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Media objectivity out the window with Trump

March
7
,
2016
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WHATEVER HAPPENED to objectivity in news coverage? In the race for the U.S. Republican Presidential nomination, it appears to be out the window. The media has a role in terms of offering commentary, and opinion in order to provide...

What's the big deal about premier's jet travel?

March
4
,
2016
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JUST ABOUT anything is fair play in politics, but the latest volley by the NDP and critics row is about as picayune as one can get. They're delighting in taking aim at the use of chartered jets by B.C. Premier Christy Clark, and weighing...

Contracting out laundry service a no-brainer

March
3
,
2016
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AS MUCH as the Hospital Employees Union might want people to think so.... cleaning laundry is not an essential service. If the function can be contracted out to the private sector and that can result in savings, then the decision becomes a...

Judge got it right on Site 'C' decision

March
2
,
2016
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THE COURTS have in some quarters become a favourite whipping boy, because often the black robes overstep their boundaries. So on the occasions they get things right, that ought to be recognized, and Justice G. Bruce Butler of the B.C....

Victoria's sewage situation is shameful

March
1
,
2016
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SHAMEFUL AND PATHETIC pathetic is how one person described it…..the capital city in British Columbia's penchant for flushing its raw sewage, untreated into the Pacific Ocean. For years its been rationalized, with former Federal...

Roll up the rim, but sharing is a bad idea

February
26
,
2016
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WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, or maybe not, to Newfoundland's Margaret Coward, it's hard to fathom just how stupid some people can be. She is the woman who whined this week about someone swiping her $100 prize in coffee chain Tim...

Federal deficit belongs only to the Liberals

February
25
,
2016
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SHOULD YOU be worried about this new Liberal Government? It's early days yet, and everyone gets a chance to prove they can do the job, but there are  indications the good ship Trudeau is running into rough seas, without a rudder...

Owning a home isn't a right but...

February
23
,
2016
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FROM OUR e-mail in box, Mark Ayres of Kamloops writes... "I like to tune into your editorial every morning as I find them very thought provoking. and I usually agree with your commentaries. "However, late last week,  I was...

Let the market decide what's affordable

February
22
,
2016
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LIKE SMOKING, or drinking and driving, it's becoming less and less fashionable to tell it like it is. Liberal MLA Laurie Throness tried last week in the B.C. Legislature, and was quickly pilloried by the critics for being ...

Poor turnout must mean mine has support

February
19
,
2016
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SO WHAT to make of the anaemic turnout by Kamloops and area residents at the first mandated public information meetings for the proposed KGHM Ajax copper mine? Given all of the angst and public outcry before this point coming from the ivory...