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Bepple wrong on nurse practitioner stats

September
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I am writing in response to your Aug. 30, 2016 article, “Bepple zeroes in on poverty, GP shortage.” Nurse practitioners play an important role in helping to meet the growing need for primary and community health care in British...

Liberals' fundraisers sounding desperate

September
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2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. YOU’D THINK a party that was resoundingly rejected at the polls would be having trouble finding financial supporters. In the case of the federal Conservatives, that isn’t the case. In...

Nattering nabobs of negativism at it again

September
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2016
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USUALLY WE'RE on the same page as the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Not this time though. The Federation isn't a fan of the $65,000 cost of erecting a monument to the 30th anniversary of the building of the Coquihalla Highway...

CHARBONNEAU - The secret to a good economy

September
1
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2016
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A GOOD ECONOMY will feature work rather than growth for growth sake. Some progressives think that negligible growth is inevitable, perhaps even desirable. Too much growth, so the argument goes, consumes too much of the Earth’s resources....

Another chance to dole out contracts

September
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2016
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ANOTHER MEGAPROJECT, another chance to dole out direct award contracts. In April, the Alaska Highway News filed an access to information request for a list of the direct award contracts signed during the first stages of Site C dam construction....

What about 'innocent until proven guilty'?

August
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2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. WAS A TIME when an accused was considered innocent until proven guilty. An organization called Creep Hunters, at least a couple of local media, and quite a few media watchers forgot all about that...

McQUARRIE - Are we B.C. Inc. or BC.org?

August
31
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2016
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BUMPED INTO an old friend the other day and despite it being a few years since we last met, we were quickly re-engaged in a long running discussion about whether or not government should be run like a business. Is government simply a business, an...

Creep Hunters should work with the law

August
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2016
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BY NOW you've certainly heard of the group calling themselves the Creep Hunters. The self styled protectors of the public who troll online chat rooms looking for the perverted who try to lure young girls for sex. The gang out of Kelowna...

A prediction - Lake won't run again

August
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2016
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TERRY LAKE hasn't found a snowstorm to walk through, but we're inclined to believe he's made up his mind about his political future. The health minister and Kamloops North Thompson MLA has spent the past several weeks trying to...

Should aggressive cats be punished?

August
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2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. PIT BULLS can’t stay out of the news. The dog makes headlines everywhere, and B.C. has its share of stories. The latest is an attack by a pitbull on a 77-year-old woman and her Yorkshire...