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Trump doesn't need help from interpreters

August
11
,
2016
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DONALD TRUMP may be talking his way out of contention for the U.S. presidency, but he doesn't need help from those who would interpret what he says. Unable to stop his runaway train that gave him enough votes to become the Republican...

Twitter made Coq crash bigger than it was

August
10
,
2016
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TWITTER CAN BE a useful, immediate communication tool.  But like any other tool, it needs to be used with care as Friday's big accident on the Coquihalla Highway clearly illustrated. Initial reports on the social media platform...

Where are the jobs from the spending spree?

August
9
,
2016
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YOU MAY have caught the latest Canadian jobs report on Friday, another 31,000 plus jobs lost. In five of the nine months since Canadians elected Justin Trudeau, the nation has lost jobs. Wasn't it the Prime Minister, and his...

What Victoria and Rio have in common

August
8
,
2016
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RIO DE JANEIRO and the city of Victoria have the same dubious distinction. One is getting damaging world wide publicity,  but for the other it's business as usual, with little public outrage. Both dump raw sewage into the ocean....

Will another inquiry really do any good?

August
5
,
2016
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IT APPEARS almost everyone is aboard the train, supporting the Trudeau government's inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls. While we aren't along for the ride, we wish the commissioners the best of luck in...

Wheels of justice have trouble turning

August
4
,
2016
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THE WHEELS of justice turn slowly, we're told, but sometimes they don't seem to turn at all. Not long ago an Ontario judge tossed out impaired driving charges against a woman, because police ordered her to remove her bra, a policy...

Easy for May to have all the answers

August
3
,
2016
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IT'S EASY for a party of one to have all of the answers. So it is with Elizabeth May who seems flabbergasted that there's talk of the need for oil pipelines, prompting her to ask why no one seems to be calling for new refineries so...

Turn Stuart Wood School into a museum

August
2
,
2016
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SINCE THE CITY of Kamloops has been giving itself a migraine trying to figure out what to do with the now former Stewart Wood Elementary School, here's some advice. The school district no longer requires the iconic building as an...

Sheep Breeders building a colossal waste

July
29
,
2016
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IS THE CITY of Kamloops throwing more good money after bad? Some people think blowing tax dollars to preserve heritage sites is money well spent, though we're not among them. Consider the city of Kamloops spent $314...

Donovan Cavers should run for the Greens

July
28
,
2016
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HE JUST CAN'T help himself. Donovan Cavers always seems to be in the eye of a storm for one reason or another. Most often it's because of what he says, or how he communicates his various points of view. Cavers wears his heart on...