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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

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

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

Meet C.B. Forrest

Meet C.B. Forrest

It’s said that sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction. If that’s the case, there’s no wonder C.B. Forrest has received so much acclaim for his early crime novels. The writer, who is about to release the final book in an award-winning trilogy, began his career as a reporter at none other than Northern Life. Spending [...]

November 7, 2012 Sudbury Living Magazine Arts 0

Something New From Sudbury Living

I am delighted to tell readers about our new magazine for parents, grandparents and anyone who loves children. The inaugural issue of Sudbury Living Parents, which features articles with a Sudbury point-of-view by some of the most talented writers in the city, has just done to press and will be out in about two weeks. [...]

June 15, 2012 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

I Like Campbell’s Soup

On the blog Welcome to My MidLife Crisis, in the unexplained mysteries section, someone has taken issue with my Christmas short story about growing up in a mining town during the longest strike in North American history because I identified Campbell’s Tomato Soup in the opening sentence. Sorry! I like Campbell’s Tomato Soup, it is [...]

January 28, 2008 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0