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McDonald Park project proved a point

July
11
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THE McDONALD PARK pool project received its official opening last week and there was talk among the politicians present of investing in older neighbourhoods. The McDonald Park neighbourhood is...

Walmart shoppers just might vote with their feet

July
8
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IT'S HARD TO KNOW who to cheer for in the Visa vs. Walmart battle of the credit cards. Credit card companies aren’t everyone’s favourite thing — most of us think they charge...

Now it's just the internet, without a capital 'I'

July
7
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THE INTERNET has been the best thing that ever happened to us, or the bane of our existence, depending on how you look at it. It’s been important enough, though, that the common spelling of...

A sad choice between dumb and dumber

July
6
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. MORE AND MORE, it is obvious that Americans will have to choose between dumb and dumber when they elect a new president. Tuesday, FBI Director James B. Comey announced the outcome of an ...

O Canada fix - swap it for Maple Leaf Forever

July
5
,
2016
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A Daily News editorial by Mel Rothenburger. WE ALL GOT THROUGH another Canada Day singing the same old words to O Canada, and our world did not crumble. But as long as we’re going to keep arguing over those words, why don’t we just...

Now, more than ever, Uji is important to us

July
4
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. AS SEVERAL citizens of Uji, Japan, enjoy the sites in Banff, the Vice Mayor and two members of the Uji City council head home today after visiting Kamloops for a few days. Traditionally, local...

Please spare us from all the 'getting to yes'

June
28
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. ONE OF the most annoying current buzz phrases in politics surely must be ”getting to yes.” We must “get to yes” on jobs and the economy, says Premier Christy Clark. Site C...

Canada Post quickly becoming irrelevant

June
27
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. CANADA’S POSTIES could be on strike or locked out by the day after Canada Day and the question is, does anybody care? There’s perhaps some irony in the timing, coming as it does...

Kamloops should go after injection site

June
24
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THE WORD OPIOID is suddenly a common part of our everyday vocabulary. Since the explosion off fentanyl-related deaths, including that of rock star, all the talk is about opioids and what to do about...

'Warrior' Bennett certainly spoke his mind

June
23
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. ‘EVEN IF you don’t agree with Bill, you always know he’s telling you what he really thinks.” So said Premier Christy Clark this week as Energy and Mines Minister Bill...