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Vicki Gilhula

Time to bring some life to ‘Dead Square’

When I visit Tom Davies Square, I find myself using the side entrance off Brady St. rather than walking across the courtyard to use the front doors. This is ironic because the courtyard outside city hall has some attractive features, and it was designed to be a people place, like Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto [...]

August 12, 2010 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Could Greater Sudbury become Canada’s Central Park?

When Sudbury-born design guru Bruce Mau was in the city last fall speaking to civic leaders about how to build a better community, he spoke about the region’s great natural beauty, and the mess we humans have made of it (or at least some of it.) While the region has breathtaking vistas and is recovering [...]

July 14, 2010 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

It’s a Miracle!!!!

Pearl St. Tower Vote Passes! John Grubber one of the people who are invovled in the Save the Sudbury Water Towers posted his message on his Facebook site. It is a miracle “Great news everyone, thanks to your support, and Joel’s great job setting up the art show, we managed to convince Council to vote [...]

April 22, 2010 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

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 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