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Vicki Gilhula

A new magazine about Our Neighbourhoods

  As I am putting the final touches on the Summer issue of Sudbury Living, I am also working on another project, a special edition called Our Neighbourhoods. It is an annual free magazine that will be distributed at more than 100 locations in Greater Sudbury including selected shops, supermarkets, restaurants, tourist information centres and [...]

May 29, 2014 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

The stories we tell

  Last fall the City of Greater Sudbury purchased Swansea Island in Ramsey Lake from private hands for $80,000. This little piece of land near Moonlight Beach has an interesting history. More than a 10 years ago I got a phone call from a reporter with The South Wales Evening Post. Julia Stewart was researching [...]

April 28, 2014 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

And they say there’s nothing to do in Sudbury

One of the fascinating things about living in Sudbury is meeting and mingling with some very interesting people one would not expect to find in a medium-sized city known best for its nickel mines. For example, we have a very talented and accomplished film director living in our community. David Lickley has been making IMAX [...]

January 10, 2014 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Looking forward to 2014

  There’s a name for what I’ve got. It is called “triskaidekaphobia” and the word comes from the Greek for “fear of the number 13.” I come by my superstition honestly. My relatives, the Carolans, were Irish Catholic and they passed their superstitions onto my mom. She is particularly fearful of black cats and can [...]

December 30, 2013 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Time to get in the spirit of the season

  Normally, I advise against staying home and watching television. Since it’s Christmastime, you’re forgiven. This Wednesday, Dec. 18, pour yourself an eggnog and soak up in the spirit with Michael Buble’s Christmas Special on CTV at 10 pm. Filmed in Vancouver, the show features the Cookie Monster, Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige, If [...]

December 13, 2013 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Looking forward to 2014

  There’s a name for what I’ve got. It is called “triskaidekaphobia” and the word comes from the Greek for “fear of the number 13.” I come by my superstition honestly. My relatives, the Carolans, were Irish Catholic and they passed their superstitions onto my mom. She is particularly fearful of black cats and can [...]

November 20, 2013 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

City buys Swansea Island

City buys Swansea Island

The City of Greater Sudbury has purchased Swansea Island on Ramsey Lake, a piece of rock with a few trees for $80,000. It is located in the east end of the lake and visable from Greenwood Ave. or Second Ave. My research for story several years ago about Swansea Island provides a valuable history lesson [...]

November 1, 2013 Vicki Gilhula Sudbury's Stories, Vicki Gilhula 0

Supersized portions are the new normal

  New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on the sale of more than 16 ounces of soft drinks at restaurants, take-outs and theatres in his city got laughs from comedians and pundits before the law was eventually overturned. He had the right idea but bad press. It seemed like the ultimate nanny-state regulation that [...]

October 7, 2013 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Beautiful dreamers

Architects are modern-day prophets. They imagine what tomorrow might look like. They see an empty space and visualize a 40-storey building. They look at a rundown property and dream about a dozen ways to revive it. They come up with ideas, and ask why not? The world could use more architects as a balm to [...]

October 2, 2013 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Summer Awakening

Summer Awakening

Whether you love winter in northeastern Ontario or loathe it, there’s no debate our Sudbury Summer is the most wonderful time of the year. We are rewarded for those freezing cold days and nights with lovely weather in a natural paradise of more than 300 lakes. Ever year, Sudbury gets a little greener and grows [...]

June 24, 2013 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0