockburn showed tremendous poise by channelling the energized audience’s attention through the sheer force of his songwriting and personality. Photo by Marg Seregelyi.

This past weekend marked the 43rd anniversary of Canada’s longest continuously running folk festival... Video:

Jul 06, 2014

Spaghetti and soccer: Sudbury's Italians celebrate culture

 (From left) Evan Zuliani, 13, and his younger cousins, Andrew Zuliani, 7, and Alexander Zuliani, 10, show their Italian pride at the 42nd annual Italian Festival. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Ten-year-old Alexander Zuliani takes a few minutes away from the kids' games set up in the basement ...

Jul 05, 2014

Northern Lights features fun for whole family

 Liam Galbriath, 6, plays with a hula hoop at Northern Lights   Festival Boréal July 5. The festival doesn't just offer music —   it features fun for the whole family. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Heather Galbraith admits she and her family are “newbies” when it comes to Northern Lights Festival ...

Jul 05, 2014

River & Sky replaces cancelled headline act with The Dodos

The Dodos are the new Friday headliner at the River & Sky Music/Camping Festival, which takes place in Field July 18-20. Supplied photo.

There's been a change of plans when it comes to the Friday headliner at the River & Sky Music/Campin...

Jul 04, 2014

Art of Alix Voz on display at Science North

 Artists on Elgin business promotions co-ordinator Courtney Natale shows off a painting by Sudbury native Alix Voz, whose work is currently being displayed at Science North. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

If you're planning an imminent visit to Science North, take a few minutes to check out the artwork h...

Jul 03, 2014

Photographer aims to inspire with Ireland exhibit

 Kathy Browning took this photo of a Ring Fort in Ireland. Supplied photo.

Kathy Browning aims to inspire with an exhibition of her photos of Ireland on display at Artists on ...

Jul 03, 2014

Audition for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Teens are invited to audition for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this fall. Photo by Rob Provencher.

Sudbury Theatre Centre is holding auditions for students aged 12-17 for its Students on Stage produc...

Jul 03, 2014

July 3 reception opens photography exhibit

An opening reception for Kathy Browning's photography exhibit “Ireland” will take place at Artists On Elgin from 5-7 p.m. July 3.The exhibit will be on display for public viewing at the gall...

Jul 03, 2014

'Professor Crookshank' to entertain at NFLB

Professor Crookshank, a.k.a. Scott McClelland, will perform at the Northern Lights Festival Boreal July 3. Supplied photo.

A low rumble will be heard as horses pull a large, strange caravan. The townsfolk look on through cl...

Jul 03, 2014

Drawing on each other's strength

 Joanne Servant (left) and Yvette Bisaillon, who have both lost a significant amount of weight recently, tackled the Miner's Mayhem together. Supplied photo.

Yvette Bisaillon and Joanne Servant said they drew on each other's strength as they trained for — an...

Jul 03, 2014

Jesus Christ Superstar back for a second summer

YES Theatre's cast and crew return for a second season of Jesus Christ Superstar. Photo by Mallika Viegas

Celebrating its fifth-anniversary season of production, YES Theatre is bringing back Jesus Christ Su... Video: Jesus Christ Superstar back for a second summer

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