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An outdoor screening of classic 1980s film “Ghostbusters” is being held in downtown Sudbury July 30 in support of efforts to bring a cinema to the downtown.While the Sudbury Downtown Independent Cinema Co-operative failed in its bid to take over the former Rainbow Cinemas theatre in the downtown mall, it recently announced it has another location. According to the gro...

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Jul 29, 2014

Putting poetry on the bus

Greater Sudbury poet laureate Tom Leduc has launched a project where poetry written by Sudburians will be displayed in transit buses. Photo by Arron Pickard.

Years ago, when Tom Leduc was studying fine art at Cambrian College, he drew artistic inspiration fr...

Jul 29, 2014

Craft beer festival on tap for second year

Paul Loewenberg, manager of The Townehouse Tavern, invites Sudburians to the second annual Elgin Street Craft Beer Festival, which takes place Aug. 9. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

With people looking for something different than what mainstream beer companies produce, the craft b...

Jul 29, 2014

TNO nominated for Premier’s Award

Sudbury’s own Theatre Du Novel-Ontario (TNO) is nominated for a 2014 Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Created by the province in 2006, the premier’s award celebrates the outstandi...

Jul 28, 2014

'Ghostbusters' screening supports cinema project

 Relive all the fun of the 1980s film “Ghostbusters” — including the Stay Puft marshmallow man terrorizing New York City — at an outdoor movie night in downtown Sudbury July 30. Supplied photo.

An outdoor screening of classic 1980s film “Ghostbusters” is being held in downtown Sudbury July 30 ...

Jul 28, 2014

The goat is back: Actor dishes on Hard Rock Medical

 Sudbury actor Stéphane Paquette's Hard Rock Medical character Charlie Rivière — and his pet goat — will appear in the show's second season, being shot in the city over the next month. Supplied photo.

Sudbury actor Stéphane Paquette can't talk too much about what audiences can expect for season two o...

Jul 25, 2014

Local raspberries sweeten up The Market this weekend

With strawberry season fading, it's time for raspberries — get them at the Market this weekend. Supplied

The sweet taste of summer continues at the Market this weekend when piles of fresh local raspberries...

Jul 25, 2014

Sudbury teen vying for Miss Teenage Canada title

Marymount Academy student Julia Greenough represents Northern Ontario at the Miss Teenage Canada pageant this week. Supplied photo

A Nickel City teenager might just be the next Miss Teenage Canada.Sixteen-year-old Julia Greenough, ...

Jul 24, 2014

Exhibit takes trees' perspective at Artists on Elgin

Kathy Dolan's exhibit “Life's a Birch,” hanging at Artist on Elgin through August, takes a trees-eye view of life. Supplied

Artists on Elgin features the work of Kathy Dolan this August in an exhibit that looks at life from ...

Jul 24, 2014

Red Green alum brings the laughs to Sudbury

You might recognize Ottawa comedian BJ Woodbury from his time as innkeeper Helmut Wintergaren on the “Red Green Show.” The Canadian funny man brings the laughs to Sudbury for two shows in August. Supplied

Laugh it up here in Greater Sudbury on Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. When comedy veteran BJ Woodbury hits the sta...

Jul 24, 2014

Psychotic Gardening blooms big at Zigs

Psychotic Gardening brings the metal Aug. 14 at Zigs. Supplied

Heavy metal rockers Psychotic Gardening shake up Sudbury on Aug. 14. Touring to support their latest...

Jul 24, 2014

STC introduces new artistic director

 Caleb Marshall is the new artistic director of Sudbury Theatre Centre. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Caleb Marshall may not have officially started his job as Sudbury Theatre Centre's artistic director...

Jul 24, 2014

Close to 3,000 expected for Jehovah's Witnesses convention

More than 2,900 Jehovah's Witnesses from across northeastern Ontario are expected to flood into Sudbury this week.Beginning July 25 and running all weekend, the convention is open to the pub...

Jul 24, 2014

Capreol Days kicks off Aug. 1

Capreol Days promises to inject a full weekend of fun into your Civic Holiday weekend. File photo

Liven up your August long weekend with Capreol Days. The annual festival runs Aug. 1-3, promising li...

Jul 23, 2014

Northern-shot film fills Cinéfest gala slot

(From left) Cinéfest 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.

Sudbury boy and Hideaway Pictures CEO David Anselmo said he considers himself “one of the luckiest g...

Jul 23, 2014

Topp excited to play Piaf with Toronto Concert Orchestra

Pandora Topp will perform the music of Edith Piaf with the Toronto Concert Orchestra at Castle Loma July 23. Supplied photo.

Local singer Pandora Topp will fulfill a dream July 23 — she'll get the chance to perform with a sym...

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... Video:

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 ...

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