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Sudbury Stories tells city’s history

Sudbury Stories tells city’s history

Articles that appeared in The Story of Our Times, published in 2008 are now available online under the Sudbury Stories tab on the Sudbury Living website.   Who’s Who: Frank Cochrane, forgotten founding father Sudbury should have a monument to or a building named after Frank Cochrane. Most people might assume Sudbury’s Cochrane St. is [...]

February 28, 2014 Vicki Gilhula Lifestyle, On The Town, Sudbury's Stories 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

As Time Goes By

  A chipped tooth recently gave way to a Pandora’s box of memories. This year marks my 25th anniversary of living in Sudbury, and my heath-care providers, business associates, staff and friends are aging as fast as I am! This may sound trite to some, but while I was sitting in my dentist’s chair I [...]

September 11, 2013 Patricia Mills Patricia Mills 1

Who’s Who: Grace Hartman

    Grace Hartman was the City of Sudbury’s only female mayor. Marianne Matichuk is the first female mayor of the City of Greater Sudbury.)   Hartman was one of the city’s first female councillors and served on council for 17 years. She became deputy mayor in 1962. In 1966 when Mayor Max Silverman died, [...]

August 19, 2013 Vicki Gilhula Sudbury's Stories 1

Amber Konikow, running down a dream

In the Spring issue, Scott Haddow writes about Canadian boxing champion Amber Konikow. “Boxing gave me the feeling I could take on anything,” Konikow says. “It’s a positive experience for me. Boxing opened a lot of doors and opportunities for me. It gave me the confidence to go through those doors and achieve more goals [...]

February 20, 2013 Vicki Gilhula Uncategorized 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

A diary of summer days

June 6, 7, 8, 2003 We got the boat in the water. No problem. The boat is left on the shore over the winter and we are always happy to see it hasn’t been stolen or vandalized. There are lots of bugs on shore, but is not too bad at the camp. The first trip [...]

June 1, 2009 Vicki Gilhula Lifestyle 0

Nollaig Shona Duit

That’s Gaelic for Happy Christmas. Here are some of the Irish Christmas traditions, information available from Ireland, like most countries, has a number of Christmas traditions that are all of its own. Many of these customs have their root in the time when the Gaelic culture and religion of the country were being suppressed [...]

December 10, 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