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The Armchair Mayor lives on

October
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2016
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Though NewsKamloops.com is no longer active, The Armchair Mayor category lives on, returning to its own website. Columnists who have contributed to The Armchair Mayor will keep on writing and they can be found at ArmchairMayor.ca. While...

GINTA - Could corporations sponsor free thinking?

September
30
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2016
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SO MUCH has happened in the last week it's hard to know where to start in choosing a topic for this piece. The crushing news, in my opinion, was the approval of the Pacifice Northwest LNG export terminal by the federal government. Communicated...

McQUARRIE - What is Trump Nation thinking?

September
30
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2016
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ON MONDAY evening, while driving back to Kamloops, I was able to listen to the Presidential Debate on the car radio.  As it turned out, radio was probably the best way, as without visual clues it forced me to listen and to rely on just their...

Maybe there's hope for Trudeau after all

September
30
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2016
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WHEN IT comes to Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government, there's been no shortage of things to criticize, his and his government spending habits topping the list. But the Trudeau government should be given its due for making the difficult...

LNG deal shows we're open for business

September
29
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2016
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IT'S NOT a sure thing, but no longer is it just a pipe dream. And wasn't that a broad smile on Christy Clark's face as federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna was announcing conditional approval for the giant Pacific Northwest...

My vote goes to Trump on debate

September
28
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2016
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AS WE'VE SAID before, not a lot to choose from, but based on the first presidential debate, my vote, if I had one, goes to Donald Trump. While there was a great deal of recrimination and accusation about who is racist, and who lacks stamina...

No good news in Clinton-Trump debate

September
27
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2016
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 A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THEY SAY more than 100 million Americans — and more than a few Canadians — tuned in to the debate Monday night between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. That may have been due to...

This is the choice out of 350 million people?

September
27
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2016
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NOTE: This editorial was written before Monday night's U.S. presidential debate. OTHERS HAVE SAID it so well. Out of a population of 350 million plus, the American voter must choose from Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton for their next...

Couldn't politics be set aside for Royal Visit?

September
26
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2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. GRAND CHIEF Stewart Phillip says he means no disrespect by refusing to take part in a ceremony today with Prince William, but how else should we take it? The Black Rod...

SUZUKI - Wild salmon face upstream battle

September
26
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2016
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SALMON HAVE BEEN swimming in Pacific Northwest waters for at least seven million years, as indicated by fossils of large saber-tooth salmon found in the area. During that time, they’ve been a key species in intricate, interconnected...