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And so begins the season of movie awards. Red carpets are yanked out of moth balls for The Golden Globes and the Oscars in the what-she-wore season of film celebrations. My list of nominations, not for movies, but for Best Drama for 2015 for our corner of the world begins with Mourning Dove by Emil Sher, at the Sudbury Theatre Centre.Movie dramas can be broad like Se...

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Jan 22, 2015

Warm up with laughter at LOL Sudbury

Jim Jeffries, one of the headliners at the LOL Sudbury Comedy Festival, performs at the Sudbury Arena Feb. 6. Supplied photo.

The goal of LOL Sudbury Comedy Festival, which runs this year Feb. 4-7, is to bring some levity to a...

Jan 22, 2015

Nominations now open for Mayor's Celebration

Bigger joined Vicki Gilhula, secretary of Sudbury Arts Council, and Regroupment des organismes culturels de Sudbury (ROCS) member Martin Lajeunesse in announcing plans for the 2015 Mayor's Celebration of the Awards. Photo by Mallika Viegas.

Art and culture activities help bring communities to life, said the city's new mayor, Brian Bigger."...

Jan 22, 2015

Sudburian celebrates birthday by giving back (4 photos)

Amanda White turned 25 on Jan. 20, but instead of going out to a restaurant, she handed out gift bags at the Elgin Street Mission. Supplied photo.

For Amanda White, turning a quarter of a century old on Jan. 20 had to have a more significant meani...

Jan 22, 2015

‘Mourning Dove’: heavy drama, plenty of humour

Actors Jeff Dingle (crying), who plays Keith Martel, and Doug MacLeod, who plays Doug, rehearse a scene for Sudbury Theatre Centre's Mourning Dove. Photo by Arron Pickard.

And so begins the season of movie awards. Red carpets are yanked out of moth balls for The Golden Gl...

Jan 21, 2015

Sudbury's biggest celebrity you've probably never heard of (VIDEO)

NorthernLife.ca sat down with Quill18 to shed some light on his videos, his fame and e-sports as an Internet phenomenon.

Martin Glaude, more commonly known as Quill18 is known around the world for his "Let's Plays."If you... Video:

Jan 21, 2015

Library's main branch launches makerspace

Ashley Boucher, emerging technology librarian with the Greater Sudbury Public Library, demonstrates the use of the library's 3D printer, located in its new makerspace. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Libraries were created because books were so expensive and difficult to obtain for the average perso...

Jan 20, 2015

Gallery: Winter is for the birds (11 photos)

Sixteen-year-old Christopher Bird captured this night-time image of a ribbon of traffic curving around Science North, just before a snow squall hit on Jan. 15. “Had a bit of a hike up to the rocks across from Science North, but it was worth it.” Northern Life welcomes submissions of local photography for publication. Please send high-resolution images to editor@northernlife.ca.

NorthernLife.ca receives so many submissions from readers for inclusion on our Op-Ed page, but limit...

Jan 19, 2015

Good week for Dayv Poulin

Local musician Dayv Poulin and his 2014 album, “Le Paysagiste: Alter Ego,” received multiple awards and nominations through two different awards programs last week. Supplied photo.

It would be an understatement to say last week was a good one for Dayv Poulin.The local musician, wh...

Jan 19, 2015

Christians pray for unity Jan. 18-25

Participants in the 2014 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity are seen here in this file photo. This year's event takes place Jan. 18-25, with several local services. File photo.

A number of local events are planned for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which takes place J...

Jan 19, 2015

Cristina's Coffee House returns March 1

Cristina Roque died of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in March 2012 at the age of 29. The Cristina's Coffee House fundraiser raises money for cancer patients in her memory. Supplied photo.

The third annual Cristina's Coffee House fundraiser takes place March 1 at the Caruso Club.The event...

Jan 19, 2015

Acting studio offers film industry seminar

Melissa A. Smith, the owner of MAS Acting Studios, is leading a Jan. 25 seminar on breaking into the local film and television industry. Supplied photo.

