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Six stories to start your weekend

Beer, hiking and rocking out
Beer tasting

Happy Saturday, Greater Sudbury!

Here are a few stories to start off your weekend and a couple of activities you might consider taking in for some amusement.

Bring on the beer

The Elgin Street Craft Beer Festival kicked off last night but continues all day today at The Townehouse Tavern and The Laughing Buddha on Elgin Street in the downtown core. Grab a sampling glass, sip some tasty craft brews and fill your face with food. 'Nuff said!

El Camino (the hike, not the car-truck thing)

Inspired by the famous El Camino de Santiago pilgrimage routes, Rainbow Routes Association is launching its very own Sudbury 'Camino.' The 20-kilometre Camino route encompasses trails between Moonlight Beach and Robinson Park, a portion of the 93-kilometre Sudbury section of the Trans Canada Trail. If you have the time, take part in an El Camino hike at Moonlight Beach this morning starting at 8:30 p.m.

Youth Rocks, right?

The Sudbury Youth Rocks Program, a celebration for youth and Canada's 150th birthday is coming up on Aug. 12. The much-anticipated festival will be held at The Asylum (19 Regent Street). The festival will consist of an agency fair to better promote and inform of what is available in the community, food and drinks, family activities, and live entertainment. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Condo developer silent

The luxury condominium redevelopment taking place at the former St. Joseph's Hospital on Paris Street appears stalled, and repeated efforts by to talk with the people behind the project have been unsuccessful. Rumblings about the eyesore on Paris Street are beginning to reverberate.

Check out this new downtown mural

Artist Mique Michelle unveiled a mural on Ste. Anne's Road this week, a gorgeous great blue heron. Check out the story and photos by Heidi Ulrichsen.

What's on at The Market?

Join Shine On and Yoga Revolution for a Suspension Yoga demo and workshop. Take your yoga practice to new heights as you try out the “rack” from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. At 11 a.m., local musician Chris Newman will delight The Market with an acoustic set. Farmers will have juicy local garlic, broccoli, tomatoes and beans, including rare heirloom varieties! Located next to the CP/VIA Rail station.