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History of Workers’ Memorial Day

History of Workers’ Memorial Day

Sudburians remember June 20, 1984, the day four men were killed underground.Summer 2012June 20, 2012 serves as the date for the 28th annual Workers’ Memorial Day. Services begin at 9:30 am at the Caruso Club with a moment of silence being observed at 10:12 am. On June 20th, 1984, a seismic event measuring 3.5 on [...]

June 1, 2012 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 0

Sudbury shines on tourism magazine cover

Sudbury shines on tourism magazine cover

Sudbury shines on tourism magazine coverThe Summer 2012 issue of My Ontario, Ontario Tourism’s official visitor magazine, is about to hit the streets and Greater Sudbury has been chosen to grace the cover. Greater Sudbury has been chosen to grace the cover of My Ontario, the province’s official tourism magazine. The cover photo will be captioned [...]

April 24, 2012 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 0

Elm St. landmark gets new life

Elm St. landmark gets new life

A century-old downtown building is being restored to reflect its historic original architecture. Three of the pioneering members of Sudbury’s business community, Dan Baikie, Dr. William Mulligan, and J.S. Gill, invested in the construction of a solid brick block at 73 Elm St. in 1903 that became known as the Mulligan, Gill, Baikie Block. This [...]

March 21, 2012 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 0

First families: The Belangers

First families: The Belangers

There is almost a page of Belangers in the Greater Sudbury phone book. Many are descendants of one of Azilda’s pioneer families. In 1886 Joseph Belanger moved from Quebec and settled in the Township of Rayside. Joseph was employed by the CPR and helped to build the railway. He served as mayor of the Municipality [...]

March 1, 2012 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 0

When Paul Robeson came to Sudbury

When Paul Robeson came to Sudbury

When Paul Robeson came to SudburyPaul Robeson gave his first concert out the United States in Sudbury in 1956, after the American government lifted the travel ban on the renowned singer whose politics were not in favour in the McCarthy era.Spring 2012The Mine Mill hall hosted numerous cultural events in the 1950s: big city entertainment [...]

March 1, 2012 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 0

Who’s Who Dean Muncaster

Who’s Who Dean Muncaster

Dean Muncaster, a Sudbury High School graduate who The Globe 2and Mail called “one of the great business minds of his generation,” died March 13, 2012  at the age of 78 while on holiday in Mexico. Muncaster started sweeping the floors at his father’s Canadian Tire store in Sudbury when he was 12. Twenty years later [...]

March 1, 2012 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 0

Sawchuk, the artist, the musician, the man

Sawchuk, the artist, the musician, the man

A multi-disciplined artist, Oryst Sawchuk defies simple classification. He is an architect, a graphic designer, a painter, a sculptor and a musician, as well as an urban planner, and a business and community leader. His artistic expression is rooted in social consciousness. Sawchuk won a Community Builders Award for Arts in 2010. “Ever since my [...]

November 1, 2011 Sudbury Living Magazine Arts, Sudbury's Stories 0

Spirit of ’83

Spirit of ’83

Sudbury doesn’t have a lot of public art but it has at least one piece that is worth bragging about. The Spirit of ’83, located at the corner of Paris and Brady streets, is the work of Canadian contemporary sculptor Colette Whiten. The English-born artist won the international competition for public art to celebrate the [...]

November 1, 2011 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 0

Photographer captures lost heritage

Photographer captures lost heritage

Sudbury photographer Jorge Cueto has published a collection of photographs he took at the old brewery on Lorne St. before it was purchased by  the owner  of Sookram Bus Lines.  His plans are to convert the historic property into a terminal for his bus charter and tour business. In August 2006, Northern Life reprinted an [...]

November 1, 2011 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 1

Memories of a Dirty Thirties survivor

Memories of a Dirty Thirties survivor

The first memory I have is running and playing in an empty lot, and I think it was off Frood Rd., in the Donovan. It represents a time in my life when my mother was running a rooming house to help meet the needs of the family. Dad was as an insurance agent. It was [...]

October 31, 2011 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 1