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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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    • Lamoureux family drives home a Toyota

      Darren Lamoureux was the proud recipient of a 2015 Toyota Corolla on Jan. 13. at Sudbury’s Laking Toyota.

      The Ontario Toyota Dealers Association awarded the Sudbury family the car – along with $25,000 – through its Wishmaker campaign.

      The family’s infant son, Taylum, had to be airlifted to Toronto shortly after he was born because his kidneys were on the verge of failing.

      Since April 2013, Taylum and his mother, Désirée Lamoureux, have lived at Toronto’s Ronald McDonald House so he can be near the Hospital for Sick Children where he receives hemodialysis on a regular basis.

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    • 2014 memories you’ve already forgotten

      2014 memories you’ve already forgotten

      As we kick-start 2015, we can look back on a very successful 2014 and highlight a few of the people, moments and places around the world that helped make the year so great.

      But, we already know what that will look like.

      Instead, Northernlife.ca thought it would be more fun to take a look back at the 2014 memorable moments we have already forgotten about.

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    • Bet you don’t know the true origin of Christmas!

      Bet you don’t know the true origin of Christmas!

      Where did Christmas originate? What is the real origin of Santa Claus, mistletoe, Christmas trees, holly wreaths, and the custom of exchanging gifts?

      Christmas has evolved over two millennia into a worldwide religious and secular celebration, and here’s how the most popular holiday of the year came to be!

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    • Pablo presents “Pet Safety Tips for the Holidays”

      Pablo presents “Pet Safety Tips for the Holidays”

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    • VIDEO: DIY Hot Cocoa Ornaments

      VIDEO: DIY Hot Cocoa Ornaments

      Handmade ornaments used to be a time-honoured tradition. If you’re feeling a bit crafty this Christmas, you don’t have to look beyond your own home to find great raw materials for a bit of holiday DIYing.

      Hot cocoa ornaments are fun to put together, and even more fun to take apart.

      Quick, inexpensive, and magical, these edible ornaments are sure to knock your wooly socks off!

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    • Stanley Cup stops by Sudbury for a surprise

      The Valley East Renegades Peewee team were greeted with quite the surprise right before their regular hockey practise Wednesday.

      As part of Scotiabank’s Stanley Cup Surprise and Delight campaign in support of kids community hockey in Canada, the young players were brought face to face with a very large, very shiny, and very recognizable cup.

      Scotiabank supports over 5,000 minor hockey teams in communities across Canada and this initiative is part of a national program that gives Canadian kids the chance to touch a piece of hockey history.

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    • VIDEO: How to build a winter kit for your car

      VIDEO: How to build a winter kit for your car

      No matter how many people or presents you’re trying to fit in your car this winter, you should never hit the road without an emergency kit.

      The slippery roads, poor visibility and varied precipitation in winter can challenge even the most experienced drivers. The most important thing to do before you head out onto snowy roads is to plan and prepare for your drive. Formulating a winter car kit is an important step to getting your vehicle ready for winter.

      To help you include the right gear in your kit, NorthernLife.ca produced this handy video to give you the tips you need to be safe on the road this winter.

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    • VIDEO: Heading to the mall for Black Friday? Watch this

      VIDEO: Heading to the mall for Black Friday? Watch this

      NorthernLife.ca visited the New Sudbury Centre today to brave the crush of people, get the lowdown from shoppers on the deals and find out how retailers were coping with the crowds.

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    • NLFB hosts Sudbury’s Biggest Beer Pong Tournament

      NLFB hosts Sudbury’s Biggest Beer Pong Tournament

      Sudbury’s Northern Lights Festival Boréal is giving people the chance to compete in the “World Series of Beer Pong” in Las Vegas.

      Festival volunteers will host Sudbury’s Biggest Beer Pong Tournament on Nov. 28 at the Sudbury Events Centre, formerly known as the Mine Mill Hall. The winning duo will be flown to Las Vegas to compete in the international beer pong championships for $50,000.

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    • Thousands turn out for glimpse of Santa

      Thousands turn out for glimpse of Santa

      Thousands came out for the Annual Santa Claus Parade in down town Sudbury Nov 22.

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    • VIDEO: The art of brewing craft beer

      VIDEO: The art of brewing craft beer

      The domestic market for craft beer is becoming increasingly popular.

      In Ontario, there are more than 40 licensed craft brewers producing premium, high-quality beer, each with their own unique brewing style.

      Additionally, consumer interest in unique flavours and locally produced food and beverages has sparked a brewing phenomenon.

      Craft beer encompasses a range of beer styles typically featuring high-quality ingredients and close attention to detail.

      NorthernLife.ca spoke with local Master Brewer Michael Guillemette at Stack Brewing, to learn a little more about the art of brewing.

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    • VIDEO: Tracking Sudbury’s obesity challenge

      VIDEO: Tracking Sudbury’s obesity challenge

      A recent study put out by Statistics Canada indicates that Greater Sudbury is the second most obese city of its kind in the country. At 33.8 per cent, 9 per cent above the national average.
      The statisticians behind the study explored body mass index and population structure to determine obesity rates.
      NorthernLife.ca spoke with an obesity research professor at Laurentian University and the regional director of bariatric surgery at Health Sciences North to discuss some possible socio-economic determinants and unique factors that could possibly contribute to the alarmingly high rate.

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    • VIDEO: Flashing kindness

      VIDEO: Flashing kindness

      Despite the snow, several people gathered outside the Rainbow Centre in downtown Sudbury to celebrate World Kindness Day.

      On Nov 9, the Canadian Mental Health Association, in collaboration with Life Vest Inside, organized a flash mob dance as part of a global initiative.

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