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Top 5 Local Trails You Need to Check Out This Winter

Hillfield Trail   I instantly fell in love with the Hillfield Trail in Lively last winter when I joined some of my friends to go snowshoeing. This trail is my absolute favourite and I was almost hesitant to share it with all of you in case it becomes over populated! But they say happiness is only real when shared…   If you’re looking to go on a scenic walk, this would be your trail. The hilly terrain will take you through the forest, up and down stairs and over many bridges. It’s only about 2km in length and will lead......

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Top Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Sudbury

Apparently this year at Our Crater, I have taken on the role of cupid. The Love Guru. The “all things Valentine’s Day” expert. There are often misconceptions about nightlife options in Sudbury, especially when deciding where to go for a romantic evening. Try taking that confusion and add to it the stress of wanting a perfect Valentine’s Day outing. Fret no more, here’s a list of hot Sudbury picks to make the best Valentine’s Day impact (get it, Our Crater): Bowling Most of us are definitely not professional bowlers, we go bowling to have fun with friends. Joke around......

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Mindfulness

Gary Petingola and Sheila Damore-Petingola, owners of Mindfulness on the Rocks, are two Sudburians who are bringing mindfulness and meditation to the public through their Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program. We spoke with them to find out more about their course (currently housed at ARC Climbing Yoga Fitness), as well as how to incorporate mindfulness into our daily lives! Can you tell us a little bit about your backgrounds and careers? When did you begin practicing mindfulness and meditation? We are Masters prepared Social Workers, obtaining our degrees at Laurentian University in Sudbury. Our work experience is primarily in......

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Rebalancing Sudbury one patient at a time

ReBalance is Sudbury’s newest physiotherapy and chiropractic clinic that opened on the Kingsway. The team works collaboratively to provide effective care to all of their patients. We spoke with the owners to find out more. What is the story behind ReBalance Health Group? What was your motivation to open your own clinic?  Opening a clinic has been a goal for each of us since we graduated. The three of us met through work and developed a strong professional relationship, quickly realizing that we shared similar goals and visions for the future. This realization led to the creation of ReBalance. We......

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Cauliflower Mushroom Lentil Soup

We’re really into soups this winter so we’re sharing another delicious soup recipe today – Cauliflower Mushroom Lentil Soup! This soup is perfect for these cold winter days. Ingredients: ½ onion (chopped) 2 cloves of Garlic 8 white mushrooms (chopped) 1L Vegetable broth 2 cups Cauliflower (chopped) 1 cup Almond milk 2 Tbsp Brown lentils 2 Tbsp Tamari 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp cumin 2 tsp rosemary ½ tsp cardamom 2 tbsp brown rice flour Directions: Over medium heat in a large pot simmer onions, garlic, and mushrooms with 2 tbsp of grapeseed oil. Simmer until onions are translucent. ......

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Blast off! Get to know Cliff Skelliter of Launch Pad

Here at Our Crater we absolutely love highlighting the awesome people, and the work they do in Sudbury. Someone you should know is Cliff Skelliter, of Launch Pad Creative. Cliff has a wealth of knowledge about our city and loves to elevate the businesses he works with!  Cliff will be making his debut as a contributor with us, sharing his insights and advice on Marketing/Branding and his experiences in the field. So I sat down with the man himself to get to know him and the work he does a little better. Where did you start your adventures in......

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Top Five ways to live winter to the fullest in Sudbury

It can be hard to find anything fun about winter with the cold weather and short days but we found some great ways to look at winter as more than just a time to hibernate! Sudbury knows winter all too well and in that knows how to make the best use of the season! From skiing cross-country to skiing downhill Sudbury is full of activities to keep you busy and having fun through the entire winter season.  Here we have five great ways to get outside, get active, and enjoy winter in Sudbury! Cross Country Skiing If you’re a......

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Sudbury Wolves Recap: Wolves turn in winning week!

The Sudbury Wolves have had an incredible week of hockey. In a rare spot in the season, three home games took place in the Sudbury Community Arena starting on the 11th, wrapping up on the 15th.  The Wolves faced off with three very tough teams to start 2017 at home, starting with the Soo Greyhounds, followed by the North Bay Battalion and closing with a matchup with the Mississauga Steelheads. Following these three games, they sit at sixth in the Eastern Conference and 14th overall, with a record of 19-19 and 43 points keeping the dream of a post-season......

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5 Tips for the Nervous Presenter

In my first year of university I had to do a handful of presentations and I completely loathed it. For a while it even made me want to change programs. I got so brain-numbingly nervous during the week prior to a presentation, which resulted in absolute insanity on the day I actually presented and a whole lot of self hatred post-presentation. I remember doing my first solo presentation, I was so nervous about it that I tried to forget that it was actually happening and didn’t do the work until my friend forced me to do the research and......

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Banana Nut Breakfast Cake
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January 14, 2017

Banana Nut Breakfast Cake

Looking for some hearty fall bakes? Try this healthy homemade banana nut breakfast cake! Shhhhhh… Don’t tell anyone that it’s gluten free! Ingredients: 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tbsp orange zest 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 1-2 cups assorted nuts, coarsely chopped 1/3 cup chocolate chips 1 cup banana slices 1 cup strawberry slices 2 cups almond milk 1 egg 1/2 cup apple sauce 2 tsp pure vanilla Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix almond milk, egg, apple sauce and vanilla in baking dish. In separate bowl,......

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