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Could Justin Trudeau become our best PM ever?

January
5
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IS JUSTIN TRUDEAU the most popular Canadian prime minister in history? Could he be the best? Possibly. There’s no doubt he has come into office on an almost unprecedented wave of popular...

So, it's time to do away with 'literally'

January
4
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THERE WAS a sense of vindication when we read the story about the university in Detroit that put the word "so" on its 41st annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for...

2015 will be a hard year to top for news

December
31
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THE NEW YEAR will have to go some to match 2015 for news events. On the world stage, ISIS, the Paris attacks and Donald Trump dominated the headlines for weeks and months. Indeed, they will likely...

What motivates us to want unusual pets?

December
22
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. ISN’T IT TIME we stopped taking animals out of their natural habitats for the sake of our own curiosity? The search for a cheetah spotted on a roadway near Creston a few days ago has been...

Frightening number of us agree with Trump

December
21
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IT’S NOT surprising that most Canadians are unhappy with Donald Trump over his ridiculous statements about Muslims and want his name taken off hotel towers in Vancouver and Toronto. What is...

Great - now we're causing our own earthquakes

December
18
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. EARTHQUAKES are a rare thing in Kamloops, which is regarded as one of the least quake-prone places in B.C. The slight tremor that awakened people from their sleep this week was a novelty, but...

Parents giving up their dreams of retirement

December
17
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. RETIREMENT has always been held out as the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for hardworking Canadians, but it’s increasingly becoming a dream delayed. A new report from BMO Wealth...

Fumbled motion on demolition of KDN building can be revisited at another council meeting

December
16
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IT SEEMS inconceivable that a technicality could be enforced that has the exact opposite result from what was intended, but that appears to be what’s happening in Kamloops City council. Coun....

Missing women inquiry needs time, money

December
11
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. KAMLOOPS-THOMPSON-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod has it right when she says the right structure for the federal government’s inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls is essential. ...

Trump's rhetoric an unwitting ally for ISIS

December
8
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THE TERRORISTS we call ISIS would have to go some to find a stronger ally than U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump. In one of his most ridiculous, dangerous statements yet, Trump said Monday...