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Michael Atkins

Michael Atkins

Column: From the riverboat to Brenda Wallace room

When I was in my teens in the 1960s, I used to steal away from Don Mills, Canada’s first...

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Mark Gentili

Mark Gentili

Column: Tense audit process in need of a fix

Greater Sudbury has much to be thankful for when it comes to the city’s auditor general’s office. But, despite...

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Darren MacDonald

Darren MacDonald

Did activists hijack the Second Avenue consultation process?

What to make of the mess on Second Avenue in Minnow Lake, where one person can make a difference,...

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Heidi Ulrichsen

Heidi Ulrichsen

Inspired by a man in a cape

Entrenched as we are in a cold and snowy winter, the warm summer evening I interviewed Jamie McDonald seems...

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Al McMullan

Al McMullan

Restaurant Review: A palace of flavour

Thai food always makes me reminisce about my youth in Toronto. The very first Thai restaurant in Canada opened...

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Viki Mather

Viki Mather

Column: Stoop and scoop is not just for dogs

Getting out and about in nature nurtures our souls. Cruising along the lake shore in a canoe or kayak...

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Stew Kernan

Stew Kernan

Column: Young players need an off-season

In hockey, this is the off-season, but, really, is there such a thing anymore? It’s often said the game...

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Randy Pascal

Randy Pascal

A view from the scorekeeper’s bench

Opportunities to take on a meaningful role in high-level sporting competitions simply do not come along every day. I...

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Anne Boulton

Anne Boulton

Column: Maidenhair ferns and Finnish gardening superstitions

There’s nothing I cherish more in a fellow gardener than their willingness to share a good story. Like a...

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Jacqueline Villeneuve

Jacqueline Villeneuve

Big changes for 2014 started with a big surprise

The holiday season was a time of joy and excitement in our home. The children were looking forward to...

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Peter Zalan

Dr. Peter Zalan

Column: More with less won't fix health care

Premier Wynne promised during the election campaign she would increase the hourly wage for personal support workers, improve access...

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Dr. Gifford-Jones

Dr. Gifford-Jones

Sex? The day after a heart attack?

Being shot by a jealous lover at 95 years of age is my idea of the best way to...

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Karen Hourtovenko

Karen Hourtovenko

Column: Stop playing the blame game

We live in a world where many complain and look to blame others for their misfortunes in life. Sadly,...

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Heather Tarnopolsky

Heather Tarnopolsky

Column: Cash, debit or credit?

Which credit card is the best bang for my buck? I’m asked this question often as credit card offers...

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Scott Overton

Scott Overton

Review: Adults and kids will love 'Shrek the Musical'

Review: Adults and kids will love 'Shrek the Musical' Scott Overton - In The...

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David Joseph Anselmo

David Joseph Anselmo

So you wanna be a screenwriter

We get a lot of calls and emails at the Northern Ontario Film Studios and Hideaway Pictures for script...

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Talking Science

Talking Science

LU Let's Talk getting students 'AMP'-ed for science

Ten to 12 undergraduate students volunteered four of their precious winter-semester Fridays to participate in the Aboriginal Mentorship Program...

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Sudbury Northern Life Guest Columnist

Guest Columnist

Summer blockbusters: Big booms and bad games

It's summertime, and for movies that means large men with large guns, causing large explosions. The film industry always...

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