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Then & Now: New book details the rich (and convoluted) story of broadcasting in the Nickel City

Then & Now: New book details the rich (and convoluted) story of broadcasting in the Nickel City

CKSO was the first commercial radio station in Northern Ontario and gave birth to the first privately television station in Canada
Then & Now: That time a Sudbury newspaper editor was convicted of fomenting rebellion

Then & Now: That time a Sudbury newspaper editor was convicted of fomenting rebellion

Arvo (or Aaro) Vaara, editor of the Sudbury-based Finnish-language newspaper Vapaus, was arrested and deported for, it seems, not being sufficiently sympathetic to the failing health of King George V
Then & Now: Happy Valley's 'death sentence' and other ghost town stories

Then & Now: Happy Valley's 'death sentence' and other ghost town stories

The region was once dotted with small towns as people flooded into the area looking for jobs in mining and forestry, but the boom-and-bust cycle of the resource sector saw several of these towns suddenly or slowly abandoned as people moved on
Then & Now: Finding the mysterious Mrs. Sudbury and how the Worthingtons left their mark on the Nickel City

Then & Now: Finding the mysterious Mrs. Sudbury and how the Worthingtons left their mark on the Nickel City

Railway superintendent James Worthington named what he thought was a small station in the wilds of Northern Ontario for his second wife — little did either of them realize the vast riches hidden beneath the surface
Then & Now: The time Bud Germa shook the Liberals and stole Sudbury for the NDP

Then & Now: The time Bud Germa shook the Liberals and stole Sudbury for the NDP

A political original, Germa championed an independent Northern Ontario, pushed for the North to get proper share of mining taxes and demanded the government study how sulphur dioxide fumes from smelting was impacting workers
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.