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Canada's longest continually running music festival kicked off with an energetic bang from down under.Australia's Melbourne Ska Orchestra was such a hit last year, the very large band returned to headline the first night of Northern Lights Festival Boreal with their unique brand of ska music.By the end of the energetic performance, with no shortage of fun on-stage ant...

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Jul 06, 2015

Video: Sights and sounds of Northern Lights Festival

Twin sisters Gladys Gray and Joyce Lamarche are locally famous for their style at  Northern Lights Festival Boréal. They took a few moments out of their 2015 festival fun to speak to NorthernLife.ca reporter Jonathan Migneault on video. Screen capture.

When NorthernLife.ca reporter Jonathan Migneault visited Northern Lights Festival Boréal over the we... Video:

Jul 06, 2015

Blueberry Festival: look for blueberry-themed windows

Search until you're blue in the face for seven downtown businesses with Blueberry Festival themed windows. Supplied photo.

Downtown Sudbury is about to get a case of the blues. This year's Sudbury Blueberry Festival is taki...

Jul 05, 2015

Sarah Harmer headlined music-fueled day at NLFB

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Singer-songwriter Sarah Harmer and her supporting band headlined a full day of music Saturday at the...

Jul 04, 2015

Dan Mangan to close Northern Lights Festival

Two-time JUNO award winner Dan Mangan and his band Blacksmith headline the final day of Northern Lights Festival Boreal. Supplied photo.

Two-time JUNO award winner Dan Mangan and his band Blacksmith headline the final day of Northern Lig...

Jul 04, 2015

Melbourne Ska Orchestra bring fun energy to Northern Lights

The Melbourne Ska Orchestra had the Northern Lights Festival Boreal crowd on its feet Friday night with their energetic brand of ska music. Photo by Marg Seregely.

Canada's longest continually running music festival kicked off with an energetic bang from down unde...

Jul 03, 2015

Harmer headlines full day of music

Sarah Harmer headlines day two of the Northern Lights Festival Boreal. Supplied photo.

Saturday at the Northern Lights Festival Boreal is jam-packed with music starting at noon.Dale Pepin...

Jul 03, 2015

Reach for the Ska

The Melbourne Ska Orchestra will headline the opening night of the Northern Lights Festival Boreal tonight. Supplied photo.

The Melbourne Ska Orchestra return to the Northern Lights Festival Boreal after a performance that r...

Jul 03, 2015

Northern Lights Festival Boréal just hours away

With Northern Lights Festival Boréal, NorthernLife.ca caught some of the action on the festival grounds in Bell Park, where set-up is underway. Photo by Arron Pickard.

With Northern Lights Festival Boréal, NorthernLife.ca snapped some photos of the action on the festi...

Jul 03, 2015

School project? How about releasing a Christian rock CD?

Local musician Chuck Labelle helped CSCNO students release their own CD. Supplied photo.

Music students from eight Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) secondary schools ce...

Jul 03, 2015

Video: Get a drone’s eye view of July 1 at Science North

Drone Malone’s latest video presents the Canada Day festivities at Science North from an entirely new angle. Screen capture

He’s brought us unique perspectives on everything from the Superstack to the pond hockey festival to... Video:

Jul 03, 2015

Return visit inspires poem from former Sudburian

Former Sudburian Jeff Noonan visited the Nickel City recently to visit family. He was inspired to write a poem about the changing nature of the city, as seen through the eyes of someone who remembers the city as it once was. File photo

Today, Jeff Noonan lives down in Windsor, where he’s a philosophy professor at the University of Win...

Jul 03, 2015

Northern Lights passes: We’ve picked a winner! (11 photos)

It sounds like Ghislaine Desjardins of Elliot Lake really needs to get to the Northern Lights Festival. “I can't bear it.  This is my beautiful northern neighborhood. It's my third bear this week. Let me escape to Sudbury to the festival.” Photo supplied.

Nothing says summer like a festival in a city park, packed with thousands of people, live music, ven...

Jul 02, 2015

Music and the environment: A chat with Sarah Harmer

A decade later, Sarah Harmer returns to Northern Lights Festival Boréal Saturday night as the headliner. Supplied photo.

Veteran Kingston-area singer-songwriter Sarah Harmer hasn't been doing a lot of touring lately. Alth...

Jul 02, 2015

Video: You helped us sing O Canada!

Richard Gauvreau and his five-year-old grandson, Marco Lisi, sing O Canada at Science North on July 1. Screen capture

When he was out and about on July 1, covering events for NorthernLife.ca, reporter Jonathan Migneaul... Video:

Jul 02, 2015

The 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' you didn't get to see

Downtown Movie Night Under the Stars will help reintroduce the action adventure classic to a new generation with a free screening tonight, at the parking lot corner of Durham and Cedar Streets. Supplied photo.

Few movies have inspired as much devotion from their fans as Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones: Raide... Video:

Jul 02, 2015

It's here! Northern Lights Festival back for 2015

The Melbourne Ska Orchestra is the Friday headliner at this year's version of Northern Lights Festival Boréal. The big band also played at the 2014 festival. Supplied photo.

The weekend local music lovers have been waiting for all year is back again. Now in its 43rd year, N...

Jul 02, 2015

Missed the fireworks? Check out our gallery (11 photos)

Fireworks over Ramsey Lake as seen on July 1, 2015. Photo by Arron Pickard

Greater Sudbury's Canada Day celebrations were capped off with a spectacular fireworks display at Sc...

Jul 01, 2015

Cobalt art exhibit raises funds to protect Wolf Lake

Located in the Chiniguchi park and river system, outside of the city limits near Kukagami, Wolf Lake is surrounded by what many believe to be the world's largest continuous span of old growth red pine. Spirit of the Red Pine, a fundraising visual art exhibit by the pARTners for Wolf Lake, will launch next Friday at Cobalt’s Classic Theatre. Photo by Rob Nelson.

Spirit of the Red Pine, a fundraising visual art exhibit by the pARTners for Wolf Lake, will launch ...

Jul 01, 2015

Here's 10 facts about Canada Day

John A. MacDonald was Canada's first prime minister. He led the country into Confederation, now celebrated July 1 with Canada Day. Supplied photo.

1. Canada Day is the national day of Canada, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary...

Jun 30, 2015

Buddies, blood and bud: Visiting the set of THC+

Director William Andrews (right) between filming scenes. Photo by Matt Durnan.

Ambitious, motivated, and Sudbury-centric; those are the trademarks of the cast and crew on THC+.Fro...

Jun 30, 2015

Festival focus: Northern Lights is just right for Dan Mangan

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith are the Sunday headliners at this weekend's Northern Lights Festival Boréal. Supplied photo.

While attending the South by Southwest music and film festival in Austin, Texas this past March, Van...

Jun 29, 2015

We have passes to Northern Lights Festival to give away

Show us your North Lights Festival Boréal spirit and we’ll give you a pair of all day passes for Sunday. File photo

How about two free passes to Northern Lights Festival Boréal this coming weekend?NorthernLife.ca has...

Jun 29, 2015

Sudbury girl needs your votes to win history video contest

Check out a video about Sudbury's history by 10-year-old Sudbury girl Jazmyn Johns, and help her win a contest. Screen shot.

Ten-year-old Sudbury girl Jazmyn Johns needs your online votes to win a video contest focusing on Ca...

Jun 26, 2015

Creepy Capreol Jr.: Young writers wield their skills

What's so creepy about Capreol? Young writers recently explored this subject as part of a contest during the Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival. File photo.

Sudbury's young writers were recently given a challenge: pen a creepy tale or poem featuring Capreol...

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