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Blazers logo — new meaning to 'augment'

August
22
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. CORPORATE SPEAK has become a common and almost accepted part of our culture. Corporations and governments talk about "improving service" when they actually cut it back. The term...

Crackdown on illegal drone flights needed

August
17
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THE RECREATIONAL use of drones is no longer just an annoyance or inconvenience for those dealing with emergency situations such as wildfires. A crackdown is a necessity. There are already...

We've got something to celebrate now

August
15
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. REMEMBER Kami Overlander Days? Or Spoolmak Days? No? How about the Overlanders Raft Race? You'd have to have lived here a long time — which some of us have — to remember those...

Let's have a good, clean fight

August
14
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger "PROTECT YOURSELF at all times, have a good, clean fight, don't hit below the belt, break cleanly from the clinches. In the event of a knockdown, go directly to a neutral corner. Above all,...

Will someone please explain gas prices?

August
13
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. GASOLINE PRICES spiked at $!.36.9 for a litre of regular on Wednesday in Kamloops and if you can figure out why, please forward the explanation. It's not the long weekend, it's not the...

Amnesty's resolution on sex trade complicates rather than clarifies decriminalization issue

August
12
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. If Amnesty Internationa's intention was to bring clarity to the prostitution debate, its approval of a resolution Tuesday to decriiminalize "all aspects of consensual sex work" isn't...

No namby-pampy politicians please

August
11
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IT'S NOT SURPRISING so many people are talking about wanting to elect federal politicians who can "get along."  With all the attack advertising that Canadians have been confronted...

Teaming up for Ajax review OK if...

August
10
,
2015
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 A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. The idea of a three-way partnership providing the money for a $300,000 study of KGHM Ajax's environmental permit application isn't such a bad idea, as long as the rules of the game are...

'President Trump' isn't an impossibility

August
8
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. WE'RE SUPPOSED to take comfort that Donald Trump doesn't have a chance of winning the Republican nomination. He will flame out, say the experts. People will get tired of him. He has no...

Trudeau, May strong in televised debate

August
7
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. We should probably give up asking the "who won?" question after each and every election debate but, truth is, we all want to keep score, to make and hear judgments, to watch for the...