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When Canadian literary icon Margaret Atwood visited Sudbury last month for the Laurentian University event celebrating her 75th birthday, Sheila Murphy slipped her a present.It was a copy of “A Beckoning War,” a self-published novel written by her son, Matthew Murphy. ...

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Dec 19, 2014

Atwood gives shout-out to self-published author

Canadian literary icon Margaret Atwood recently took to Twitter to praise “A Beckoning War,” the self-published novel by Sudbury native Matthew Murphy. Supplied photo.

When Canadian literary icon Margaret Atwood visited Sudbury last month for the Laurentian University...

Dec 18, 2014

The force is strong with James Butcher

Nine-year-old James Butcher (front centre, with glasses) has had his dream granted by the Sunshine Foundation of Canada — participating in the Let the Wookiee Win race in Disneyland next month. He's seen here with family members and a few Star Wars characters. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Nine-year-old James Butcher loves both Star Wars and running. Now, thanks to the Sunshine Foundation...

Dec 18, 2014

Chapleau film festival features northern culture

The film “The Road to Tophet” is being screened at the True North Film Festival in Chapleau, which takes place Dec. 27 and 28. Supplied photo.

Looking to take in some films featuring Northern Ontario culture? You might want to consider making ...

Dec 17, 2014

Living Nativity comes to life Dec. 20

All Nations Church Living Nativity has become a yearly tradition for many families in their celebration of Christmas for close to three decades now. Supplied photo.

Opening night of the annual All Nations Church Living Nativity is set for Saturday, Dec. 20.The stor...

Dec 17, 2014

Christmas poem reflects on Sudbury's political scene

Nathan Boivin penned his own version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas,' using the current political upheaval in Sudbury as the base for a new version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.'

The following was submitted by Nathan Boivin, using the current political upheaval in Sudbury as the...

Dec 13, 2014

SSO and YES Theatre tackle Les Miserables

Jeff Wiseman is playing the leading role of Jean Valjean in Sudbury Symphony Orchestra and YES Theatre's upcoming production of Les Miserables. Supplied photo.

What do you get when you mix Sudbury’s favourite tenor, a popular local conductor and two acclaimed ...

Dec 13, 2014

Celebrate the 'Ha-Ha-Ha-liday Season' with some comedy

Comedian Massimo (who prefers to be billed by his first name only), is a “a big loud Italian with a disarming soft side.” He is set to perform in Sudbury later this month. Supplied photo.

You will be “laughing all the way” this Ha-Ha-Ha-liday Season with 2011 Great Canadian Laugh Off win...

Dec 13, 2014

STC displays art of 'puzzler and silly soul'

Check out an exhibition of the work of artist Cindy O'Neil at Sudbury Theatre Centre until Jan. 6. Supplied photo.

Cindy O'Neil, an artist who describes herself as a “puzzler, song writer and all round silly soul,” ...

Dec 13, 2014

Have yourself A Brassy Christmas

Head to the “A Brassy Christmas” concert at Paroisse Ste-Anne des Pins Dec. 18. Supplied photo.

The Young Sudbury Singers, Octatonic Decadence and The Trillium Brass Quintet team up Dec. 18 for a ...

Dec 13, 2014

Local musician does his part to help city's homeless

Sudbury musician Sean Barrette was inspired by the city's Samaritan Centre to write the song “Sisters and Brothers.” File photo.

Sudbury musician Sean Barrette was inspired by the city's Samaritan Centre to write the song “Sister... Video:

Dec 11, 2014

For your homework: build a birchbark canoe

Laurentian University architecture students have built birchbark canoes and ice huts this semester. Supplied photo.

Laurentian University School of Architecture students will have a public display of their creations ...

Dec 11, 2014

Christmas light lover ramps up his game

 Seen in this 2013 photo, Derek Durkac shows off the Christmas light display he set up in the front yard of his New Sudbury home. He's made the display even bigger and better this year. File photo.

