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Letter: Certification doesn't mean more safety? Please
April 16, 2015

I would like to respond to an article entitled "Trades labour shortage holds back local construction sector” that was in the April 7, 2015 edition of Northern Life.In the article,...

Letter - Moonglo resident fed up with lazy dog owners
April 16, 2015

To the residents of Moonglo who are responsible for dumping their dog’s waste at the entrance to the park off Telstar Ave. — thanks for giving the rest of us...

Letter - Was Jesus Christ really a communist?
April 16, 2015

For one with a bit of knowledge of the relevant history, the notion that Christians should support the communist ideal is tragically absurd. Some of the worst persecutions in the...

Young boy scared to wear pink on anti-bullying day
April 14, 2015

 Today was “anti-bullying day” at my child’s school. A day to wear pink to show your support against bullying. But what does this really mean to people? What is bullying?...

Building new downtown arena a ‘no-brainer’
April 09, 2015

So here we go again with the age-old debate of renovating the old arena or building a new arena. Heard the bid to renovate the old one would cost the...

Adanac Ski Hill ‘a gem’
April 09, 2015

Adanac Ski Hill is now closed for the season. What a real gem right in the heart of our city. We all should be proud of this excellently-run facility. All...

What party would Jesus belong to?
April 07, 2015

Someone asked me what I thought of Communism. Being a devout Christian, that person was shocked that they scored higher on Communism than on Conservatism. Isn’t being a Conservative being...

Why is Harper so eager to ‘whip out the F-18s?’
April 07, 2015

When Stephen Harper decided to “whip out the F-18s” (Justin Trudeau’s words) I was ready to bet money on him wanting to extend the mission, whatever happened in the first...

Global warming poses security threat
April 02, 2015

Re: Gerry Labelle’s March 27 letter, “Why is Harper ignoring the climate change threat?”The facts are global warming is real, human caused, poses a threat to global security and the...

Is Second Avenue worth spending millions on?
April 02, 2015

There sure has been a lot of to do about plans to widen Second Avenue. Apparently, this project is so important it couldn’t wait for the Transportation Master Plan to...

Hire more nurses, not more researchers
April 02, 2015

Reading last week in regards to Health Sciences North cutting 42 nursing positions, I just had to voice my opinion.We’ve had investments from FedNor Minister Greg Rickford of $5 million,...

Members of now-defunct veterans group served country well
April 02, 2015

Editor’s note: The following is an open letter to the members of the Korean Veterans Association.It is with mixed emotions that I write to you today. I express the sincere...

Why are bus shelters so dirty?
April 01, 2015

Here I am again to talk about the bus shelters on Lasalle. I went for groceries at Walmart, and when I went to the stop to take the bus back, I...

Former MPP gives history of highway widening
April 01, 2015

Re: Article “Terrain, talks delay Hwy 69,” in the March 10 edition.In Sudbury, from 1990 to 1995, we had three representatives in the New Democrat government in Ontario: Shelley Martel...

We shouldn’t give up our freedoms so easily
April 01, 2015

Bill C-51 is a dangerous and an ineffective degradation of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms and exposes Canadians to serious physical harm. We don’t have to forfeit our identify as...

Give peace a chance
April 01, 2015

A trend I’ve noticed lately that has been growing disturbs me greatly. The calls for increased security, boots on the ground and hunting the terrorists at their home deeply concerns...

Why is Harper ignoring climate change threat?
March 27, 2015

Re: Article “Sudburians join Canada-wide protest over Bill C-51,” which appeared on NorthernLife.ca March 14.A definition of cognitive dissonance: the Conservative government spending the last of its political capital it...

Hospital’s quality of care about to take a hit
March 27, 2015

Re: Article “Nursing hours being cut: ONA,” which appeared in the March 19 edition.Who in their right minds could possibly think that cancelling registered nursing positions and expecting personal support...

Why didn’t hospital CEO cut his own wages?
March 27, 2015

Re: Article “Nursing hours being cut: ONA,” which appeared in the March 19 edition.We are losing the backbone of our hospital. Our nurses work very hard to make sure we...

Make sure hospital cuts don’t happen quietly
March 27, 2015

I have wanted to write this letter for some time, but have not been able to do so for health reasons. This seems like a very appropriate time for it,...

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