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Michael Atkins

Michael Atkins

Renewal and reconciliation are possible

In the fall of 1972 I arrived in Little Current, Manitoulin Island with an old Volkswagen van (pop-up roof),...

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Mark Gentili

Mark Gentili

Sudbury: Chubby, chill and (apparently) ready for anything

With tongue firmly planted in cheek, let me declare that we, as a community, might be staring down the...

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Darren MacDonald

Darren MacDonald

Column: Mulcair's slow and steady message highlight's Trudeau's weakness

The fact an NDP leader was in town this week talking about cutting taxes for small business is a...

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Heidi Ulrichsen

Heidi Ulrichsen

Jesse was a great guy and a soldier, not merely a statistic

When you work in the news business in your hometown, as I have for more than a decade, you...

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Rick Bartolucci

Rick Bartolucci

Midnight, shmidnight - Netflix has early NYE countdowns

This year you can celebrate as a family and still have time for a parents-only party with a whole...

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Chris Blomme

Chris Blomme

Witness winter’s bohemian waxwing rhapsody

I was sitting at lunch the other day when a prominent local astronomer mentioned he had seen a large...

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Mike Commito

Mike Commito

History 'n Hockey: Bridge collapse ends the honeymoon

On this day in Canadian history, in 1938, the Honeymoon Bridge over the Niagara River collapsed. Originally opened in...

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Viki Mather

Viki Mather

Winter has arrived — finally, as far as I’m concerned

I love winter. When winter really comes to stay, it’s easy to get out on the lake and into...

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Lisa Lounsbury

Lisa Lounsbury

Do you have a Scrooge in your workplace?

Have you ever been bullied at work? Do you work with Mr. or Ms. ...

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Erna de Burger-Fex

Erna de Burger-Fex

Remembering my brother Willy, taken too soon

The war was nearly over, especially in the southern province of Zeeland, in Holland where we lived. Hospital beds...

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Stew Kernan

Stew Kernan

For Wolves, doing almost nothing was the best thing

With the Ontario Hockey League trade deadline come and gone, the Wolves now have a line-up that will be...

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Randy Pascal

Randy Pascal

Column: I was rinkside when Canada beat Russia

Don’t look now, but Sudbury is fast becoming the home of elite off-ice hockey officials. Almost five years ago...

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Anne Boulton

Anne Boulton

Where's the darn monkshood?! Get out your gardening journal

I lost all my Echinacea to last year’s winter. This horrible truth I came to realize gradually. I’d note...

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Ashley Hurley

Ashley Hurley

10 ways to beat the Christmas snack trap

The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone but, when you’re struggling to eat well or manage your...

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Dr. Nicole Baran

Dr. Nicole Baran

I know they need it, but why is vet care so darn expensive?

I imagine there was probably never a time when the bill-paying part of the vet visit wasn't ...

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Peter Zalan

Dr. Peter Zalan

College drafts assisted dying guidelines for doctors

I attended a presentation to the community on physician-assisted death. The panelists included Sudbury lawyer Michael Hennessy and Health...

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Karen Hourtovenko

Karen Hourtovenko

Column: Stop playing the blame game

We live in a world where many complain and look to blame others for their misfortunes in life. Sadly,...

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Heather Tarnopolsky

Heather Tarnopolsky

Budget Reboot: Why am I buying this?!

Some of you may be focusing on New Year’s resolutions such as weight loss, quitting smoking or pursuing a...

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Scott Overton

Scott Overton

STC sends humbug packing with musical Dickens

I’ve always loved the Charles Dickens’ story A Christmas Carol. I watch some version or other at least once...

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Judi Straughan

Judi Straughan

Living the F-Word: Seduced by Ms. Fitbit

January Resolutions: I resolve to lose a minimum of 10 ...

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Talking Science

Talking Science

Looking at lung cancer: Could marijuana be a culprit?

Marijuana might soon be available for legal purchase in Canada. Some patients have already been smoking it to treat...

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Sudbury Northern Life Guest Columnist

Guest Columnist

Practice vs. training: use tech to its fullest

When most golfers go to the range to practice, what they are really doing is raking golf ball after...

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