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Chocolate Pumpkin Squares

If you’re looking for a delicious vegan and gluten-free dessert, you need to try these chocolate pumpkin squares! Ingredients: Bottom Layer 1 cup of Pecans 2 tbsp of Cocoa powder 2 tbsp of Chia seeds ¼ cup of maple syrup 2 tbsp of grapeseed oil Directions: Process pecans in a food processor until grain size, then add all other ingredients and process until blended. Press the mixture evenly into a 9×9 inch greased pan or glass dish. This will be your bottom layer. Top Layer ½ cup of Pumpkin puree 2 tbsp of Grapeseed oil 1 tbsp of Blackstrap......

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Varsity Profile: Katie Wismer

Stats: Height: 5’3 Weight: 113 pounds Birthday: September 3, 1993 School: Laurentian University-Northern Ontario School of Medicine Favourite Store in Sudbury: Manitoulin Chocolate Works Favourite Restaurant in Sudbury: The Laughing Buddha Social media profile: @ktwismer Ladies track and field star Katie Wismer of the Laurentian Voyageurs has a fast-paced life; keeping up with the competitors and school work at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) can be a challenge, but she takes it in stride (pun intended). A fifth year student at Laurentian and freshman at NOSM, Katie competes with some of the fastest girls in the varsity......

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Getting Fit with Muay Thai

It’s October and my cousin tells me he’s been going to a local muay Thai gym. He says he loves it and I should come out with him. He tells me there is a free 2 weeks to see if you like it. I had been doing typical weight lifting gym routine, and it was starting to become really repetitive. I took my cousin up on the offer, went to my first class and I was hooked. Sweating having fun, doing a lot of cardio, learning what you need to defend yourself and attack in the traditional muay Thai......

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Achieve Balance with MYOGA

If you love yoga or have been thinking that you want to give it a try, make sure to stop by MYOGA. This locally owned studio was established in 2010 and is conveniently located downtown and in the south end. We recently sat down with co-owner and studio manager, Rachel Mahaffy, to learn more about the MYOGA experience. What was the inspiration for opening MYOGA in Sudbury?  We wanted to create a cutting edge place where we could focus on all things yoga as well as a place for people to cultivate a lifelong practice in a dedicated space......

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On the Rise: Team Montpellier Curling

It’s 9:00 p.m. on a frigid night outside the Sudbury Curling Club and the members of Team Montpellier are gathering their gear before heading inside for their daily on-ice practice. “During the season we’re on the ice five days a week for an hour to an hour and a half,” said Nick Beaudry. “Our day’s are often nine to five at work then seven to eight at the gym and nine to ten thirty on the ice – so our schedule is demanding.” It’s this dedication that has helped Team Montpellier become one of the talented curling teams to......

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Catching up With Dunk Sensation Jordan Kilganon

STATS: Height: 6’1 Weight: 175 lbs. School: Humber College Favourite Store in Sudbury: Champs Sports Favourite Restaurant in Sudbury: Susan’s Sub Favourite Online Profile: @JordanKilganon Did you know that Sudbury’s own Jordan Kilganon, international basketball dunker, was named after famous basketball player Michael Jordan? Or that he has travelled all over the world performing his dunks? A quick Google search will lead to videos of his extreme dunks, some with hundreds of thousands of views! Find out more about him, his talents, and what he has planned for the year ahead in our one-on-one interview! First off Jordan, I......

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Sudbury Lovebirds Give Their Best Advice

Love – it’s a subject just about everyone has tried to tackle or define at some point in their lives. Something everyone has experienced but is still so fleeting and impossible to pin point. Centuries of prolific thinkers have tried their best to put it into words: “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own…” – Robert A. Heinlein “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ― Emily Brontë “You understand now why they lost their minds and fought the wars, And why I’ve spent my whole life......

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Local Valentine Gifts to help Nurture your Loved One

Do you have a crush on someone who treats their body like a temple? Or maybe it’s a significant other who has recently taken on a healthier way of life. If so, here are some Valentine gift ideas for your special someone, and to top it all off they are all LOCAL! Massage oil: Yes you could go to some fancy chain store to buy this product, but will they customize it? A local Holistic Nutritionist, Dana Clark, makes her own massage oils using essential oils. Using essential oils for fragrance doesn’t just make it smell beautiful, but also......

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A gentleman's spin on "Netflix and Chill"

“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” – Robert Frost. Gentlemen, Valentine’s day is upon us which means we must strive to wow our significant others once again. To many, the classic dinner and a show may seem fitting for this warm day in a month filled with coldness. Although, there may be those of you who would like to dazzle your date with something more intimate and personal; to these individuals I say cheers, you are about to create a night to remember. With this step by step guide, your sure to create quite the memorable......

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20 of the Best Movies to Watch on Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s day only 8 days away, aren’t you in the mood for a good RomCom? Our team has rounded up 20 of our favourite romantic movies to watch this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re celebrating with a significant other or having a Galantine’s night in, we guarantee you will find something on this list! 500 days of Summer –  Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer (Zooey Deschanel), suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom......

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