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Michael Atkins

Viewpoint by Michael Atkins

Michael Atkins is the president and owner of the Laurentian Media Group, a diversified media company, which inclues Northern Life, Sudbury.com, Sudbury Living Magazine and Northern Ontario Business.

Mark Gentili

On the Level by Mark Gentili

Mark Gentili is the managing editor of Northern Life and Sudbury.com. Follow him on Twitter @markgentili. He can be reached by email at mgentili@sudbury.com.

Darren MacDonald

City Hall by Darren MacDonald

One of Greater Sudbury’s most seasoned reporters, Darren MacDonald covers provincial affairs, politics and city hall for Northern Life and Sudbury.com. Follow him on Twitter @DarrenMacD. He can be reached by email at dmacdonald@sudbury.com.

Heidi Ulrichsen

Perspective by Heidi Ulrichsen

Heidi Ulrichsen is the associate content editor for Sudbury.com. She also covers education and the arts scene. Follow her on Twitter @heidi_ulrichsen. She can be reached by email at hulrichsen@sudbury.com.

Chris Blomme

The Birdman by Chris Blomme

Chris Blomme is an executive member of the Sudbury Ornithological Society and works with animals at Laurentian University. Have a question for Chris? Send it to editor@sudbury.com.

Mike Commito

History 'n' Hockey by Mike Commito

Mike Commito is a Canadian historian by day and avid hockey fan at all times. Often called upon for his black bear expertise, Dr. Commito is a policy analyst with the Northern Policy Institute. Follow him on twitter @mikecommito.

Viki Mather

In the Bush by Viki Mather

Viki Mather has been commenting for Northern Life on the natural world and life in Greater Sudbury since the spring of 1984. Got a question or idea for Viki? Send an email to editor@sudbury.com.

Lisa Lounsbury

Workplace Wellness by Lisa Lounsbury

Lisa Lounsbury is the founder of New Day Wellness, a corporate wellness coach, certified personal trainer, fitness leader and a nutrition and wellness specialist. Follow her on Twitter @newdaywellness2. She can be reached by email at lisa@newdaywellness.ca.

Erna de Burger-Fex

Reflections by Erna de Burger-Fex

Erna de Burger-Fex is a writer and retired teacher who writes about the aging and the funny side of getting older. Got a question for Erna? Email editor@sudbury.com.

Ashley Hurley

It's Alimentary by Ashley Hurley

Ashley Hurley is a registered dietitian in Greater Sudbury with a weight-neutral, non-diet approach. She’s passionate about food literacy and mindful eating. Primary care advocate. She is also chair of the DCFHTRD Network. Follow her on Twitter @AshleyHurleyRD

Jacqueline Villeneuve

Adventures in Hope by Jacqueline Villeneuve

Hanmer resident Jacqueline Villeneuve chronicles her efforts to construct the Zawadi la Tumaini Children's Home, a refuge for HIV/AIDS orphans in Kenya. Zawadi la Tumaini translates in English to "gift of hope." Visit the home’s website at http://zawadilatumaini.com/.

Dr. Nicole Baran

Cat Tales by Dr. Nicole Baran

Dr. Nicole Baran is the owner and operator of Sudbury Regional Cat Hospital. She writes about feline care and feline care issues. If you have a question for Dr. Baran, email it editor@sudbury.com.

Dr. Peter Zalan

From the Frontlines by Dr. Peter Zalan

Dr. Peter Zalan is president of the medical staff at Health Sciences North. His monthly column tackles issues in health care from a local perspective. If you have a question for Dr. Zalan, email it to editor@sudbury.com.

Heather Tarnopolsky

Budget Reboot by Heather Tarnopolsky

Heather Tarnopolsky is a Sun Life Financial advisor in Greater Sudbury. She provides practical tips to save you money. If you have a question for her, email it to editor@sudbury.com.

Scott Overton

In the Spotlight by Scott Overton

Scott Overton is the author of the thriller “Dead Air.” He writes theatre reviews for Northern Life. If you have a question for her, email it to editor@sudbury.com.

Judi Straughan

Living the 'F' Word by Judi Straughan

Judi Straughan is the former education co-ordinator at Sudbury Theatre Centre. In her column, she explores the challenge of being retired. If you have a question for her, email it to editor@sudbury.com.

James Depatie

Frontline Dad by James Depatie

James Depatie is a writer and parent who lives in Greater Sudbury. Got an idea or a question for him? Email James at james.depatie@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @JamesDepatie.

Matt Boucher

Vaper Trails by Matt Boucher

Matt Boucher is a vape enthusiast in Greater Sudbury. You can find him dispensing vaping wisdom and advice at Juice on the Loose on Barrydowne Road. If you have a question for her, email it to editor@sudbury.com.

Rob Slack

Aisle Seat by Rob Slack

Rob Slack gives you his unique take on the most recent movie releases. Get all the low-down on the latest movies. We can't guarantee the reviews will always be spoiler free, but they will always be entertaining.

Fromer s Travel

Frommer's Travel

Travel experts Arthur Frommer and daughter Pauline Frommer provide the most immediate deals, reliable reviews and unusual destinations for savvy travelers.

Four-Way Test

Four-Way Test by Alex McCauley

Alex McCauley served as police chief from 1994 to 2002. Now he is an active volunteer and member of the Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers.

This Week in Geek

This Week in Geek by Matthew Herst

Matthew Herst is a Carleton University communications student, video game journalist and Sudbury.com’s resident geek writer. Yeah, this guy love’s video games. Besides Sudbury.com, you can also find his work on TheNerdStash.com. Follow him on Twitter @supergurst.

Talking Science

Talking Science

The Talking Science column is supplied by a rotating group of writers from the science communication class at Laurentian University. Have a burning science question? Send it to editor@sudbury.com.

Talking Science

The Soapbox

A rotating stable of community members share their thoughts on anything and everything, the only criteria being that it be thought-provoking. Got something on your mind to share with readers in Greater Sudbury? Climb aboard our Soapbox and have your say. Send material or pitches to soapbox@sudbury.com.