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Will North Shore decide the fate of PAC?

October
29
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. WILL THE North Shore again play a deciding role in a major civic project? There’s a sign that it will. The Kamloops North Shore Business Improvement Association announced this week it will...

Myths and realities of the election

October
21
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. LET’S PLAY Election Myths and Realities. MYTH: Cathy McLeod hung on to the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding because the left split its vote between the NDP’s Bill Sundhu and the...

B.C. left out of decision once again

October
20
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. DARN YOU, Justin Trudeau. This was supposed to be B.C.’s finest hour. At long last, due to a shift in regional voting times and an election horse race that was supposed to come down to the...

Why are some ka-kunks better than others?

October
17
,
2015
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 A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. JUST ONE more question about the Overlanders Bridge ka-kunks. Or maybe two. We count 11 expansion joints that must be negotiated crossing the bridge, which, as the City points out, is several...

May Internet voting never become reality

October
16
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THIS IS going to sound like just another threadbare editorial on the importance of voting, and it is. Nonetheless, it's worth repeating, ad nauseum if need be. We've heard people say...

The good, bad and worst forum moments

October
15
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THE BEST way of describing the usefulness to voters of Wednesday night’s media-sponsored candidates’ forum in the TRU Grand Hall is…. mixed. For one thing, most voters have...

What were Cavers and McLeod thinking?

October
13
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IT’S HARD TO KNOW what either Coun. Donovan Cavers or Conservative candidate Cathy McLeod was thinking. A brief but spirited press release war between them began Monday with McLeod teeing off...

Jann Bailey leaves artistic legacy for city

October
10
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THE SAD NEWS of the passing of Jann Bailey last night (Oct. 9) is a blow not just to the Kamloops Art Gallery but to the entire community. As its executive director she was, in so many ways, the...

We nominate Zak for Citizen of the Year

October
8
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IF DOGS can be nominated for Kamloops Good Citizen of the Year, Zak has our vote. About three weeks ago, this RCMP service dog — a six-year-old German Shepherd — tracked down a...

Federal debate shuffle was a failure

October
6
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IF YOU DIDN’T tune in to Friday night’s French language debate, you missed the best of the bunch. It had its problems, to be sure — for example, only one translator at a time was...