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No good news in Clinton-Trump debate

September
27
,
2016
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 A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THEY SAY more than 100 million Americans — and more than a few Canadians — tuned in to the debate Monday night between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. That may have been due to...

Couldn't politics be set aside for Royal Visit?

September
26
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. GRAND CHIEF Stewart Phillip says he means no disrespect by refusing to take part in a ceremony today with Prince William, but how else should we take it? The Black Rod...

Dr. Day makes good case on healthcare

September
12
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Claude Richmond. HERE WE ARE once again at the old private vs public health care argument, with the same tired responses.  Dr. Brian Day makes the cogent argument that if people cannot get timely health care...

Liberal nomination overshadows the rest

September
6
,
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...

Terry Lake - a politician with backbone

September
2
,
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...

Liberals' fundraisers sounding desperate

September
1
,
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...

What about 'innocent until proven guilty'?

August
31
,
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...

Should aggressive cats be punished?

August
30
,
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...

Nothing wrong with Band's beach ban

August
26
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IS IT RASCISM when one ethnic group tells another it’s not welcome, for any reason? The question was raised this week in response to a news report that the Tk’emlups te Secwepmc (also...

Criticism of travel needs to view big picture

August
24
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. A LITTLE TOO MUCH fuss is being made over Catherine McKenna’s travel pictures. The federal environment minister is under fire for paying $6,000 to hire a photographer to take photos of her...