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The Soapbox

A rotating stable of community members share their thoughts on anything and everything, the only criteria being that it be thought-provoking. Got something on your mind to share with readers in Greater Sudbury? Climb aboard our Soapbox and have your say. Send material or pitches to soapbox@sudbury.com.  

<b>#TheSoapbox:</b> Oryst Sawchuk, a tribute to a man who left his mark on the Nickel City

#TheSoapbox: Oryst Sawchuk, a tribute to a man who left his mark on the Nickel City

Narasim Katary, a long-time friend of Oryst Sawchuk, celebrates the man’s architectural, artistic and cultural contributions to Greater Sudbury 
<b>#TheSoapbox:</b> This is my son Cohen. He’s one of those kids Ontario’s new autism strategy is failing

#TheSoapbox: This is my son Cohen. He’s one of those kids Ontario’s new autism strategy is failing

A Sudbury parent opens up about the challenges of parenting a child with autism, and what an incredible difference intensive treatment has made for their family
#TheSoapbox: 3, 2, 1 blast off! An old red truck, Elton John, and a road trip to Gettysburg

#TheSoapbox: 3, 2, 1 blast off! An old red truck, Elton John, and a road trip to Gettysburg

Tara-lee Lecours and her stepfather, Tom, were supposed to share a special trip, but he passed away suddenly last year. Now, she’s taking the special trip on her own in her stepdad’s truck
<updated>#TheSoapbox:</updated> Who cleans up? Where climate change, industrial waste and college dorms combine

#TheSoapbox: Who cleans up? Where climate change, industrial waste and college dorms combine

John Gunn, director of the Living with Lakes Centre, says we’re at the ‘tipping point’ and there’s not no time to wait
#TheSoapbox: I never thought I could fall for an online scam, here’s how not to repeat my mistake

#TheSoapbox: I never thought I could fall for an online scam, here’s how not to repeat my mistake

The man who said he was looking for a ‘puppy nanny’ seemed legitimate, until it was almost too late
<updated>#TheSoapbox:</updated> The mystery of why five dozen of Earth’s top geneticists ended up in Sudbury last month

#TheSoapbox: The mystery of why five dozen of Earth’s top geneticists ended up in Sudbury last month

Dartmouth has hosted it, Harvard, too. Dr. Thomas Merritt, LU prof and Canada Research Chair, takes us inside the Pairing Meeting
#TheSoapbox: Call it cupping or myofascial decompression, it isn’t just for athletes

#TheSoapbox: Call it cupping or myofascial decompression, it isn’t just for athletes

Physiotherapist Charlotte Savela explains why she believes the technique could help you
<updated>The Soapbox:</updated> Doug Ford says he’ll scrap cap and trade, but what’s his plan to price carbon?

The Soapbox: Doug Ford says he’ll scrap cap and trade, but what’s his plan to price carbon?

The Canadian director of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby argues for a carbon fee and dividend scheme
<b>The Soapbox:</b> An eloquent ode to our potholed roads and the vehicles that force us to use them

The Soapbox: An eloquent ode to our potholed roads and the vehicles that force us to use them

As D'Arcy Closs writes, we complain about the state of our roads, but the irony is the deterioration of those roadways is the inevitable result of our driving on them. A motorized Catch-22
The Soapbox: Architects re-imagine Greater Sudbury as a ‘city within a park’

The Soapbox: Architects re-imagine Greater Sudbury as a ‘city within a park’

Oryst Sawchuk and Arthur Peach of Sawchuk Peach Associates have a vision of what could be in a Nickel City of tomorrow