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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> Remembering CKSO, Canada’s first privately owned TV station

Memory Lane: Remembering CKSO, Canada’s first privately owned TV station

Do you remember Tele Wives Time or Shhhhboom? Share your memories of Sudbury’s first TV station 
<updated>Memory Lane:</updated> Maybe this company town wasn’t so ‘lively’, but it was ‘nice and peaceful’

Memory Lane: Maybe this company town wasn’t so ‘lively’, but it was ‘nice and peaceful’

Readers share memories of growing up in Lively
<updated>Memory Lane:</updated> Lively was named for a ‘real straight shooter’

Memory Lane: Lively was named for a ‘real straight shooter’

A company town through and through, Lively was planned and built by Inco 72 years ago to house workers of Creighton Mine
<updated>Memory Lane:</updated> Twain, Money and royalty, celebrity encounters in the Nickel City

Memory Lane: Twain, Money and royalty, celebrity encounters in the Nickel City

We asked for stories of your chance encounters with famous people and you really delivered
<updated>Memory Lane:</updated> Close encounters with famous folks

Memory Lane: Close encounters with famous folks

Private house concerts saw numerous huge musical stars play Sudbury under the radar. Have you had an encounter with a star you’d like to share?
<updated>Memory Lane:</updated> Remembering local Olympians past and present

Memory Lane: Remembering local Olympians past and present

The Greater Sudbury area has a long and proud history of sending local amateur athletes to compete on the world’s biggest stage
<updated>Memory Lane:</updated> How Sudbury’s speed-skating miners edged out the competition in the 1930s

Memory Lane: How Sudbury’s speed-skating miners edged out the competition in the 1930s

We’re digging into the region’s Olympic history this week in honour of Canada’s athletes currently competing at the Beijing Olympics
<updated>Memory Lane:</updated> Theatre pros with Sudbury connections found their passion at Sudbury Theatre Centre

Memory Lane: Theatre pros with Sudbury connections found their passion at Sudbury Theatre Centre

STC has not only entertained generations of Sudburians, it has ignited the artistic passion of several people who went onto to turn their local experience into theatre careers 
<updated>Memory Lane:</updated> Remembering when STC’s Oliver! brought some theatrical joy to a struggling Nickel City

Memory Lane: Remembering when STC’s Oliver! brought some theatrical joy to a struggling Nickel City

In 1982 when the Sudbury Theatre Centre opened, Sudbury’s economy was in dire straits, but when the musical version of Dickens’ classic was staged, starring dozens of local children, it seemed to strike the perfect chord for this mining town
<updated>Memory Lane:</updated> Sudburians recall how the city banded together to weather the 1958 Inco strike

Memory Lane: Sudburians recall how the city banded together to weather the 1958 Inco strike

Many of the men who hit the picket lines are gone now, but many of their children vividly recall those difficult three months in the fall of 1958