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Mayor Brian Bigger invites residents to come together to share inspiration, support and hope during these unprecedented times.

Be inspired by creative inventions, adaptive solutions and the generous donations of local business, industry, individuals and groups.

Help others with ideas and offers of donations, volunteer hours or retooling.

Feel good with photos, videos and feelings during this time of physical distancing.

Reach out and get answers during these unusual times.

Stay safe. Stay informed. Stay positive. We’ll get through this together. #greatertogether

Mayor Brian Bigger invites residents to come together to share inspiration, support and hope during these unprecedented times.

Be inspired by creative inventions, adaptive solutions and the generous donations of local business, industry, individuals and groups.

Help others with ideas and offers of donations, volunteer hours or retooling.

Feel good with photos, videos and feelings during this time of physical distancing.

Reach out and get answers during these unusual times.

Stay safe. Stay informed. Stay positive. We’ll get through this together. #greatertogether

  • First virtual NHL vs Docs event raises $78.9K for NEO Kids

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    1 day ago

    More than 230 people tuned in to watch local celebrities face off (virtually) against NHL players in the first virtual NHL vs Sudbury hockey skills competition on June 23.

    Sudburians, including a few NEO Kids, the "You Know What I'm saying Tricks" guy Ryan Pawlowski, Greater Sudbury Police Chief Paul Pedersen and the head of mines technical services for Vale's North Atlantic operations Gilbert Lamarche went head-to-head in a puck-flipping skills challenge against NHL players including Nick Foligno, Marcus Foligno, Tyler Bertuzzi, Seth Jones, Cam Atkinson, Boone Jenner and Zach Werenski. Read more.

    More than 230 people tuned in to watch local celebrities face off (virtually) against NHL players in the first virtual NHL vs Sudbury hockey skills competition on June 23.

    Sudburians, including a few NEO Kids, the "You Know What I'm saying Tricks" guy Ryan Pawlowski, Greater Sudbury Police Chief Paul Pedersen and the head of mines technical services for Vale's North Atlantic operations Gilbert Lamarche went head-to-head in a puck-flipping skills challenge against NHL players including Nick Foligno, Marcus Foligno, Tyler Bertuzzi, Seth Jones, Cam Atkinson, Boone Jenner and Zach Werenski. Read more.

  • Glencore's Sudbury operations supports St. Joseph's Villa, Villa St. Gabriel Villa

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    1 day ago

    Earlier this month, Charron approached Glencore to ask if it could either donate personal protective equipment or provide funding to St. Joseph’s Villa and Villa St. Gabriel Villa to purchase of PPE.

    Glencore donated $10,000 to buy personal protective equipment at St. Joseph’s and Villa St. Gabriel. Read more.

    Earlier this month, Charron approached Glencore to ask if it could either donate personal protective equipment or provide funding to St. Joseph’s Villa and Villa St. Gabriel Villa to purchase of PPE.

    Glencore donated $10,000 to buy personal protective equipment at St. Joseph’s and Villa St. Gabriel. Read more.

  • Sudbury apparel-maker keeping industry faces covered

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    1 day ago

    For a company that made its name outfitting women with protective workwear, it only made sense that, when the pandemic landed in Northern Ontario, Sudbury's Covergalls would find a role in helping protect people from the novel coronavirus.

    “Our whole focus has been making sure people are properly, comfortably outfitted in protective gear,” said company founder Alicia Woods, creator of the coverall that’s specially designed for a woman’s body. Read more

    For a company that made its name outfitting women with protective workwear, it only made sense that, when the pandemic landed in Northern Ontario, Sudbury's Covergalls would find a role in helping protect people from the novel coronavirus.

    “Our whole focus has been making sure people are properly, comfortably outfitted in protective gear,” said company founder Alicia Woods, creator of the coverall that’s specially designed for a woman’s body. Read more

  • Sudbury-based invention could change golf around the world

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    about 1 month ago

    With people around the world trying to figure out how resume doing the things they love, a Sudbury, Ont. company has found a way to get golfers safely back on the links.

    Marc Benoit, owner Lively-based A10 Fabrication, has invented an innovative golf ball retriever he has dubbed, 'Hole Out.'

    Hole Out is a touchless ball retriever that is inserted into the bottom of the flagpole. It has metal hooks on the top (covered in shrink wrap to avoid scratching putters) attached to a thin pipe that connects to a circular plate on the bottom that goes into the hole.

    To retrieve their ball, golfers lift the hooks with their putter, and it pops out. Read more.

    With people around the world trying to figure out how resume doing the things they love, a Sudbury, Ont. company has found a way to get golfers safely back on the links.

    Marc Benoit, owner Lively-based A10 Fabrication, has invented an innovative golf ball retriever he has dubbed, 'Hole Out.'

    Hole Out is a touchless ball retriever that is inserted into the bottom of the flagpole. It has metal hooks on the top (covered in shrink wrap to avoid scratching putters) attached to a thin pipe that connects to a circular plate on the bottom that goes into the hole.

    To retrieve their ball, golfers lift the hooks with their putter, and it pops out. Read more.

