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Opinion: A eulogy for Mick Lowe, the journalist we needed

Opinion: A eulogy for Mick Lowe, the journalist we needed

‘His advocacy journalism alerted readers to a perspective that was often missing and enabled them to see all sides of the problem’
Historical perspective: Distance learning in one form or another was once quite common in the North and beyond

Historical perspective: Distance learning in one form or another was once quite common in the North and beyond

He’s enlightened us on home delivery of groceries and working from home, now Historian Dieter K. Buse is back with another historical perspective, this time on education in the North
<updated>Opinion: </updated>Governments must step in to help save Laurentian, city councillor says

Opinion: Governments must step in to help save Laurentian, city councillor says

‘We cannot simply accept the first restructuring proposal delivered to this community,” says Ward 1 Coun. Mark Signoretti
Opinion: There are silver linings to the pandemic, if you just know where to look

Opinion: There are silver linings to the pandemic, if you just know where to look

Geoffrey Lougheed said even in dark times like these, the ‘light of human kindness’ shines through
Opinion: Creating a standalone French university could be good for Laurentian

Opinion: Creating a standalone French university could be good for Laurentian

Columnist Réjean Grenier argues that Laurentian University hasn’t lived up to its tricultural mandate, and creating a new French-only institution could be a boon for the school and for students who want to learn in French
Opinion: Massive administrative staff a good place to start for LU streamlining

Opinion: Massive administrative staff a good place to start for LU streamlining

If Laurentian needs to streamline, instead of gutting programs, retired professor Dieter K. Buse says the growth in administrative staff over the past 20 years is the place to start
<updated>Haché: </updated>We are still committed to a tricultural Laurentian University

Haché: We are still committed to a tricultural Laurentian University

Laurentian is Canada’s only university with a tricultural mandate, offering a post-secondary experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education
Another stroll through yesteryear: Take a tour through the old Sudbury Zellers Store with Bruce Bell

Another stroll through yesteryear: Take a tour through the old Sudbury Zellers Store with Bruce Bell

Downtown Sudbury was a hopping place back in the day and few remember it better than former Sudburian Bruce Bell 
<updated>Kirwan: </updated>Perhaps it’s time for all of Greater Sudbury to cover the full cost of fire services

Kirwan: Perhaps it’s time for all of Greater Sudbury to cover the full cost of fire services

Taxpayers in the former City of Sudbury are covering the cost of full-time firefighters for other, more rural parts of the city; perhaps it’s time everyone pays their share, Ward 5 Coun. Robert Kirwan says
Opinion: The Laurentian mess stems from a major failure in leadership

Opinion: The Laurentian mess stems from a major failure in leadership

Dr. Dieter Buse, an emeritus professor of history at LU, says from his POV the university’s financial quagmire resulted from successive boards of governors, made up of wealthy and influential Sudburians, and complicit senior administrators failing to assert their authority over a powerful CEO