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900 join quit smoking challenge

  Almost 900 people from Greater Sudbury entered the Canadian Cancer Society's Driven to Quit Challenge in April. The challenge was launched in February to support Smoke-Free Ontario legislation that came into effect on May 31.
Cinefest to host mini festival

Cinefest to host mini festival

BY TAMARA BELKOV Canadian writer and producer Michael Sparaga financed his low-budget feature-length movie Sidekick with  his credit cards.

New director at United Way

The United Way of Sudbury and District has announced Michael Cullen as the new campaign director. Cullen is the past executive director of the Human League Association.

Sudbury moms part of study

New moms are being asked to participate in a research study. Sudbury Regional Hospital is one of 10 hospitals participating in the Ontario Mother and Infant Study (TOMIS) III.
Lottery scammers use info for identity theft

Lottery scammers use info for identity theft

A Sudbury couple is not on a spending spree to celebrating their lottery winnings this week. Instead, they are warning other people about a scam that could end up being very expensive.

Time for Sudbury to show off on TV

Jeff Hutcheson, the weather anchor at Canada AM, is advising Canadians about the coast-to-coast annual Wake Up A Winner Community Challenge.
Patios great place to beat heat

Patios great place to beat heat

BY TRACEY DUGUAY It's a warm steamy Saturday afternoon, the third day of mid-summer heatwave. With temperatures hovering around the 30C  mark, my assignment is to investigate Greater Sudbury' s restaurant and bar patio scene.

Kevin Closs headlining Minnow Lake Festival

BY TAMARA BELKOV There are lots of new activities for all ages, along with old favourites such as minnow races, a baseball tournament, the Blueberry Idol contest, food concessions and vendors at Minnow Lake Days.
Blueberry Festival fun continues

Blueberry Festival fun continues

The Blueberry Festival continues today (Friday) with the Blueberry Bash in Memorial Park from 8 am to 4 pm.
Rock on at the gem show

Rock on at the gem show

BY TAMARA BELKOV Gather up your shiny stones, fossilized shells and suspected dinosaur bones because it's time for the annual Sudbury Gem and Mineral Show this weekend.