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Column: On the matter of free trade: je suis Walloon

Column: On the matter of free trade: je suis Walloon

Small as they are, the Walloons' indirectly stood up for Canadians in opposing a free trade agreement with the European Common Market
Northern Ontario Business Awards: 30 years of excellence and good fun

Northern Ontario Business Awards: 30 years of excellence and good fun

Atkins reminisces on three decades of honouring north's business community
<b>Trump, trade and policy: Better to be a dog in a peaceful time</b>

Trump, trade and policy: Better to be a dog in a peaceful time

Laurentian Media president Michael Atkins reflects on the wages of free trade as the U.S. continues to isolate itself further
Atkins: I would like to go back to the future please

Atkins: I would like to go back to the future please

From Trump to Brexit, the rise of the western failed state makes Sudbury.com's president long for a time when optimism trumped anger
Column: Where the only goal is to do good

Column: Where the only goal is to do good

Michael Atkins reflects on his time as LU's board chair
Renewal and reconciliation are possible

Renewal and reconciliation are possible

In the fall of 1972 I arrived in Little Current, Manitoulin Island with an old Volkswagen van (pop-up roof), a motorcycle, a beard, a change of clothes, and a C chord harmonica. I was the new editor of the Manitoulin Expositor.
Sunny times with storm clouds approaching

Sunny times with storm clouds approaching

A new year and a new prime minister. A moment to be thankful for small mercies.
Column: A Sudbury giant who personified a generation

Column: A Sudbury giant who personified a generation

Bob Lipic died last week. If you were in the mining business in Canada you knew him; or if you didn’t you had heard of him. He was as close to a 007 character in our mining industry as it gets although in Sudbury there is no shortage of applicants.
Column: NORCAT, on bidding adieu

Column: NORCAT, on bidding adieu

I met Darryl Lake around 40 years ago. He was the dean of Health Sciences and Technology at Cambrian College and I was in the early years of publishing Northern Life newspaper in Sudbury.
Column: The Club of Rome comes to Annapolis Royal

Column: The Club of Rome comes to Annapolis Royal

I made a brief return to the homeland (Nova Scotia) last week for a little business and family. A cousin welcomed me for tea. She apologized for the lack of biscuits and explained her car had been stuck in the driveway since Feb. 28.