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Mom thankful for strangers’ random act of kindness
February 11, 2016

I am a single mom, and on Friday, Feb. 5, I brought my two daughters to Swiss Chalet to celebrate my 13-year-old daughter’s birthday.Two young men sitting at the table...

Letter: City leadership continues to spin its wheels
February 11, 2016

We are 16 months into a new municipal council, made up almost entirely of new representatives, all of whom ran on platforms of accountability and most importantly on change.Sudburians had...

Letter: Setting the fact straight on UAV education
February 11, 2016

Editor’s note: This letters is in response to the letter titled “Plenty to consider with UAVs,” published Jan. 14, 2016.I read the original article on UAVs with interest, and then...

Letter: Four-laning MR35 a waste of time and money
February 11, 2016

Again, I sit down in front of my keyboard shaking my head in disbelief.Do 2,000 signatures on a piece of paper, demanding the four-laning of a section of Municipal Road...

Letter: Legion tackling issue of homeless veterans
February 09, 2016

Recent news reports have focused on the plight of thousands of homeless veterans across Canada.The Royal Canadian Legion has indicated that media reports have probably vastly underestimated the number of...

Letter: Firefighters deserve proper uniforms
February 09, 2016

Last summer, I had the pleasure of chatting with two wonderful gentlemen who worked for the fire department.I have so much respect for the women and men that put their...

Letter: Active transportation co-ordinator long overdue
February 09, 2016

Since being one of the founding members of the Bicycle Advisory Committee many decades ago, the decision to employ an active transportation co-ordinator is good budget news indeed.While there has...

Letter: Where is the recreational parking?
February 09, 2016

What kind of people do we have running this city who are discouraging its citizens to use recreational facilities in the off season?With the growing North American epidemic of obesity,...

Backhoe driver 'sorry and embarrassed' about incident
February 08, 2016

Dear: Readers, Whitewater Lake residents and customers.I am sorry and embarrassed. Last weekend I got my truck stuck on Whitewater Lake. I then made a bad decision to try and...

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...

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