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Kamloops' own Ministry of Silly Walks

June
28
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2016
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WHEN WE FIRST HEARD the story we thought it was a parody of some sort. But when we heard the source, it was no longer a surprise. In fact it's this kind of trivial thing Kamloops Council has become something notorious for. Spending...

NDP still looks like the party of 'no'

June
27
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2016
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B.C. NEW DEMOCRATS were in Kamloops on the weekend for what the party is calling advanced training for the 2017 election. Speaking to some of the caucus, they're insisting the party doesn't need to change its policies nor...

Trying to understand how it could happen

June
23
,
2016
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A LOT OF PEOPLE are trying to understand what would motivate anyone to do what happened on a residential street in Kamloops early last Sunday morning. From what neighbours have reported, and what the RCMP have confirmed is that a young man...

McArthur Island an oasis in sea of negativity

June
22
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2016
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A guest editorial by Hugh McLennan. IN A WORLD where we’re surrounded by negativity and a myriad of social ills it was refreshing to spend Father’s Day at a Provincial Peewee baseball tournament at McArthur Island where our...

Mining helps pay the freight at TRU

June
21
,
2016
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THERE ARE MANY ironies in life, and so it seems at Thompson Rivers University. Note over the years, the academics comprising some of the faculty have been among those leading the charge against the proposed Ajax copper mine for various reasons. ...

Opposition to pipelines somewhat stupid

June
20
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2016
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IF SO MUCH as a thimble full of oil from a pipeline leaks anywhere on the planet, the B.C. crowd at the coast and some First Nations opposed to the Kinder Morgan expansion waste  no time in pointing it out. It's the Armageddon...

Not all changes are for the better

June
17
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2016
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WE LIVE in a world of  head spinning change, and not all of it is for the better.           No more prayers in school for fear of offending some. While we once fought illicit drug use, it...

Easier to blame the gun than the person

June
16
,
2016
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EVERYONE AGREES what happened in Orlando was horrific. Because it was beyond imaginable, people need assess blame, and most often it's guns and specifically assault rifles. Forty-nine people shot by a madman, motivated by Islam, hatred, or...

Consumer still carries the clout

June
15
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2016
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CONSUMERS WILLl put up with a great deal in order to get the best price, and value.  But the big retailers and restaurant chains need to know there's a limit. The Earl's restaurant chain learned that the hard way when it suffered...

Why should we pay for fentanyl roulette?

June
14
,
2016
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PEOPLE WILL NO DOUBT call us heartless, mean spirited, uncaring, or just idiotic for even making the suggestion, but we suspect we're not alone in thinking this way. If people want to die, let them. We're not talking about...