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Vicki Gilhula

Are you phubbing me?

Phub (short for phone snub) means to ignore someone or not give them your full attention because you are looking at a mobile phone or tablet. The word is appearing in some American dictionaries but I am not sure if the Oxford Dictionary – it added double-double, as in double cream and sugar, to its [...]

November 27, 2015 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

It’s only rock ‘n’ roll

This past summer I went back to school. I took a free Coursera online course about the music of the Rolling Stones. One might wonder what the heck I am going to do with this knowledge. Absolutely nothing. I took the course for fun and I actually learned a lot about the history of the [...]

September 23, 2015 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

We’re happy and we know it

By now you have read or heard that according to a recent Statistics Canada study, Sudbury citizens are the happiest folks in Canada. That’s a made-in-heaven slogan for the city’s next branding campaign. If I remember correctly, about 10 years ago a marketing/advertising agency was hired to create a brand for Sudbury that would promote [...]

August 19, 2015 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Good news for babies

Babies born in 2015 could be around to ring in 2100. [...]

April 13, 2015 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Sudbury, dare to dream

Readers may be aware the city and the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation, with the encouragement of Mayor Brian Bigger, are asking citizens to dream about Sudbury 2025. Community consultations took place from mid-February to mid-March. There is also an online questionnaire. The results of the consultations are expected to be published in June. What’s new [...]

March 19, 2015 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Hard Rock Television

Hard Rock Television

Season 2 of Hard Rock Medical, TVO’s first commissioned drama series, on February 15, 2015 at 8 pm. [...]

January 5, 2015 Vicki Gilhula Archives, Arts, Sudbury's Stories, Vicki Gilhula 0

The story of Pierre Laviolette

Editor shares a bit of family history [...]

December 19, 2014 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 3

Nollaig Shona Duit

During the holidays, celebrate your heritage [...]

December 17, 2014 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

We need to blow our horn

In new Winter issue, readers will meet Kimberly Daley (Pg. 38), a Toronto dental hygienist, who volunteers her services and encourages other to the same during an annual visit to Jamaica. Daley is the woman behind Nine Miles of Smiles. She grew up in Sudbury. So did Dax Wilkinson, the Toronto entrepreneur behind the successful [...]

November 14, 2014 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Secrets of our success

  A few years ago when I interviewed author Margaret Atwood—she has a keen knowledge of the shaky economic health of Canada’s culture industries such as books, magazines and music—she asked me how Sudbury Living Magazine survived. Even before the internet, all Canadian magazines including the biggest titles had challenges securing advertising revenue and distributing [...]

November 6, 2014 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0