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Opinion: Criticism is for theatre, not good government

Opinion: Criticism is for theatre, not good government

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend four hours sharpening the axe.” Preparation is everything. I am reminded of a resident who wanted to build a garage.
Opinion: From a war zone to the warm heart of cold Canada

Opinion: From a war zone to the warm heart of cold Canada

The recent media attention surrounding sponsoring Syrian refugees to Sudbury coincided with an anniversary I had almost forgotten — the 30th anniversary of my own arrival in Canada in one of the coldest months of the year. Jan.
Reaching Everest: Can a strategic plan birth 10,000 jobs?

Reaching Everest: Can a strategic plan birth 10,000 jobs?

I am a big fan of insightful and comprehensive community economic plans. I have chaired or participated in at least four such plans for the City of Greater Sudbury since 1970.
Paris Agreement: Let’s get it right for the planet

Paris Agreement: Let’s get it right for the planet

After nearly two decades of international negotiations, the Paris Agreement formally adopted on Dec. 12 set into motion an ambitious global process of accelerated action to avoid catastrophic changes in our global climate.
If ‘Home Alone’ were real, would Harry and Marv survive?

If ‘Home Alone’ were real, would Harry and Marv survive?

Macaulay Culkin recently reprised his role as Kevin McCallister from the Home Alone franchise in an online short that explores the character’s struggles as an adult.
Christmas mourning: Finding the light in the darkness

Christmas mourning: Finding the light in the darkness

On Dec. 6, 400 people gathered at the Marguerite and Gerry Lougheed Community Centre. They were attending the Christmas Service of Remembrance for the newly bereaved this year.
Tory leader blowing hot air about the North, Duguid says

Tory leader blowing hot air about the North, Duguid says

Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown recently attempted to spread false information about our government’s economic development support in Sudbury and Northern Ontario. Perhaps Mr.
Opinion: City council’s Year One accomplishments

Opinion: City council’s Year One accomplishments

As we approach the New Year, it is important to reflect on the progress and achievements of the Greater Sudbury city council.
Tech-savvy guest conductor wows symphony crowd

Tech-savvy guest conductor wows symphony crowd

A near-capacity crowd filled Glad Tidings Church on Nov. 28 to hear a selection of holiday classics and music often associated with the Christmas season.
Sunrisers pitching in with annual Fill A Crib campaign

Sunrisers pitching in with annual Fill A Crib campaign

It can happen to all of us, please don’t kid yourself, says Dedee Flietstra, executive director of the Infant Food Bank.