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Island tour this weekend

The 12th Annual Manitoulin Art Tour with more than 50 artists at 24 locations gets underway this weekend, July 21, 22 and 23. All venues are open daily from 11 am to 4 pm.

New show celebrates miners

Classics Theatre Colbalt will present a collection of songs that recall the life and times of Canadian hard rock miners and their families at St. Andrew's Place in Sudbury July 31 and Aug. 1.
Growing up gay in Sudbury

Growing up gay in Sudbury

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN When Jamie Solomon was attending high school a few years ago, he was called a "faggot" and other hurtful names. He was the only openly gay student at his school, and a target for bullies.
Dragon boats soar across Ramsey Lake

Dragon boats soar across Ramsey Lake

BY GIANNI UBRIACO It was a sunny day for racing Saturday at Bell Park as Lake Ramsey played host to the seventh annual Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival.  The event raised about $90,000 for the Sudbury chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Teacher learns lessons as backpack author

A schoolteacher has turned his love for the great outdoors into a part-time job. Despite teaching full-time, Carmine Minutillo, who resides in Parham, Ont.
Greater Sudbury catches blueberry fever

Greater Sudbury catches blueberry fever

BY BILL BRADLEY Communities around the world will turn green with envy as Greater Sudbury celebrates all things blue during the 20th anniversary of the Blueberry Festival.

Boomers happy but stressed

(CNW) The generation known for its "me first" mentality is juggling the needs of their parents and children with their own future retirement needs, according to the State of the Baby Boomer study released by BMO Financial Group.

Sudbury gay pride week starts July 17

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN Sudbury Pride 2006 organizer Sheila Bianconi is thrilled she finally has a way to include her straight mother in the local gay community.
No intention of retiring soon

No intention of retiring soon

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN At the age of 76, Dr. Ricardo de la Riva has no intention of retiring any time soon. The well-known Sudbury family doctor suffers from the chronic aches and pains typical of people his age.

Wednesdays for the birds at Gordon's Park on Manitoulin Island

Nature lovers fall in love with Gordon's Park on  Manitoulin Island. During July and August, Wednesday are birdwatching nights, Thursday are astronomy nights and Friday are edible wilds nights.