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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.
Who is the quack in this age of media quackery?

Who is the quack in this age of media quackery?

I’m lucky. I have a number of friends and colleagues whom I have known for many years.
Column: It’s all about polytetrafluoroethylene

Column: It’s all about polytetrafluoroethylene

Politics is always potentially crazy and fraught with intrigue. And why not. It’s about power, and power is the ultimate aphrodisiac. The curious thing is trying to figure out what it is that determines success or failure.
Column: Welcome to the Zero Cost Marginal Society

Column: Welcome to the Zero Cost Marginal Society

I was in Ottawa a while back to celebrate Christmas with our employees at Conceptshare Inc. and found myself face to face with the new and rapidly expanding “sharing economy.