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Throw the book at sign vandals

September
5
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2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THROW THE BOOK at them. Charge them with public mischief. Charge them with destruction of private property. Charge them with vandalism. Let the lawyers figure out what to charge them with but if...

Why photo of dead toddler had to be seen

September
4
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THEY’RE CALLING IT the picture that woke up the world to the Syrian refugee crisis. It shows three-year-old Alan Kurdi lying face down on a Turkish resort beach after drowning when the tiny...

September a time to remember driving ABC's

September
3
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2015
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A guest editorial by Cst. Ronda Rempel, media relations officer, B.C. RCMP Traffic Services. SEPTEMBER is back to school time and the time of year when drivers also need to remember their ABC’s. If they don’t, police will certainly...

Civil servant's Harperman song goes too far

September
2
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION is a cherished right within Canadian society but, like everything else, there are limits. An Environment Canada scientist named Tony Turner has become something of a folk...

Building U.S.-Canada wall not such a bad idea

September
1
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2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THE REPUBLICAN presidential nomination race just keeps getting dumb and dumber. The idea of building a wall — presumably to keep Canadian immigrants and terrorists from sneaking into the U.S....

All hail to the zipper merge - it works

August
29
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2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IT WAS A BAD traffic day on the Overlanders Bridge on Friday, but there have been many good ones in the weeks since reconstruction of the bridge got underway. One of the main reasons for relatively...

Don't look Ajax gift horse in the mouth

August
28
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. WHAT DO YOU suppose KGHM's motivation is in funding the entire $300,000 cost of the City's independent review of the Ajax environmental permit application? Is it that the Polish mining...

Killers find new ways to become famous

August
27
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THE HORRIBLE fatal shooting of two television station employees while they were doing a live broadcast Wednesday has taken American revenge killings to a whole new level and resurrected a host of...

Arts vote is about the complete package

August
26
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2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THOSE WHO think communities should always think in terms of "what we need" rather than "what we want" are mistaken. If "need" were always the major criterion, there...

Chances slim we'll cut water consumption

August
25
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. ASKING PEOPLE to cut their water consumption is easy to do, hard to make happen. The City of Kamloops asked residents Monday to cut down water usage by 30 per cent, while rural residents in the...