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Council's mine-tour trip worth the cost

March
16
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. WHEREAS the citizens of Kamloops would benefit from the knowledge and insight of other communities where open pit mining has encroached upon city limits; BE IT RESOLVED that Council send...

Electoral reform should go to referendum

March
15
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. “WHEN YOU CHANGE the basic rules of our democracy, everyone should have their say.” So says Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod in a mailout to constituents. While MP mailouts are...

Trudeaus win hearts and minds in Washington

March
11
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THE SOUR GRAPERS still fighting the last federal election must be writhing in agony as they watch Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau take Washington by storm, sweeping America...

Cannibalism in U.S. politics makes us look good

March
4
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. CANADA MAY BE just a mini-U.S. to the rest of the world, but the current presidential nomination campaign south of the border shows pretty clearly that we are not. And thank our good...

TRU finally finds a way to brand itself

February
26
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IT’S NOT EASY developing a brand that is short, different, and actually says something. So it would be easy to rain all over Thompson Rivers University’s new brand, unveiled Thursday...

Our National Anthem isn't a pop song

February
21
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Claude Richmond. I AM SOMEONE who thinks that a National Anthem is sacred.  It should not be changed at the whim of some pop singer to satisfy their creative urge. It is like a flag.  It is a symbol...

Our word doesn't mean much anymore

February
20
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Claude Richmond. I DON'T think Canada has ever pulled out of a fight once we were committed; that is until now.  How does that make you feel as a Canadian?  It makes me feel ashamed and embarrassed. ...

Tournament Capital brand in no danger

February
19
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IT MADE for a good story, and to read some accounts this week one might have thought Kamloops was in danger of losing its "Canada's Tournament Capital" label. Tim Reid, CEO for...

Ajax turnout tells us what we already knew

February
18
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THE MODEST turnout at this week's Ajax presentations confirmed what we've been saying for quite some time — that most people have already made up their minds on the question of whether...

First 100 days not perfect, but not bad either

February
13
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. ANYONE WHO was expecting perfection from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his first 100 days has probably been disappointed. But, all in all, despite what his critics say, it’s been a success,...