• Captain Canuck visits Sudbury

    Captain Canuck visits Sudbury

    Captain Canuck is the quintessential Canadian. A leader with strength, wisdom, humility and the ability to not take himself too seriously.

    Created by cartoonist Ron Leishman and artist/writer Richard Comely, the original Captain Canuck appeared as a Canadian comic book superhero in 1975.

    Comely visited Comics North in downtown Sudbury on April 24 to promote the new edition, which hits news-stands May 27.

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  • The power of puppies

    The power of puppies

    If you thought there was nothing that could help alleviate anxiety this exam season – think again!

    Stressed out Cambrian students were treated to an afternoon of puppies brought in from a local rescue group, just in time for exams and finals.

    The semester ends April 24, so students are wrapping up their final projects, going into exams, and thinking about what to do once they graduate – that’s a whole lot of stress! But, the puppies really help alleviate the anxiety, and the puppies seem to enjoy the afternoon as well.

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  • John Primer and the Real Deal Band Visit the Cancer Centre

    John Primer and the Real Deal Band Visit the Cancer Centre

    Grammy nominated Chicago blues and electric blues artist John Primer played a preview concert for the Cancer Centre patients and visitors at the Northeast Cancer Centre this morning.

    Primer and The Real Deal Blues Band will headline at a April 10 benefit concert in support of Northern Cancer Foundation.

    The concert, which also features Tobin Spring, is being presented in memory of former Record on Wheels owner Tony Anselmo’s wife, Debi, who passed away from cancer last May.

    It takes place at the Caruso Club starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door and can be purchased at Jett Landry Music, Motley Kitchen and Northern Cancer Foundation.

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  • Wolves introduce Levin as first overall draft pick

    Wolves introduce Levin as first overall draft pick

    The Sudbury Wolves introduced David Levin to the community this morning.

    Levin, 15, will be the Wolves’ first overall pick in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.

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  • Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment

    Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment

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  • Freighters trapped in ice near Whitefish Bay area

    Freighters trapped in ice near Whitefish Bay area

    Canadian and US icebreakers participate in an effort to free eight freighters from heavy ice in eastern Lake Superior.

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  • Sudbury’s ‘outstanding citizens’ honoured

    Sudbury’s ‘outstanding citizens’ honoured

    Eight of Greater Sudbury’s outstanding citizens were celebrated at the 12th Anniversary of the Community Builders Awards of Excellence (CBAs) Gala on March 26 at the Radisson Hotel.

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  • Chief Pederson speaks at President’s Luncheon Series

    Chief Pederson speaks at President’s Luncheon Series

    The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce hosted Chief of Police Paul Pederson. Pederson talked about the cost drivers of policing at both the national and local level.

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  • NORCAT launches safety training using immersive Virtual Reality

    NORCAT launches safety training using immersive Virtual Reality

    The Oculus Rift is a new virtual reality headset that allows players to step inside their favourite games and completely immerse themselves in the virtual world.

    NORCAT (Norther Centre for Advanced Technology Inc.) is finding ways to use Virtual Reality as a more hands-on learning experience.

    Ed Wisniewski director of software development and information technology, along with NORCAT`s art director Andrew Kostuik have been working on using the Oculus Rift for practical purposes by developing engaged-learning software applications focused on health and safety in the workplace, at home, and in the community.

    This bleeding edge technology challenges traditional learning methods through virtual reality applications.

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  • Hundreds of residents still without water

    Hundreds of residents still without water

    As thoughts turn to warmer weather, many residents in Greater Sudbury are still feeling the repercussions of February’s frigid temperatures. Frozen and broken water pipes continue to affect hundreds of Sudburians left without running water. As of March 11 the city reported 427 services thawed with 139 services still waiting.

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  • Drone Malone calls forth Northern patriotism

    Drone Malone calls forth Northern patriotism

    Drone Malone’s newest video shows you what it means to be a Sudburian.

    With footage from some familiar surroundings, the drone once again captures what the ‘True North’ is all about.

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  • Devices smart phones have replaced without you noticing

    Devices smart phones have replaced without you noticing

    Cell phones have seamlessly slipped into our lives as our most important piece of technology. Most of us rely on our smart phones for much more than calling or texting.

    Aside from devices like calculators and flashlights, we asked staff at NorthernLife.ca what they use their smart phones in place of – and just how much do they rely on their mobile devices for daily life.

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  • Drone beautifully captures a Sudbury tradition

    Drone beautifully captures a Sudbury tradition

    Drone Malone gives us another interesting and unique perspective on this years Pond Hockey Festival on the Rocks.

    The DJ Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter has flown its way around many Sudbury landmarks including over Bell Park, around the Super Stack, hovered over the Kingsway, and the Sudbury Community Arena to capture some stunning footage of Sudbury like you’ve never seen before.

    Check out Drone Malone’s Facebook or YouTube page for more exclusive drone action.

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  • Sudbury’s biggest celebrity you’ve probably never heard of

    Sudbury’s biggest celebrity you’ve probably never heard of

    Martin Glaude, more commonly known as ‘Quill18′ is known around the world for his “Let’s Plays.”

    If you’re wondering, “What the heck’s a ‘Let’s Play’?” don’t worry. Watch the video and all will be revealed.

    The Internet star has more than 200,000 subscriptions and more than 16 million page views, drawing viewers and fans in with his recorded video commentary of strategy and simulation games.

    The increasing popularity of watching other people play a video game, and similar video commentaries, have led to changes in how some video games have been developed, along with a growing audience of e-sport spectators.

    NorthernLife.ca sat down with Quill18 to shed some light on his videos, his fame and e-sports as an Internet phenomenon.

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  • Thibeault responds to Olivier tapes

    Thibeault responds to Olivier tapes

    Liberal candidate Glenn Thibeault responded to media questions regarding the recently released Olivier tapes.

    Thibeault held a brief press conference on Jan. 15, following his meeting with Transportation Minister Steve Del Duca. The meeting involved Del Duca and community members discussing transportation priorities, but it wasn’t long before the conversation shifted to the audio files released by independent candidate Andrew Olivier.

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  • Recordings ‘very big distraction’ says Olivier (RAW VIDEO)

    Recordings ‘very big distraction’ says Olivier (RAW VIDEO)

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