  • Sudbury Steam revamps mask campaign to support local non-profits

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    about 1 month ago

    What started as a side-job to fill a community need has become so much more for Sudbury Steam Cleaners, inspiring the family-run organization to revamp its mask campaign to provide direct funding to local non-profits.

    A little more than two months ago, the Nickel-city based laundry and dry cleaning organization began manufacturing masks with the promise that for every mask purchased, another would be donated. It was an overwhelming success. Read more.

    What started as a side-job to fill a community need has become so much more for Sudbury Steam Cleaners, inspiring the family-run organization to revamp its mask campaign to provide direct funding to local non-profits.

    A little more than two months ago, the Nickel-city based laundry and dry cleaning organization began manufacturing masks with the promise that for every mask purchased, another would be donated. It was an overwhelming success. Read more.

  • Gaming company donates PPE to Health Sciences North

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    about 1 month ago

    After putting $20,000 towards purchasing PPE for Ontario’s healthcare workers, a gaming company with two locations in the Sudbury area is doubling down on their donation.

    Delta Bingo and Gaming has already raised almost an additional $8,000 through GoFundMe that will go towards purchasing face shields for frontline workers across the province. Read more.

    After putting $20,000 towards purchasing PPE for Ontario’s healthcare workers, a gaming company with two locations in the Sudbury area is doubling down on their donation.

    Delta Bingo and Gaming has already raised almost an additional $8,000 through GoFundMe that will go towards purchasing face shields for frontline workers across the province. Read more.

  • Mining companies make donation to United Way

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    about 2 months ago

    Nickel miner Vale Canada and Wheaton Precious Metals, one of the world's largest precious metals streaming companies, teamed up to donate $200,000 to United Way Centraide North East Ontario’s (UWCNEO) COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

    The donation will provide emergency support for community members that are most in need through UWCNEO’s network of partners.

    “Vale has a long history of support for the United Way,” said Dino Otranto, chief operating officer for Vale’s North Atlantic Operations, said in May 21 news release. Read more.

    Nickel miner Vale Canada and Wheaton Precious Metals, one of the world's largest precious metals streaming companies, teamed up to donate $200,000 to United Way Centraide North East Ontario’s (UWCNEO) COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

    The donation will provide emergency support for community members that are most in need through UWCNEO’s network of partners.

    “Vale has a long history of support for the United Way,” said Dino Otranto, chief operating officer for Vale’s North Atlantic Operations, said in May 21 news release. Read more.

  • Sudbury's Miners for Cancer helps buy critical cancer-care pumps

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    about 2 months ago

    Sudbury’s Miners for Cancer has announced a $100,000 donation for the Northern Cancer Foundation’s COVID-19 Support Fund.

    The money will go towards the purchase of 58 new and vital Infusion System + Full IV-EHR Interoperability pumps needed on the frontline to provide quality cancer patient treatment to the community’s most vulnerable patients. Read more.

    Sudbury’s Miners for Cancer has announced a $100,000 donation for the Northern Cancer Foundation’s COVID-19 Support Fund.

    The money will go towards the purchase of 58 new and vital Infusion System + Full IV-EHR Interoperability pumps needed on the frontline to provide quality cancer patient treatment to the community’s most vulnerable patients. Read more.

  • Sudbury, North Bay entrepreneurs selected for Vale’s COVID-19 funding

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    about 2 months ago

    A team of North Bay high school robotics students and a Sudbury-based med-tech startup are among the winners of the Vale COVID-19 Challenge.

    In early April, the Brazilian nickel-mining giant announced a challenge seeking innovative solutions that could be rapidly commercialized to address problems posed by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

    Vale agreed to put forward up to USD$1 million in funding to help get the successful ideas to markket. Read more.

    A team of North Bay high school robotics students and a Sudbury-based med-tech startup are among the winners of the Vale COVID-19 Challenge.

    In early April, the Brazilian nickel-mining giant announced a challenge seeking innovative solutions that could be rapidly commercialized to address problems posed by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

    Vale agreed to put forward up to USD$1 million in funding to help get the successful ideas to markket. Read more.

  • ‘Essential’ colouring book latest gesture of appreciation

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    2 months ago

    The latest gesture of appreciation for essential workers is coming from a Sudbury-based printing company.

    Journal Printing, which has remained active throughout the pandemic, has produced a new Sudbury-focused colouring book featuring essential workers from different industries.

    "What we have been looking at is trying to figure out how we can contribute during these crazy times," said Cosimo Micelotta, owner and general manager of Journal Printing. "So, we thought well we're printers, so why don't we print a colouring book?" Read more.


    The latest gesture of appreciation for essential workers is coming from a Sudbury-based printing company.

    Journal Printing, which has remained active throughout the pandemic, has produced a new Sudbury-focused colouring book featuring essential workers from different industries.

    "What we have been looking at is trying to figure out how we can contribute during these crazy times," said Cosimo Micelotta, owner and general manager of Journal Printing. "So, we thought well we're printers, so why don't we print a colouring book?" Read more.