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Vicki Gilhula

Don’t miss the Water Tower exhibition

Thanks to Joe Kimmel who has organized an art exhibition at Fromagerie Elgin on Cedar St. (the old LCBO) that celebrates the doomed watertowers. You know, Sudbury’s twin towers. The exhibit opens this Saturday, April 17, from 6 to 9 pm. There will be music and art, of course. As many as 50 artists and [...]

April 12, 2010 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

When I need a laugh

I found this funny post on a blog/website called Welcome to My Midlife Crisis. This was posted in December 2007: “The 2007 award for “Unecessary and Distracting Use Of Detail” has been won by a writer on staff of a little northern newspaper based out of Sudbury, Ontario ,Canada called The Northern Life. The story [...]

February 2, 2010 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Northern Ontario deserves a capital N

This is a note I sent to Canadian Press this morning. I listened with interest to your discussion with CBC Radio North’s Markus Schwabe today regarding CP capitalization policy on Northern Ontario (northern Ontario). As a reporter, and later an editor in Sudbury, I capitalize Northern Ontario–but not northeastern Ontario or northwestern. I believe when [...]

January 7, 2010 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Be happy, turn off the TV

American sociologists say people who read newspapers (and magazines!!!) and socialize more are happier than those who watch a lot of TV. The study by sociologists at the University of Maryland concludes unhappy people watch more TV, while people who describe themselves as “very happy” spend more time reading and socializing. “TV doesn’t really seem [...]

January 15, 2009 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Merry Christmas?

This just in: Subject: Toys of Misery Made in Abusive Chinese Sweatshops The U.S. National Labor Committee has issued a comprehensive new report. The full report is available on the NLCnet home page and has many photos. Toys of Misery Made in Abusive Chinese Sweatshops http://www.nlcnet.org/reports.php?id=610 Chinese workers work excessive overtime and are paid illegally [...]

December 12, 2008 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Hockey not Canadian!

Consider this news release from United Here, a labour group that is waking up Canadians to the fact that there is a good reason the number of Canadian manufacturing jobs are shrinking. CNW/ – Labour union, UNITE HERE announced today it has launched a cross country campaign to persuade Reebok to bring back to Canada [...]

November 27, 2008 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Chocolate bread pudding!

This weekend I am planning on making the bread pudding recipe on the new Milk Calendar. The following is some information on healthy food options and the release includes a recipe for chocolate bread pudding. Make Popular Holiday Foods Healthier T’is the season to eat, but that’s no reason to be unhealthy during the holidays. [...]

November 26, 2008 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Music for a desert island

The BBC Radio program Desert Island Discs first broadcast in 1942 and is the longest-running music program in the history of radio. Program guests, including prime ministers, princes and pop stars, select eight pieces of music they would want to take with them if they were castaways on a desert island. The music is played [...]

April 23, 2008 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

When in Rome…

Russell Smith, the Globe and Mail’s men’s fashion expert, advises men to leave their Tilley hats at home when they go to Rome…if they don’t want to look like tourists. Most North American tourists tend to dress for a day at the beach not the city when they travel in Europe (and they really, really [...]

April 7, 2008 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Time to boycott chocolate bunnies.

I am not the most religious person, but I did spend my formative years in Catholic schools. Religion was one of my best subjects. Many graduates of Catholic schools, me included, can debate the benefits of a religious-based education. There are some good things. And there are some bad things. Many of my Catholic teachers [...]

March 18, 2008 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0