LIVEN UP YOUR WINTER WITH BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

Maybe you’ve got an adventurous side or maybe you’re more of a wallflower. At the Banff Mountain Film Festival there’s no need to decide! On Friday January 22nd join Laurentian University’s Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program as they host the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, a one day only event featuring the best in adventure documentaries. Coming off the heels of the 9 day Banff Mountain Film Festival earlier this fall the World Tour brings stories of profound journeys, unexpected adventures and ground-breaking expeditions told by renowned authors, photographers, adventurers and filmmakers from around the globe to fans in......

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Laurentian Varsity Schedule

LAURENTIAN MENS HOCKEY JANUARY 2016 Friday, January 22:  LU vs. Queen’s @ Countryside Arena 7:45 PM Saturday, January 23: LU vs. UOIT @ Countryside Arena 7:45 PM Friday, January 29: LU vs. Nipissing @ Countryside Arena 7:45 PM Saturday, January 30: Nipissing vs. LU @ Memorial Gardens 7:00 PM   FEBRUARY 2016 Saturday, February 6: LU vs. Carleton @ Countryside Arena 7:45 PM Friday, February 12: UOIT vs. LU @ Campus Ice Centre 7:30 PM Saturday, February 13: Queen’s vs. LU @ Invista Centre 7:30 PM LAURENTIAN SWIMMING JANUARY 2016 Saturday, January 23: Dual Meet (Guelph & Toronto) @......

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Taco Sol Spicing Up Downtown With Authentic Mexican Food

If you’ve been looking for a new spot to change up your lunch break routine in the downtown core, or just to try something new Taco Sol is here for you serving up authentic Mexican fare on Cedar St. This new family-owned restaurant boasts a delicious variety of tacos, burritos and other regional dishes in a colourful, casual location. The best part is they’re even open 12am-3am Fridays & Saturdays to add some heat to your late night nosh. We spoke with the Taco Sol staff and got all the details on the newest edition to our downtown food......

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Fashion FYI: Warm Hands, Warm Hearts! Stay Cozy with Northern Smittens

Meet Josée Huard, the craftiest lady we know! Josée is the creator of Northern Smittens, a handmade mittens company originating from North Bay. We’re smitten with these mittens ourselves, and can assure you that they will keep you toasty and warm through countless northern winters. Read on to find out Josée’s incredible story! How did the idea for Northern Smittens begin? During Christmas in 2011, a few of my girlfriends and I decided to do a gift exchange; the only rule was that our gifts had to be handmade. After I gave it some thought I decided to make......

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Try Something New in 2016 With Open Studio

Maybe you’ve been thinking about expanding your creative horizons this year, why not check out one of Sudbury’s newest galleries, Open Studio located right in the downtown core. Run by Cambrian College, Open Studio offers a unique experience for students to display their work publicly but also draws programming from across Northern Ontario. We got in touch with Leesa Bringas, a technician at Open Studio for more information on the gallery. Tell us more about Open Studio: Cambrian College’s Open Studio is a multi-disciplinary creative space dedicated to presenting innovative exhibitions and events, many of which focus on social......

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YES Theatre Kicks Off Seventh Season With The Last Five Years

YES Theatre launched its seventh season this December with The Last Five Years, a small and intimate production that took a welcome break from some of the larger shows YES is known for. Taking place over a short stretch from December 15th-20th at the Sudbury School of Dance, the show was a 2 handed production featuring Creative Director & Co-founder, Alessandro Costantini and Choreographer & Collaborator, Janie Pinard. The Sudbury School of Dance provided a sparse venue which allowed attention to focus on the vocal performances of Costantini and Pinard as well as the live accompaniment helmed by musical......

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New Year, New Health Goals

With every New Year comes new goals, maybe it is to try and be more positive, or try to travel more, but the most important one this year should be your health goals. Your body should always be your most important goal and first priority. Below I have listed some things that you may set as goals and some tips on how to achieve them. More Energy – If your goal this New Year is to have more energy than here is a tip to try. Try adding more raw vegetables into your diet. Part of the reason you......

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Pond Hockey Festival on the Rock

There are few things more Canadian than spending the day playing hockey on a frozen lake and for many Sudburians the Pond Hockey Festival on the Rock (Feb 5-6-7, 2016) is a highly anticipated event. This February will mark the tournament’s eighth year and festival chair Barbara Nott hopes that this year’s tournament will be bigger than ever. “We have ten different divisions that teams can register in, including bantam, midget, high school, university, corporate and family teams”, said Nott. “So everyone’s welcome to participate and we’re hoping to have our best turnout yet”. Every year festival organizers work......

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The Who-What-Where on Indie Cinema

Picture this: film festivals, international hits, lectures with industry professionals, and year round festival-quality film…all happening right here in our hometown! Indie Cinema has already started to make this happen, and they aren’t stopping now! Our Very Own Arts Hub When Sudbury’s Rainbow Cinema closed its doors, a steering committee comprised of past patrons, filmmakers and independent film advocates created the not-for-profit co-op Indie Cinema, whose goal is to bring independent film and industry to the north. Although they originally anticipated moving into Rainbow Cinema’s theatre complex, they instead will be repurposing the former Louis De Gonzagues School on......

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Spotify Playlist: Canada 2K15

Welcome to the first Our Crater playlist! Since 2015 is over and done with (R.I.P.), I set out to make you an hour-long Top Canadian 2015 playlist. 59 songs later I realized that all hope for short and sweet was lost. Despite my best intentions, Top Canadian 2015 basically just became Artists That Are Cool And Also Canadian And Released A Good Album In 2015 (AKA Canada 2k15). Either my commitment issues run deeper than I thought, I’m very indecisive, or Canadians released a hell of a lot of good music this year. Let’s go with the latter. But......

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