Sudbury's Dale McKinnon, part-time engineer, part-time writer and former Laurentian University professor, explores the nature of time, existence and humanity's place in the universe through the eyes of Dr. Rico Sanchez, a thoughtful theologian, in his new novel “Rare Endeavors.”The book hits stores in June.Set in the year 2094, “Rare Endeavours” imagines a peaceful Ea...

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May 24, 2015

Union Dukes are rocking their way to Sudbury

 Union Duke bring their bluegrass and country infused indie sound to the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre on June 17. Photo supplied.

The fast-paced, energetic, musical locomotive that is the Union Duke band will liven up the Grace Ha...

May 22, 2015

Local author unleashes a tale of terror, love and space

Sudbury author and former Laurentian University professor Dale McKinnon has just released his first novel, “Rare Endeavours.” Photo supplied.

Sudbury's Dale McKinnon, part-time engineer, part-time writer and former Laurentian University profe...

May 22, 2015

Award-winning photographer sharing his knowledge

Well-known landscape photographer and Sudbury native Mike Grandmaison will be visiting the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area Sunday, May 24. Photo by Mike Grandmaison.

Well-known landscape photographer and Sudbury native Mike Grandmaison will be visiting the Lake Laur...

May 22, 2015

Awards paint picture of Sudbury's inspiring artists (3 photos)

Stef Paquette was presented with the Outstanding Mid-Career Artist Award by Mayor Brian Bigger at the Mayor's Celebration of the Arts May 21. Photo by Heather Campbell.

The awards for the annual Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts went to ... drum roll ... Jamie Dupuis, St...

May 21, 2015

Allergies! Six tips to get you through the Pollen Vortex

The Ontario Lung Association offers six tips to help you get through what's shaping up to be a killer allergy season. Photo supplied

Allergy experts in Canada and the United States are warning that we could be heading into one of Nor...

May 21, 2015

Doo-Kingué kicks off Vale Concert Series (6 photos)

The Grace Hartman Amphitheatre once again came alive with the sound of music, as Cécile Doo-Kingué blended blues, soul and Afro-folk to create her unique sound. Photo by Marg Seregelyi.

Cécile Doo-Kingué put on a stellar show May 20 as the first performer in the Vale Concert Series.The...

May 21, 2015

Children's play will close out STC's season

Camil Rochon, from left, Cassandra Rene, and Abigail Yzereef in rehearsal for There’s a Mouse in My House. Supplied photo.

Sudbury Theatre Centre will close out the 2014/2015 Season with a heartwarming show aimed at its you...

May 21, 2015

Three bands, one night, one killer show (3 photos)

Cut: Pistol George Warren's latest album has the awesomely strange title “OCEAPUR 9.” Photo supplied

Pistol George Warren, Mick Futures and Murder Murder — three talented Sudbury acts are coming togeth...

May 20, 2015

Channel your inner geek: Volunteer at Graphic-Con!

Graphic-Con, Greater Sudbury's only celebration of comic books, gaming, cosplay and other aspects of geek culture, is looking for volunteers. File photo.

Volunteers are needed for the Greater Sudbury Public Library's Graphic-Con event on June 6 at Scienc...

May 20, 2015

Bring on the blues to bring on the food

Dan Xilon (at right), executive director of Sudbury Food Bank, accepts a cheque from the Rotary Club of Sudbury for $17,568 from Chuck Jacobs (left), president of Rotary Club of Sudbury, Victoria Davis, competitive services representative with @Home Energy, Tom Cull, past-president of the Rotary Club of Sudbury, and Maureen Luomo, executive director of Downtown Sudbury. Photo by Heather Campbell

We know summer is on its way when the Downtown Rotary Blues for Food Festival takes over Durham Stre...

May 20, 2015

Can a used book help provide clean water? You bet

Bay Used Books is helping École St-Denis support its Free the Children program by donating all profits from book sales to the cause on May 24. Photo supplied

If you stop by Bay Used Books on Elm Street on May 24, not only can you get yourself something to re...

