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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,...

It’s CP Rail that passes by Ramsey Lake
March 24, 2015

Re: Lorne Johnson’s March 19 letter “Ramsey Lake at risk from derailments.”Some people seem to think CN Rail passes Ramsey Lake. Think again. CN passes through Coniston. It’s CP Rail...

Hwy. 69 construction impacting property owners
March 24, 2015

Editor’s note: The following is an open letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne.Over the past four years, the Rock Lake Property Owners Association Inc. has documented and reported numerous potential and...

Why can’t we show more compassion?
March 24, 2015

I was outside of the downtown mall when I noticed a man standing by the door looking rather bedraggled and cold. When he turned, I saw that he had urinated...

Council’s conduct ‘a welcome breath of fresh air’
March 17, 2015

I have just watched the city’s livestream of last week’s budget meetings, and I must congratulate you all on your spirit of co-operation and teamwork, which has infected city management...

The demise of Ontario’s middle class
March 17, 2015

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we share the news of the passing of the middle class sector of Ontario. Since its birth on July 1, 1867,...

Opposition asking good questions
March 17, 2015

Contrary to what Deputy Premier Deb Matthews asserts – “the opposition questions are boring” — I can assure the readers that as a faithful viewer of Channel 5, the questions...

‘Teflon’ politics bad for democracy
March 17, 2015

Re: NorthernLife.ca president Michael Atkins’ March 5 column “It’s all about poplytetraflouroethylene.”Contrary to Michael Atkins’s assertion, Teflon-coated politicians and heavy-handed tactics, while they can be thrilling to watch, especially if...

Derailments have reader asking questions
March 12, 2015

There’s been three major CN derailments in one month in Northern Ontario, one of them in our backyard — Gogama. Will this happen in the Greater Sudbury area?The railway tracks...

Stop blaming rape victims
March 12, 2015

I was disheartened by Travis Morgan’s letter “Parents won’t do it, so schools must teach sex ed” (Thursday, March 5), in favour of Ontario’s new sexual education curriculum. He makes...

Mayor Bigger’s first budget disappointing
March 12, 2015

Congratulations to city council, who gave home owners a zero-per-cent tax increase in the 2015 budget.That being said, this is Mayor Bigger’s budget, and it appears he has followed through...

Let those without sin, reader says
March 12, 2015

I feel so sad and disappointed that some of you are picking on a man who has done nothing but good for the city of Greater Sudbury.Gerry Lougheed Jr. is...

Downtown snowbanks becoming hazardous
March 12, 2015

I went downtown on March 4 for an appointment. The snow banks are growing again and getting more difficult to negotiate. Very slippery. When Canada joined Newfoundland, there was an...

Police board should request investigation
March 12, 2015

The fact that the Police Services Board has contacted the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC) “seeking guidance” does not adequately address the concerns of many residents of Greater Sudbury. Based...

Mother grateful for support
March 12, 2015

One year ago, our family had the unthinkable happen — all three of our children were seriously injured by a dangerous driver as they walked on the sidewalk in downtown...

Letter: Group appreciates support for Wolf Lake
March 10, 2015

Recently, the “pARTners for Wolf Lake” held a fundraising visual art exhibit, entitled Spirit of the Red Pine at Artists on Elgin in Sudbury.The exhibit was the culmination of work...

Letter: Report card on schools not the whole story
March 10, 2015

Re: Fraser Insititute’s annual report card grades schools across OntarioThe annual Fraser Institute’s report card does not paint the whole picture. Only 45 per cent of an elementary school’s ranking,...

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