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Michael Atkins

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The following is a collection of opinion pieces from our community. If you would like to submit an opinion piece or column, please send it in to [email protected]

Previous Columns by Guest Columnists

Column: I'm in it to win it, Green's Robinson says
January 30, 2015

There are two question here: Why do I run and why do I run to win.I am running because my family and I, like many million other Canadians, think cutting...

Column: Never too late to quit smoking
January 29, 2015

This year, National Non-Smoking Week ran from Jan. 19 to Jan. 25. This is an important event for our community because the incidence of smoking in Northern Ontario is higher...

Column: Vision for city being built from the ground up
January 20, 2015

During the recent election campaign, I said many times that in order to meet the challenges facing this city, we must grow.We must attract new residents, immigrants and skilled labourers...

Column: Why I did what I did
January 19, 2015

For the last six years, as your federal MP, I fought for the things that matter most to Sudburians.I understand the unique issues that we face, including the need for...

Column: Yes Virginia, people are good
December 24, 2014

Each year, newspapers across North America reprint the Virginia letter at Christmas time. It survives because it taps into a larger truth, that Santa Claus and his spirit of goodness...

Column: Nöel in Nancy, France
December 24, 2014

The Rotary Club arranged for us to have several mini tours in Verdun which included visiting an old war cemetery and visiting a place where they make dragée.In Canada, dragée could...

Column: Celebrating small acts of kindness
December 16, 2014

The Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers’ Vive Le Vine event, held Nov. 15, was outstanding.The Caruso Club did an outstanding job with the food and service, a big shout out...

Column: It's OK to cry at Christmas
December 10, 2014

The recently widowed woman holds back tears as the shopping mall’s PA system plays her deceased husband’s favourite Christmas carol. The bereaved parent turns on the television to be confronted...

Column: What does it mean to give?
December 04, 2014

I have been asked why I give to United Way. My response to my fellow entrepreneurs, family and friends is that the city we live in is similar to a...

Column: Yes, you can have a green reno
December 04, 2014

Old flooring, furniture and fittings — home or office renovations create waste.On the other hand, renovating also creates an opportunity to install the latest and greenest products.ReThink Green recently converted...

Exchange student making most of time in France
November 06, 2014

On Aug. 26 I walked away from everything that was familiar to me and from the people and pets I love the most to go Nancy, France.This is a place...

Column: Vive Le Vin and toast the community
November 03, 2014

Since we last communicated, the Sunrisers have been extremely busy preparing for our fall and winter projects, not the least of which is our major fundraiser, Vive Le Vin.The event...

Column: Can we talk? …About health literacy
October 29, 2014

As primary care providers, we often are focused on diagnosis and treatment, sometimes forgetting one of the most important parts … the patient.Sure we understand their treatment plan, but do...

Column: Despite feminism, girls still face discrimination
October 02, 2014

This year, LEAF Sudbury will present the award-winning feature-length documentary film, "I am a Girl" to celebrate Person’s Day 2014 on Oct. 9.For this year only, we shall be in...

Column: Northerners want action on Ring of Fire
September 23, 2014

Northerners want action and real progress on the promising mega Ring of Fire project. We are fed up with government reannouncements of plans, hopes and meetings.I am worried that is...

Column: Rotary students spreading goodwill
September 18, 2014

The Sunrisers, along with our sister club, the Rotary Club of Sudbury, continue to support peace and international understanding through education, and it is for this reason we are participating...

Column: Supporting United Way an opportunity for all -
September 11, 2014

Yesterday, we officially launched the 2014 Campaign.Accepting the position as the 2014 Campaign Chair was both an honour and a privilege for me. United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts continues...

Column: Everything you ever wanted to know about Rotary (mostly)
August 13, 2014

By way of introduction, we are the Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers. We are part of a worldwide organization of more than 34,000 clubs made up of individuals who channel...

Summer blockbusters: Big booms and bad games
July 24, 2014

It's summertime, and for movies that means large men with large guns, causing large explosions. The film industry always takes advantage of the summer months to show their big guns....

The best gift card is a signed donation card
July 22, 2014

My ten-inch head navigated the four-inch birth canal (who said God doesn’t have a sense of humour). My maternity moment created the calendar celebration of my birthdate on July 29.Although...

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