Arts & Entertainment

Anvil to play SSM’s SooBlaster

SooBlaster will be juggling two heavy metal titans on Sunday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. Canadian legends Anvil will be headlining the show with Edmonton-based rockers Striker as the main co-host of the event. This will be two metal shows in the past six weeks as SooBlaster has realized there was an appetite for hard rock in the Soo with ...

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Atomic MusicFest is Coming This August

Corey McKenzie of AstroRabbit Entertainment has been working on a Heavy Metal festival for quite some time. Corey’s vision and hard work have caught the interest of many who have been following his story. The festival will be held outdoors from Friday, August 9 until Sunday, August 11, at the Elliot Lake Airport. Corey has the support of the local ...

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Star Gazing – The Gemini Twins

Castor and Pollux are bright stars belonging to the constellation Gemini and are part of the dozen bright stars that light up the winter sky. They represent the heads of the twin which were actually half brothers as stated in mythology. Located 34 light years away, Pollux is a magnitude 1.14 orange coloured star, It has a diameter of 9 ...

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20th Shadows of the Mind Film Festival to Feature Film shot in SSM

The 20th annual Shadows of the Mind Film Festival is set to run Feb. 23 to March 3, 2019 in Sault Ste. Marie and an extra special gala is planned to kick off the occasion. Shadows of the Mind Film Festival is pleased to announce the film Giant Little Ones, has been confirmed for the 20th anniversary gala screening. The coming-of-age film ...

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Star Gazing – Bright Comet and Meteor Shower

    For thousands of years, the night sky has been a place of entertainment and guidance. It was also the foundation of myths and superstitions. Bright comets were deemed to be messengers of impending doom such as drought, disease, famine, war, etc. Located in the outer reaches of our solar system, comets are mountains of rock and ice that ...

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Infinitely More

  Infinitely More is a husband and wife duo, who share the love and light of God through song. Their fusion of folk, pop, hymns, and worship is said to soothe the heart and ignite the soul. Based out of St. Catharines, Ontario, this full-time nationally touring ministry travels over 40,000km annually, singing in churches o!f all sizes and denominations. ...

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Tom Savage Is Coming To Wawa

Canadian musician Tom Savage is stopping in Wawa on his Western Canadian Tour this weekend. This very talented musician has played to audiences across Canada many times over the last few years and has stopped in Wawa each time he passes to the delight of many fans. His style is uniquely his own, ranging from country to pop to folk ...

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The LDHC Foundation at the Blueberry Fall Fair

The Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation will be at the Blueberry Fall Fair this coming weekend promoting its Dream Vacation Lottery.  Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20.   While you are there, be sure to enter the draw to win this handmade table runner handcrafted by Heidi Trudeau and Lorraine Pihelgas. The winner will be announced at the ...

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Rock Island Presents Midnight Vesta

  Midnight Vesta is a Canadiana band based out of Toronto. Since the release of their debut EP, ‘The Sleight of Hand’, which garnered national airplay on college radio, the band have been working the 401 and expanding an audience with their live performances. Their 2017 release, ‘Seconds’, sees them progress from a banjo-driven folk band to a guitar-laden quartet ...

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APTN Begins First Contact mini-series tonight

  Did you know… Most Canadians have never taken the time to get to know Indigenous People or visit their communities. Beginning tonight, APTN will be showing First Contact, narrated by host and social justice activist George Stroumboulopoulos, First Contact is a journey that will turn the six participants’ lives upside down. First Contact takes six average Canadians, all with strong ...

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MPP Michael Mantha congratulates local recipients of Ontario Arts Council grants

Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha congratulated local recipients of the 2017-18 Ontario Arts Council grants.   “Our region is truly blessed with talented artists and vibrant arts organizations,” said Mantha.  “As a result, 81 projects and programs in Algoma-Manitoulin shared almost $1.3 million in funding from the Ontario Arts Council.  I congratulate this year’s recipients for their extraordinary work, their talent ...

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Dakota House & Scott Ward to Perform at MCCC

Dakota House and Scott Ward will be entertaining everyone at the MMCC from 7 – 9 p.m., tonight and tomorrow evening. Scott Ward is an Ojibway entertainer who is originally from Manitoba, Canada but now calls Victoria, BC his home. Scott Ward travels extensively across North America as a full-time Comedy Hypnotist and Motivational Speaker. Scott is also a certified Teacher and ...

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Rock Island Presents Mimi O’Bonsawin – August 18

  Rock Island is presenting Mimi O’Bonsawin in a house concert tonight. Mimi is a Northern Ontario born Roots Songstress who started performing and writing songs at a young age , putting out her first album in 2014. Mimi is heavily influenced by her roots and celebrates her Abénakis and French-Canadian heritage. She writes songs with the intention to give ...

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Star Gazing – Annual Perseids Show peaks this weekend

The weekend of August 11-13 will be a great time for heading out of town to the great outdoors, especially at night. This is the weekend of the annual Perseid meteor shower and during the peak nights of Aug 11/12 and Aug 12/13; more than 100 meteors (shooting stars) can be seen per hour. The shower is the result of ...

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