Editorial

Editorial: The potential stink of city-backed warranties
December 07, 2015

Although it might come as a surprise to some homeowners, the pipes that connect your castle to the city's lines belong to you.And when those pipes fail — which they...

Editorial: Saying there's no problem at city hall isn't enough
November 23, 2015

Using words like "toxic," "mind-blowing" and "paranoid," Robert Johnston dropped a bombshell last week.Johnston was Greater Sudbury's interim chief administrative officer from the beginning of May until the end of...

After nine years, it’s time for a change
October 15, 2015

We are within days of electing a new federal government in this great country of ours.Like you, we’ve been thinking about our vote very seriously for a considerable period of...

Get to know the election front-runners
October 07, 2015

If you’re NDP Leader Tom Mulcair or Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, you want the word “change” to be flashing like a strobe light in the minds of voters. If you’re...

Editorial: Responsibilities during the Season of the Bear
August 17, 2015

When we look back on the summer of 2015, many of us will recall it as the season of the bear.As city council was told last week, the city is...

Editorial: Why isn't it the right time for NEO Kids?
June 15, 2015

Unqualified support for Health Sciences North's plan for a pediatric treatment centre — a.k.a NEO Kids — in Greater Sudbury comes from every major hospital in Northern Ontario. The Northeast...

Editorial: Synergy, spin and the North's influence
June 08, 2015

Sudbury and Northern Ontario were hotbeds of news last week.Truth and ReconciliationThe Truth and Reconciliation Committee released its final report on the sad history of Canada's residential school system. Thanks...

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...

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