Editorial

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...

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...

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