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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Hunting for Health: Wild game vs. Farm raised

Tis the season…for hunting and hunting is a big part of living in Northern Ontario – almost every male I know owns a shot gun and camouflage clothing. What most people don’t know is the health behind the meat that they kill and harvest themselves. Animals that are free and run through the forest scavenging their own food have a completely different muscle mass and effect on your body after consuming it then factory farmed meats. This type of meat is more lean then farmed due to the amount of exercise the animal gets. When animals get to exercise......

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Three Things You Should Know about Music and Film In Motion

Music and Film in Motion (MFM) is Sudbury’s go-to place for information on film production in the north. A division of Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION), MFM works to support all media productions, from feature films to music videos, shot right here in northern Ontario. They are heavily involved in the Sudbury community, hosting workshops for media artists, marketing local films and creations, and planning public events. “The goal for everything MFM does when it comes to the film and music industries is geared towards the overall promotion of the healthy and sustainable growth of all Northern Ontario’s cultural......

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Mix up your workout with one of these 8 alternatives to the gym

If you’re like us, you’re probably tired of the January rush at your gym – sick of waiting for a machine to free up, bored with the same old gym routine and looking for a way to spice up your workout. Well it’s time to ditch the treadmill and check out our list of local alternatives to the gym! ARC – Sudbury’s premiere climbing, yoga and fitness facility with over 7000 square feet of indoor rock climbing and a 900 square foot yoga studio. New climbers can get 1 week of unlimited climbing as well as an intro to......

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Weekly Roundup: January 25-29

Monday, January 55 Slowcooker Favourites – One pot, no dishes! We’ll create and sample 3 delicious meals using a slow cooker and you can bring home a total of 10 different recipes to mix things up at home! These will be your weeknight miracles! Recipes include a Chicken & Apricot Tagine, a creamy Chicken Chili and Slowcooker Short Ribs. 6:00 p.m. @ Kitchen Bits – 1390 Kingsway Tuesday, January 26  M2M Expert Series Workplace Wellness –  Join Lisa Lounsbury, President & founder of New Day Wellness, for this informative session on Workplace Wellness in the chamber boardroom. January is a great......

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