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People aren't buying anti-Ajax fearmongering

September
26
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2016
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ISN'T IT ironic? We're sure Alanis Morrisette might have included Kamloops and the KGHM Ajax copper mine controversy in her popular song had it been on her radar at the time. This,  because a segment of the population has...

ROGERS - How the Yahoo hack freed me

September
25
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2016
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IT HAS BEEN a glorious morning of liberation, all started by a massive hacking of Yahoo accounts that came to light last week. In 2014, information was stolen from 500 million Yahoo accounts. I'd say that's pretty much all of them,...

KNOX - How to behave with the Royals

September
24
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2016
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HERE'S MY nightmare: The Duchess of Cambridge is outside the legislature, trying to feign interest in whatever Justin Trudeau is nattering on about, when she glances over his shoulder and sees me in the crowd. “Blimey,” she...

ROTHENBURGER - What the hell is going on?

September
24
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2016
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LET’S SUM UP the week in politics. Donald Trump thinks the cops should do “profiling” and what’s called stop and frisk on people. This is his idea of how to stop the racial violence in the U.S. That is, do stuff that has...

GINTA - We have a lot to learn from dogs

September
23
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2016
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‘The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s…’ — Mark Twain HERE'S THE THING. I had written a column on climate change deniers the other day and today I tossed it aside. Not the day...

PM treats taxpayers' purse as his own wallet

September
23
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2016
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IF THERE'S anyone who is surprised the prime minister's staff expensed more than $200,000 in moving expenses, they haven't been paying attention. Justin Trudeau has a long history of considering the taxpayers' purse as...

CHARBONNEAU - Merge CBC with Canada Post

September
22
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2016
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THE CBC and Canada Post are both in the business of delivering information, so why not bring them together into a single entity? They are both crown corporations; they are both undergoing radical transitions to digital communication; and...

Latest TRU vision will inject new life into city

September
22
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2016
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YOU HAVE to wonder if everyone grasps the scope of what they're endeavouring to do at Thompson Rivers University. They've been doing the spadework and the planning for some years now, so it's not a total revelation, but "The...

McQUARRIE - Is it about profit or patients?

September
21
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2016
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THIS COLUMN is about Dr. Brian Day’s challenge to our healthcare system, which is currently being heard in B.C. Supreme Court and is a somewhat difficult one for me to write about. Difficult in that for sometime, I’ve been...

McLEOD - What do Libs mean by middle-class?

September
21
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2016
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An excerpt from remarks by Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod in Parliament on Sept. 19, 2016. BILL C-2 was introduced in December of last year and we are now at third reading. That really illustrates the Liberals' inability...