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<updated>Editorial:</updated> Why is council not talking about the massive jump in the Junction East cost?

Editorial: Why is council not talking about the massive jump in the Junction East cost?

During a special meeting on Tuesday, councillors were told the cost for the downtown arts and culture hub had doubled to $93.2 million, a revelation that elicited little response from our elected officials
<updated>Editorial:</updated> Northern Ontarians deserve reliable, affordable and convenient transportation

Editorial: Northern Ontarians deserve reliable, affordable and convenient transportation

The Ontario government recently announced a revival of passenger train transportation in the North. It’s a story we’ve heard before
<updated>Editorial:</updated> Laurentian mess didn’t bubble up, it trickled down

Editorial: Laurentian mess didn’t bubble up, it trickled down

In her preliminary report into Laurentian University’s financial troubles, Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk paints a picture of a secretive organization led by weak management that gambled the institution’s future and lost
Editorial: The unexpected benefit of the Laurentian insolvency

Editorial: The unexpected benefit of the Laurentian insolvency

Laurentian University’s financial troubles led to the loss of more than 100 jobs, as well as the loss of students and programs, but if any good came out of it, it is the birth of the now independent NOSM University, an institution that will benefit the North for generations to come
<updated>Editorial:</updated> A policy loophole big enough to drive a truck through

Editorial: A policy loophole big enough to drive a truck through

Two city councillors faced criticism this week for their mileage expenses, but the city bylaw and policies that dictate the kind of travel for which an elected official can be compensated are not terribly robust
Editorial: Smart meters and electric buses, spending to save

Editorial: Smart meters and electric buses, spending to save

The high upfront costs of smart meters and electric busses are misleading because not only will they pay for themselves in terms of cost savings, but also the cost of not reducing our greenhouse gas emissions is much higher
<updated>Editorial:</updated> As mandates fall, personal responsibility rises

Editorial: As mandates fall, personal responsibility rises

Governments have begun dropping pandemic mandates, but does that mean life can return to normal? No, it means the definition of normal must change
Editorial: Spectre of massive debt hangs over Greater Sudbury

Editorial: Spectre of massive debt hangs over Greater Sudbury

The city’s debt burden has grown by more than 1,700% in eight years and while the amount owed is huge,  economists say despite the big number, the Nickel City’s finances are secure
Editorial: Are we becoming an uncivil society?

Editorial: Are we becoming an uncivil society?

How can we continue to be a civil society if we cannot respect our opponents enough to disagree respectfully? 
Editorial: No option but to remove councillor from police board

Editorial: No option but to remove councillor from police board

Greater Sudbury city council does not often agree on much, but the motion to oust Ward 2 Coun. Michael Vagnini from the Police Services Board brought them together