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Four councillors have minds shut tight

January
5
,
2016
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IN A PERFECT world, politicians would open a new  year with an open mind, a circumstance that's most ideal for decision making. For four members of Kamloops Council, their minds are shut tight, at least when it comes to the proposed...

Let's all enjoy the New Year as best we can

January
1
,
2016
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A NEW YEAR, and always reason to believe there are better days to come. In Kamloops, the city should be able to look forward to continued growth. It will see its $80 million clinical services tower at Royal Inland ope. and the public will...

Welcoming refugees is the Canadian way

December
31
,
2015
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A LOT OF PEOPLE have had concerns about the influx of Syrian refugees. That's understandable given what's been happening in Iraq and Syria, and with the unconscionable terrorist attacks launched on innocent people by ISIS. But...

Civic workers don't deserve 'lazy' label

December
30
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2015
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IT MUST BE a bit of a drag being a government worker, particularly at the civic level. People often don't think highly of them.  They're paid too much, have too many benefits, but worst of all, they're considered lazy. For...

Pipsqueak PM should stay out of U.S politics

December
29
,
2015
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IMAGINE what we'd be saying if in the lead up to the October election, Barack Obama was ranking the candidates in the Canadian election. We'd be howling in outrage at the unwarranted interference, and telling the Americans to mind...

Illegal pot smokers should pay the price

December
24
,
2015
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IT'S ONE THING to consider legalizing marijuana. It's quite another to accede to calls to issue pardons to those who've been convicted of related offences. A new government in Ottawa has promised reform is is on its way, and if...

State has no place meddling with families

December
23
,
2015
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WE GET IT. Times change, and what was accepted as normal 50 years ago, is no longer today. Corporal punishment, better known as the strap, used to be normal for wayward kids in school. We can remember getting it in Grade 2 when a...

How long will honeymoon with PM last?

December
4
,
2015
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IT’S ONLY BEEN a bit more than a month, and the honeymoon is still on between Justin Trudeau and a majority of Canadians. But with a few hairline cracks starting to show, the lovey dovey period may be tested sooner than later. The champion...

Singer doesn't practice what he preaches

December
3
,
2015
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FOR TODAY’S editorial we borrow the thoughts of Calgary Sun columnist Michael Platt who penned a piece taking aim at singer Neil Young. He wrote in part, “old man take a look at yourself.” The verdict is out on whether Neil...

Stopping climate change like finger in dike

December
2
,
2015
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AT THE RISK of tossing a lump of coal at the early Christmas party world leaders are hosting for themselves in Paris, there are still some of us who wonder about the wisdom of trying to hold back climate change. No doubt they're hoping...