CRATER CREATIVES: ALESSANDRO COSTANTINI

Welcome to Crater Creatives, a biweekly artist profile series offering a unique look into the artists that call Sudbury home! There’s certain type of creativity that’s born up here in Northern Ontario, maybe it’s the wilderness that surrounds us, or maybe it’s just our resourceful spirit. Whatever the case may be we’re here to shine a spot light on the innovative artists of all sorts in this big old crater! Have an artist you’d like to recommend for a future Crater Creatives profile? Shoot an email to jessica@ourcrater.com and tell us all about it! Alessandro Costantini is a Sudbury......

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12 Days of Giveaways: Woodland Sisters

We are very excited that the holidays are right around the corner and we are EXTRA excited for the 12 Days of Giveaways! We partnered with 14 local businesses to bring you some pretty amazing prizes. Today we are giving away a pack of Woodland Notepads! We’ll be announcing all of the winners each day on our Facebook page and through our email newsletter. If you  haven’t signed up for the newsletter yet, you can do that here: http://eepurl.com/cqrZdX  Tell us more about Woodland Sisters? We are two sisters from Northern Ontario who who are feminists and environmentalists and who also......

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Mortgage 101: Why you should start saving for your mortgage now.

Last month, the Government of Canada announced new legislation that has tightened mortgage requirements, impacting how much YOU may be able to borrow. Under the new policy, all insured mortgage borrowers must be tested against their ability to pay their mortgage if actual rates were as high as the big bank’s five-year posted mortgage rates (currently 4.64%). If you are planning to make a down payment of less than 20%, you must insure your mortgage. Under the old policy, a borrower with an annual income of $75,000 and 5% down payment could potentially qualify for a $370,000 home. Under......

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12 Days of Giveaways: Science North

We are very excited that the holidays are right around the corner and we are EXTRA excited for the 12 Days of Giveaways! We partnered with 14 local businesses to bring you some pretty amazing prizes. Today we are giving away passes for the IMAX at Science North! We’ll be announcing all of the winners each day on our Facebook page and through our email newsletter. If you  haven’t signed up for the newsletter yet, you can do that here: http://eepurl.com/cqrZdX  What is Science North? Science North is Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction and an educational resource for children and......

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12 Days of Giveaways: Sew Local

Happy December 5th! We are very excited that the holidays are right around the corner and we are EXTRA excited for the 12 Days of Giveaways! We partnered with 14 local businesses to bring you some pretty amazing prizes. Today we are giving away a Sew Local tote bag! We’ll be announcing all of the winners each day on our Facebook page and through our email newsletter. If you  haven’t signed up for the newsletter yet, you can do that here: http://eepurl.com/cqrZdX  What is Sew Local?  Sew Local is a small business in Sudbury, Ontario, the joint creation of Marja Reimer......

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12 Days of Giveaways: ARC

Happy December 4th! We are very excited that the holidays are right around the corner and we are EXTRA excited for the 12 Days of Giveaways! We partnered with 14 local businesses to bring you some pretty amazing prizes. Today we are giving away two 1-month passes for ARC. We’ll be announcing all of the winners each day on our Facebook page and through our email newsletter. If you  haven’t signed up for the newsletter yet, you can do that here: http://eepurl.com/cqrZdX  What is the story behind ARC?  ARC was a long time in the making before it was finally......

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Cranberry Christmas Cocktails 2 Ways

It is the season of holiday parties and mixing up a delicious cocktail is one of our favourite party activities. Today I’m sharing two different ways you can make a delicious Cranberry Christmas Cocktail! Cranberry Martini Ingredients: 2 oz. vodka ½ oz. orange liqueur ½ oz. dry vermouth 3 oz. cranberry juice Fresh cranberries Fresh rosemary Directions: Swirl vermouth around glass. Toss out any extra vermouth. In a shaker filled with ice, combine vodka, orange liqueur and cranberry juice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with cranberries and rosemary.   Cranberry Candy Cane Cocktail  Ingredients: 2 oz. Smirnoff peppermint......

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12 Days of Giveaways: For Heaven's Bake Sudbury

Happy December 3rd! We are very excited that the holidays are right around the corner and we are EXTRA excited for the 12 Days of Giveaways! We partnered with 14 local businesses to bring you some pretty amazing prizes. Today we are giving away a $50 gift card for For Heaven’s Bake Sudbury! We’ll be announcing all of the winners each day on our Facebook page and through our email newsletter. If you  haven’t signed up for the newsletter yet, you can do that here: http://eepurl.com/cqrZdX  What is For Heaven’s Bake Sudbury? For Heaven’s Bake Sudbury is a local bakeshop specializing......

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Weekend Roundup: December 2-4

Friday, December 2 3th Annual 12 BARZ of Christmas Sudbury – 13 years strong, the most sought after event across all Canadian Universities is going to be bigger and more badass than ever before… Officially Canada’s Largest Pub Crawl, get ready for a night that is said to be even BETTER than CHRISTMAS itself! So bust out your wildest holiday outfits and get ready for a night of ridiculous behaviour, unmatched spirit, and mistletoe shenanigans. Get your Santa hats ready, your sharpies inked up and prepare yourself for one of the most unforgettable nights of the year! 4:00 p.m. @ Downtown......

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12 Days of Giveaways: HellaFresh Designs

Happy December 2nd! We are very excited that the holidays are right around the corner and we are EXTRA excited for the 12 Days of Giveaways! We partnered with 14 local businesses to bring you some pretty amazing prizes. Today we are giving away a $50 gift card for HellaFresh Designs as well as a pack of Holiday cards. We’ll be announcing all of the winners each day on our Facebook page and through our email newsletter. If you  haven’t signed up for the newsletter yet, you can do that here: http://eepurl.com/cqrZdX  How did you get the idea to start......

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