A seminar for those in the film industry hosted by MAS Acting Studios is set to take place Jan. 25.“...

Jan 19, 2015

Sudbury artist inspired by Group of Seven

 The work of Edward W. Tate is on exhibit at Sudbury Theatre Centre until Feb. 2. Supplied photo.

The Sudbury Theatre Centre is exhibiting the work of Sudbury artist Edward W. Tate until Feb. 2.As a...

Jan 19, 2015

Second senior staffer departing SSO

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra is currently looking to replace both its music director and its executive director. Supplied photo.

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is not only searching for a new music director, it's now also in th...

Jan 18, 2015

Theatre Cambrian moves music festival to August

The Sudbury Guitar Trio performed at the inaugural Songs of Summer Music Festival last year. This year's festival takes place Aug. 21-23. Supplied photo.

The Songs of Summer Music Festival is back for a second year in 2015, and although the festival’s fi...

Jan 18, 2015

STRATA exhibit focuses on mining's impact on landscape

This piece by Victoria Ward is an acrylic on canvas vintage postcard transfer. Supplied photo.

Artists Gary Blundell and Victoria Ward have teamed up for a joint exhibition at the Art Gallery of ...

Jan 18, 2015

It's not too early to register for summer camp

YMCA Sudbury encourages parents to register their kids for summer camp. This photo shows John Island campers Erin Kendel, Meya Schmeler and Jessica Joly after completing a canoe trip. Supplied photo.

Even though most parents have their thoughts on winter activities for their children right now, YMCA...

Jan 18, 2015

TNO's 'Silence en coulisses' a play within play

Check out TNO's “Silence en coulisses” Jan. 29 to Feb. 7. Supplied photo.

TNO’s 35th annual amateur production, “Silence en coulisses,” is being presented Jan. 29 to Feb. 7.T...

Jan 17, 2015

Jam-packed schedule for LOL festival club shows

Mark Debonis is one of the comedians set to perform at LOL Sudbury's club shows next month. Supplied photo.

Laugh Out Loud (LOL) Sudbury has a jam-packed schedule for its club shows for the 2015 edition of th...

Jan 17, 2015

Deadline for STC play submissions approaching

Artistic Director Caleb Marshall invites local writers (emerging or established) to submit original works for consideration as STC Opening Acts to the 2015-2016 Mainstage Season.

The Sudbury Theatre Centre is launching a new programming initiative to showcase fresh voices and ne...

Jan 17, 2015

Thrift-shop finds used in 'peculiar' GNO exhibition

Phantom Limb, an exhibition from Calgary-based artist Shyra De Souza, will be shown at la Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (GNO) Jan. 16 to Feb. 28. Photo by Latitude 53, Calgary.

A very peculiar sculptural installation is coming to Sudbury. Phantom Limb, an exhibition from Calga...

Jan 15, 2015

Northern Lights festival seeks vendors

Vendors are invited to apply to set up at the 2015 Northern Lights Festival Boréal. Supplied photo.

Northern Lights Festival Boréal (NLFB) is currently accepting vendor, crafter and exhibitor applicat...

Jan 14, 2015

An appetite for apps (5 photos)

Logan Pytyl's apps are geared towards making the student life much easier. Photo by Mallika Viegas.

Clearly, Laurentian Apps developer Logan Pytyl is creating apps Sudburians are hungry for.With more ...

Jan 14, 2015

Nuit sur l'étang to celebrate 42 years

Jazz artist Martine Fortin, who won the Chantons le 400e contest last year, will perform at La Nuit sur l'étang March 28. File photo.

One of the premiere events for Sudbury's Francophone community will kick off the night of March 28 a...

Jan 14, 2015

Golden nods for local Francophone musicians

Sudbury musician Dayv Poulin, who released his second album, “Le Paysagiste: Alter Ego,” in September, is nominated for five Trille Or awards. Supplied photo.

Sudbury is well represented in the nominations for the 2015 Trille Or Francophone music awards.The a...

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