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For Better or For Worse creator Lynn Johnston says she's enjoying retirement, thank you very much.The comic strip, which follows the lives of the Pattersons — a family originally based on Johnston's own — ran from 1979 to 2008. It's now in “re-runs,” with strips from the 1980s in print once again.Johnston, 67, who lives in Corbeil, just outside of North Bay, said she ...

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Oct 23, 2014

Hollywood north: Ethan Hawke, Dean Cain film in Sudbury

Actor Ethan Hawke take a break between sets during the filming of "Born to be Blue." He was filming scenes outside the Northern Life building, in the pedestrian underpass on Elgin Street. Photo by Arron Pickard.

The Nickel City continues to maintain its status of Hollywood North, with a few A-list celebrities i...

Oct 23, 2014

Local writer's story appears in latest Chicken Soup edition

Local writer Liisa Kovala's story “A Last Gift” appears in the latest edition of “Chicken Soup for the Soul.” Supplied photo.

John Kovala was known as his family's photographer and videographer, capturing special family moment...

Oct 22, 2014

Beyond For Better or For Worse

For Better or For Worse creator Lynn Johnston signs John Knox's tie — featuring a cartoon print she designed herself — at the Art Gallery of Sudbury's annual general meeting Oct. 21. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

For Better or For Worse creator Lynn Johnston says she's enjoying retirement, thank you very much.Th...

Oct 22, 2014

Thriller! Dancing zombies invited to world record attempt

Participants in the city's zombie walk are seen here earlier this month. All of Sudbury's undead are invited to dress up once again Oct. 25 — the Thrill the World world record attempt for the post people dancing to Michael Jackson's Thriller at the same time. File photo.

The Sudbury Food Bank is taking part in the world-wide attempt to set a new world record for the mos...

Oct 22, 2014

GNO brings art to the street

Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (GNO) is bringing art to the streets Oct. 24-30, during its Mission Site project. Supplied photo.

You might happen upon a performance art manoeuvre in downtown Sudbury Oct. 24-30.Don’t panic. It’s o...

Oct 22, 2014

Trick or trek on Laurentian's trails

Check out Trick or Trek at Laurentian University's fitness trails Oct. 25. Supplied photo.

Are you a fan of both Halloween and hiking?The Laurentian University Varsity Nordic Ski Team and Lau...

Oct 21, 2014

Real Life Film Festival presents Christian-themed fare

The film “Gimme Shelter,” about a troubled teenager who finds out she's pregnant, and is kicked out of her father's house after she refuses an abortion, will be screened at the Real Life Film Festival Oct. 24. Supplied photo.

Want to treat your family to a night of insightful movies, but aren't interested in exposing them to...

Oct 20, 2014

Costumes mandatory at Halloween bash

Wear your best costume to the Halloween Costume Bash Oct. 25 and have a chance to win a prize. Supplied photo.

Looking to have a little Halloween fun? Head to Sudbury's Halloween Costume Bash at the Lockerby Leg...

Oct 20, 2014

Eastlink introduces Wireless TV

Eastlink has brought Wireless TV to its Sudbury customers.Eastlink announced recently the national launch of its new Wireless TV giving Maestro customers the ability to enjoy “an unmatched T...

Oct 20, 2014

No 'lollypop' music for this 14-year-old

Timmins native Ireland Godard, 14, is set to play at a Oct. 24 show in Sudbury. Supplied photo.

Last year, 14-year-old Ireland Godard was doing one of her favourite things — playing her guitar and...

Oct 19, 2014

Voices Chez Nous exhibit explores Sudburians' stories

We all have stories to tell. What would those stories look like transformed through art? Find out at Voices Chez Nous.Check out the Voices Chez Nous art exhibit at Cambrian’s College’s Open ...

Oct 19, 2014

LOL Sudbury Festival announces its headliners

Bill Engvall is one of the headliners at the Laugh Out Loud Sudbury Festival, which runs Feb. 4-7. Supplied photo.

Laugh Out Loud Sudbury has announced the headliners for its 2015 festival, which takes place Feb. 4-...

Oct 19, 2014

TVOKids presents Science North show Nov. 9

Ranger Kara for TVOKids' “Read with Ranger Kara” will be at Science North Nov. 9. Supplied photo.

TVOKids host Ranger Kara of “Read with Ranger Kara” fame will visit Science North starting at 1 p.m....

Oct 19, 2014

Makers Marketplace seeks artisans

Apply to participate in the Markers Marketplace before Nov. 10.

Local artisans and crafters are invited to apply to participate in the third annual Makers Marketpla...

Oct 19, 2014

Feed me, Seymour! Little Shop of Horrors at Theatre Cambrian

Check out Little Shop of Horrors at Theatre Cambrian until Nov. 1. Supplied photo.

The man-eating plant Audrey II takes over Theatre Cambrian until Nov. 1.A deviously delicious Broadw...

Oct 19, 2014

Cartoonist Lynn Johnston to speak at gallery's AGM

Cartoonist Lynn Johnston is due to speak at the Art Gallery of Sudbury's annual general meeting Oct. 21. Supplied photo.

Those attending the Art Gallery of Sudbury's annual general meeting Oct. 21 will have a chance to me...

Oct 18, 2014

Blind Pig: Head to evening of prohibition-era fun

The Blind Pig Speakeasy Soiree takes place at Bryston's on the Park Nov. 1. Supplied photo.

If you look far enough back into the mists of Sudbury's history, you might come across the term “bli...

Oct 17, 2014

Concert helps mission serve up more meals

An Oct. 18 concert benefits the Elgin Street Mission. Supplied photo.

A concert in benefit of the Elgin Street Mission will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Grace...

Oct 17, 2014

Musician's latest album an ode to Killarney

Sudbury musician Andy Lowe recently released his third album, “The Long Way Home.” Supplied photo.

As the in-house summer entertainer at Killarney Mountain Lodge for the past 15 years, Andy Lowe rave...

Oct 15, 2014

Shindig features local music, film, art

Dayv Poulin will be among the local musicians performing at the Chez Nous on the Rocks Shindig Oct. 25. Supplied photo.

The community is invited to an evening of local music, art and film at the Chez Nous on the Rocks Sh...

Oct 15, 2014

LUminaries highlights Aboriginal experience

Author Armand Garnet Ruffo will read from his book “Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing into Thunderbird,” at an Oct. 21 event. Supplied photo.

The next installment in the LUminaries Reading Series takes place starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the ...

Oct 15, 2014

'Another Home Invasion' explores seniors' issues

According to Joan MacLeod, playwright of “Another Home Invasion,” seniors are "a group you don't hear a lot from."The story explores Jean's desire to be accepted at the Kiwanis Senior Reside...

Oct 15, 2014

Sudbury's Ukrainians set to celebrate

Members of the Veselka School of Dance for the 40th Annual Ukrainian Yarmarok Festival, which takes place this weekend. Supplied photo.

Want to take in some Ukrainian dancing or tysmbaly music? How about chow down on some cabbage rolls?...

Oct 14, 2014

Best of Hot Docs returns to Sudbury in November

The documentary "The Backward Class," which focuses on students in Bangalore, India who imagine a future that defies their “untouchable” caste, is one of the films set to be screened during the second annual Best of Hot Docs Sudbury festival, which runs Nov. 6-9. Supplied photo.

Beth Mairs had to get creative in putting on the second annual Best of Hot Docs Sudbury festival thi...

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