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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...

SUZUKI - Airline emissions flying too high

September
15
,
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
,
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...

McQUARRIE - If it smells and walks like a tax...

September
14
,
2016
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ACCORDING to the NDP Opposition, over the past five years the B.C. Liberal Government has syphoned off $1.2 Billion from ICBC.  The government calls it dividends or more recently, profits but no matter how you slice it, the money comes...

ROTHENBURGER - The cheese art that binds

September
10
,
2016
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WHEN I MET Cameron Kerr a dozen years ago, I was part of the selection committee for the wildfire memorial statue planned for the plaza in front of the Civic Building. I’d proposed the statue to honour those who had fought or been victimized...

GINTA - What we stand to lose in healthcare

September
9
,
2016
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FOR A FEW DAYS now my little guy has been going to bed after using the puffer. Mornings start with the same device. He’s a soldier that way and though the wheezing is audible enough to make me cringe, he says it’s fine and tries to...

CHARBONNEAU - Fracking threatens dams

September
8
,
2016
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THERE ARE environmental reasons to stop fracking in B.C. There are political reasons to continue. In addition to the environmental reasons to stop fracking, there is a risk to B.C. dams. The list continues to grow: the contamination of...