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Letter: City needs a transportation co-ordinator
February 04, 2016

Last weekend, while playing with my sons and their friend, I was approached by a police officer who insisted we play elsewhere.She explained that the top of the hill we...

Letter: Time for Trudeau to make real positive changes
February 04, 2016

Editor’s note: The following is an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Your catchphrase, “Real change for the middle class” does not hold much weight when your tax break applies...

Letter: Snow banks put school children at risk
February 02, 2016

Forgive this rant, but there is a lack of consistent snow removal leading to children’s safety at school bus stops along Laforest Avenue in Sudbury.My five-year-old son is one of...

Letter: Long overdue victory for First Nations children
February 02, 2016

The ruling on Jan. 26 by the Canadian Human Rights (CHR) Tribunal, which found that the discriminatory policies of past federal governments led to the chronic underfunding of child welfare...

Letter: Should city councillors be full-time positions?
January 29, 2016

Given city council is in the process of the 2016 budget deliberations, I believe it’s appropriate that the taxpayers of the City of Greater Sudbury be aware that at least...

Letter: City needs to be responsive to seniors' needs
January 29, 2016

When commenting on the excellent new exercise facility for all older adults recently opened at Finlandia, Gerry Lougheed Jr. said that “sometimes our seniors are afterthoughts when we design community...

Letter: Salvation Army thankful for support
January 29, 2016

The Christmas of 2015 was one of the busiest for The Salvation Army Sudbury Community & Family Services.As an organization, we were prepared with turkey and ham, food vouchers and...

Downtown snowbanks remind resident of 1960s
January 26, 2016

No wonder the people of Sudbury are staying away from the downtown area, especially in the winter time. I had a doctor appointment on Larch Street, and when I drove downtown...

Here’s my alternative proposal for Maley Drive
January 26, 2016

So, the Maley Drive extension is and always has been a priority of council, according to Mayor Brian Bigger.No doubt council was holding its collective breath as it awaited what...

Letter: City’s homeless should be one of our first priorities
January 26, 2016

Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to managing editor Mark Gentili’s column, “Someone needs to make a decision,” published Jan. 12.In Mark Gentili’s Jan. 12th ‘On the Level’...

Letter: Why is the city picking on seniors?
January 26, 2016

I would like to add my own concerns to the opinions expressed in recent articles and letters to the editor regarding the issue of senior discounts and raising the age...

Time to get moving on Maley Drive: Sudbury chamber
January 24, 2016

 Dear Mayor and Council,RE: Maley Drive ExtensionAs you are aware, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce has been active in advocating for the completion of the Maley Drive Extension for...

Snowplowing standard not being met: Letter
January 21, 2016

When can motorists expect to see snow clearing on the heaviest travelled roads?The city’s heaviest travelled roads - main (arterial) roads and secondary collector roads - are the first priority...

Letter: Mayor Bigger’s tax freeze means lost revenue
January 21, 2016

The city has been struggling financially because of a previous, consecutive 10-year tax freeze imposed by a former mayor and council.Monies still have to be found to alleviate that deficit,...

Letter: What kind of person traps rabbits in a residential area?
January 21, 2016

In the early morning hours of Jan. 6, I was walking with my canine companion in the bush off of Hunter Street in my Lo-Ellen Park neighbourhood.Less than five minutes...

Letter: Generosity of Sudburians is overwhelming
January 19, 2016

On behalf of the staff, volunteers and clients of the Pregnancy Care Centre and Infant Food Bank, I am pleased to have this opportunity to once again thank so many...

Letter: Good samaritans on a snowy night
January 14, 2016

I would like to commend MP Carol Hughes and her husband, Keith, for an extraordinary act of kindness and generosity.During the snowstorm of Jan. 10, I found myself stranded at...

Letter: Plenty to consider with UAVs
January 14, 2016

Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to the article, Flight risk? OPP reminding UAV pilots to obey the rules, published at NorthernLife.ca on Jan. 6.Great article, and it’s...

Letter: Increased parking fees bad for seniors’ health
January 14, 2016

I am writing in support of all seniors.I volunteer at the Parkside Centre, where we have had so many complaints about the age for cheaper parking for seniors no longer...

Letter: Resident berates bad form on senior discounts
January 14, 2016

I would like to take this opportunity to compliment the board and CEO of Finlandia Village for opening their doors to seniors 55 and older to the senior fitness and...

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