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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.


Memory Lane: When the slag pour lit up Sudbury’s nights

Memory Lane: When the slag pour lit up Sudbury’s nights

For generations, the dumping of molten slag was a draw for locals and tourists alike. History writer Jason Marcon takes us back to the glory days of the pour in this week’s Memory Lane
Memory Lane: ‘Nothing beats outdoor hockey’

Memory Lane: ‘Nothing beats outdoor hockey’

Sudbury.com readers share their memories of Greater Sudbury’s playground hockey league over the decaes
Memory Lane: The unique story of Sudbury’s playground leagues

Memory Lane: The unique story of Sudbury’s playground leagues

For decades, Greater Sudbury’s playgrounds have competed for hockey supremacy, a tradition that stretches back to the early days of the community
Memory Lane: Readers share their New Year’s traditions

Memory Lane: Readers share their New Year’s traditions

Whether it’s going ice fishing, turning the calendar backward or welcoming a tall, dark and handsome man into the house at midnight, traditions about in the Nickel City
Memory Lane: Remembering Sudbury’s first New Years celebration

Memory Lane: Remembering Sudbury’s first New Years celebration

History writer Jason Marcon relates the story of the first New Years party at Sudbury Junction in 1883, and delves a little into how celebrating the changing of the calendar evolved as the years passed
Memory Lane: Recalling Sudbury Christmases of years past

Memory Lane: Recalling Sudbury Christmases of years past

With Christmas just 12 days away, history writer Jason Marcon brings us readers’ memories of the holidays of their youth
Memory Lane: Sudbury’s first Christmas and more holiday memories

Memory Lane: Sudbury’s first Christmas and more holiday memories

The first Christmas at Sudbury Junction was a more modest affair, hosted by Florence Howey, for 11 residents of the tiny community carved out of the bush who, while virtual strangers to one another, made it a holiday to remember
Memory Lane: Readers recall Remembrance Days of their youth

Memory Lane: Readers recall Remembrance Days of their youth

In the second party of our two-part Memory Lane series on Remembrance Day, Sudbury.com readers share some of their memories of Nov. 11 ceremonies of the past
Memory Lane: The Nickel City honours the fallen

Memory Lane: The Nickel City honours the fallen

A look back at how Greater Sudbury has honoured those killed in war over the 20th century
Memory Lane: Readers recall their encounters with Terry Fox

Memory Lane: Readers recall their encounters with Terry Fox

In the second part of our two-part series on Terry Fox and his legacy, readers share their memories of when the Canadian icon’s Marathon of Hope passed through Sudbury