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Sailing the Canal du Midi

Sailing the Canal du Midi

The writer, his wife and a friend cruised the Canal du Midi this spring. This trip was to revolve around the canals of Europe. My wife, Linda, and I arrived in Amsterdam where we met our Australian friend, Nigel, and spent a few days cruising the famous canals before taking high speed trains down to [...]

February 20, 2013 Colin Hayward Travel 1

Where’s the Big Penny?

Where’s the Big Penny?

In addition to the Big Nickel, Sudbury once had a big penny. Its whereabouts remain a mystery. The Big Nickel celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2009. The idea belongs to Ted Szilva. He suggested a coin park as a Centennial project when Canada celebrated its 100th birthday. The idea didn’t receive official sanction or support. [...]

July 6, 2010 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 0

Leo May lunch box part of Sudbury’s history

Leo May lunch box part of Sudbury’s history

  Sudbury miner Leo May built his lunch pail to withstand the harsh underground environment of the hardrock mines after a black tin lunch pail he had used as a make-shift seat collapsed under him. “Back in the ’50s, they didn’t have lunch rooms or benches,” said Catherine Languin, May’s daughter and current owner of [...]

March 1, 2010 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 0