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Dedicated black belt ready To take on the world?s best

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW scott@northernlife.ca Ryan Labranche thinks about karate day and night, even while he's sleeping.

Local hockey stars team up for mental health research fundraiser

The Northeastern Mental Health Centre Foundation (NEMHC) has joined forces with National Hockey League star, Brian Savage and Sudbury Wolves head coach, Mike Foligno to raise awareness and funds for mental health research and care.

Tips for a successful summer vacation

Preparation is key to maximizing fun and keeping kids happy and entertained while travelling. Recognizing that the family car trip is back in style, the following tips will ensure smooth sailing during your summer vacation. 1.

Sports groups concerned about utility costs

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW scott@northernlife.ca A utilities recovery program approved by the city has local community organizations in an uproar.

Rayside Balfour supports Walk for a Cure for cancer

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW scott@northernlife.ca When the Rayside Balfour Youth Action Network (RBYAN) calls on its community for support, the whole town answers back with authority.

Wrestling phenom takes no prisoners

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW Teeanager Marissa Brown will never be accused of not being a warrior.

Pitcher has challenging curve

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW scott@northernlife.ca At six-foot-four and tipping the scales at about 210 pounds, Matthew Braumberger has an imposing big frame, but he?s also big on potential.

Couple share love and grace of archery

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW scott@northernlife.ca One day about 10 years ago, a co-worker gave Andy Bourgeois a used crossbow. He had no idea how this would have change his life.

Wolves coach to participate in Heart and Stroke Golf Tournament

The 12th annual Heart and Stroke Golf Tournament is set to take place Saturday, Aug. 24 at Sudbury Highlands Golf and Country Club. Mike Foligno, the new coach of the Sudbury Wolves, will be a special guest at the mixed best ball tournament.

Bare foot water skier thrives under pressure

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW scott@northernlife.ca To many people, water skiing and bare feet don?t necessarily fit in the same sentence.