Recommendations — Useful URLs

This isn’t your regular Recommendations page. Sure, it’s a fairly comprehensive list of the useful URLs found at Niackery, but it’s also about having fun and relaxing. Sometimes it’s about learning, too (winky face).

You can browse this categorized list of as many of the useful URLs found on this site as I could gather, as well as any other links I want to share. Each section is chock-full of great recommendations. Enjoy!

And if you’re looking for more, check out my Reading List.

Interested in the topics, products, or businesses covered at Niackery? Then check out these recommended links and useful URLs! I’ve personally used and/or consulted a great many of the following resources, and for those which I haven’t, I’ve heard wonderful reviews. Of course, I’ll be updating this list of recommendations whenever I learn of an awesome new resource or tool.

Hint: If you come across a Play link, click it to watch a video or listen to an audio clip.


  • Blurb — Create and self-publish professional-quality books, magazines, and e-books
  • Found Press — Stories everywhere
  • Open Book Ontario — Guide to literary landmarks
  • Prise de parole — Maison d’édition de Sudbury qui appui les auteurs et les créateurs d’expression et de culture françaises au Canada
  • Project Bookmark Canada — A national trail of sites and stories
  • Scrivener Press — Northeastern Ontario’s regional publisher… with a national reach!
  • Terra north/nord — Greater Sudbury’s Poet Laureate
  • The Vision News — Serving the French River, Dokis First Nation, and St. Charles communities monthly




  • Arcade Fire — Indie music from Montreal Play
  • Country in the Woods — Parry Sound music festival
  • Dustin Bentall — West Coast rocker Play
  • Lavigne Tavern — Live music every weekend
  • Lindi Ortega — Old-time country, rock, and soul by a singer-songwriter from Toronto Play
  • Manu Chao — English, French, and Spanish music from Peru Play
  • Northern Lights Festival Boréal — Premiere music and arts festival of Northern Ontario









  • — Urging governments to make data about Canada free and accessible to citizens
  • Rick Mercer — Canadian political satirist and comedian Play



  • 17Track — All-in-one package tracking