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Sudbury.com's top videos of 2016

From the arrest of a shooting suspect to an emotional surprise for the Sudbury Food Bank, we look back at this year's most watched videos on Sudbury.com
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From the arrest of a shooting suspect to an emotional surprise for the Sudbury Food Bank, we look back at this year's most watched videos on Sudbury.com.

1. Watch as we surprise the Sudbury Food Bank with something big!

Total views: 34,601
Things got emotional during Sudbury.com's third Acts of Kindness. Sudbury Food Bank's executive director Dan Xilon thought he was meeting with Sudbury.com to talk about the Edgar Burton Christmas Food Drive, but he never guessed this would happen! 


2. We explain pow-wow dance styles and what they mean

Total views: 29,317
Long before hip-hop fads like the dab and twerking were even a thing, pow-wow dancers have been rocking the beat for hundreds of years. To commemorate National Aboriginal Day, Sudbury.com made a video explaining the significance of a few types of dance styles. 


3. Sudbury.com security cam captures Elgin crash

Total views: 27,501
Our security cameras captured video of a speeding car slamming full force into a parked car, driving it forward into two other vehicles and snapping a parking meter and light standard. A 36-year-old man was charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm, among other charges, after the four-car chain reaction collision caused serious injuries to two women.


4. Police arrest man on Bruce Ave. in relation to Wahnapitae shooting

Total views: 17,161
Sudbury.com was on the scene as the Greater Sudbury Police tactical unit apprehended one man at a Bruce Avenue home. Two males were arrested for attempted murder after a man was shot and injured in Wahnapitae on Aug. 12.


5. Live: Sudbury Santa Claus Parade

Total views: 12,908
Many Sudburians were unable to make it out to this year's Santa Claus Parade or perhaps they didn't want to brave the wet snowy weather, instead they enjoyed the lights and sounds of the parade from the comforts of their home thanks to Sudbury.com's live stream.


6. Sudbury's first indoor playground now open

Total views: 11,992
When Sudbury's highly anticipated Kids Ultimate Play & Party Centre (KUPP) first opened their doors to the public families waited hours in line for chance to enjoy the indoor three-storey play structure. Do you blame them? The slide and ball blast zone is fun for adults too!


7. 4 colouring techniques you have to try

Total views: 9,697
Adult colouring books were a hot item in 2016 so we decided to have a little fun with it by creating a video of some simple (but unconventional) ideas on how you can bring colouring to the next level!


8. This feline is no scaredy cat

Total views: 6,678
Lively resident Marsha Steinke and her dog Skipper got up close and personal with an overly curious bobcat. Steinke captured the confrontation on video while visiting friends on Tyson Lake in February.


9. Massive fire at Killarney Mountain Lodge

Total views: 6,026
Facebook user Aaron Scully posted this video of firefighters battling the fire at Killarney Mountain Lodge back in May. Thankfully, no one was injured but one of the buildings burned to the ground causing an estimated $3 million to $4 million in damages at the historic vacation spot.


10. 12 Days of Kindness: Ryan Benoit

Total views: 5,772
During the month of December, Sudbury.com recognizes 12 amazing people, groups and organizations with an act of kindness as part of its 12 Days of Kindness initiative. Ryan Benoit was definitely surprised when we ambushed him at his shop, The Positive Inception in the New Sudbury Centre. His positivity makes others smile and we were so thrilled to return the favour!


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