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If we're grateful for a meal, thank the chef

April
15
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THERE ARE a lot of reasons City councilors get in hot water with taxpayers but religion isn’t usually one of them. Not so in Saskatoon. A religion-based complaint brought by a resident...

Will we be stuck with high cell rates forever?

April
14
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. HIGH CELLPHONE rates are something of a dark joke in Canada. Everybody knows we pay among the highest rates in the world, and so-called reforms implemented a couple of years ago, which included...

At least City and KGHM Ajax are talking again

April
13
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. SAVING FACE is best accomplished when both sides come to the table. Thus, a measure of face has been saved both by Kamloops City council and KGHM Ajax in the wake of the latter’s community...

NDPers want their own Justin Trudeau

April
12
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. ‘TOM, YOU’RE FIRED!” That was the verdict, delivered with the kind of cold finality Donald Trump might use on The Apprentice, to the leader of the federal New Democratic Party on the...

KGHM Ajax misfires on benefits talks with City

April
11
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. EVEN BIG guys like KGHM Ajax are capable of public relations mistakes and they’ve pulled off a doozy with their decision to elbow City Hall out of the picture on community benefits for the...

People with opinions on Ajax can think, too

April
8
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IT’S HARD to figure why so many Kamloops City councillors are gunshy about going along on the trip to look at mines located close to communities, and why anyone would think councillors who have...

Why do so many cars drive into buildings?

April
7
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. WHY DO so many people drive into buildings? Every few weeks, it seems, there’s a report of a vehicle driving through a store window in Kamloops. If it’s not a store, it’s a house...

What we need is a third-party alternative

April
6
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. WHAT THIS COUNTRY needs is a good third party. As the NDP retires back to the wilderness and its comfortable state of near-irrelevance, Canada and certainly British Columbia suffer from an absence of...

End the crapshoot in playoff hockey

April
5
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THERE CAN BE nothing more painful for a Canadian hockey fan than watching Americans celebrate winning a gold medal over our own. Monday night, we were all put through that torture as the U.S. once...

Hockey tourney dispels the myth of Ajax

April
4
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. LONG AFTER the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship is over, we’ll remember the past week with fondness and excitement. Canada’s Tournament Capital has many such memories. From...