Issues

Why do B.C.'s hospitals serve fruit from China?

August
1
,
2016
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Kamloops-North Thompson MLA and Health Minister Terry Lake had to explain last week in the Legislature why one of the province's hospitals is serving "plastic fruit cups from China" instead of B.C. fresh produce. The question was posed...

B.C.'s LNG dream was on cusp; now it's on cliff

July
22
,
2016
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By DERMOD TRAVIS Executive Director, IntegrityBC IT SEEMS like only yesterday that British Columbians were being told that the province was on the cusp of LNG riches. In fact, it almost was. Dermod Travis Last October, Finance...

How we might vote in Trudeau's Canada

July
6
,
2016
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The federal Liberal government has initiated a process for switching from the current first-past-the-post system of voting to one of proportional representation. B.C. has been there twice, both times defeating Single Transferrable Vote systems...

What's environmental risk to our children?

June
25
,
2016
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By PETER TSIGARIS There has been considerable debate about the impacts of the proposed KGHM Ajax open pit mine due to its proximity to our community. According to the KGHM Ajax website (http://ajaxmine.ca/responsible-development/) one of its core...

TRAVIS - Site C's 'independent' network

June
24
,
2016
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By DERMOD TRAVIS IntegrityBC THE B.C. GOVERNMENT has placed two bets over the Site C project: one that BC Hydro can keep construction costs to $8.8 billion and two that it can find customers for the power.  Left to cover the...

WALSH – Let’s talk about wine in the aisles

June
22
,
2016
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By COUN. DENIS WALSH IT HAS BEEN most interesting, to say the least, to see how many emotionally charged, misguided personal attacks have been directed at me and other councillors over our positions on Save-On Foods selling alcohol in their...

What will government do about Metis decision?

June
20
,
2016
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From a speech in the House of Commons last week by Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod on the (Harry) Daniels vs. Canada decision by the Supreme Court of Canada that Metis and non-status Indians are "Indians" under the...

B.C. renters being squeezed out of market

June
18
,
2016
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By DERMOD TRAVIS Executive Director, IntegrityBC With so much of the attention focused on Victoria's tent city and Vancouver's skyrocketing home prices in the housing debate, one group is left hollering “hey, what about...

Can we keep being the Tournament Capital?

June
11
,
2016
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By PETER TSIGARIS Kamloops is “Canada’s Tournament Capital” (CTC). Surrounded by mountains, rivers, lakes, grasslands, and forests, our city is a part of Super, Natural British Columbia’s beauty.  Outdoor recreational...

TRAVIS - Martyn Brown, telling it like it is

June
10
,
2016
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By DERMOD TRAVIS IntegrityBC Former chief of staff to then-Premier Gordon Campbell, Martyn Brown, made some refreshingly candid comments about B.C.'s political financing culture on Shaw TV's Voice of B.C. the other day. “No...