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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

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...

Column: How can the Ring of Fire make life better in the Far North?
April 30, 2015

What is the one thing that would make living in Ontario’s Far North communities better?If you asked that question to seven people knowledgeable about the North, you might very well...

Column: My first retirement lesson? Taking the plunge
April 29, 2015

What I have discovered in my first month living the F Word Freedom?Retiring is like dying … in a good way. Your crossover to the other side is eulogized in...

Ypres at 100: A poem, a flower and Canadian identity
April 24, 2015

For Canada, the First World War really started on April 23-24, 1915. Until then, Canadian troops had been engaged in limited skirmishes and lost a few hundred lives.But on that...

Sudburians are happy, and the National Post is shocked
April 22, 2015

Canada's happiest people live in Sudbury! According to Statistics Canada, Vancouverites have the lowest life satisfaction in the country, while residents of Saguenay, Que., have the highest. Sudbury reported the...

Giorgia missed Canada so much, she skied in the flag
April 15, 2015

My time spent in France has been great so far. I've made a lot of friends and priceless memories.After Easter, I moved to my third and final family of my...

Column: Can we talk about religion? Do we have to?
April 14, 2015

Polite company thus saves its participants from a variety of unpleasant emotions and experiences like doubt and discord, but thankfully it is not the only kind of conversation available to...

Poet grateful for Laurence Steven's influence
April 06, 2015

People may have read that Laurentian University English professor and Scrivener Press publisher, Laurence Steven, is retiring later this spring. They may also have read that he has published...

The winter has passed and Sunrisers have been busy
April 02, 2015

This year has continued to be a busy and exciting time for the Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers. We recently took part in a cheque presentation at Health Sciences...

Time for real action on the Ring of Fire
March 30, 2015

Northern Ontarians understand the importance of Canada’s mining and mineral processing sector. It employs 380,000 people in Canada and it has contributed more than $70 billion in taxes and royalties...

A teen with bees
March 28, 2015

I always get a brief, confused stare whenever I tell people about my small business. After I assure them that they heard me correctly, a series of predictable questions follow,...

Threatened turtle's return speaks to Junction's health
March 28, 2015

Often when people think about the current situation of our global environment, it can get pretty discouraging. Sometimes, you just need to take a look around and see the small...

Mayor touts teamwork for tax freeze
March 11, 2015

I am extremely proud of our team. On March 5, 2015 Council and City of Greater Sudbury staff worked together to hold our taxes for 2015. It took a great...

Snoring isn't just annoying, it can be dangerous
March 11, 2015

Does your partner have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? Does he or she have to sleep in another room because of noisy snoring? A snorer is often unaware that this is...

Column: I'm learning about the F-word, come along
February 12, 2015

Editor's note: In this new series of columns, Judi Straughan explores the trials, tribulations of triumphs of being newly retired. The F-word can mean different things at different stages of...

Column: A New Year's resolution for the whole city?
February 06, 2015

What if your New Year’s resolutions were not only about improvements for you, but for your community? Luckily, the two go together. Here are just a few examples:Getting aroundAre you...

Jack Layton's son backs Shawbonquit in Sudbury race
February 03, 2015

 After spending the weekend with Suzanne Shawbonquit and knocking on doors for the NDP campaign, I can tell you my dad would have been very proud to come up here...

Olivier: Sudburians should choose for Sudbury
February 03, 2015

 If Sudburians crave positive change in this by-election, they won’t get it by voting for a candidate of any political party, independent candidate Andrew Olivier said in a news release...

Column: Sudbury deserves better
February 03, 2015

Throughout this campaign, I’ve met with thousands of people. One of the first questions that I am consistently asked is, “Suzanne, why did you decide to run?”The truth is, it’s...

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...

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