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Like a bottle of fine vintage wine, the Northern Lights Festival Boréal may get better with age.At 44, the Sudbury mainstay is Canada's longest continuously running festival, but according to at least some regular attendees, it is no worse for wear....

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Jul 06, 2015

Ribfest needs prime volunteers

Ribfest will return this Labour Day weekend and Downtown Sudbury is looking for some volunteers to take part in making this year's festival better than ever. File photo.

Downtown Sudbury Ribfest is looking for some reliable volunteers who would be interested in helping ...

Jul 06, 2015

Beat the heat – protect yourself this summer

While the sun makes for beautiful summer days, it can be dangerous and cause heat-related illness. Supplied photo.

The summers never seem to last long enough in Northern Ontario. Once the warm weather rolls in, peop...

Jul 06, 2015

R.I.D.E Program reports 15 HTA violations

The Greater Sudbury Police Service checked 386 vehicles on July 4 during a R.I.D.E. program check stop. File photo.

The Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) conducted a R.I.D.E. program check stop on July 4 and che...

Jul 06, 2015

Summertime, and the living is easy

Although there's going to be a few showers Tuesday morning, it might still be a good day for outdoor activities, as it's going to clear later on. There'll be a high of 21. Supplied photo.

Tonight there will be increasing cloudiness. A few showers beginning before morning. Wind southwest ...

Jul 06, 2015

Video: Bustamento brings some cool to Northern Lights

Bustamento performed at Northern Lights Festival Boréal over the weekend. Supplied photo.

Bustamento, featuring Nicky Bomba of the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, performs mento and calypso music w... Video:

Jul 06, 2015

Man charged with careless driving on Hwy. 17

The OPP have charged a 27-year-old male from Montreal with careless driving after a two-vehicle collision on Hwy. 17. Supplied photo.

On July 6, 2015 at approximately 10:06 am, the Noelville and Warren Detachments of the Ontario Provi...

Jul 06, 2015

'Ultimate dream': Desjardins brings home Stanley Cup

Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Desjardins and his wife Mandy travelled in a classic convertible from the Sixth Avenue Park in Lively, to the T.M. Davies Arena with the Stanley Cup Monday. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Desjardins said he realized his childhood dream Monday when he bro... Video:

Jul 06, 2015

$97K in provincial dollars to Wahnapitae First Nation

The Wahnapitae First Nation has received $97,570 in provincial dollars to develop a plan that will determine if land in the community can support commercial and tourism activities. Supplied photo.

Ontario is supporting economic development opportunities for aboriginal communities with funding of ...

Jul 06, 2015

A fond farewell for a student trustee

Rainbow District School Board chair Doreen Dewar and director of education Norm Blaseg (right) thanked student trustee Liam Brunton for his contributions June 30. Supplied photo.

The Rainbow District School Board paid tribute to student trustee Liam Brunton during its June 20 me...

Jul 06, 2015

The cup's here! View Stanley Cup in Lively today

Have you ever wanted to see the Stanley Cup? Today is your chance. The cup will be in Lively today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Greater Sudbury resident, member of the Chicago Blackhawks and Stanley Cup winner, Andrew Desjardins...

Jul 05, 2015

Chelmsford fire displaces one person

One person was evacuated from their apartment due to a fire in a residential building on Laurette Street in Chelmsford, reports the Greater Sudbury Fire Service. File photo.

One person was evacuated from their apartment due to a fire Sunday morning in a residential building...

Jul 05, 2015

Northern Lights gets better with age

Isla Pagnutti, 4, practices with a hula hoop at the Northern Lights festival July 4. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Like a bottle of fine vintage wine, the Northern Lights Festival Boréal may get better with age.At 4... Video:

Jul 05, 2015

Summer weather continues Monday

The weekend's sunny and warm weather continues Monday with a daytime high of 28 C, according to Environment Canada. File photo.

The weekend's sunny and warm weather continues Monday with a daytime high of 28 C, according to Envi...

Jul 05, 2015

Community supports man in need of liver transplant

Richard Giroux's brother-in-law Gates Poitras, wife Joanne Giroux, and sister Cookie Poitras, were at the Centennial Arena in Hanmer over the weekend to help raise funds for his frequent travel and expenses in Toronto. Giroux was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis in late 2014, and needs a liver transplant to survive. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Friends, family and complete strangers came to Hanmer over the weekend to support Valley East reside...

Jul 04, 2015

Junior Miner says it found 'massive' mineralization

Junior miner Wallbridge Mining Company Limited, which operates the Broken Hammer open pit mine in Sudbury, pictured, announced it has discovered a 'massive' nickel, copper and platinum group element mineralization on its Parkin properties in Sudbury. File photo.

Junior miner Wallbridge Mining Company Limited announced it has discovered a “massive” nickel, coppe...

Jul 04, 2015

Poor access to food means poor health: researcher

 People who experience food insecurity are more likely to be diagnosed with a variety of chronic conditions, and have difficulty managing those conditions, says a Toronto-based researcher. File photo.

People who experience food insecurity are more likely to be diagnosed with a variety of chronic cond...

Jul 03, 2015

Bronze beauty – Stompin' Tom statue unveiled (4 photos)

The life-sized, 600-plus pound bronze Stompin' Tom statue was unveiled on July 3 at Bell Park during the Northern Lights Festival Boreal. Photo by: Matt Durnan

His music resonates throughout Canada and now his likeness has been immortalized in Sudbury in the f... Video:

Jul 03, 2015

Blooming wonderful: Flowers at The Market this weekend

 Need some fresh flowers? Look no further than The Market this weekend. Photo supplied

This week’s featured product at The Market: fresh flowers!Located next to the CP/Via Rail Station at...

Jul 03, 2015

A roof over your head – make sure it's a good one

Before having any work done on your roof make sure you do your homework and ask the right questions. Supplied photo.

After a harsh winter and wet spring, many Ontarians may be considering replacing their roofs. Before...

Jul 03, 2015

Industry: Feds wrong to apply anti-corruption rules to FNs

The Mining Association of Canada says the new Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act was never intended to apply to First Nations communities. File photo

A new transparency act for the mining industry may go too far when it comes to First Nations, says t...

Jul 03, 2015

Finding an affordable food solution be found for remote reserves

Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op could be a vehicle to provide fresh and affordable regionally-grown and farm-raised healthy food to remote First Nation communities. Photo: NorthernOntarioBusiness.com

There’s a will, but is there a way?First Nations and northwestern Ontario municipal leaders are divi...

Jul 03, 2015

Blue-green algae in Red Deer Lake

he Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change confirmed that samples taken from Red Deer Lake contained blue-green algae. Supplied photo.

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has advised the Sudbury and District Health Unit ...

Jul 03, 2015

Here’s the schedule for the free Bell Park Concert Series

Don’t forget about the Bell Park Concert Series, which offers free live concerts in the park every Sunday throughout the summer. File photo

What’s better than an outdoor concert on the shores of Ramsey Lake? How about a free outdoor concert...

Jul 03, 2015

Hot weather's finally here: High of 28 on Sunday

If you're going outside this weekend, remember to wear a hat and sunscreen. There'll be a mix of sun and cloud and warm temperatures all weekend. Supplied photo.

Tonight will be mainly cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of showers. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming ...

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