Canadian country music artist Chad Brownlee spent his young life in the rough-and-tumble world of junior hockey.He was even one of the Vancouver Canucks' 2003 draft picks, but injuries to both of his shoulders meant his professional hockey career was short-lived.Undaunted, 30-year-old Brownlee, who grew up in Kelowna, B.C., but now calls Langley home, turned to his se...

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Feb 27, 2015

From NHL draft pick to country music star

Canadian country music artist Chad Brownlee plays in Sudbury March 14. Supplied photo.

Canadian country music artist Chad Brownlee spent his young life in the rough-and-tumble world of ju...

Feb 26, 2015

Devices smart phones have replaced without you noticing

Many businesses and jobs function more efficiently using smart phone technology.

Smart phones have seamlessly slipped into our lives as our most important piece of technology. Most ... Video:

Feb 25, 2015

Encore Theatre back from the dead

Encore Theatre Company is back in April after an extended hiatus. File photo.

Encore Theatre Company was created in 2012 with the mandate of producing edgy, exciting and gritty t...

Feb 25, 2015

Blues on the bill for benefit concert

Listen to John Primer and The Real Deal Blues Band at an April 10 Northern Cancer Foundation benefit concert. Supplied photo.

 John Primer and The Real Deal Blues Band will headline at a April 10 benefit concert in support of ...

Feb 25, 2015

Rock the Farm seeks vendors

Vendors of fruits and veggies and other items are invited to exhibit at the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society Rock the Farm Free Concert and Farmers' Market series in July and August. File photo.

The Anderson  Farm Museum Heritage Society is inviting vendors to exhibit during its Rock the Farm F...

Feb 24, 2015

Young inventors, scientists wanted to help change the world

16-year-olds Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow took home the grand prize at the Google Science Fair Competition 2014 for their contribution to stamping out world hunger. Photo by Google.

This week, Google kicked off its fifth science fair awards, an invitation to students around the wor... Video:

Feb 23, 2015

Exceed your eggs-pectations!

Marika Babiak holds a pysanka which is traditionally made during the last week of Lent. Photo by Mallika Viegas.

The art of the decorated egg, or the pysanka, dates back to ancient times. Roma Shewciw and Marilyn ...

Feb 22, 2015

Event raises funds for Kenyan orphanage (9 photos)

Alexandra Caverson paints Kate Boudreau's face at the A Night in Africa fundraiser Feb. 21. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

An event that raises a good chunk of the yearly operating budget for a Kenyan orphanage founded by a...

Feb 22, 2015

Exhibit tells the stories of the homeless

 The aboutface.2 exhibit at Cambrian College's Open Studio tells the story of the disadvantaged, homeless and poor of our community. Supplied photo.

Nish has been living on the streets since he was 13 years old. Edward lives in a rooming house in th...

Feb 22, 2015

Sudburians celebrate all things beer at new festival (6 photos)

Kevin O'Reilly was crowned Home Brew Champ at the Northern Ontario Microbrew Festival Feb. 21. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

After moving from Toronto back to his hometown of North Bay a year and a half ago, Kevin O'Reilly st...

Feb 22, 2015

Sudbury Sec presents Peter Pan this spring

 Students at Sudbury Secondary School present Peter Pan early this spring. Supplied photo.

Sudbury Secondary School presents an innovative re-telling of the classic story “Peter Pan” this spr...

Feb 21, 2015

Play tackles subject of gay people in Native culture

Waawaate Fobister presented his one-man play, “Agowke,” as part of the Classroom Closet Conference in Greater Sudbury earlier this month. Supplied photo.

In traditional Native culture, gay people were seen as having both the male and female spirit balanc...

Feb 21, 2015

Was Jesus married? Filmmaker explores this question

Was Jesus of Nazareth married to Mary Magdalene? Filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici seems to thinks so and looks into the question in his new TV series. Supplied photo.

Huntington University welcomes back its adjunct professor, Emmy award-winning filmmaker Simcha Jacob...

Feb 21, 2015

Dragons' Den audition tour visits Sudbury Feb. 27

 Check out the Dragons' Den auditions in Sudbury Feb. 27. Supplied photo.

Dragons' Den is holding open auditions in Sudbury Feb. 27 as part of a coast-to-coast tour of the co...

Feb 19, 2015

10 films edgier than Fifty Shades of Grey

Protesters have rallied outside many movie theatres around the globe, protesting sexual content in "Fifty Shades of Grey".

"Fifty Shades of Grey" has been a polarizing novel since it first hit shelves back in 2011. It was s...

Feb 19, 2015

Culture clash sparks laughs in STC's 'A Brimful of Asha'

“A Brimful of Asha” runs at Sudbury Theatre Centre from Feb. 24 to March 1. Supplied photo. Supplied photo.

What if you grew up in Toronto but your traditional Indian mother dragged you to India to find you a...

Feb 19, 2015

Pan Am Games gets some Sudbury 'respect'

Artwork created by local youth with the themes of “healthy living” and “respect” will be displayed at the 2015 Toronto Pan Am/Parapan American Games next summer. Supplied photo.

Artwork created by the youth of "The Spot" drop-in center during the month of February will be displ...

Feb 19, 2015

Celebrate Black History Month at Feb. 21 gala

Check out the Black History Month Celebration at the Caruso Club starting at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21. Supplied photo.

The Afro Heritage Association of Sudbury holds its Black History Month Celebration at the Caruso Clu...

Feb 19, 2015

It's the Lunar New Year! Start it off right

 Parade celebrations kick off the year of the Ram in Sydney, Australia.

March 19 marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year, celebrated in many Asian countries and communiti...

Feb 18, 2015

Sudburian's grizzly pic lands Canadian Geographic cover

Local photographer Don Johnston's photo of a grizzly bear will appear on the cover of the April issue of Canadian Geographic magazine. Supplied photo.

A photo of a grizzly bear taken by Sudbury photographer Don Johnston will appear on the cover of the...

Feb 18, 2015

Hired! Ten jobs that didn't exist 10 years ago

The careers listed show the evolution of technology and how quickly businesses need to adapt, while the non-technological jobs show a shift in focus, with larger emphasis on the environment, health and wellness.

We spend a decent amount of time talking about the jobs technology replaces or will replace, like bo...

Feb 17, 2015

'Une vie pour deux' hits TNO's stage

Check out “Une vie pour deux” at TNO Feb. 26-28. English subtitles are available during the Feb. 28 performances. Supplied photo.

A novel by renowned author Marie Cardinal is adapted for theatre by Evelyne De la Chenelière.“Une vi...

Feb 17, 2015

Vote for your favourite Project Impact initiative

 Visit the Parkside Centre from 1-4 p.m. March 7 to view presentations for Project Impact, and to cast your vote for your favourite project. Supplied photo.

Community gardens. Milkweed for Monarchs. Student-designed banners, street sign toppers, and bird ho...

Feb 17, 2015

String quartet, dinner make for perfect pairing

Check out the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra's string quartet Feb. 26 at the Fromagerie Elgin, during the Perfect Pairings event. Supplied photo.

What makes a good gathering if it’s not good music, food and conversation? The Sudbury Symphony Orch...

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