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The new reality of funding public schools

June
2
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IT’S A SHAME when a community loses a school, an experience that Kamloops knows only too well. The city and the surrounding school district have lost many of them over the years, from one-room...

Apologies have been made; let's move on

May
20
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. ANTI-TRUDEAU editorialists and politicians who let their conservative values dictate their view of the world are having a field day with the elbowing incident in the House of Commons this week. As...

Stop trying to calculate political costs of Ajax

May
16
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. SOMETIME in the next few weeks, Kamloops City council will take up the issue of the proposed Ajax copper mine and decide whether or not to support it. The council is now overdue on that decision,...

Police crackdown on speeders won't last long

May
3
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THANK YOU to Kamloops RCMP for their crackdown on speeding on Halston and Westsyde Roads. Both are notorious for drivers who go way over the speed limit. Halston is supposed to be 70 km/h but 90 is...

Sunday bike ride brings civility to debate

May
2
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. NO HARSH words were spoken at Sunday”s anti-Ajax “Code Blue” bike ride from the Knutsford Hall to Goose Lake and back. Just families out for a pleasant gathering, quietly stating...

Sightseeing at open-pit mines is no vacay

April
29
,
2016
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A News Kamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. AT 6 A.M. this morning, the Good Lord willing, Mayor Peter Milobar, Coun. Tina Lange and Coun. Denis Walsh fly out of Kamloops heading east to Timmins, Sudbury and Malartic. People seem of two...

Cut politicians some slack in private convo

April
26
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. YOU REALLY have to be careful what you say these days, no matter where you are. Popular Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi is dealing with an unwanted controversy over his use of the word...

Is Duffy vindicated in court of public opinion?

April
22
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. ‘VINDICATION’ is a word we’ve been hearing a lot since the decision Thursday in the trial of Senator Mike Duffy. It means someone is cleared of an accusation, is not to blame for a...

Movie-industry skeptics are proven wrong

April
19
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. AS THE MOVIE crew packs up its bags and cameras and heads back to the Coast, there seems to be general agreement that having them here for a week was the kind of positive experience we could do with...

We will survive without another copper mine

April
18
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. ONE OF the common mistakes spread by supporters of the Ajax mine is that if you’re against it, you must be against copper. And if you’re against copper, well then you must not know how...