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Danielle Provencher and Soheila Homayed have been best friends for more than half their lives. They bonded over literacy and deep conversations as nine-year-olds attending Carl A. Nesbitt Public School.The two young women, now both aged 19, have teamed up on a project that very much echoes the roots of their friendship.They're planning to come out with a self-publishe...

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Jul 27, 2015

High-voltage fun coming to Science North

Hydro One’s Electricity Discovery Centre will make a six day stop at Science North, starting July 27. File photo.

Hydro One’s Electricity Discovery Centre travels to Sudbury for six days at Science North, starting ...

Jul 24, 2015

Pride Parade hits the streets Saturday

Fierté Sudbury Pride Week festivities kick into high gear this weekend for the annual Pride Parade, as well as other activities. File photo

Hey, Greater Sudbury, it’s time to get your Pride on!This weekend marks the culmination of the week-...

Jul 24, 2015

Festival time: Everybody can be Greek this weekend

Opa! Sudbury's Greek community invites everyone to celebrate Grecian culture this weekend during the annual Greek Festival. File photo

Sudbury's Greek community celebrate the 23rd annual Greek Fest this weekend at the Hellenic Centre.W...

Jul 23, 2015

Viral video moment: Jurassic Park – in heels

XVP Comedy out of Chicago produced a parody of the hit film 'Jurassic World,' putting everyone in the film in high heels. YouTube/XVP Comedy

Spoiler alert: In case you haven’t watched Jurassic World - which is now the No. 3 movie of all-time... Video:

Jul 23, 2015

Products of messy minds wanted for book project

Danielle Provencher and Soheila Homayed are looking for submissions of art, photography, stories, poetry, essays, handwritten quotes, late-night thoughts, unsent letters or weird theories for their self-published book project, Messy Minds. Supplied photo.

Danielle Provencher and Soheila Homayed have been best friends for more than half their lives. They ...

Jul 22, 2015

Life in the North: Walk on the wild side (4 photos)

 Louise McNamara knows all about life in rural Northern Ontario. She regularly gets all kinds of wild visitors around her Red Deer Lake Road home. Photos supplied

We live in Northern Ontario. Nature is abundant. It’s all around us. Wildlife wanders onto our prope...

Jul 22, 2015

Video: Paper giant Domtar just got a whole lot cooler

At Comic-Con in San Diego, California, the world’s premier fan culture convention, Domtar’s paper character poses with fans dressed up as Spider-Man villains (from left) Carnage and Venom, as well as Spidey himself. YouTube/Domtar

The paper industry — like the mining sector — has its ups and its downs. It has its boom and bust cy... Video:

Jul 22, 2015

Sound the trumpets, we have a winner!

Fred Norris' witty play on words won him this week's Sudbury Symphony caption contest. Supplied photo.

On July 22, through its Twitter and Facebook feeds, the symphony asked fans to caption an old photo ...

Jul 22, 2015

Beans, beans the musical fruit: At The Market this weekend

 Looking for fresh beans? Head to The Market this weekend. Photo supplied

This weekend’s featured products at The Market are green and yellow string beans. Fresh, crisp beans...

Jul 22, 2015

Viral video moment: Ping pong playing pooch

This excitable border collie apparently loves playing ping pong with his owner. It's pretty great. YouTube.com/Skypro

Having a hard time finding a ping pong partner? Today's trending video features a pup that really ha... Video:

Jul 22, 2015

My brush with fame: Who's Dolly smooching?

Dolly Dagenais met Kris Kristofferson in Sudbury in 1980, when she was a piano player at the Peter Piper Inn in downtown Sudbury. Supplied photo.

We asked and Dolly Dagenais responded. Last week, NorthernLife.ca asked readers to tell us about the...

Jul 22, 2015

Artists on Elgin goes experimental with Gorecki show

Sabine Gorecki's exhibit “Winging It: Experimental Art” will be at Artists on Elgin for the month of August. Supplied photo.

