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Letter: Why does the government want to spy on us?
November 20, 2014

Since when is the government stooping so low that they have gotten to spying on us on the Internet? Have they lost their minds?Why are they not worrying about the...

Letter: Nursing home resident attacked in room
November 20, 2014

It was 6:30 p.m. on a Tuesday evening. The phone rings. It was my 91-year-old sister calling from a local nursing home in a tearful panic, screaming for help.Someone in...

Letter Terror not an excuse to degrade privacy
November 17, 2014

OpenMedia.org has alerted me to Bill C-13, which will be tabled in the Senate very soon. The bill is in breach of traditional democratic standards of personal privacy. Much change...

Letter: Applause inappropriate at Nov. 11 services
November 17, 2014

I usually watch the Remembrance Day service from Ottawa, but this year I thought it more appropriate to attend the local ceremonies.I was moved by the number of people who...

Letter: Traffic safety? Don’t think so
November 13, 2014

Sudbury has seen many attempts at improving traffic circulation, some of them successful, others not so much. There is one example of the latter that springs to mind.The recent construction...

Letter: The Maley Drive myth
November 13, 2014

By definition, a myth is “a widely held, but false belief or idea,” which certainly seems to be the case with respect to the Maley Drive extension long proposed by...

Letter: Owners appreciate community’s support
November 13, 2014

We want to thank all of those in the community for the overwhelming support and assistance.Many have asked us along the way, ‘When is the restaurant opening?’ The answer to...

Letter: No, Nov. 11 should not be a holiday
November 13, 2014

I would like to comment on the proposal by some MPs to make Nov. 11 a national holiday.If I were asked for a quick answer, I would say, “No.”I could...

Letter: A message to city’s new council
November 13, 2014

A few points for the new mayor and council to ponder.Passing the Baton: From the present mayor to the newly elected leader, it’s very nice to hear that Mayor Marianne...

Letter: Island CAS office closure an opportunity
November 12, 2014

The executive director of the CAS Sudbury/Manitoulin announces that CAS is reducing its staff on Manitoulin and closing its office. To a point, this is a good news story. After...

Letter: Would naming lane mean better snow removal?
November 12, 2014

Some time ago there was a mention that a lane behind Pioneer Manor should have a name. Now the lane has a name — Diane Marleau Way.Since 1955, I have...

Letter: Repair broken bus shelters
November 12, 2014

I’m writing again about the bus shelters in Sudbury. I notice that they are putting up new ones to replace all of the ones they removed last year because of...

Letter: Leave Parliament Hill security alone
November 12, 2014

Regarding the horrible event that shook the nation last month at the National War Memorial and on Parliament Hill, I would like to challenge those who say we did not...

Letter: Buying poppies the least we can do
November 12, 2014

With Remembrance Day upon us, I was speaking with some volunteers about the Legion’s Red Poppy campaign. I remember as a very young child, my grandmother standing out on very...

Letter: Green bin theft disgusts new Sudburian
November 06, 2014

After moving from Toronto to Sudbury, my family and myself thought we would be moving to a quiet, respectable city, where the people are friendly, and one could relax and...

Letter: Charitable-minded students deserve our thanks
November 06, 2014

Well, we have to thank the students from Lockerby Composite School for coming out tonight to our door for a very good cause, that being cancer research. The group of...

Letter: Candidate won’t forget election experience
November 06, 2014

The journey leading to the recent City of Greater Sudbury municipal election was an experience I will never forget. When I stepped forward to announce my candidacy, I did so...

Letter: Only 35K Sudburians voted to deregulate store hours
November 06, 2014

Did Sudbury vote for change? Mayor Matichuk’s first item on the agenda four years ago was the deregulation of store hours. Our new mayor elect, Brian Bigger, says that the...

Letter: Is it really a fresh start if Bigger ignores referendum?
November 06, 2014

Re: Article “Let them shop, Bigger says,” which appeared in the Oct. 30 edition of Northern Life.On Oct. 27, Sudbury elected a new mayor, Brian Bigger, and a predominantly new...

Letter: Ban medical tourism in Ontario
November 06, 2014

As Ontarians who value our publicly funded health system, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is urging the government of Ontario to immediately ban medical tourism in hospitals across...

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