Editorial

How did HCI reform get so screwed up?
April 30, 2015

The mayor wants change. Councillors want change. The public voted for change.So how is it we're stuck with the same Health Community Initiative spending model everyone agrees needs reform?The answer...

Editorial: CAO's departure sends a big message
April 20, 2015

Governing is as much about making decisions as it is about understanding the ramifications of those decisions and accounting for them.That's why so much of modern politics has become about...

Sunshine List: Populist, voyeuristic, but still worthwhile
April 06, 2015

It was during the height of the Mike Harris' Conservatives Common Sense Revolution in the 1990s that Ontario rolled out the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act.And so, every spring since...

Tax freeze: Two little words that just cost us $6M
March 09, 2015

Coming off a term marked by divisiness, it was refreshing to see Greater Sudbury's new city council work toward a common goal to pass its $514-million budget.That's the kind of...

Editorial: We support Glenn Thibeault
February 02, 2015

Well, we all know the story. For a month or so, we have been the talk of the province. Political defections, secret recordings, bruised feelings, police investigations and a political...

Editorial: Sliding under attack
January 12, 2015

Hand it to the City of Greater Sudbury: where other Canadian municipalities gave into the fear of getting sued and banned it outright, in the Nickel City you can still...

Editorial: How can Ontario be failing so many families?
December 08, 2014

The measure of a just society is how it cares for its most vulnerable citizens.Given the experience of scores of families of children with severe disabilities, Ontario is falling short....

Editorial: Universal childcare must be a priority
November 25, 2014

The perception that early childhood educators are little more than babysitters is, in our opinion, completely wrong.After parents drop their children off at the friendly neighbourhood daycare centre, early childhood...

Editorial: Now, it’s time to get down to work
October 28, 2014

Now that the dust has settled on another municipal election, it’s time for Greater Sudbury’s new council to roll up its sleeves.As tiring as campaigning is, getting elected is the...

Editorial: It has to be about the big picture
October 22, 2014

There are some tough choices to make next week when it comes to who will lead Greater Sudbury for the next four years. Our city is at a crossroads and...

Editorial: It’s time we stopped chasing our tail
October 20, 2014

According to the most recent election poll (detailed on front page), nearly 40 per cent of voters are still on the fence about their choice for Greater Sudbury’s next mayor.That’s...

The art of appraising
October 11, 2014

Robert Brown Jewellers offers top quality expertise from one of the few fully trained appraisers in the region. Greg Taylor has been a certified gemmologist since 1975. Initially working as...

Editorial: Somewhere under the Rainbow
October 07, 2014

For the past two years, and in particular the last couple of weeks, education reporter Heidi Ulrichsen has been following the somewhat strange case of Anita and Dylan Gibson.The Gibsons...

Editorial: City's voters unhappy, but uncertain
September 28, 2014

The results of an Oraclepoll Research poll showing Brian Bigger leading the city's mayoral race shows us a couple of important things about how Greater Sudbury voters are feeling about...

Editorial: We won't be bullied by anyone
August 25, 2014

At Northern Life and NorthernLife.ca, we might be a bit idealistic. We believe news should be reported as objectively as possible, with all sides of an issue given a fair...

Editorial: What does it mean to be a good neighbour?
July 29, 2014

You can't choose your neighbours. This simple fact can lead to clashes between those who share a property line.Sometimes those disputes turn heated and nasty; sometimes the courts have to...

Editorial: Election's over — time to pay the piper
June 16, 2014

Ontario spoke loudly and clearly last week: A Liberal government is for them. Greater Sudbury also spoke clearly last week: A Liberal government is not for them.Gone are the days...

Editorial - Let’s hope it’s a minority government
June 10, 2014

Judging purely on platforms — not on individual candidates or parties — all we can say about Thursday’s election is we hope a minority government is in the offing.Although Northern...

Editorial: Whiff of another minority is in the air
May 27, 2014

The NDP's Andrea Horwath and the Liberal's Kathleen Wynne made quite a bit of hay last week about Tory Tim Hudak's refusal (or inability, depending on who's talking) to take...

Editorial: Are we any less safe today?
May 09, 2014

What is especially shocking about the shootings in Sudbury this week is they come mere weeks after a report from the Greater Sudbury Police Service showing how crime in the...

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