May 20, 2015

Don't be a fruit hoarder, call Fruit For All

Once harvest season rolls around, Fruit For All can help you use up the produce from trees on your property that might otherwise have gone to waste. Photo supplied

Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault will plant an apple tree at one of Sudbury's community gardens on May 22...

May 20, 2015

Like wicked guitarists? You'll want to see this show tonight

Cécile Doo-Kingué is considered one of Montreal's most electrifying guitarists. She brings her blend of blues, soul and Afro-folk to the Grace Hartmann Amphitheatre on May 20. Photo supplied

A first-generation North American of Cameroonian descent, who was born in New York City, lived in Fr... Video: Cécile Doo-Kingué plays the MacKenzie & Marr Opeongo

May 19, 2015

Pounding hooves, crashing steel: Full contact joust is back

The Knights of Valour bring their medieval-ly good show back to the Nickel City on May 29. Photo supplied

The Knights of Valour Full Contact Jousting is returning to Greater Sudbury on May 29 at the Anderso...

May 19, 2015

Got a tale to tell? Climb on board the Storymobile!

Ward 9 Coun. Deb McIntosh shares her memories of downtown Sudbury with Tale of a Town Canada. Ontario story producer Alison Broverman will be recording such stories until May 24. Photo by Arron Pickard.

If you have a story to share about downtown Sudbury — a memory from your childhood, perhaps — then s...

May 19, 2015

Local retirees group set to host 19th annual meeting

The Greater Sudbury chapter of CARP (the Canadian Association of Retired Persons) holds its annual general meeting May 27. File photo

The local chapter of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) holds its 19th annual genera...

May 19, 2015

Get 'elevated' this weekend and make Sudbury greater

Community groups, Community Action Networks and various churches are participating in Elevate projects across the city this weekend. File photo

More than 45 Greater Sudbury churches from various Christian denominations are coming together for E...

May 19, 2015

Our Children, Our Future gets help from King of Pop (almost)

The Michael Jackson Experience Tribute hits the Fraser Auditorium on June 19 to benefit Our Children, Our Future. Photo supplied

Billie Jackson and the Prime Time Band emulate the Gloved One himself, Michael Jackson, to benefit O...

May 18, 2015

Toronto poised to celebrate Sudbury

Toronto Celebrates Sudbury has been an annual event since its conception in 2011. Each year, Toronto residents who hail or have ties to the Nickel City assemble not only to network, but also to raise much-needed money and awareness for organizations and research facilities that lie within the city of Sudbury. Supplied photo.

Sudbury, in some circles, may be considered an unassuming city known for its picturesque lakes and n...

May 17, 2015

ES Hanmer growing its knowledge about health eating

Students in the school of trades, with help from several members of the Club d’âge de la Vallée (seniors’ club) have built a gazebo, a bridge and eight planter boxes as party of their community garden project. Supplied photo.

Five projects are underway at École secondaire Hanmer to promote dietary literacy, namely the knowle...

May 16, 2015

Mandala earns right to play La Nuit sur l'étang (3 photos)

Mandala from Val Caron’s École secondaire catholique l’Horizon displayed the depth of its musical talent during the 2015 la Brunante music contest. Supplied photo.

The music group Mandala from Val Caron’s École secondaire catholique l’Horizon displayed the depth o...

May 15, 2015

Strike or no strike, the play must go on

The cast of “Oliver!” poses in the backyard of the home they've been practising in during the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation strike. Supplied photo.

Some high school students affected by the three-week-old Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federati...

May 15, 2015

Church hosts 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

The Jubilation Youth Choir from St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Minnesota is seen here. The choir will visit St. Timothy's Lutheran Church in Copper Cliff June 12 to perform “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Supplied photo.

The Jubilation Youth Choir from St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Minnesota performs “Jo...

May 14, 2015

Celebrate the northern summer at River & Sky

 B.C.’s psychedelic indie collective Black Mountain are the Friday   night headliners for this year's River & Sky Music/Camping Festival. Supplied photo.

Bigger headliners and more emerging indie bands will take over that bend in the Sturgeon River at th...

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