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Then & Now: Remembering James Orr, editor and publisher of Sudbury’s first real newspaper

Then & Now: Remembering James Orr, editor and publisher of Sudbury’s first real newspaper

Sudbury Journal kept the young city informed for some 30 years, helping shape the development of the community from a mining camp to a growing community
Then & Now: More local hockey heroes who laced up for the NHL

Then & Now: More local hockey heroes who laced up for the NHL

Our May 20 piece on local hockey heroes omitted a bunch of names (because there are just so many local pro hockey players over the past century, so Vicki Gilhula is back with a follow-up
Then & Now: You might be surprised at the sheer number of players from Sudbury who played pro hockey

Then & Now: You might be surprised at the sheer number of players from Sudbury who played pro hockey

No doubt about it, the Nickel City isn’t a hockey town, the Nickel City is THE hockey town
Then & Now: Remembering the years Canada’s most famous female journalist lived in Copper Cliff

Then & Now: Remembering the years Canada’s most famous female journalist lived in Copper Cliff

Kit Coleman was a popular reporter at a time when women were discouraged from having careers of their own and from 1899 to 1901, she called Copper Cliff home
<updated>Then and Now:</updated> In 1923, Ernest Hemingway called Sudbury’s moonscape ‘the weirdest country I have ever seen’

Then and Now: In 1923, Ernest Hemingway called Sudbury’s moonscape ‘the weirdest country I have ever seen’

The famed writer came north on assignment for The Toronto Star, hoping to get the scoop on a coal deposit
<updated>Then and Now:</updated> Hints of Sudbury's history hidden in the names of our streets

Then and Now: Hints of Sudbury's history hidden in the names of our streets

Drinkwater? Van Horne? Borgia? Who were these people?
<updated>Then and Now: </updated>Influential Sudbury women who opened the doors to city council

Then and Now: Influential Sudbury women who opened the doors to city council

The credentials and experience of Dr. Faustina Kelly Cook and Karen Shaw surpassed many of their male colleagues
<updated>Then and Now:</updated> Malvina Labine, 'supermom' of 16 and trailblazer who was elected reeve of Rayside in '58

Then and Now: Malvina Labine, 'supermom' of 16 and trailblazer who was elected reeve of Rayside in '58

With International Women’s Day occurring this week, we’re paying tribute to an absolutely incredible Sudburian whose amazing legacy should not be forgotten
<updated>Then and Now:</updated> Celebrating trailblazing Nickel City politician Grace Hartman

Then and Now: Celebrating trailblazing Nickel City politician Grace Hartman

March is Women's History Month so we're celebrating the contributions Grace Hartman made to the Nickel City in this edition of Then & Now
<updated>Then and Now:</updated> It’s impossible to put into a headline all the things this man did for Sudbury and the North

Then and Now: It’s impossible to put into a headline all the things this man did for Sudbury and the North

The incredible life of Frank Cochrane, Sudbury founding father, wealthy businessman and influential politician