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'Social licence' has become a scam

September
14
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2016
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IT DOESN'T seem to happen often these days, but finally a legal decision that has some semblance of sanity. The Federal Court of Appeal this week has dismissed a challenge by a First Nations group in the Vancouver area which had launched...

'Freud's Ceiling' a waste of artist's time

September
12
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2016
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IT'S ALL in the eyes of the beholder… That's the justification for some of the worst crap that passes as art, and the city of Kamloops seems to fall for it time and again. The city spent thousands of dollars on a collection...

Students should stop whining about tuition

September
9
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2016
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IT'S THE SAME song sung by some post secondary students, and the groups that represent them every year at this time…. tuition costs, they claim, are way too high. Here's a bit of cheese to go along with the whine. Tuition...

Choosing a government isn't a game

September
8
,
2016
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A guest editorial today sent in by Dan Hines, a member of the Green Party in the Kamloops North Thompson: DEMOCRACY is not a sport. As much as some people like the metaphor, choosing a government is not a game where you have to pick a...

Fringe parties the price of democracy

September
6
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2016
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GUESS THIS IS democracy. We've seen it at the federal level, everything from the Rhinoceros Party to the clown party to the most obscure, and irrelevant parties. Now as the stage is being set for the B.C. election, we have the Green...

Nattering nabobs of negativism at it again

September
1
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2016
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USUALLY WE'RE on the same page as the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Not this time though. The Federation isn't a fan of the $65,000 cost of erecting a monument to the 30th anniversary of the building of the Coquihalla Highway...

Creep Hunters should work with the law

August
31
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2016
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BY NOW you've certainly heard of the group calling themselves the Creep Hunters. The self styled protectors of the public who troll online chat rooms looking for the perverted who try to lure young girls for sex. The gang out of Kelowna...

A prediction - Lake won't run again

August
30
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2016
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TERRY LAKE hasn't found a snowstorm to walk through, but we're inclined to believe he's made up his mind about his political future. The health minister and Kamloops North Thompson MLA has spent the past several weeks trying to...

BCLC plan could revitalize downtown core

August
29
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2016
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THE CITY OF KAMLOOPS hasn't exactly hit the ball out of the park in terms of revitalizing the downtown but it looks like the B.C. Lottery Corporation just might be able to. The BCLC will spend the next year considering its space needs...

Opioid 'epidemic' is self-inflicted

August
26
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2016
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THERE IT WAS again this week! An expert on workers compensation telling Canadian doctors that the use of opioids, or illegal drugs is, in his words, the "worst man made epidemic in modern medical history." We're not nearly as...