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These historical photos and personal stories of past people, places, and events are made possible through the continued support of Lougheed Funeral Homes as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Then & Now: Sacrificed to modernity, the sad end of Sudbury's historic post office

Then & Now: Sacrificed to modernity, the sad end of Sudbury's historic post office

The Nickel City once had an architectural jewel of a post office downtown that was razed in 1959 to make room for a Woolworth’s
<updated>Then and Now: </updated>Looking back at STC’s beginnings nearly a half-century ago

Then and Now: Looking back at STC’s beginnings nearly a half-century ago

A book about the Sudbury theatre company is coming out next month
<updated>Then and Now: </updated>Son of Sudbury pioneer first Jewish player in NHL

Then and Now: Son of Sudbury pioneer first Jewish player in NHL

Signed in 1924 by the Montreal Maroons, Samuel Rothschild was with the NHL until 1928, even winning a Stanley Cup
Then & Now: Sudbury’s (failed) 1974 experiment with a pedestrian mall

Then & Now: Sudbury’s (failed) 1974 experiment with a pedestrian mall

In a bid to fight back against the rise of shopping malls, Sudbury created the ‘Durham Street Mall’ between Larch and Elgin Streets; it didn’t go well. That said, pedestrian malls may be enjoying renewed interest as pandemic restrictions relax 
Then &amp; Now: Sudbury the first city in Canada to elect Chinese-Canadian mayor

Then & Now: Sudbury the first city in Canada to elect Chinese-Canadian mayor

Sudbury is a city of firsts.
Then &amp; Now: Looking back at the 1967 centennial

Then & Now: Looking back at the 1967 centennial

Sudbury celebrated Centennial with more than 225 special events
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 &amp; 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