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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: Cracking open the Northern Breweries story

Memory Lane: Cracking open the Northern Breweries story

For nearly 100 years, Sudbury was the hometown of a popular local beer variety that gave the big brewers a real run for their money
Memory Lane: Readers share memories of CKSO Celebrates Summer

Memory Lane: Readers share memories of CKSO Celebrates Summer

Sudbury.com readers agree: Bell Park was the place to be from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s for music, fun and a sunny days
Memory Lane: Remembering when Sudbury celebrated summer with CKSO

Memory Lane: Remembering when Sudbury celebrated summer with CKSO

From the 1970s through the early 1980s, CKSO Radio 790 rang in the warm season with a massive festival that drew thousands of people to Bell Park
Memory Lane: Readers share memories of the grand dame of Elm Street

Memory Lane: Readers share memories of the grand dame of Elm Street

For decades, the Nickel Range was the lap of luxury in Northern Ontario, and while it’s star dimmed over the years, it’s impact on the life and times of Sudburians was deep and lasting
Memory Lane: Remembering Sudbury’s iconic Nickel Range Hotel

Memory Lane: Remembering Sudbury’s iconic Nickel Range Hotel

Tracing the last few months of life of a piece of Northern Ontario luxury once called ‘the best hotel between Winnipeg and Toronto’
Memory Lane: Readers go back to the roller rink

Memory Lane: Readers go back to the roller rink

History writer Jason Marcon was flooded with memories about Sudbury’s vanished roller rink, Roller Country. It seems many readers spent more time than they probably should have circling the floor at the Notre Dame Avenue hotspot
Memory Lane: Let’s head to the roller rink!

Memory Lane: Let’s head to the roller rink!

In this installment of Memory Lane, history writer Jason Marcon takes us back to Roller Country, when roller skating was king
Memory Lane: ‘Is that Hell?’ Readers share memories of the slag pour

Memory Lane: ‘Is that Hell?’ Readers share memories of the slag pour

While no longer easily visible, the slag pour united generations of Sudburians around a very unique local experience
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