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You say ky-oat and we'll say ky-yo-tee

April
6
,
2016
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THE ENGLISH language is often one of the more puzzling for others to maste — so many words that are spelled the same, but mean something different, and so many words spelled the same, but pronounced differently. You know: tomatoes, and...

Bending the truth OK if you get things done

April
5
,
2016
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IT WAS Phil Gaglardi who once declared…. if I told a lie, it's because at the time I thought I was telling the truth! Of course everyone bends the truth a bit now and again, and characters like B.C.'s legendary highways minister...

Women wouldn't claim rape if untrue

April
4
,
2016
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Another viewpoint from our guest editorial email inbox, as Diana Endean writes: I AGREE with Ken Gillis that perhaps the witnesses in the Jian Ghomeshi trial did give conflicting evidence but it must be very difficult for traumatized...

Rob Ford tributes bring out the hypocrisy

April
1
,
2016
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IT'S NEVER proper to speak ill of the departed, of course, but people can be such hypocrites. While he was the mayor of Toronto, to the media and his detractors Rob Ford was a clown. His antics they wrote repeatedly made Ford a laughing...

Judge had no choice in Ghomeshi verdict

March
30
,
2016
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A guest editorial today from Kamloops lawyer Ken Gillis, who writes: ANYONE WITH a smattering of  knowledge would have understood that Jian Ghomeshi stood no chance of being convicted on the evidence of the three complainants whose...

Leave B.C.'s minimum wage alone

March
29
,
2016
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TALK ABOUT a no-win situation for the Clark Government. It announced it's considering raising the minimum wage, which as of April 1 will be the lowest in the country at $10.45 an hour. No word on exactly how much it will be...

CBC's cheerleading for Trudeau pays off

March
25
,
2016
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SCRATCH MY BACK, and I'll scratch yours. Budget 2016 is all about payback for the CBC and its cheerleading coverage of Justin Trudeau's march to power. With its hand firmly inside the public purse, this budget will give the public...

PM's words after attack ring hollow

March
24
,
2016
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IT'S INCUMBENT on political leaders to be heard in the wake of terrible events like this weeks' bombing in Brussels, so we expected to hear from Justin Trudeau. His first thoughts were distributed on social media, in which the prime...

Another way to super charge the economy

March
23
,
2016
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TUESDAY'S federal budget holds out the promise of tons of new spending for infrastructure projects, with the intention of trying to add some spark to the Canadian economy. There's another way to do that in British Columbia without...

There's a reason for term 'silly council'

March
22
,
2016
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT is often called "silly council" and often for good reason. Local government exists to provide its citizens with some of the basics of life: fire and police protection, clean water, sewage services, garbage...