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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>The Soapbox:</b> What is going on with Rainbow District School Board?

The Soapbox: What is going on with Rainbow District School Board?

Kirk Dopson climbs on Sudbury.com’s Soapbox to argue board chair Doreen Dewar has marginalized a rural trustee and made the board’s actions less transparent to the public
The Soapbox: Going gluten free is a fad and it doesn’t make you healthier

The Soapbox: Going gluten free is a fad and it doesn’t make you healthier

Unless you have celiac disease, there’s no evidence at all that not eating gluten is better for you
The Soapbox: Angry about the future of animal shelter services? Blame city hall

The Soapbox: Angry about the future of animal shelter services? Blame city hall

The manager of Rainbow District Animal Control says council and staff put out tenders that made no sense and now taxpayers will be stuck with the bill
<b>The Soapbox:</b> Pokémon no-Go when it comes to North’s geography

The Soapbox: Pokémon no-Go when it comes to North’s geography

A tongue-in-check walk through a world where augmented reality and the real world intersect
The Soapbox: Reflections of a teenage Syrian refugee in Sudbury

The Soapbox: Reflections of a teenage Syrian refugee in Sudbury

Nour Kasir and her family fled Syria for Canada (and Greater Sudbury) four years ago. She looks back on the journey that brought her here and how grateful she is for the opportunity
The Soapbox: Does your handwriting really say anything about your personality?

The Soapbox: Does your handwriting really say anything about your personality?

Graphology: Could be the study of graphic movement, could be pseudo-science
<b>The Soapbox:</b> In many ways, Canada is a nation of refugees

The Soapbox: In many ways, Canada is a nation of refugees

Former mayor and current chair of an humanitarian resource group for refugees reflects on Canada’s immigrant soul
<b>The Soapbox:</b> Brexit amounts to the revenge of the older generation

The Soapbox: Brexit amounts to the revenge of the older generation

Another British expat mourns the ‘short-sighted’ decision by UK voters to bow out of European Union
<b>The Soapbox:</b> After Brexit, politicians need to remember who they serve

The Soapbox: After Brexit, politicians need to remember who they serve

Frustration over nonsensical legislations, perception of squandering tax dollars played role in Brexit vote, expat Lionel Rudd says
<b>On the level:</b> Climb aboard our Soapbox and have your say

On the level: Climb aboard our Soapbox and have your say

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