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These personal stories from community members in connection with Greater Sudbury's rich history are made possible through the continued support of Orendorff & Associates as part of our Community Leaders Program.


<updated>Memory Lane:</updated> Readers share their memories of vanished Creighton Mine

Memory Lane: Readers share their memories of vanished Creighton Mine

The Inco company town once sported thriving businesses and friendly neighbours, but changing times saw the miner shutter the town in the 1980s
<updated>Memory Lane: </updated>Share your memories of Creighton Mine, a once-vibrant company town bulldozed in '80s

Memory Lane: Share your memories of Creighton Mine, a once-vibrant company town bulldozed in '80s

Saying it couldn't afford the costs, Inco Ltd. razed what was left of the Walden-area community in the late 1980s
<updated>Memory Lane:</updated> Readers share memories of the 1970 Sudbury tornado

Memory Lane: Readers share memories of the 1970 Sudbury tornado

Disaster remembered as one of worst in Canadian history
<updated>Memory Lane:</updated> Remembering the deadly 1970 tornado

Memory Lane: Remembering the deadly 1970 tornado

Winds of up to 332 km/h ripped through parts of the city, killing six, injuring some 200, wrecking hundreds of homes and causing tens of millions of dollars in damage
<updated>Memory Lane: </updated>With NLFB cancelled for 2nd year, Sudburians reminisce about festivals past

Memory Lane: With NLFB cancelled for 2nd year, Sudburians reminisce about festivals past

Magical musical moments, ‘hippie’ clothes, and, yes, inevitable rain — this is what we’re missing
<updated>Memory Lane:</updated> Celebrating Northern Lights Festival Boréal (while we await its return in 2022)

Memory Lane: Celebrating Northern Lights Festival Boréal (while we await its return in 2022)

One of Canada’s oldest music festivals, the pandemic forced the cancellation of Northern Lights for the past two years. Since we can’t attend this year, let’s relive the memories of one of the Nickel City’s premier summer events
<updated>Memory Lane:</updated> We share your favourite memories of restaurants past

Memory Lane: We share your favourite memories of restaurants past

We asked and you responded, so here’s a stroll through the sights, sounds and tastes of much-loved local eateries
<updated>Memory Lane:</updated> Savour memories of favourite restaurants past and present

Memory Lane: Savour memories of favourite restaurants past and present

Food, family and memories go together
<updated>Memory Lane:</updated> 1988 World Juniors made many great memories and lost more than $1M

Memory Lane: 1988 World Juniors made many great memories and lost more than $1M

Readers share fond memories of likely the biggest sporting event in the city’s history
<updated>Memory Lane:</updated> That time Sudbury earned praise for hosting the 1988 World Juniors but lost $1.1M doing it

Memory Lane: That time Sudbury earned praise for hosting the 1988 World Juniors but lost $1.1M doing it

Share your memories of the 1988 World Junior Track and Field Championships