TESSA RELEASES A ‘QUAKE’ OF AN EP

A year is a long time in the fast moving life of a singer-songwriter, and Big Nickel native Tessa Gooden can most certainly attest to that! After releasing her very first EP ‘Blackwater’ last spring Tessa was swept away on a whirlwind USA tour (read about it here and here), a slew of big city shows in Toronto and locally a performance at the official Our Crater Launch Party last July and Up Here in August. Now signed to a label with Akashic Rekords and more driven than ever Tessa has hit us with another shockwave with her second......

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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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FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO CANADA- BRINGING CHILD WELLNESS AND MINDFULNESS TO SUDBURY

Starting in Cape Town, South Africa, Tarryn Cothill launched Little Souls in 2015- which offers training for parents on baby massage, as well as yoga for children. Now located in Sudbury, Tarryn wants to care for her new community. Tell us a little about yourself and Little Souls. My family and I moved from Cape Town to Sudbury this past January. I have a diploma in kinesiology, am registered Yoga4Kids teacher and registered infant massage trainer. I was in South Africa when I had a dream with little hands and feet waving in the air. I knew it was......

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What Colour is My Room – Make Your Brand Memorable 

I’m sitting in a coffee shop and my friend looks over at me and says, “Have you ever heard that quote from Warren Buffett; “I couldn’t tell you what colour my room is because I have numbers running through my head all day”? That quote might not be exact but I hope if it isn’t you will correct me. It was a very cool thing for me to hear at that moment because I have spent years trying to figure out why “we” remember certain things and forget other things. I was a horrendous student. Especially when it came to testing that required......

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DANCE TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH branch INTENSIVE

A new dance training duo has hit the scene hosting pre-professional dancers 15+ and leaders in the dance community. Offering a unique week of intensive dance training, branch will expose Sudbury dancers to styles and techniques to prepare them for the next level in their professional career.  Mikaela Demers and Denise Vitali, both accomplished dancers locally in their own right have joined forces on this ambitious new endeavour in an effort to strengthen and continue to build Sudbury’s dance community. Demers local dance experience includes, Sudbury Secondary School, Sudbury School of Dance, Dance Evolution, Diane Boulais Studio de Danse,......

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Top 5 Downtown Sudbury Patios

After an almost maddeningly long Sudbury winter, it’s finally here: patio season! We know you’ve missed kicking back in the sun, day drinking, and binge eating delicious apps surrounded by your favourite people – we know we sure have! We like to make the most out of the summer heat, which is why you’ll most likely be seeing us hitting up our favourite restaurants and lounging on some of the best patios around town. In case you wanted to try some of them out for yourself, we’ve put together five of our favourite patios for summer, starting with those......

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Brüha: Easily discover and create events

Brüha is a local Canadian tech-startup developing an entertainment discovery and ticketing platform to help users find something to do in their city and purchase tickets. They are based out of Hamilton, ON but one of their co-founders, Ryan O’Neil, is from Sudbury! We spoke with Ryan to find out more about Brüha, what’s it’s like to develop an app and his thoughts on the Sudbury tech scene. Tell us a bit about Bruha and how you came up with the idea to start your company. Brüha is an entertainment discovery and ticketing provider changing the way people interact with their community,......

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YOUR GUIDE TO THE BEST NLFB WEEKEND

Do you hear that sound? It’s the sound of Bell Park coming alive for the summer season! Northern Lights Festival Boréal is ready to hit the city with FOUR jam packed days of music July 6th-9th! This year with Max Merrifield taking the reins as Artistic Director for the first year the fest will kick off with a Thursday night celebration of Indigenous culture with a multi-disciplinary art projects and a headlining performance by none other than Buffy Sainte-Mare. Rounding out the weekend are Friday headliners Yukon Blonde, Saturday featuring A Tribe Called Red, and Sunday with Whitehorse. And......

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150 ITEMS TO CHECK OFF ON YOUR ULTIMATE SUDBURY SUMMER BUCKET LIST

This year marks a milestone in Canadian history (as if you didn’t already know)! With all this celebrating going on we can’t help but to think of how lucky we are to live in a country as beautiful as ours! Our population is made of a veritable mixing bowl of cultures spread across a country with a countless number of breathtaking views! Nestled in amongst all this is our little city of Sudbury, home of the Big Nickel and the happiest citizens in the country. Summer time has officially arrived and with so much to do we knew you’d......

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ALMOND COCONUT THUMB COOKIES

These are a great grab and go snack that are healthy and filling, they also are vegan and gluten free.  They are quick and easy to make using minimal ingredients.  If you are not a pro in the kitchen, then this is a great recipe for you! Makes approx. 8 cookies You will need: 1 cup of raw almonds ½ cup of raw shredded coconut ¼ tsp of cinnamon 11 dates pitted and soaked (soaking dates in water for a couple hours helps to soften them) ½ cup of frozen berries (either mixed or whatever kind you prefer) 2......

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