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Letter: Pow-wow honoured those with special needs
September 18, 2014

We want to recognize a wonderful gathering that occurred Sept. 13 in O’Connor Park. Will Morin and his wife, Robyn, organized a Niimkawaad — a well-organized, educational pow wow, honouring...

Letter: Drivers ‘herding’ pedestrians across walkways
September 18, 2014

The grill of the big pickup truck barrels down upon me as I stare in horror at the inattentive face of the driver behind it. He doesn’t see me. I...

Letter: Candidates shouldn’t comment on store hours
September 18, 2014

The store hours debate has raged in our community for a number of years. The current council, rather than rendering a decision, chose to send this debate to the public...

Letter: Have some respect for election candidates
September 18, 2014

There’s a prelude of fall colours out there with “vote for me” signs hoarding strategic street corners, increasing the buzz for this upcoming fall municipal election. But I do wish...

Letter: E-cigarettes helped Sudbury woman quit smoking
September 16, 2014

Re: Letter “Reader says e-cigarettes spared her health,” which appeared in the Aug. 28 edition of Northern Life.I myself smoked for 40 years when I decided one day to quit...

Letter: Don’t be afraid of changes to electoral system
September 16, 2014

Re: Letter “Grits, Tories would never back voting change,” which appeared in Northern Life Aug. 26.The writer of the above letter states that he wants to “set the record straight”...

Letter: Ribfest a success once again
September 16, 2014

The 7th annual Downtown Sudbury Ribfest has come to a close for another year.After the tents have come down, the rib teams have packed up and the crowds have gone...

Letter: Joan Rivers’ long-ago visit to Sudbury memorable
September 16, 2014

Funny lady Joan Rivers entertained a full house years ago in Sudbury at the Grand Theatre. Before the show I was called into her dressing room for instructions on how...

Letter: Homeless man’s death illuminates society’s dark side
September 16, 2014

Homeless man’s death illuminates society’s dark sideRe: Article “Police ID deceased man featured in YouTube video,” published Sept. 4.There were no medical staff or linen sheet tucked around Vince Harper...

Letter: Bouchard speed bumps unnecessary
September 16, 2014

I am asking the City of Greater Sudbury to re-consider their decision to put speed bumps at the Bouchard Street and Marcel Street intersection. I know there was a...

Letter: Sudburians don’t understand ‘zipper effect’
September 11, 2014

As I drive around Sudbury, I notice that there is the usual construction going on (it is that time of the year). As a result, the vehicles driving through...

Letter: Another Canadian institution gone south
September 09, 2014

Let’s see — Warren Buffet and his companies bought Heinz and moved the Leamington plant to the U.S.A., after 100 years in Canada. Now he has bought controlling interest in...

Letter: Keep Second Ave. discussion going
September 09, 2014

The provincial Environmental Approvals Branch of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change office informed me Aug. 28 the City of Greater Sudbury is in the process of sending...

Letter: Religion an integral part of Catholic schools
September 09, 2014

We currently have four school systems in Sudbury — English Catholic, French Catholic, English public and French public. Each system has very competent teachers and a variety of programs, some...

Letter: Keep your eyes on the road
September 08, 2014

Aug. 28, I was stopped at a stop sign waiting for the bus to make a left turn when a car driven by a university student rear-ended my car.The young...

Letter: Sudbury needs representation, candidate says
September 08, 2014

On Aug. 28, Michael Gravelle, minister of Northern Development and Mines, announced that the corporation charged with ensuring the infrastructure required to support the Ring of Fire mining project had...

Letter: Organ donation group grateful for support
September 08, 2014

On behalf of the Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Committee of the Irish Heritage Club of Sudbury,I wish to thank Northern Life for its ongoing support of organ and tissue...

His name was Vincent
September 02, 2014

There is a video that has gone viral on Facebook this week. It shows a couple on their way to see what was in store at this year's RibFest.What this...

Almost time to get out the vote
September 02, 2014

 I often use the quote, “ A penny saved is a government oversight.”Nothing validates that statement more than a recent article attributed to the Fraser Institute, a Canadian think tank.“The...

Thanks Summerfest for a job well done
September 02, 2014

 We have to thank all the people behind Summerfest who work endless hours to put this family event on for all to enjoy. Each year, there is a small group...

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