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Alchemy North: Why we think you need to try out these products

Our three co-founders received the greatest package from Alchemy North for Christmas and we were all excited to try everything out. We spent the last few weeks using some really amazing new products and today we’re sharing our review of the 8 we loved. If you want to find out more about Alchemy North you can read our interview with Melodie here. Jessica’s Favourites: I have hormonal acne prone combination skin so when I say I’ve tried a lot of different skin products over the years I really mean it. I’ve settled into my tried and true favourites after......

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Shop Local: Alchemy North

We are lucky to live in a city filled with so many talented makers! I love being able to talk to these makers and find out more about their process and what got them started. Our Shop Local series is one of our most popular and we have quite a few coming in 2018. Today we’re talking with Alchemy North abut what got them started and what we can expect in the future. We first heard of Alchemy North at one of the Makers North markets and I was instantly drawn to their beautiful display and branding. Owners Melodie and......

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Shop Local: Our Crater's Holiday Gift Guide

You may have noticed how much we love to support our local businesses so we wanted to share a local gift guide with you guys. There are only 12 more days until Christmas Eve which means it’s time to get all of your shopping done. Avoid the malls, and shop local this year! I’m guilty of waiting until the last minute to finish all of my holiday shopping so I’ll be using this gift guide to check off everyone else on my list. For the coffee lover:   Old Rock Coffee Holiday Blend   Refuel yourself to knock down those Monday blues! #CoffeeIsLife #SupportLocal......

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Ramakko’s Source for Adventure is Here to Help You Enjoy the Great Outdoors!

Are you the adventurous type? Do you love to explore the outdoors? Are you a hiker, hunter, fisher or camper? Then you absolutely need to make regular visits to Ramakko’s. Just a quick drive to the South End, located at 2345 Regent, Ramakko’s Source for Adventure has been serving Sudbury and the surrounding area with specialist gear, next-level customer service and local experts to help make your adventures truly special. Brian Ramakko and his family have been in business for 33 years, starting with 1000 square feet and $12,000 as a bait and tackle shop, all the way to......

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Shop Local: Olive & Annie

By now you may have heard of this local business taking the accessories and jewelry world by storm, but Olive & Annie has a lot more to it than that! Owner and founder, Jacqueline Villeneuve, tells the inspiring story of how she launched her brand, and what you can do to continue supporting Olive & Annie, her local events, and the Zawadi la Tumaini Children’s Home. Tell us your story; how did the idea for Olive & Annie begin? Olive & Annie was primarily created to provide employment for single mothers and support the children of Zawadi la Tumaini......

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SPROUTED LOCALLY FOR MAXIMUM CUTENESS

What began as a creative outlet for two local sisters has grown into a thriving business of handmade environmentally friendly baby and toddler apparel!  Mylaine and Veronique began their journey of selling products on Etsy and have sprouted themselves into multiple trendy stores in Ontario as well.  If you’re in love with all things tiny, trendy and adorable, be sure to read on and check out Sprout Handmade Baby Apparel products for the little bundles of joy in your life! X's & O's and of course our new grey melange v-neck onesie that will be released at our market!......

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Shop Local: Evol Activewear

There’s a new activewear line joining Sudbury’s local clothing scene! Evol Activewear is a clothing brand designed for individuals with a fitness-oriented lifestyle. We spoke with Tylor Ralph, one of the creators and designers behind Evol Activewear, to find out more about the brand and where it’s headed next! Tell us about the inspiration behind Evol Activewear. Where did the idea for the brand come from? Have you always been interested in starting a clothing line?  Our primary goal was and is to create an athletics clothing brand that motivates people, whether it’s in fitness, sports, or any other......

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Shop Local: Lather Up with The Cucumber Tree

Monique Sarazin, owner of The Cucumber Tree, is keeping Sudbury fresh-faced and healthy with her environmentally friendly and all-natural beauty and body products. We asked Monique to tell us more about the inspiration behind her brand and some of her favourite creations! Tell us about yourself and The Cucumber Tree. What was the inspiration behind creating the brand? What makes your products unique? My daughters were my true inspiration behind creating the brand. When they were small, it was a struggle to find products that were free from parabens, PBA and Pegs to name a few. Burt’s Bees and Jason (both wonderful......

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SO FRESH, SO OPINIONATED, SEW LOCAL

After being introduced to Sew Local this summer at Northern Lights Festival Boréal while browsing vendors we knew we had to get the word out about these folks! From their custom stamped buttons, suit jacket messenger bags, and even gender diverse rag rolls – this dynamic duo have easily become our favourite local find of the season! Its not every day you run into a vendor offering such an assortment of quality handmade products that are both adorable and socially conscious! Read on for all the details on Sew Local and where you can find them this fall. Tell......

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Tē: Sudbury's Newest Tea Company

I am a huge tea drinker, never been a fan of coffee.  I am one of those rare tea drinkers who like it “black”.  Yes the taste of tea can be amazing and their are so many varieties to choose from, but the main reason I stick to tea is because it comes with health benefits.  Not just any tea has health benefits, mainly loose leaf teas because they are herbs.  Depending on the herbs in the tea will depend on what you can benefit most from the tea, common uses are antioxidants, cleansing properties for different organs in......

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