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Presence of fentanyl not always obvious

February
4
,
2016
5 comments
In this age of information and electronic communication it is usually fairly easy to stay current with anything that is going on in the community. If someone steals a bike repair station, we see it in the press and probably read about it on Face...

Westsyde pool issue mishandled from start

January
30
,
2016
6 comments
After reading the latest on the fiasco that is the Westsyde pool roof I am astounded that the bill of goods we have been sold to date is now garbage. I was told by Mr. Putnam that this pool would be fixed and there was no intention of closure. If...

Communities do have a right to say no

January
28
,
2016
3 comments
“A community has the right to give or withhold its consent to proposed projects that may affect the lands they customarily own, occupy, or otherwise use.” This is a ‘key’ principle in international law and jurisprudence. It...

Ajax brochures like a fairy tale

January
27
,
2016
5 comments
The only thing the spin doctors left out of the glossy Ajax brochures is the “once upon a time” lead-in to most other fairy tales.  Whether you characterize the content of the brochures as wishful thinking or outright deception, it...

New ATV insurance rules are a money grab

January
20
,
2016
17 comments
I try and conduct my affairs in an honest, legal and ethically conscientious way. As such, when I read that the Province had recently adopted new rules and regulations regarding the operation and licencing of all terrain vehicles or ATV's,...

Voting change should be decided by referendum

January
13
,
2016
3 comments
I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and all the best for 2016. In my new role as a Member of her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, my primary job is to hold the government to account. Although the House of Commons only sat for one week at...

Improving bus shelters a good investment

January
8
,
2016
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The public transit topic does have an undeniable political appeal especially at election time. Once a new council settles in, this arguably important issue returns to the fringes, like crumbs of the budgetary meal. On the subject, nothing is more...

Pipeline will create benefits for Kamloops

January
7
,
2016
2 comments
On Dec. 17, Kinder Morgan Canada stood before the National Energy Board to present our case for the multi-billion dollar expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline system.  It’s a pivotal milestone for our team and represents years of...

The Canadian biosolids debate

January
1
,
2016
5 comments
I have been asked (as President of the Friends of the Nicola Valley Society) to clarify our position on the biosolids debate. I hope this short piece helps. Our view is that farmers, ranchers, and forestry personnel have been duped. The...

No hurry to demolish Daily News building

December
15
,
2015
1 comments
Mayor and Council I understand that taking decisive action on an issue can be restorative. The lack of a green light on the PAC referendum was unfortunate, but let us not move on a teardown of the building without due consideration. There is...