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GINTA - Could corporations sponsor free thinking?

September
30
,
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
,
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...

SUZUKI - Wild salmon face upstream battle

September
26
,
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...

ROGERS - How the Yahoo hack freed me

September
25
,
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
,
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
,
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
,
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...

CHARBONNEAU - Merge CBC with Canada Post

September
22
,
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...

McQUARRIE - Is it about profit or patients?

September
21
,
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...

KNOX - Red-flag dogs and house insurance

September
18
,
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...