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Cavers' comments on KGHM Ajax unacceptable

April
22
,
2016
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DISAPPOINTING, but not surprising. Everyone understands Donovan Cavers is vehemently opposed to the proposed Ajax copper mine, which he argues would be far too close to the community. And he has every right to have an opinion on the matter as...

Proposal for backyard chickens really stinks

April
20
,
2016
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KAMLOOPS COUNCIL got it wrong again this week on two counts, even without holding its regular meeting. In the first instance, it instructed city hall staff to begin drafting a bylaw to allow backyard chickens. The concept, argue some...

At least Chretien doesn't serve up platitudes

April
19
,
2016
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POLITICIANS will do anything if they think there's some advantage for them. Take the NDP's Charlie Angus. He declared the reported suicide crisis on the remote Ontario Attiwapiskat Reserve is due to neglect by the federal government....

TRU could indeed become diminished

April
18
,
2016
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A guest editorial from Tom Friedman, president of the Thompson Rivers University Faculty Association. MR. HARRISON’S curmudgeonly editorial accuses TRU faculty and the Faculty Association of “whining” and “carping”...

City's budget pits one sector against another

April
15
,
2016
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THERE’S NO QUESTION the city of Kamloops had to do something to address the uncompetitive property tax dilemma that has companies like Domtar paying twice the rate of its competitors elsewhere. Because the status quo threatens the existence...

TRU Faculty Association should stop whining

April
14
,
2016
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MAYBE SOMEONE should ship a big load of high end cheese to Thompson Rivers University. It might go well with the incessant whining that's coming from the faculty association. Everyone has issues in life, but the constant carping from...

Horgan should visit Rachel Notley's kitchen

April
12
,
2016
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IT WAS SOMETHING you never expected to hear from Alberta's Rachel Notley. The back drop…. her kitchen, in her Alberta home, the NDP leader was saying, no urging Ottawa to get off its duff, because she declared on pipelines,...

Mayor shouldn't be disappointed with KGHM

April
11
,
2016
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THE MAYOR of Kamloops declared his disappointment with the decision by KGHM Ajax to end negotiations on a community benefit agreement. But perhaps Peter Milobar should be judging more publicly the ongoing conduct of his some of his council...

Ajax and other potential disasters

April
8
,
2016
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A TOXIC WASTE dump?  The Peterson Creek Watershed should be declared contaminated?  Our air quality will fall victim? After hearing the latest weekly instalments about how the world might end if a mine was allowed south of Kamloops...

Adult debate needed on paying for blood

April
7
,
2016
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SOME PEOPLE are a bit like sheep — they're prone to be frightened and stampeded at the slightest noise, the slightest disturbance. Look at the outcry over the proposal by Canadian Plasma Resources to introduce pay for plasma...