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The first five years: Silverman’s saved our bacon (10/05/04)

Michael Atkins has owned Northern Life newspaper since September 1973. On the occasion of this, the 30th anniversary of his purchase of the company, he has written a series of columns recalling some of the adventures of those years.

Mining association should be located where the action is (10/21/05)

I made a pitch the other day to the Ontario Mining Association. It wasn’t that risque, really.

There’s no business like the awards business

I have been in the award business for at least a quarter century.

Buying newspaper was beginning of the rest of my life (09/26/03)

Michael Atkins has owned Northern Life newspaper since September 1973. On the occasion of this, the 30th anniversary of his purchase of the company, he has written a series columns recalling some of the ups and downs of those years.

Would you raise your kids like this? (09/07/05)

The challenge in life is to figure out what is important.Trite, I know, but a place to start. If you are lucky, your family will pound the essentials into you at a young age and the rest will more or less play out reasonably.

Three amigos take their leave (10/15/03)

This fall, Northern Ontario is going to lose 75 years of municipal memory. The mayors of Thunder Bay, Sudbury and North Bay are retiring from active duty and I do not use the term lightly. As one put it, this has truly been a combat zone.

Politics: The art of the possible

I’ve been a little grumpy lately, actually more than grumpy. I’ve been really grumpy, which is about as dangerous as I get. This election has been a little wearing. ATKINS I should say, more accurately, the idea of the election has been wearing.