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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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Hockey With a Cause: Vees Fight ALS!

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), often called Lou Gehrig’s Disease, affects thousands of Canadians and their families every year. Seb Leroux, a Laurentian Voyageurs hockey player, knows this to be true, as ALS has affected his own family. But, he’s decided it’s time to fight back! Seb shared his family’s story with us, and also told us how he and the Laurentian Voyageurs hockey team have paired up with the Adaptive Canuck ALS Foundation to raise awareness and join the battle against ALS. Seb’s Story Seb’s father was diagnosed with ALS this summer. After conducting research on the disease, his......

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10 Times I Fell in Love with George Stroumboulopoulos in 2015

February can be a tough time of year for the citizens of Singledom. A time to reflect on yet another year of poor dating choices, ill suited matches, romantic blunders and encounters that fall under the category of “other”. Rather than wallow in pity I chose to reflect on a year in the life of a significant other that never lets me down – Mr. George Stroumboulopoulos. The affair began in my first year of college, back when his CBC talk show The Hour, actually was a full hour long. I remembered seeing him on Much Music in my......

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Climb to New Heights with ARC

If you’re looking for a new way to tackle your fitness goals this year, consider ARC, Sudbury’s very own indoor climbing and fitness facility. Since opening its doors in November of 2014, ARC has been a haven for climbing enthusiasts, who can now enjoy their favourite activity year round. We recently sat down with Laura Schmidt, Programming and Marketing Manager, to learn more about this unique facility. What was the inspiration for opening ARC in Sudbury? Our team of owners, Andrew, Allan and Joe are really passionate climbers and are heavily involved in the outdoor climbing community here and......

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Creamy Sweet Potato Rosemary Soup

Makes approximately  6-8 servings Ingredients: 1 medium sweet potato 2 medium carrots 1 cup of cooked brown/green lentils 1/2 can of coconut milk (full fat not lite) 1 L of Vegetable broth 1tsp of sea salt 1/2 tsp of ginger 1 tsp of thyme 1/2 tsp of coriander 1 clove of minced garlic 4 sprigs of rosemary Directions: Chop sweet potato and carrots, and boil until tender. In a blender add the boiled sweet potatoes and carrots, cooked lentils, coconut milk, half of the vegetable broth, salt, ginger, thyme, coriander, and garlic. Blend until smooth. In a large soup......

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