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ROTHENBURGER - Can't we all just have fun?

August
6
,
2016
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I’M CONVINCED that reporting of sports events should be left to sports writers, and that other journalists should stay out of it. News reporters just aren’t any fun — they want to turn everything into a dire social...

GINTA - Summer nights, the good and bad

August
5
,
2016
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THERE ARE MANY good things around here, yet none of them seems to come just as a good thing. The bad and the ugly come as well, though you’d think by now we should all know better and do better by our fellow community dwellers. It’s...

CHARBONNEAU - Our new economic reality

August
4
,
2016
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AS CANADA EMERGES from the Dark Decade, we need to get back on track with a modern economy. The Harper government’s plan to make Canada an “energy superpower” was a disaster for a number of reasons. The plan reversed our...

McQUARRIE - Look at me, I'm special

August
3
,
2016
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RECENTLY THERE was a car show at Prince Charles Park and like past years, it was a great success and always fun to see such an amazing mix of hotrods and classics. However, as the show was wrapping up and participants began moving their cars out, I...

SUZUKI - Half measures won't save caribou

August
3
,
2016
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ALBERTA IS HOME to two of Canada’s imperilled caribou populations, the southern mountain and boreal woodland herds. Both are threatened with extinction. Under the federal Species at Risk Act, the boreal woodland caribou recovery...

TRAVIS - Govt credit card charges offer insights

August
1
,
2016
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IN A $46.3 billion budget, $49.8 million is chump change, but the B.C. government's 84,346 credit card charges in 2015-16 do offer some insights into how the B.C. government spends on the run. While the number of charges is down from 102...

KNOX - Canada's Americans play key role

July
31
,
2016
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PATRICK LEAHY was definitely joking when he spoke about moving to Canada. The Vermont senator, addressing a Democrats Abroad luncheon in Philadelphia on Tuesday, was just trying to get a rise out of the delegates. On the other hand, the...

ROTHENBURGER - Ajax needs a proper debate

July
30
,
2016
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THE CALL WENT OUT to Ajax supporters Friday afternoon to be at that evening’s Stop Ajax forum and “show that Kamloops supports Ajax!” If there was a single Ajax supporter among the 250 that crowded into St. Andrew’s On the...

GINTA- Apples and cherries and oil spills

July
29
,
2016
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UP THE STREET from where we live there is an apple tree loaded with apples to the point of having its branches snap under the weight. Plenty more are scattered on the grass. There is no one to ask about whether we could pick them so they won’t...

SUZUKI - Is growing our fuels any cleaner?

July
28
,
2016
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THE SHIFT from fossil fuels to renewable energy is occurring mainly at the power plant level. But what about transportation? Can we significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by switching to cleaner fuels? Or is this just an attempt to...