Mortgage 101: Rate isn’t everything!

The interest rate you receive on your mortgage is very important, but it sure isn’t everything. Here’s everything else you should be considering when choosing the right mortgage for you! Prepayment options It’s everyone’s dream to pay off their home. Ensure the mortgage you are getting provides you with best options available. Non-Bank Mortgage companies often have better prepayment privileges than the big banks. Early payout penalties The big banks use a complicated and convoluted formula to calculate your early payout penalty. A mortgage broker can find you an alternative lender with a much more transparent, and typically much......

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How to stay mentally well and motivated in “the New Year slump”

The holidays are done, your time off is up, and it’s back to the grind. For some this is an exciting time; they’ve made their new year’s resolutions, their day planner is filled to the nines, and they’re ready to take on 2017. Well, good for them but let’s be real, that’s not how we all feel. When the lovely veil of holiday magic has been lifted and the nasty realm of reality comes into plain view many of us suffer from the New Year slump-basically this means that we feel a little unready, nervous or anxious, and all......

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Weekly Roundup: January 9-15

Monday, January 9 Sudbury Trivia Night at Taphouse – 3 rounds of 15 questions, and one bonus question per round. Pages are marked a-la grade 5 math class by passing them to a friend. Winner takes home bragging rights and some awesome prizes are given out throughout the game! Points scored for being awesome and promoting awesome things! Find a funny answer on someone’s card, even if its not the right answer you can still nominate them for an awesome star. We also reward jokers and pranksters and all those who don’t cheat! Cost: $5 – 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. @......

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DIY Hot Chocolate
Recipes |
January 07, 2017

DIY Hot Chocolate

The weather has been pretty chilly lately and this is the perfect hot chocolate recipe to warm you up on these winter days. This hot chocolate is warm and toasty, what is even better is that it is heathy and simple.  It is especially great for those animal lovers since it is vegan. You will need: 1-2 cups of Almond milk 1 ½ Tbsp of Cocoa powder 2 Tbsp of Maple syrup How to make it: In a sauce pan add all ingredients (almond milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup) and heat on medium heat. Let simmer for 5 mins......

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Weekend Roundup: January 6-8

Friday, January 6 SGDC Pre-Challenge Unity Workshop – Bone up on your Unity skills in the weekend leading up to the SGDC! The SGDC’s own fiendishly handsome Mike Daoust will be teaching a semi-guided workshop on how to use Unity to make a very simplistic game. And by that, mostly he means he’ll be swearing a lot and hoping things work out okay. 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. @ NORCAT – 1545 Maley Drive Ödora Unplugged Live – 10:00 p.m. @ The Durham Social – 80 Durham Street Saturday, January 7 Christmas Bird Count for Kids – Are you and your family always wondering......

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Put your skills to the test at Sudbury Game Design Challenge

Do you think you could create a video game in just 48 hours? The Sudbury Game Design Challenge is the largest interactive media design competition in the north. This years competition takes place January 13-15 and 20 teams will be working together to create a video game on the platform of their choice. We spoke with the event organizers to find out more about the Sudbury Game Design Challenge. What is the Sudbury Game Design Challenge?  The Sudbury Game Design Challenge is a 48 hour competition between teams of programmers, artists, musicians and writers who must all work together......

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Grab Your Wellness at Quinta Essentia!

Have you ever imagined receiving a massage upon attending a yoga class, grabbing a loose leaf tea and a healthy salad all in the same spot?  Well let me tell you, you have arrived at just the right place!  We spoke with Guylaine Jalbert, the founder of Quinta Essentia and she gave us the inside scoop about her studio.  A holistic environment filled with wellness workshops, yoga classes and healthy essentials that will surely leave you rejuvenated! Tell us about yourself and Quinta Essentia. My name is Guylaine Jalbert.  I am a Reiki Master and a Certified Holistic Aroma......

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Y2CRATER
Events |
January 03, 2017

Y2CRATER

Remember our Launch Party in July? Well we want to do that again except this time we’re celebrating one year of Our Crater and we have a lot to celebrate! Our first year has been pretty great and w cannot wait to s what 2017 has in store! So mark your calendars – Friday, January 20th we’ll be taking over the top floor of the Durham Social to party like it’s 1999! We are hosting a 90’s/2000’s throwback dance party, it’s Y2K all over! Spend January 20th with all your favourite Sudburians! Featuring a midnight countdown, prize draws, and......

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Weekly Roundup: January 2-6
Events |
January 01, 2017

Weekly Roundup: January 2-6

Monday, January 2 Doe(nte) live in Sudbury at The Asylum – Cover: $5 – 9:00 p.m. @ The Asylum Sudbury – 19 Regent Street Wednesday, January 4 Startup 101: Sales – Brian Vendramin, Professor and Program Coordinator for Cambrian College – 6:00 p.m. @ NORCAT – 1545 Maley Drive Thursday, January 5 Northern Lights Writes + Literary Tribute to Leonard Cohen – Regular spoken word open mic hosted by Northern Lights Festival Boréal. Spoken word, poetry, slam, novel excerpts, short stories, storytelling, hip hop, and beyond. Perform/read your own or someone elses. Performers are encouraged to include some Leonard Cohen lyrics/poetry/literature this......

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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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