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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

Summer issue features Stef Paquette

Summer issue features Stef Paquette

The made-in-Sudbury television drama, Hard Rock Medical, inspired by the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), will premiere on TVO Sunday, June 9 at 8 pm. Viewers will see places and people they know in the show which is “unapologetically set in Sudbury,” says director Derek Diorio. Sudbury actor and musician Stéphane Paquette, who director [...]

June 3, 2013 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

The magic of music

The magic of music

  Learning to play music has fringe benefits.   JoAnne Landry started taking guitar lessons when she was 10 years old. She knew at an early age she wanted to be a musician. Several decades later, she is living her dream. She loves to sing and perform, and she makes a good living teaching guitar [...]

May 21, 2013 Vicki Gilhula Arts, Vicki Gilhula 0

Stay tuned for Hard Rock Medical

Twenty years ago who would have have thought Sudbury would have a medical school and a thriving film industry? The made-in-Sudbury television drama, Hard Rock Medical, inspired by the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), will likely be broadcast this summer on TVO in Ontario and nationally on APTN. Sudbury will soon be famous in [...]

April 26, 2013 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Big news for Beatle fans

The Beatles go naked. I’m not sure how many people watched the HBO movie about Phil Spector, the music producer who is famous for his Wall of Sound. Al Pacino played the eccentric who is currently in prison for murder. In his heyday, Spector wrote and produced many Top 40 hits in the 1960s including [...]

April 9, 2013 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Sudbury coming to a TV near you

Sudbury coming to a TV near you

  Twenty years ago who would have thought Sudbury would have a medical school and a thriving film industry? The made-in-Sudbury television drama, Hard Rock Medical, inspired by the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), will likely be broadcast this summer on TVO in Ontario and nationally on APTN. Sudbury will soon be famous in [...]

March 21, 2013 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Madonna, Celine, Camilla and me

I’ve been working on my family history since Family Day last February. It was the perfect weekend for cross-country skiing and I couldn’t find my ski boots. So I had some time on my hands and signed up for ancestry.ca. I had been thinking about it for a long time. My sister has done quite [...]

February 4, 2013 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Warm up with thoughts of Spring!

Warm up with thoughts of Spring!

Staff at Sudbury Living are keeping busy and trying to keep warm thinking about Spring. The Spring 2013 edition of Sudbury Living goes to press at the end of February, just days before I go to Cuba! The issue will feature a cover story on Sudbury athlete Amber Konikow. Amber is a Canadian champion boxer [...]

January 24, 2013 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Sudbury invades China

Sudbury invades China

The China of our imagination is gone replaced with acres of condominiums, multi-decker super highways crowded with foreign-made cars, ultra-modern skyscrapers, fashion-conscious urbanites, KFC restaurants and Starbucks. For Canadians, China has always been a mysterious place that we first discover when we study the adventures of Marco Polo in grade school. After the revolution in [...]

November 26, 2012 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Congratulations to our neighbours

Sixty years ago, the Polish Combatants’ Association (PCA) Branch 24 was established in the city. There were some 5,000 Polish ex-servicemen granted entry into Canada after the Second World War, partially in recognition of their fighting alongside Canada against Nazi Germany. Shelagh Dabous is the new manager of development and communications at the Art Gallery [...]

November 8, 2012 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0