Artists on Elgin will be hosting “Winging It: Experimental Art” by Sabine Gorecki for the month of A...

Jul 22, 2015

Don't worry, Mom, this isn't dirt — it's art!

Rebecca Lecour, 8, is enjoying getting her hands dirty this week at the Art Gallery of Sudbury's Around the World with Clay day camp. Photo by Heather Green-Oliver.

Students are getting their hands dirty this week at the Art Gallery of Sudbury's Around the World wi...

Jul 22, 2015

Want to win symphony tickets? Caption this photo

Caption this old photo of Canadian renowned trumpeter Guy Few for a chance to win Sudbury Symphony Orchestra tickets. Supplied photo.

For its second #WinningWednesday photo-captioning contest, Sudbury Symphony Orchestra is asking peop...

Jul 21, 2015

Canadian country musician playing festival in August

Tim Hicks will be stopping in Sudbury for the Budweiser New Music Fest on Aug. 28. YouTube screen capture.

Juno award nominee and CCMA Award winning country star Tim Hicks will be stopping in Sudbury on Aug.... Video:

Jul 21, 2015

Peter Pan ice show coming to Sudbury

All your favourite characters are in the ice production of Peter Pan, which visits the Sudbury Arena Nov. 3. Supplied photo.

An evening of awe and wonder await as the acclaimed international ice stars are showcased in a truly...

Jul 21, 2015

No need to ask your mummy! Nightlife at Dynamic Earth

Learn about King Tutankhamun at the latest Nightlife on the Rocks at Dynamic Earth on July 24. Supplied photo.

The latest Nightlife on the Rocks — an event just for those over the age of 19 — takes place at Dyna...

Jul 21, 2015

In focus: Bears, bugs and birds — Oh, my! (8 photos)

Victor Frank Vere captured this photo of a dragonfly, resting on a rose petal.

NorthernLife.ca loves seeing the photos our readers send in about wildlife and landscapes around thi...

Jul 21, 2015

One church, two saints, many cultures

Members of the city’s Serbian, Russian, Egyptian Copt and other cultures with a Slavic connection celebrated Serbfest on the weekend, the annual honouring of the 50-year-old Saint Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox parish. Photo by Ivan Radisic

This past weekend, Sudbury's Serbian community came together to celebrate its culture at the annual ...

Jul 21, 2015

Local lounge acts wanted for 'Vale Cabaret'

The STC is seeking local lounge musicians to take part in a brand new cabaret-style performance called Vale Cabaret. File photo.

Sudbury Theatre Centre is seeking locally-based lounge acts to feature in its new cabaret-style perf...

Jul 20, 2015

Celebrating Sudbury's Serbian community at SerbFest (3 photos)

Mayor Brian Bigger and Ward 4 Coun. Evelyn Dutrisac with Jovan Marjanac at SerbFest on the weekend. Photo by Ivan Radisic.

A gathering and celebration of all things Serbian, SerbFest was held this past weekend in Sudbury.Iv...

Jul 20, 2015

(Video) Billy Bison and the Rodeo Clowns performing at River & Sky

Billy Bison and the Rodeo clowns put on a performance at River and Sky over the weekend. Photo by: Jonathan Migneault.

River and Sky music and camping festival was held last weekend at Fisher's Paradise. More than 25 mu... Video:

Jul 20, 2015

(Video) Bird City performing at River & Sky

Jenny Mitchell of Bird City performs at River & Sky over the weekend at Fisher's Paradise. Photo by: Jonathan Migneault.

River and Sky music and camping festival was held last weekend at Fisher's Paradise. More than 25 mu... Video:

Jul 20, 2015

The results are in: Fiddle & Stepdance champions

Dozens of awards were handed out on July 18 at the Northern Ontario Fiddle and Stepdance Championships. Photo by: Matt Durnan.

The 16th annual Northern Ontario Fiddle and Stepdance Championships were held in Chelmsford over t...

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