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Bepple wrong on nurse practitioner stats

September
1
,
2016
4 comments
I am writing in response to your Aug. 30, 2016 article, “Bepple zeroes in on poverty, GP shortage.” Nurse practitioners play an important role in helping to meet the growing need for primary and community health care in British...

Maybe we need a Jelly Bean Row in Kamloops

August
22
,
2016
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Mel R — read your comments about the drab coloured houses in many Canadian towns and how we should follow the example of St. John's, Nfld perhaps. Here's an example of the the St. John's street known as Jelly Bean...

Spotted bats not affected by 'White Nose' yet

August
22
,
2016
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I enjoyed reading Mike Youds' story about the bat program put on by Doug Burles. Please note that the statement "Known as White Nose Syndrome, the fungus is especially hard on spotted bats" is  incorrect. White-nose syndrome is...

Time for a green Canada Post

August
19
,
2016
1 comments
The government is currently conducting a public review of Canada Post. This is the moment for people to speak up about what we want from our postal service. We’ve had years of service cuts and increased prices. It’s time to try...

Suspend permitting process for Ajax, now

August
12
,
2016
26 comments
Honourable Premier Christy Clark: As a Kamloops City councillor actively engaged in the issues surrounding the possible approval of the gigantic KGHM Ajax mine right at our city’s boundaries, I formally request that you suspend the...

Report abuse of seniors to police

August
5
,
2016
1 comments
As it stands in B.C., a senior in a facility is rarely afforded the same rights and protections by law that the rest of us are entitled to. I say this because I was told by the police that suspected physical, mental, sexual, and financial abuse...

Mount Polley: Have we learned our lesson?

August
4
,
2016
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The Mount Polley mine tailings disaster occurred on Aug. 4, 2014, exactly two years ago today. At the time, I was in Norman Wells, working for the summer before beginning my graduate degree. As it turned out, I would go on to study environmental...

If 'tips are included,' walk out

July
20
,
2016
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There are a few countries where tips are included, Germany is one of them and I believe the same goes for Switzerland. Why, is the question. The answer is simple.  Let’s take 100 people working in restaurants. 30 of them make very good...

Mandatory tipping the final blow

July
18
,
2016
3 comments
Re: 'Skip the tip? That's the question,' July 14. I have to be honest, Earls has never been one of my favourite places to eat. The staff have always been great but the menu just doesn’t have my kind of choices. The latest...

It couldn’t happen here, or could it?

July
15
,
2016
4 comments
Can you imagine the fear and confusion of waking up in the morning to find the fresh air of Kamloops suddenly full of toxic fumes? Or the desperation as you, your children, your parents, friends, neighbours and pets develop headaches and begin to...