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Email scandal boosts Trump's chances

May
30
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2016
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AS DONALD TRUMP so eloquently put it... "she's as crooked as they come." The outspoken presumptive Republican Presidential nominee of course was referring to his Democratic equivalent Hillary Clinton, who along with former...

B.C. is better because of Coquihalla

May
27
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2016
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THIRTY YEARS AGO this month....life changed for those who live in the interior of B.C. with the opening of the first phase of the Coquihalla highway. It took an hour off the travel time to Vancouver... made highway traffic much safer, and...

Alberta premier impressive during wildfire

May
26
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2016
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POLITICS HAS a way of aging a person. Alberta's Rachel Notley has aged more rapidly than most.  Her NDP managed to grab political power after decades of Conservative leadership in the face of widespread skepticism about how a rookie...

Justin is so sorry, but nice hair though

May
23
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2016
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JUSTIN IS SAYING sorry a lot these days. Prime Minister Trudeau apologized in the Commons for the Kamagata Maruincident in 1914, which forced a shipload of immigrants back to Indian. Then he took time to apologize for something else —...

Nattering nabobs of negativity rise again

May
20
,
2016
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GET READY for another chorus from the province's collection of nattering nabobs of negativity as the National Energy Board is expected to recommend Kinder Morgan's pipeline expansion plan get conditional approval (Thursday). Even...

Another mind boggling council decision

May
19
,
2016
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A TWEET showed up Tuesday afternoon that declared, "when Kamloops Council meets, nothing good ever comes from it." Talk about hitting the nail on the head. In another mind boggling display of head in the sand decision making,...

More enforcement, not just stiffer fines, needed

May
18
,
2016
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 A guest editorial today, sent in by Jack McDonald of Kamloops who writes. THERE HAVE been a lot of news reports lately regarding the increased fines for distracted driving and passing school buses with their lights on.  I...

Labour's talk of jobs an oxymoron

May
17
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2016
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TALK ABOUT an oxymoron! One of the panel discussions at last Friday's labour sponsored forum in Kamloops was entitled "the fight for good jobs." So what good jobs were those left leaning speakers, and delegates are talking...

Council has proven itself vastly overpaid

May
13
,
2016
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TINA LANGE once made the point Kamloops councillors were terribly underpaid. That was the logic for pushing through a motion before the last civic election driving up a councillor's pay by more than 30 per cent to better than $34,300 by...

Lower Mainland, Island should stop whining

May
12
,
2016
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THAT EAR PIERCING sound of babies crying........  it's coming from the island and the lower mainland. It's where the politicians and the residents always want more, but always seem to want someone else to pay for it. And...