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<updated>Kirwan: </updated>City should support overdose prevention site instead of trying to shut it down

Kirwan: City should support overdose prevention site instead of trying to shut it down

‘The time has come to stop chasing STOPS away every time they set up their tents and find them a place that will be satisfactory for the time being and allow them to operate unimpeded’
A historic walk with Bruce Bell along vanished Borgia Street (with lots of photos)

A historic walk with Bruce Bell along vanished Borgia Street (with lots of photos)

Sudbury.com’s virtual historical tour guide, Bruce Bell, is back and this time he’s taking you on a tour of a place that no longer exists
Laurentian is in pieces - those pieces need to be put back together with care, writes Sudbury author Kim Fahner

Laurentian is in pieces - those pieces need to be put back together with care, writes Sudbury author Kim Fahner

'It won’t be the same Laurentian — and that breaks my heart — but it needs to have some of the key parts put back in and mindfully tended to in the coming years'
<updated>Patricia Mills: </updated>There is a way we can leverage our collective might to save Laurentian University

Patricia Mills: There is a way we can leverage our collective might to save Laurentian University

Former chancellor of Huntington University calls on city hall to lead the charge to prevent the sell-off of university assets
Opinion: Outside the ‘Blackened Horseshoe,’ Sudbury District has always been a sea of green

Opinion: Outside the ‘Blackened Horseshoe,’ Sudbury District has always been a sea of green

Given Sudbury’s reputation as a blackened and ruined landscape, why would anyone have chosen to live here? Because, says historian Dieter Buse, that reputation is only partially deserved
Opinion: McEwen School of Architecture at Laurentian is a Sudbury success story

Opinion: McEwen School of Architecture at Laurentian is a Sudbury success story

The founding director, Dr. Terrance Galvin, and an early proponent, Dr. David Robinson, write that the downtown architecture school is a true Greater Sudbury community project
Downtown of yesteryear: Good enough for the queen, the Nickel Range was once the first name in northern luxury

Downtown of yesteryear: Good enough for the queen, the Nickel Range was once the first name in northern luxury

Our favourite chronicler of downtown Sudbury’s past, Bruce Bell, is back and this time he’s leading us on a stroll through the iconic Nickel Range Hotel, where a king, a queen and a Hemingway all rested their weary heads
Opinion: Universities are dying while businesses are being bailed out by government

Opinion: Universities are dying while businesses are being bailed out by government

Laurentian University professor Dr. Reuben Roth says not only does Ontario need to overhaul how it funds universities, but the CCAA process needs to be reformed or scrapped entirely for all the destruction it has caused to working people
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