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Editorial: Are we any less safe today?

What is especially shocking about the shootings in Sudbury this week is they come mere weeks after a report from the Greater Sudbury Police Service showing how crime in the city hasn't been this low in more than a decade.
Editorial: Distracting spectre of orphaned cubs

Editorial: Distracting spectre of orphaned cubs

Once again, southern urbanites, who have likely never seen a black bear in the wild and whose experience with the bush amounts to weekends in cottage country, believe they know what’s best for Northern Ontario.

Hospital smoking ban no surprise

As health-care facilities, hospitals have an ethical obligation to promote good health practices and smoking tobacco is certainly on the opposite end of the health spectrum.

Tougher rules make for confused message

Befuddled might be the best word to describe our reaction to new, tougher security measures at Tom Davies Square.

Report highlights a to-do list of not-dones

Despite the Liberal government’s continued claims of how important it considers the Ring of Fire deposit in swampy northwestern Ontario, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce report released Feb. 20 tells a much different story.

Chamber forum provides food for thought

That the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce public forum on the structure of municipal council drew about a 100 people to the Steelworkers Hall during a January freeze in Northern Ontario indicates there is a certain hunger out there for change, or at the v

Downtown - Where the lights could be much brighter

Downtowns across North America have changed radically since Petula Clark’s 1964 classic “Downtown” told us it was the place to go to “forget all your troubles, forget all your cares.

An inquiry by any other name?

That those closest to the story are applauding it, suggests Ontario is serious about its decision to conduct a ministerial review of mining practices in the province.

Platitudes, promises and the Ring of Fire

Since 2007, we have been told to be excited about the jobs and prosperity promised by the Ring of Fire. First Dalton McGuinty’s and then Kathleen Wynne’s government have said it has the potential to transform the North.

Voters deserve recourse for bad leadership

Toronto has, at least for the moment, the most famous mayor in the world. But it isn’t the kind of fame Rob Ford — or the city — would like to have.