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SUZUKI - Human predators need control

September
7
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2016
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HUMANS ARE the world’s top predator. The way we fulfil this role is often mired in controversy, from factory farming to trophy hunting to predator control. The latter is the process governments use to kill carnivores like wolves, coyotes...

McQUARRIE - More smoke and mirrors

September
7
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2016
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SOME READERS may recall last week’s use of the phrase, “smoke and mirrors” when describing the fiscal attributes of our current provincial government.  I think I may have also used the term “Game of Cons...

Liberal nomination overshadows the rest

September
6
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2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. HOW ARE the other parties supposed to generate any excitement in Kamloops-North Thompson when all the focus over the next few weeks will be on the Liberal nomination? The B.C. Liberals now have two...

Fringe parties the price of democracy

September
6
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2016
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GUESS THIS IS democracy. We've seen it at the federal level, everything from the Rhinoceros Party to the clown party to the most obscure, and irrelevant parties. Now as the stage is being set for the B.C. election, we have the Green...

Wildlife management, B.C. style

September
5
,
2016
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Today's Raeside Editorial Cartoon....

KNOX - News to labour over

September
4
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2016
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RIGHT, IT'S the Labour Day weekend. Labour, as in “holiday’s over, everybody get back to work.” Yes, the vacation was good (translation: didn’t lose sunglasses down an outhouse), but now it’s reality time. Long...

ROTHENBURGER - Hail those who run, and lose

September
3
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2016
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LOSER IS SUCH an ugly word. Nobody likes to lose. It suggests failure. One wonders, then, why some people run for public office when they have little or no chance of winning. Let’s look at how things are shaping up for the coming...

SUZUKI - In diversity, there is strength

September
3
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2016
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IT'S BEEN SHOCKING to watch news of the Brexit vote in Britain, Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall between Mexico and the U.S. and the ongoing threats and violence against ethnic minorities in many parts of the world. I’m...

GINTA - Permission to speak freely

September
2
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2016
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IT NEVER CEASES to amaze me how cautiously positive and uplifting a bunch we have to become or strive to be. Staying away from discussing politics or appearing too negative in how we discuss life in both its mundane and extraordinary details,...

Terry Lake - a politician with backbone

September
2
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2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. TERRY LAKE announced Thursday he won’t run in next year’s provincial election and he’s already receiving cheers for his successes and boos for his failures. That’s to be...