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Column: Whatever you do today, don’t forget to vote

Column: Whatever you do today, don’t forget to vote

This week, Northern Life refused to endorse a candidate for today’s provincial election.
Column: Double election year a bit like Christmas

Column: Double election year a bit like Christmas

For media types like me, elections are a bit like Christmas, full of excitement and the promise of good things to come. We don’t really get caught up in the promises, mind you.

Column: Having perspective keeps us grounded

There were several important and interesting stories in the news this week. Taking a bird’s eye view as I looked over the pieces we brought to you, it seemed I could draw a theme from the items the reporters here at NorthernLife.ca covered.

Column: A tragic week for Sudbury families

Last week, the Nickel City suffered more than its fair share of tragedy and loss.
Column: Spinning our wheels on bike lanes

Column: Spinning our wheels on bike lanes

It seems Minnow Lake residents are going to get their bike lanes after all. Ward 11 Coun.

Lessons learned on the ice

In the game of hockey, we learn some important lessons. Lessons about sportsmanship and fair play, that perseverance is rewarded and disappointment unavoidable. That you always get back up, brush yourself off and keep skating.

A non-sports fan’s guide to the Games

I have another confession to make. Last time, it was about my shoes. This time, it’s about sports. My confession is this: I’m not a fan.

It’s about more than stop signs

If you look up inspiring quotes about leadership, you’ll find countless trite phrases about how leading is really serving. And while that sounds good as an aphorism, the world is not governed by quotable quotes.

Taxpayers’ wallets need liability protection

When we stub a toe, we blame the table.

An editor’s Christmas wish list

As you read this, I’m very likely on the road back from my parents’ home in Deep River.