Latest Headlines

Editorials

Sister City agreement with Uji has benefits

October
5
,
2015
5 comments
A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. KUDOS to Coun. Denis Walsh for standing by his principles and declining to join a City of Kamloops delegation to Japan because he believes it costs taxpayers too much money. However, the perception...

Federal spending easier to start than stop

October
3
,
2015
4 comments
A NewsKamloops editorial by Claude Richmond. MR. TRUDEAU and the Liberals are going to run a deficit if they become government. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? He has promised to cap the deficit at $10 billion a year for...

Stop-and-go summer almost over

October
2
,
2015
1 comments
A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. NO MATTER how much City Hall tries to rationalize it, the Overlanders Bridge kakunks are a disappointment. But anyone driving down Columbia Street these days has got to be pleased. As it nears...

Treat seniors well, there are a lot of them

October
1
,
2015
Leave a comment.
A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. DID YOU pay attention to a Statistics Canada report this week showing that, for the first time ever, there are more people aged 65 or older in this country than there are who are under 15? Baby...

What's B.C. wine industry really really want?

September
30
,
2015
1 comments
A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. B.C.’s WINE INDUSTRY seems to be having trouble making up its mind about the provincial government’s new rules on liquor sales. Tuesday, the B.C. Alliance for Smart Liquor Retail...

Alleged Ajax plug dropped like a hot rock

September
29
,
2015
2 comments
A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. ONE WOULD THINK the best way to make sure a message is clear would be to put it in writing, but we all know that’s not true. Just try reading anything written by a lawyer. Thompson Rivers...

Watch out for those secret barbeques

September
28
,
2015
Leave a comment.
A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. BARBEQUES, it would seem, are a sensitive issue that must be discussed behind closed doors. Not to mention school board workshops and the annual United Way kickoff breakfast. Maybe there are...

Sundays won't be the same without Rex

September
22
,
2015
1 comments
A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IN CASE you missed it, Rex Murphy hosted his last Cross Country Checkup this past Sunday. The Canadian icon has retired from the show he spent every Sunday — except for an occasional break...

Race might have been different with Layton

September
21
,
2015
2 comments
A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. JACK LAYTON must be watching this federal election with more than a little interest. His beloved NDP are within shouting distance of a minority, though it remains to be seen whether Tom Mulcair can...

Can someone define 'old-stock Canadian'?

September
19
,
2015
4 comments
A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THREE WORDS could be the last straw for Canadians still wondering whether Stephen Harper deserves another go as our prime minister. During Thursday’s leaders debate, he uttered the words...