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Blizzard proceeds go towards children's charities

Hoping to exceed the $1.6 million raised for children's hospitals, Dairy Queen is once again holding their Miracle Treat Day Aug. 10.

Bug off: Global warming increases pest growth

by Bill Bradley Aside from being blamed for the increase in violent storms and intense heat waves, global warming may also be affecting the ability of the forests to handle pest outbreaks.
Doing time in Burwash

Doing time in Burwash

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN In a wind-swept empty field where houses once stood, Henry Fournier chats with old friends about his days as a prison guard at the Burwash Industrial Farm.

Speaking School accepting fall registrations

Speaking School now offers businesses in the north a cost-effective option of using local talent to inspire and motivate audiences.
A Stompin' good time

A Stompin' good time

It wasn't a Sudbury Saturday Night, but legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Stompin' Tom Connors still packed them into the Sudbury Arena Thursday night as he returned to town for the first time in several years.
Music major driven by love of the flute

Music major driven by love of the flute

by Tamara Belkov Stacey Llewellyn's love of the flute began in 1998 after watching a video of a Yanni concert that her parents, Paul and Donna, brought home from a new-age music concert.
More birthdays in August than any other month

More birthdays in August than any other month

On any given day, more than 87,000 people in Canada celebrate a birthday. This year, about 1,000 baby boomers a day in Canada are turning 60. And according to Hallmark Canada research, more North Americans are born in August than any other month.

Weekends dangerous for young men

(CNW) Drowning statistics show that more than 80 percent of Canadian drowning victims are male, and those between the ages of 18 and 24 years have the highest risk. Alcohol consummation is a factor in more than half of water-related fatalities.

Quebec City one of Top 10 walkable cities

(CNW) The American Automobile Association (AAA) has chosen Quebec City  as one of the continent's 10 most walkable cities.
The Da Vinci Code still tops list of must reads

The Da Vinci Code still tops list of must reads

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN For me one of the best parts of summer is stretching out in the sun at the cottage with a good book.