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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...

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,...

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