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City council's performance disappointing

February
2
,
2016
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We have a guest editorial, authored by Don McLaughlin of Kamloops, who writes to Mayor Peter Milobar:      THERE ARE MANY aspects of City council performance that have disappointed since the 2014 election. For instance, the...

Newspapers are digging their own graves

February
1
,
2016
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A COUPLE MORE daily newspapers headed for the graveyard these past few days — the Guelph Mercury and the Nanaimo Daily Free Press. There's no joy in watching these bastions of the news business pass away, and faithful readers will...

All some councillors need is floppy shoes

January
29
,
2016
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ALL THAT'S MISSING from some members of Kamloops Council are the floppy shoes and the big red noses. There are major issues facing the city — costly pool repairs, a crumbling storm sewer system, rising policing costs, and you name...

We're collateral damage in airlines business

January
28
,
2016
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FAIR WEATHER friends?  When the going gets tough, the airlines seem to get going — out of Dodge. After just a year in service, WestJet is dropping it's once a day connection between Kamloops and Edmonton, with dropping...

Voices of reason in a sea of emotion

January
27
,
2016
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YOU'VE NO DOUBT heard or read about the latest show of opposition to the proposal by Pacific Northwest LNG to establish a liquefied natural gas terminal off Lelu island near Prince Rupert. If this $36-billion proposal ever comes to...

Making a big deal out of nothing on 3rd Avenue

January
26
,
2016
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HOW TO MAKE a big deal about nothing at all. That's what's happening in the city of Kamloops now some suit behind a desk somewhere has decided pedestrians can't use the level crossing at Third Avenue when major events occur. ...

Suddenly, City Hall's focus is on spending

January
25
,
2016
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PROPERTY OWNERS in Kamloops had a variety of reasons for voting to reject the proposed performing arts centre in November. Among them, a growing sentiment that taxes are too high, and that civic spending needs to be reined in. And...

Oscar nominations aren't about quotas

January
22
,
2016
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UNDER NORMAL circumstances, we tend to ignore the entertainment world during our editorial thoughts. The people in it have talent to be sure, and do a good job entertaining the masses, but for the most part, they are a self absorbed bunch,...

Being left out of meeting is a big deal

January
21
,
2016
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CANADIANS should be red faced. It's embarrassing that Canada has been not been invited to a high level meeting of countries engaged in the fight against the terrorist threat, ISIS. Our new, so-called bad-ass defence minister is trying...

B.C.'s naysayers don't know how to say 'yes'

January
20
,
2016
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IT'S HARD to find unanimity for everything. People are rarely on the same page for a variety of reasons — some are afraid of change, worried something new might bring negative consequences, or in some cases it's because they...