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<updated>Sex, drugs and Durham Street:</updated> The turbulent 1960s land in downtown Sudbury

Sex, drugs and Durham Street: The turbulent 1960s land in downtown Sudbury

Bruce Bell delivers the third part of his three-part series on downtown Sudbury in the hippy era, complete with outlaw bikers, the city’s ‘cool’ youth hostel and the days when Elgin Street was sinister
End of plein air painter Christy Smith’s 12-year odyssey in sight

End of plein air painter Christy Smith’s 12-year odyssey in sight

Nickel City artist’s goal of painting in the open air for a total of 365 days nears its end
Lefebvre: Charlie Angus should get his facts straight on Laurentian University

Lefebvre: Charlie Angus should get his facts straight on Laurentian University

Sudbury MP Paul Lefebvre says the Timmins-James Bay MP is misleading the public about local MPs’ response to the university’s financial crisis
Opinion: Immigration pilot good for the North, but program's challenges need to be addressed

Opinion: Immigration pilot good for the North, but program's challenges need to be addressed

Among the recommendations from the Northern Policy Institute are providing more resources for municipalities and better engagement with employers and the public
Opinion: We, and those who come after, all have a stake in what happens to the Laurentian trail system

Opinion: We, and those who come after, all have a stake in what happens to the Laurentian trail system

Sudbury’s former poet laureate, Kim Fahner, shares her love for the university’s extensive greenspaces, and her concern for what might happen if pieces of it are sold off to appease the school’s creditors
<updated>Opinion: </updated>Ontario needs Sudbury to have three distinct universities

Opinion: Ontario needs Sudbury to have three distinct universities

The province needs universities for English, French and Indigenous learners, and Sudbury is the place to do that
<b>Random arrests and pot smoke:</b> Bruce Bell recalls when hippies descended on Durham

Random arrests and pot smoke: Bruce Bell recalls when hippies descended on Durham

Sudbury was ‘a wild and happening place’ in the 1960s and our downtown historian casts his gaze back on the turbulent end of that decade 
City sidewalks: Barriers and solutions for winter sidewalks

City sidewalks: Barriers and solutions for winter sidewalks

Improvements to winter sidewalk maintenance is essential so that residents can meet their daily needs, move about safely, take care of their mental and physical health, and simply live their lives, Greater Sudbury Safer Sidewalks reports 
City sidewalks: Winter maintenance isn’t just about safety, it’s about quality of life

City sidewalks: Winter maintenance isn’t just about safety, it’s about quality of life

When winter sidewalks limit independence, cause fear of falling or injuries, and keep people housebound, residents’ mental and physical health are deeply affected, Greater Sudbury Safer Sidewalks says
City sidewalks: ‘Horrendous’ winter maintenance denies basic mobility to many Sudburians, survey finds

City sidewalks: ‘Horrendous’ winter maintenance denies basic mobility to many Sudburians, survey finds

Respondents to a survey from the Greater Sudbury Safer Sidewalks grassroots group felt inadequate sidewalk clearing forces them to stay home during the winter for their own safety