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Michael Atkins

Michael Atkins

Renewal and reconciliation are possible

In the fall of 1972 I arrived in Little Current, Manitoulin Island with an old Volkswagen van (pop-up roof),...

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Mark Gentili

Mark Gentili

Some cool things we're going to roll out this week

As I think I've told you before, I've been a newspaper guy my entire working life. I started as...

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Darren MacDonald

Darren MacDonald

Column: Mulcair's slow and steady message highlight's Trudeau's weakness

The fact an NDP leader was in town this week talking about cutting taxes for small business is a...

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Heidi Ulrichsen

Heidi Ulrichsen

Jesse was a great guy and a soldier, not merely a statistic

When you work in the news business in your hometown, as I have for more than a decade, you...

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Rick Bartolucci

Rick Bartolucci

Midnight, shmidnight - Netflix has early NYE countdowns

This year you can celebrate as a family and still have time for a parents-only party with a whole...

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Chris Blomme

Chris Blomme

Witness winter’s bohemian waxwing rhapsody

I was sitting at lunch the other day when a prominent local astronomer mentioned he had seen a large...

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Mike Commito

Mike Commito

History ‘n’ Hockey: Canada’s bloodiest labour tragedy

On this day in Canadian history, in 1963, three men were killed and eight wounded in the Reesor Siding...

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Viki Mather

Viki Mather

You might as well learn to love the winter

If you only knew how beautiful winter is, you would not hate it anymore. Sure, you may think...

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Lisa Lounsbury

Lisa Lounsbury

Do you have a Scrooge in your workplace?

Have you ever been bullied at work? Do you work with Mr. or Ms. ...

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Erna de Burger-Fex

Erna de Burger-Fex

Remembering my brother Willy, taken too soon

The war was nearly over, especially in the southern province of Zeeland, in Holland where we lived. Hospital beds...

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Stew Kernan

Stew Kernan

For Wolves, doing almost nothing was the best thing

With the Ontario Hockey League trade deadline come and gone, the Wolves now have a line-up that will be...

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Randy Pascal

Randy Pascal

Column: I was rinkside when Canada beat Russia

Don’t look now, but Sudbury is fast becoming the home of elite off-ice hockey officials. Almost five years ago...

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Anne Boulton

Anne Boulton

Where's the darn monkshood?! Get out your gardening journal

I lost all my Echinacea to last year’s winter. This horrible truth I came to realize gradually. I’d note...

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Ashley Hurley

Ashley Hurley

10 ways to beat the Christmas snack trap

The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone but, when you’re struggling to eat well or manage your...

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Dr. Nicole Baran

Dr. Nicole Baran

I know they need it, but why is vet care so darn expensive?

I imagine there was probably never a time when the bill-paying part of the vet visit wasn't ...

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Peter Zalan

Dr. Peter Zalan

College drafts assisted dying guidelines for doctors

I attended a presentation to the community on physician-assisted death. The panelists included Sudbury lawyer Michael Hennessy and Health...

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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

Budget Reboot: Why am I buying this?!

Some of you may be focusing on New Year’s resolutions such as weight loss, quitting smoking or pursuing a...

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Scott Overton

Scott Overton

Could you be Mimi's next blind date?

Remember what a first date is like? Now imagine a couple of hundred other people tagging along to watch....

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Judi Straughan

Judi Straughan

Living the F-Word: Seduced by Ms. Fitbit

January Resolutions: I resolve to lose a minimum of 10 ...

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James Depatie

James Depatie

Ready for the true confessions of a stay-at-home dad?

Be honest, when the topic of stay-at-home-dads (SAHD) comes up have you ever wondered if these Mr. Moms who...

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Talking Science

Talking Science

Looking at lung cancer: Could marijuana be a culprit?

Marijuana might soon be available for legal purchase in Canada. Some patients have already been smoking it to treat...

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Sudbury Northern Life Guest Columnist

Guest Columnist

Column: City's wastewater professionals second to none

As chair of the operations committee, I want to take this opportunity to publicly acknowledge the tremendous work that...

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