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Getting rid of the blight of election signs

September
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2016
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SOME PEOPLE don't think this is a big deal, but we see it as refreshing and progressive. They're into a municipal election campaign in Halifax, which ordinarily isn't on the radar screen at this end of the country. Except for the...

Trudeau honeymoon leading to divorce

September
20
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2016
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IN EVEN the best of relationships, honeymoons don't normally last this long. Almost a year after winning election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remains the pick of two out of three Canadians surveyed in terms of popularity. This from...

KNOX - Red-flag dogs and house insurance

September
18
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2016
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HANK IS a sweet-natured dog. Doesn’t use the letter carrier as a chew toy. Doesn’t attempt pant leg relations with passing clergy. Hasn’t been a problem at all since the RainCoast Dog Rescue Society plucked him from a...

ROGERS - Journalists dance to Trump's tune

September
18
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2016
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THE WORST THING about Donald Trump being president of the Unitied States wouldn't be his policies. These would be moderated by advisors, Congress and reality. The worst part would be having to put up with four more years of media...

ROTHENBURGER - Health as a political weapon

September
17
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2016
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THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL is no place for a sick person, apparently.  At least not in the U.S. Hillary Clinton returned to work a couple of days ago after the scandalous news — this is American politics remember — that she had pneumonia...

GINTA - The folly of planned obsolescence

September
16
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2016
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EVERY WEEK on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays there is a pile of newspapers which my eldest son delivers to people in the neighborhood.  Size-wise, Tuesdays are OK, Fridays are occasionally daunting and Thursdays are downright scary. The...

Canada should be ready to walk from NAFTA

September
15
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2016
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CANADA IS a trading nation. As such, we need well-crafted trade agreements. NAFTA is not one of those. Both candidates for president of the United States have indicated that they would renegotiate or tear up the North American Free Trade...

Parents should look in mirror on drug issue

September
15
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2016
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YOU MAY have heard the charge by a Lower Mainland mother recently, telling the media Christy Clark has blood on her hands. The premier getting the blame because this woman lost her son to a fentanyl overdose. Unless you've been in the...

SUZUKI - Airline emissions flying too high

September
15
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2016
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IN JULY, Solar Impulse 2 became the first airplane to fly around the world without using fuel. At the same time, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been working on electric planes. These developments mean...

Two injection sites make more sense than one

September
14
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2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THE NORTH SHORE has a history of saying no to things it feels are being foisted upon it, especially when it comes to social services. About 15 years ago, it said no to a social housing apartment...