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Michael Atkins

Guest Columns
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

Can we grow a sustainable food culture in Sudbury?
September 01, 2015

Food hub, Good Food Box, food strategy, bio-digester … these are just some of the buzzwords regularly heard at meetings of the Greater Sudbury Food Policy Council (GSFPC). The GSFPC...

Sunrisers full steam ahead during busy summer
August 25, 2015

The Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers has been very busy over the summer. After our very successful Paul Harris event for Junior and Leslie Moutsatsos on June 25 it has...

Food for thought and thought for a solution
August 20, 2015

For many Sudburians waking up in the morning, they are filled with question about how they will fill their day.For young people, this may include a summer job, vacation, or...

Serré: Leadership lessons on the French River
August 17, 2015

“Sometimes, you have to know where you’ve been to see where you’re headed.”I learned that lesson years ago from a wise old guide who was helping me paddle my way...

Thank you for the garbage buffet. Signed, Black Bears
August 17, 2015

There has been a lot of chatter lately that the answer to these recent human-bear conflicts is the reintroduction of the spring hunt. I, personally, don’t think that is the...

An Amazing evening on the shores of Ramsey Lake
August 14, 2015

Standing on the podium earlier this week, I looked out at the crowd of roughly 1,500 people gathered together to watch The Amazing Race Canada, and I knew it was...

Is Harper’s early election call a Conservative cash-grab?
August 12, 2015

By calling an 11-week general federal election, the Conservative government of Stephen Harper has guaranteed Canadians two things: The longest election in modern Canadian history; and he will continue manipulating...

Column: Many dangers lurk for an outdoor kitty
July 29, 2015

A simple scan for microchips performed at all shelter intakes could save your companion animal from euthanasia.Here in Sudbury, at many times of the year, there are so many strays...

Column: Can we make 2015 the summer of climate hope?
July 23, 2015

Fourteen of 15 hottest years on record globally have been since the year 2000 — only 1998 is the outlier. It was an El Niño year, a hot and smoggy summer. I was...

I’m heading to Ecuador and couldn’t be more excited
July 20, 2015

It is hard to put into words exactly how I am feeling at this time. I am excited, happy, sad and nervous all at the same time. Hi my name...

Vegetarian grilling is for everyone!
July 15, 2015

Grilling food is one of those quintessential summer activities. Everyone enjoys being invited to a barbeque. It’s a great excuse for a get together with friends and family. A...

Car crash or radiation? Which is a more likely cause of death?
July 14, 2015

Radiation is all around us.  It occurs naturally in our environment, coming to us from the sun, from the soil and foods that we eat, and in the air that...

reThinking Green: SUN Coop’s bright days ahead
July 13, 2015

The cost and sustainability of energy is affecting everyone and some people in Sudbury are taking action. The Sudbury Unlimited eNergy Cooperative Board (SUN Coop) is working on its first...

Selling Hydro One will help consumers (or not)
July 06, 2015

Long ago, Ontario’s Liberals lost interest in telling the truth about our power situation. Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli repeats endlessly his talking points that Ontario’s massive power exports are profitable...

It’s a busy summer for the Rotary Sunrisers
June 29, 2015

The Rotary club of Sudbury Sunrisers has been very busy during the month as many of our projects in the community have come to fruition.The fourth annual Fishing For Food...

Column: Will your cat live a full nine lives?
June 25, 2015

What is true for people is also true for cats. Just like us, how well they age is a matter of looking after the basics along the journey. And that...

Good to the last drop: The Mission needs our help
June 12, 2015

 Editor's note: The Elgin Street Mission does a wonderful job helping feed and warm many of the people in Greater Sudbury who need a hand up from time to time....

Column: Drivers who 'door' cyclists face demerit points
June 10, 2015

People of all ages are cycling on our roads to go to work, to get to school, to shop, to run errands and to get to festivals and fun activities....

Column: Friendships the best souvenir, says exchange student
June 03, 2015

Bonsoir from Nancy, France! My move from my second to my third host family was among a swirl of activity. On my last weekend with my second host family, they...

Column: Rotary Club gears up for busy summer
May 27, 2015

The Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers continue to be quite busy as the summer season approaches.This is an exciting time. Sue Lekun, the current Sunrisers president, is set to step...

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