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Walsh succeeds in keeping Ajax in public eye

August
16
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. COUN. DENIS WALSH is demonstrating a fine knack for keeping Ajax in the public spotlight over this long, largely uneventful summer. First came his five-point checklist for what might make Ajax...

Why must we be a city of beige and grey?

August
15
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. A BRAND NEW street, with brand new homes is under construction. It could be anywhere in the city, nice duplexes to provide shelter for families who live, work and play in Kamloops, contributing to the...

The fog of electoral reform in Canada

August
11
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. WHEN A NEW grassroots electoral reform group in Kamloops gets to talking seriously about how we should go about voting in the next federal election, the first thing it should do is petition Justin...

Two unconventional conventions

August
8
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Claude Richmond. FIRST THE REPUBLICAN convention: it wasn’t a Republican convention at all, it was a Trump convention.  In fact, it is the Trump Party now.  Whether you agree with him or not he and...

Chamber way out of line criticizing Cavers

July
26
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THE KAMLOOPS CHAMBER of Commerce is way out of line with its criticism of Coun. Donovan Cavers for expressing his views to last week’s Trans Mountain pipeline panel. Frankly, we should be...

Pipeline hearings a chance to vent, period

July
21
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IT’S HARD TO FATHOM, based on witnessing several presentations Wednesday and reading the media accounts of others, how the travelling panel on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion proposal will...

And now for something 'completely different'

July
20
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. MANY WORDS can have been used to describe the American presidential election — dishonesty, exaggeration, hypocrisy, for example. But now, another has been added. Plagiarism. What’s...

How former Kamloopsian could affect election

July
19
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. REMEMBER DAN BROOKS, the former Kamloops resident? He only lived in the Tournament Capital for a few months, working out of a tiny office rented from a local video production company, but he tried...

Skip the tip? That's the question

July
14
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. TO TIP, or not to tip? The answer is easy these days — tip whether you like it or not. Good service, lousy service, doesn’t matter. It’s expected. Rarely does any of us summon...

Tenor's mangling of O Canada was just wrong

July
13
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger THERE HAVE BEEN many suggestions for changing the words to O Canada but Remigio Pereira came up with something entirely unique — using our national anthem to insult an American social movement at...