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Kirwan: Changing senior definition had unintended fallout

Kirwan: Changing senior definition had unintended fallout

Councillor Evelyn Dutrisac and I are the two council representatives on the Seniors Advisory Panel that consists of a large number of appointed individuals with a broad range of professional and community experience.
Looking to save money on your water bill? Here’s how

Looking to save money on your water bill? Here’s how

I want to save water to save money but don’t know what else to do. Any suggestions? Saving water at home may take some adjustments in your behaviour.
Your Top 5 time hijackers at the office

Your Top 5 time hijackers at the office

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? We can’t talk enough about stress and how it affects our bodies. National Bestselling Author Dr. Gabor Matè has written a book called “When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress.
Column: City's wastewater professionals second to none

Column: City's wastewater professionals second to none

As chair of the operations committee, I want to take this opportunity to publicly acknowledge the tremendous work that is being done by the 137 employees of the Water Wastewater Division of the City of Greater Sudbury.
Audience sings SSO music director candidate's praises

Audience sings SSO music director candidate's praises

Selecting a conductor can’t be easy.
Practice vs. training: use tech to its fullest

Practice vs. training: use tech to its fullest

When most golfers go to the range to practice, what they are really doing is raking golf ball after golf ball over and fidgeting with their swing.
Sunrisers hit the ground running in 2016

Sunrisers hit the ground running in 2016

The Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers has hit the ground running in 2016. The successes of 2015 still resonate strongly within the club. Vive Le Vin was an outstanding success, as was our Fill-the-Crib campaign for the Infant Food Bank.
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.