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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Weekend Roundup: February 5-7

Friday, February 5   Kallie Berens-Firth Art Show Opening – Colour bombardment, Glow in the dark, Vinyl , Barry, Jon and Sam from Murder Murder. Lots and lots of delicious Fromagerie platters. 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. @ Fromagerie Elgin – 80 Elgin Street Porketta Bingo Fundraiser – Win Porketta! Feed the Cause! Grab your friends, play porketta bingo, have a great time and support United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts! Cost: $15/person – 6:30 p.m. @ Beef n Bird – 923 Lorne Street LOL Sudbury Comedy Festival Presents: The Trailer Park Boys – Ricky, Julian and Bubbles are back and they’re “STILL DRUNK, HIGH and UNEMPLOYED!”......

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HellaFresh Designs: Hilariously Inappropriate

Valentine’s day is less than two weeks away and if you’re still looking for the perfect (and hilarious)  Valentine’s day card for your special someone – we need to introduce you to Sylvie! Sylvie is the owner & designer behind HellaFresh Designs, an online shop selling humorous and inappropriately honest greeting cards.  Sylvie took her long-time love of creativity and crafting and opened up her Etsy shop less than a year ago.  In her short time on the popular ecommerce site, Sylvie has already surpassed 1,500 sales, not including numerous wholesale orders.  Her cards have been featured on popular......

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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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Weekly Roundup: February 1-5

Monday, February 1 Cooking with Wine – We love to drink it…but have you actually COOKED with it? Wine has been used as a flavourful ingredient across the globe for centuries. We will pour many a bottle into such classic recipes as Boeuf Bourguignon, Chorizo in Red Wine, Mushroom Risotto and a Champagne Mousse for dessert. 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. @ Kitchen Bits – 1390 Kingsway Tuesday, February 2 Career & Job Fair – You don’t want to miss Cambrian’s annual Career and Job Fair … Northern Ontario’s largest! Employers from Sudbury and across Canada will be at the Fair......

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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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Weekend Roundup: January 29-31

Friday, January 29 Winter Whipperfest Lead Climbing Comp 2016 – Does anyone really need an excuse to take a whipper? If so, do we have the solutions to all your problems! One of the goals of the comp is to have fun. The other goal is to raise money for our youth team climbers with proceeds from the $10 entry fee going towards the youth team! So if you’re worried about taking massive whippers, just remember it’s all in the name of your favourite little shredders! 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. @ ARC – 1981 Old Burwash Rd. Sudbury Project Hope Presents......

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Banish Dry Skin with These Winter Skincare Tips

It’s that time of year again. You know, the time where you don’t want to get out of bed because you know you’re going to regret immediately leaving your warm, comfy and perfectly wonderful nest… realizing that just outside your door is the harsh, cold, crisp Northern Ontarian winter air! Which is freezing of course and completely inescapable (unless you’re going on a trip somewhere tropical – in which case, we’re jealous!) Anyway that being said; skin is dehydrating, hair is frizzing, ends are splitting, hands, feet & lips are cracking and lets just face it, you’re basically dreading......

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