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EDITORIAL: A quick look ahead OPINION

The year 2014 is winding down in a hurry. For some, it’s 365 days they’d like to forget. It’s been a taxing year for police, who have had to deal with 10 murders and counting. For others, like hockey stars Haley Irwin and Patrick...

OPINION: Socially awkward

As a boy I was painfully shy and whenever company dropped by I would hide under the bed. As I grew older I overcame this affliction, mostly, although it did leave me with one long-lasting effect. I am always wary of socially awkward situations,...

OPINION: Too little, too late OPINION

Canada received another international scolding recently when U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon mocked our country’s pathetic efforts at reducing green house gas. He said it‘s time for Canadians to quit stalling – as a prosperous...

LETTER: New jail needed OPINION

To the editor: I have read with great interest the recent articles concerning the Thunder Bay District Jail and especially the meeting with Premier Kathleen Wynne and local correctional staff. Some of the things I read are factual and some...

EDITORIAL: City should fund SOS OPINION

Supporting Shelter House’s Street Outreach Program makes a lot of sense. On Monday, council gave the homeless shelter $50,000 to keep the program running. That’s on top of $50,000 and a van given to the program by the District Social...

LETTER: Consideration for families of accident victims LETTER

To the editor: Please reconsider the ethics of posting a graphic photograph of an accident as the header to a new article. The victim, Darlene Kooistra, was my aunt. I was not notified of her death before seeing the photo and recognized her...

LETTER: Was photograph necessary? LETTER

To the editor: Showing this picture of the wheelchair under a truck tire is disgusting. Was it really necessary? I recognized the wheelchair belonging to a certain lady at church due to the flowers. I only hope her family would have been notified...

LETTER: Pedestrians deserve respect LETTER

To the editor: I am a pedestrian and have been in situations where my life was jepordized by aggressive drivers. I was struck once in an intersection on Court Street and the driver just smiled and drove away with out any concern as to whether I...

LETTER: Teachers give LETTER

To the editor: Two years ago, when OSSTF District 6A president Paul Caccamo loaded up his truck with 800 small packages of Lindor Chocolate destined to be Chistmas gifts for each member, he had a lot on his mind. It was a time of Bill 115...

OPINION: The green gold rush OPINION

During our next federal election don’t be surprised to see the face and hear the music of legendary reggae performer, Bob Marley. Regardless of more serious, pressing matters, one recurring theme concerns the legal use of Mr. Marley’s...

EDITORIAL: Feeding the hungry EDITORIAL

There appears to be a disturbing trend in Northwestern Ontario. On Monday, Regional Food Distribution Association executive director Volker Kromm said new food-bank users were up 47 per cent in 2014. It suggests more and more people don’t...

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