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Letter: Molly Maid collects 140 coats for needy
December 18, 2014

Everyone at Molly Maid in Sudbury would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks to all of our customers who made contributions to the Molly Maid Cares...

Letter: Many questions as new council starts term
December 18, 2014

Editor’s note: Mike Bleskie was one of the candidates who ran to become councillor for Ward 11 in the recent municipal elections.With the first substantial city council meeting behind us,...

Letter: Run regular bus schedule on Boxing Day
December 18, 2014

Will the mayor make sure that on Boxing Day and other holidays, stores are open that we scrap the holiday bus schedule and run a regular weekday schedule, so that...

Letter: Can Sudbury’s Boxing Day still be Dec. 27?
December 18, 2014

From the media reports, we know that many people in Sudbury feel strongly the issue of deregulating store hours should not have come before city council.In our municipal election, the...

Letter: Deregulating store hours dishonest move
December 18, 2014

It’s amazing how dishonest politicians become once they are elected to political office. For the past several months we’ve been hearing over and over again these famous words — honesty,...

Letter: Boxing Day shopping cuts into family time
December 16, 2014

I am greatly disappointed with city council’s decision to deregulate store hours, specifically on Boxing Day. One may argue that it will provide employees with the opportunity to work more...

Letter: Don’t shop, donate to charity
December 16, 2014

Re: Northern Life managing editor Mark Gentili’s Dec. 2 column, “This is my Christmas shopping pledge.”I have a solution for the Northern Life editor and all the other folks who...

Letter: How can council disregard referendum results?
December 11, 2014

I am proud to live in Sudbury with regulated store hours, and I am disappointed that this could be the first Boxing Day where stores may be open for the...

Letter: Change certain with new mayor and council
December 11, 2014

Editor’s note: Jeff Huska was a mayoral candidate in Greater Sudbury’s recent municipal elections, placing fifth.It’s been just over a month since the election. The new mayor and councillors have...

Letter: Families the best advocates for kids
December 11, 2014

Re: Article “Give him up to get him help: Sudbury mom’s terrible choice,” which appeared in the Dec. 4 edition of Northern Life.This is the Anne Larcade battle all over...

Letter: Why won’t Bigger honour referendum results?
December 09, 2014

On election night, Oct. 27, we had a referendum regarding store hours in the City of Greater Sudbury. We, the residents of Sudbury, were told (prior to elections) that the...

Letter: Think of workers in making shopping hours decision
December 09, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is an open letter to Mayor Brian Bigger and Greater Sudbury city council.First, I want to congratulate you on the outcome of the election. You are...

Letter: Good Samaritans lend a helping hand
December 04, 2014

On Tuesday, Nov. 25, while snow blowing, I slipped and fell on some ice at the bottom of my driveway. After several attempts to get up, I ended up lying...

Letter: Emergency shelter open, but concerns persist
December 04, 2014

After weeks of protest and organizing by the Sudbury Coalition (S-CAP) and others the city finally set the date for the opening of the Out of the Cold Shelter for...

Letter: Sudbury needs welcome centre
December 04, 2014

I would like to see the Chamber of Commerce spend less time fighting for extended store hours and more time pushing for welcome centres at the major entrances to the...

Letter: Canada should be leader on universal child care
December 04, 2014

Re: Editorial “Universal childcare must be a priority,” which appeared in Northern Life Nov. 25.I am an Ontario College of Teachers member and soon to be a registered early childhood...

Letter: Canada must change course on conflicts
December 02, 2014

I was pleased to hear our government has at last decided to take care of our brave men and women that put their lives on the line to protect us...

Letter: PM, Fantino letting down Canadian veterans
December 02, 2014

Only a few months ago, Canada’s veterans were hoping for big reforms from yet another review of the New Veterans Charter (NVC). They were again disappointed, with hundreds of issues...

Letter: Sick boy’s family ‘overwhelmed’ by support
November 27, 2014

On Nov. 13, our family was honoured and overwhelmed by the support we received at Live Laugh Love for Luka - a dinner and auction in support of our family,...

Letter: Merry Christmas, not Happy Holidays
November 27, 2014

In the name of political correctness and for fear of offending someone, a very unfortunate phrase seems to have crept into our Canadian lexicon in recent years. That is, instead...

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