Editorial

Editorial: Distracting spectre of orphaned cubs
April 22, 2014

Once again, southern urbanites, who have likely never seen a black bear in the wild and whose experience with the bush amounts to weekends in cottage country, believe they know...

Hospital smoking ban no surprise
March 25, 2014

As health-care facilities, hospitals have an ethical obligation to promote good health practices and smoking tobacco is certainly on the opposite end of the health spectrum. Various cancers, emphysema, heart...

Tougher rules make for confused message
March 06, 2014

Befuddled might be the best word to describe our reaction to new, tougher security measures at Tom Davies Square.Among the new rules — which have yet to be enacted officially...

Report highlights a to-do list of not-dones
February 27, 2014

Despite the Liberal government’s continued claims of how important it considers the Ring of Fire deposit in swampy northwestern Ontario, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce report released Feb. 20 tells...

Chamber forum provides food for thought
January 28, 2014

That the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce public forum on the structure of municipal council drew about a 100 people to the Steelworkers Hall during a January freeze in Northern Ontario...

Downtown - Where the lights could be much brighter
January 13, 2014

Downtowns across North America have changed radically since Petula Clark’s 1964 classic “Downtown” told us it was the place to go to “forget all your troubles, forget all your cares.”Once...

An inquiry by any other name?
December 12, 2013

That those closest to the story are applauding it, suggests Ontario is serious about its decision to conduct a ministerial review of mining practices in the province.Not three months ago,...

Platitudes, promises and the Ring of Fire
November 26, 2013

Since 2007, we have been told to be excited about the jobs and prosperity promised by the Ring of Fire. First Dalton McGuinty’s and then Kathleen Wynne’s government have said...

Voters deserve recourse for bad leadership
November 13, 2013

Toronto has, at least for the moment, the most famous mayor in the world. But it isn’t the kind of fame Rob Ford — or the city — would like...

Should we be concerned?
October 21, 2013

Murder makes people concerned. When there seems to be no rhyme or reason for a person’s untimely death, murder makes people fearful.Our hearts go out to the family and friends...

Northern Life celebrates its 40th year in business
September 26, 2013

This week, we mark 40 years of publishing newspapers and magazines in Sudbury. We are older and marginally wiser than we were when we started. We listen more; we are...

Does Canada have a rail safety problem?
August 12, 2013

A train derails and sends five cars — and a bridge — splashing into the Wanapitei River. Another catches fire, rolls into a small Quebec town and explodes, taking much...

The public simply wants answers
May 21, 2013

Sudbury taxpayers are short some $500,000 and they want to know — in fact, have every right to know — why.They want to know how a business with a city...

End of the rainbow for Elm crosswalk
April 01, 2013

There is only one, viable option for the Elm Street crosswalk between the downtown bus depot and the Rainbow Centre mall: get rid of it.Northern Life was surprised at the...

‘The best man we ever saw’
March 11, 2013

When I was in Grade 2, I brought a Stompin’ Tom Connors album to school for show and tell.Of the many items I brought to school for that purpose over...

Tip line hits a road block
March 05, 2013

The North East Dementia Network really was trying to help when it teamed up with law enforcement to create a tip line specifically to report senior drivers. Their stated intentions...

Sudbury has lost a powerful ally - editorial
February 11, 2013

Whatever anyone might think about Rick Bartolucci and his politics, Sudbury reaped the rewards of having him in Queen’s Park.As the city’s man in Toronto, he had almost unparalleled success...

Hospital’s tough stance on flu shots is justified - editorial
January 31, 2013

Health Sciences North’s decision to force hospital workers to be vaccinated against influenza is the right move.Not only does it protect workers themselves from coming down with the flu,...

Lougheed Sr. quietly lived to serve
December 21, 2012

Greater Sudbury is a little less great today than it was before the evening of Dec. 16.This city has lost one of its best citizens.A man who embodied qualities many...

Tonight’s meeting will be one for the books
December 12, 2012

By all accounts, tonight’s meeting of Greater Sudbury city council will be standing room only.The much-anticipated faceoff (some might call it a showdown) between councillors and Ontario Ombudsman André Marin...

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