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<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
Miville: St-Jean celebration highlights importance of French-language university education

Miville: St-Jean celebration highlights importance of French-language university education

‘As a university establishment, the University of Sudbury has the duty of putting everything in place to inspire our youth to pursue studies here, in the North’
Bruce Bell is back and he’s taking us down to Durham on a Friday night in the late ’60s

Bruce Bell is back and he’s taking us down to Durham on a Friday night in the late ’60s

Downtown Sudbury on Friday nights was a hopping place in the 1960s and 1970s, and Bruce Bell remembers it all
City sidewalks: Greater Sudbury Safer Sidewalks ready to distill findings of 2021 survey

City sidewalks: Greater Sudbury Safer Sidewalks ready to distill findings of 2021 survey

‘If Sudbury wants to truly be a liveable city 12 months of the year, walkability must become a priority’
Opinion: Post-pandemic society must be more sensitive to the needs of older adults

Opinion: Post-pandemic society must be more sensitive to the needs of older adults

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the deficiencies in the province’s long-term care system, says Ward 5 Coun. Robert Kirwan, and a local comprehensive seniors’ strategy is needed ‘to build a much more age friendly community’
Opinion: Mayor’s Seniors Month proclamation should be a call to action

Opinion: Mayor’s Seniors Month proclamation should be a call to action

Ward 5 Coun. Robert Kirwan says given the levels of loneliness and social isolation from the pandemic, and the weaknesses the pandemic exposed in our long-term care system, makes this year’s Seniors Month more important than