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Letter: Ontario Liberals out of touch
April 16, 2014

If the last year hasn’t convinced people that the Ontario Liberals are completely out of touch with all people in Ontario and totally ignore the democratic process, I don’t know...

Letter: Hoarding cleanup service ‘invaluable’
April 16, 2014

Re: Article “Helping tame the hoard,” which appeared in the April 3 edition of Northern Life.As a social worker and advocate for individuals affected by this malady, let me say...

Letter: Provincial opposition engaging in ‘useless filibustering’
April 16, 2014

Effective politics, by definition, is the act of making decisions.That in mind, how can the government go about making any decisions in the midst of stage-stealing theatrics and ballyhoo? Like...

Letter: Melanson’s ‘my way or the highway’ style won’t work
April 16, 2014

As a candidate with no actual experience in politics, other than running Mayor Matichuk’s campaign and serving as her coach, Dan Melanson certainly has a good opinion of his leadership...

Letter: Former mayor takes issue with Melanson’s comments
April 16, 2014

Re: Article “City critic turns candidate,” which appeared in the April 10 edition of Northern Life.I have to respond to comments by Mr. Melanson recently published in the media. Apparently,...

Letter: Close the gap — Equal Pay Day is April 16
April 15, 2014

On April 16, citizens of Sudbury will be joining thousands of men and women across Ontario to mark the second annual Equal Pay Day.This date is symbolic of the point...

Letter: Engineers’ hockey tournament benefits local charities
April 15, 2014

In its 17th year, the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Hockey Tournament, in support of various charities, is still going strong. The tournament has raised approximately $70,000 to help make dreams...

Letter: Pothole-filled roads reflect badly on city managers
April 15, 2014

There’s a contest for the best pothole discoveries in the City of “Crater” Sudbury. Whoopitidoo! For a start on this total joke, bring yourselves to the corner of Elm Street...

Letter: Fitness centre fee hikes kindling deamalgamation debate
April 15, 2014

City council has asked staff to explore options for the fitness centres and pools operated by the city that include contracting out the management of these centres to the private...

Family thanks community for support
April 10, 2014

The Hunter family would like to say a huge heart felt thank you for the benefit that was held in our honour Dec. 13.A huge thank you to Krista Macdonald...

Letter: Feds selling public ‘snake oil’ on elections bill
April 10, 2014

I have been following Pierre Poilievre, the Minister of State for Democratic Reform, and his new elections bill for some time.Not being fully knowledgeable on the way our elections have...

Letter: Is city finally listening to cyclists?
April 10, 2014

The announcement that the reconstruction of Second Avenue will include at least some proper cycling infrastructure and a pedestrian crosswalk after all is good news, as is a public meeting...

Letter: Rainbow board’s lack of transparency ‘disturbing’
April 08, 2014

Re: Article “Ombudsman’s spectre raised at Rainbow board meeting,” which appeared on NorthernLife.ca March 26.Two Rainbow District School Board trustees said they didn’t think parents had been given enough time...

Letter: Bus shelters filled with garbage
April 08, 2014

How would you like to wait for a bus in a bus shelter like this? This has been full of garbage since December. The front is also missing.I travel by...

Letter: Nurses’ jobs crucial
April 08, 2014

As a registered nurse working at Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord, I am writing to ask the community to support the call for Ontario to hire more nurses now.Hospitals across the...

Province has contracted licensing service to Quebec
April 08, 2014

I have been selling life insurance in Ontario for 15 years. When I first got my licence, I took the courses prescribed by the Ontario government. I met the Ontario...

Ontario’s per capita debt larger than California’s
April 08, 2014

There is surely a provincial election in the air when the Liberals drop $5 million in the Sudbury riding in one week.This was once the unshakable Liberal riding that Rick...

Letter: Not impressed with city services
April 02, 2014

When the sewers were installed on Algonquin Road, the city plunked a fire hydrant right in the middle of my lawn, which means the city has to open up the...

Letter: Capreol cross-country facility excellent
April 02, 2014

Residents in the Sudbury area are very fortunate to have access to the wonderful Capreol Cross Country Ski Club. This club has well-groomed trails for every skill level that run...

Letter: Beware of door-to-door pressure tactics
April 02, 2014

Over the weekend a very presentable young gentleman rang my doorbell. There he stood wearing a company jacket, identification badge and clipboard in hand and he proceeded to tell me...

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