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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: 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...

The electric smart car has arrived
July 19, 2014

I've just welcomed a recent addition to my personal carbon footprint protection plan. Smarty 2 is my new all electric Smart For Two car. What this means is that I...

Column: MP supports voting reform
July 17, 2014

Last week I signed the politician’s pledge with Fair Vote Canada. It has been demonstrated so clearly that our “first-past-the-post” election rules serve neither democracy nor voters. As the rules...

Column: Sudburian 'lost her heart' at Kenyan children's home
June 20, 2014

Not that she ever smiled at us.With the other children though, shy hand shakes quickly turned into boisterous laughter, requests for piggy back rides, hugs, group book reading, homework sessions,...

Column: Ontario Liberals can’t do math
May 09, 2014

It’s going to be a record year, but not in a good way.In 2014 Greater Sudbury will have more water main breaks than ever before. Almost every day it seems...

Column: Mining Week showcases city's past and future
May 02, 2014

Since the first nickel and copper discoveries almost 140 years ago, Sudbury has evolved from a simple mining community into an internationally renowned, Canadian mining showcase and one of the...

Column: Spring into a new day: Happy Naw Ruz!
April 10, 2014

Spring has sprung! It’s clear after a bitterly cold winter, many of us have impatiently awaited its arrival, when the stillness of a snow-covered city melts away and vibrant life...

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