Every year, Derek Durkac aims to make the light display at his New Sudbury home bigger and better.La...

Dec 11, 2014

Author aims to help others through adversity

Sudburian Linda LaRouche has written a self-published book based on her own life. Photo by Arron Pickard.

Linda LaRouche is someone who's faced a lot of adversity in her life, but has come out smiling on th...

Dec 10, 2014

'Tis the season for ugly Christmas sweaters

 Value Village employees Brittany McNamara and Krystyna Harasymowicz show off some of the ugly Christmas sweaters for sale. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Natasha Turcotte decided to try out a growing trend in throwing her annual Christmas bash this year:...

Dec 10, 2014

Octatonic Decadence presents 'Comfort and Joy'

Check out Octatonic Decadence in concert at Ste-Anne des Pins church Dec. 21. Supplied photo.

Octatonic Decadence presents its “Comfort and Joy” Christmas concert starting at 4 p.m. Dec. 21.The ...

Dec 10, 2014

Buy Northern Lights passes now and save

 The Melbourne Ska Orchestra is seen here performing at the 2014 Northern Lights Festival Boréal. Early bird passes for the 2015 festival are now on sale. Supplied photo.

Northern Lights Festival Boréal is offering discount early bird passes for the 2015 festival, which ...

Dec 10, 2014

MFM awards return in May

The Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards have been brought back by Music and Film in Motion. Supplied photo.

Music and Film in Motion (MFM) has announced its Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards will return ...

Dec 10, 2014

Arts council aims to 'connect, communicate and celebrate'

Sudbury Arts Council 2014-15 board of directors: from left are Vicki Gilhula, secretary, Carole Rumball Lesar, vice president, Linda Cartier, President and Heather Campbell, Treasurer. Standing from the left Oryst Sawchuk, Daniel Aubin, Darlene Naponse, Rod Bazinet, Matt Alexander, Lynne Reynolds, David Anselmo. Missing in the photo are Kevin Closs and John Lindsay. Supplied photo.

The 2014-2015 board of the Sudbury Arts Council has a varied and wide representation of the arts and...

Dec 09, 2014

True meaning of Christmas shines at St. Anne

Makinley Bertrand and Gillis O’Daiskey played Mary and Joseph at St. Anne Catholic School in Hanmer. The true meaning of Christmas came to life for the staff and students on this special day. Supplied photo.

The true meaning of Christmas recently came to life for all of the students and staff at St. Anne Ca...

Dec 09, 2014

Fruit cake cooks up debate

Sudbury Shrine Club member Brian Stoddart shows off some of the club's fruit cakes at the South End Walmart. Supplied photo.

A strong-tasting cake with candied fruit, nuts and spices that's sometimes soaked in spirits and fro...

Dec 09, 2014

Amateur singers invited to participate in project

Do you like to sing? You're invited to participate in the “When I Sing” community project. Supplied photo.

Ever sing in the shower? How about belting out some tunes while driving? Whether it is a passion, ho...

Dec 08, 2014

VIDEO: Holiday season can be hazardous to your pets

Sudbury veterinarian Chad Wilkinson and registered veterinary technician Allison Jones pose with one of their patients, Molly-May the poodle. They advise people to be vigilant when it comes to their pets during the holidays to prevent illness and injury. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Imagine this scenario: You arrive home, and realize your dogs have eaten several kilograms of baking... Video:

Dec 07, 2014

Boost your fundraising with STC

Sell Sudbury Theatre Centre tickets at a profit to boost your organization's fundraising efforts. Supplied photo.

Does your group meet their fundraising goal? The Sudbury Theatre Centre can help groups raise from $...

Dec 06, 2014

Vocal classes back at Sudbury Theatre Centre

Kids are invited to register for 2015 vocal classes with Kelly Perras. Supplied photo.

Back by popular demand are Saturday vocal classes at the Sudbury Theatre Centre by Kelly Perras.Perr...

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