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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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    • Bouncing baby, delighted dog: an overnight Internet sensation

      Bouncing baby, delighted dog: an overnight Internet sensation

      Capreol resident Sabrina Sauve had no idea that a video of her dog and baby would receive so much attention.
      Sauve uploaded a video of her red border collie, Dakota, pouncing at the shadow of her toddler, Ally, while she wiggled around in her Jolly Jumper. Sauve had just introduced Ally to the bouncing swing, and Daykota immediately joined in the fun. The video captures both baby and canine jumping joyfully together.
      The video has more than 2.8 million hits on her YouTube page as of Monday morning, and close to 40 million hits worldwide, making this Capreol family a global Internet phenomenon.

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    • House fire on Alder St.

      House fire on Alder St.

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    • No ‘lollypop’ music for this 14-year-old

      No ‘lollypop’ music for this 14-year-old

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    • Lockerby back at it for 19th year!

      Lockerby back at it for 19th year!

      Lockerby Composite School held a motivational assembly on Oct 15 to kick off the 19th annual “Kids Caring for Kids” campaign.

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    • Bigger comes out swinging

      Bigger comes out swinging

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    • Sudbury Chief of Police visits CBS

      Sudbury Chief of Police visits CBS

      In light of the incidents on Parliament Hill, Chief Paul Pederson of the GSPS donated blood at Canadian Blood Services.

      Pederson hopes to lead by example, in response to the ongoing appeal for blood donations.

      To book an appointment to donate please call 1-888-2-DONATE

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    • Sudbury MP Glenn Thibeault reacts to Parliament Hill shooting

      Sudbury MP Glenn Thibeault reacts to Parliament Hill shooting

      In a telephone conversation on Oct. 22, Sudbury MP Glenn Thibeault spoke with Northernlife.ca while under lockdown in their caucus room inside Centre Block.

      Thibeault was one of hundreds placed in lockdown with other politicians and Parliament Hill staff in Ottawa after a gunman shot a soldier at the Canadian War Memorial.

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    • Gluten: glazed and confused

      Gluten: glazed and confused

      More people than ever before are buying, cooking and eating gluten free foods.

      The “gluten-free diet” seems to be the latest craze for those looking to lose weight.

      While appealing to many, the diet still seems to be widely misunderstood.

      NorthernLife.ca spoke with registered dietician, Ashley Hurley to clear up some of the misconceptions.

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    • City under flood watch

      City under flood watch

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    • Everything you need to know about voting in under four minutes

      Everything you need to know about voting in under four minutes

      With the polls tightening and election day less than a couple weeks away, Sudburians may have a few questions.
      With details on advance polling stations, voter identification and the latest political news updates, NorthernLife.ca is your one stop for Sudbury’s 2014 Municipal Election.

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    • Enter, if you dare!

      Enter, if you dare!

      Halloween events lit up Dynamic Earth Oct 11 with spook-tacular activities for all ages.

      Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, this October, Dynamic Earth will play host to the award-winning attraction Pumpkinferno, an enchanting outdoor award-winning exhibit created by Upper Canada Village, that features 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins.

      Brave your way indoors and descend seven stories underground with the Death Guides, for a haunted tour of the mine in The Zombie Tunnel of Terror, recommended for ages 12 and up.

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    • Blood donations hit 6-year low

      Blood donations hit 6-year low

      Extremely low donor attendance at donor clinics, combined with the constant demand for blood has created the lowest national blood inventory since 2008.

      In Canada, someone needs blood every minute of every day and Canadian Blood Services regularly collects 17 thousand units of blood per week. The agency immediately needs 7,500 blood donations on top of the regular weekly totals to replenish the inventory.

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    • Rock rolls onto Regent Street, creating midday stir

      Rock rolls onto Regent Street, creating midday stir

      Shortly after 2 p.m. on Oct 2, a rock face collapsed and tumbled onto Regent Street, blocking the sidewalk and part of the road.

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    • Building the perfect Zombie

      Building the perfect Zombie

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