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Candidates and their past problems

October
11
,
2015
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It's heartening to witness acts of ethical integrity as seen during this election campaign, by those running for federal office who resigned their candidacy often over relatively minor social transgressions. Ms. Ala Bezreba, age 21...

Some cheaper options for new TRU slogans

October
9
,
2015
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There has been some controversy of late regarding the slogan or motto for our Thompson Rivers University. Originally it was “University With a Difference” (not sure what the Latin form was) and presumably at that time anyone who was...

Questions for Harrison on Jacko Lake editorial

October
4
,
2015
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I am feeling sad and upset after reading an article by Jim Harrison about the Jacko Lake land claim. Does prominently using the statement: "beyond tiresome" twice in his article, both in the title and...

NDP's childcare plan won't work in 2015

October
3
,
2015
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This week I expressed concern about the NDP's plan to eliminate income splitting for families to local candidate Bill Sundu.  It was apparent it was a childcare conversation and his first response was to ask me if I wanted to go back to...

Right to be worried about academic freedom

October
3
,
2015
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Professor Michael Mehta has every right to be concerned about the threats to our academic mission and academic freedom. Most people who will jump on the bandwagon and criticize this petition don’t understand Mehta’s concern...

Feeling fed up with the 'new' Canada

October
1
,
2015
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I want to talk about a social media post I did four or five weeks ago that has been troubling me since. In that post I lamented over the decline in Canada’s traditional role of a country more interested in peace than in killing people. I...

Classic Conservative environmental hypocrisy

September
30
,
2015
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Cathy McLeod's campaign ad wherein she praises her efforts to preserve Kamloops area grasslands and to keep our air clean is classic Conservative environmental hypocrisy.  Because if she really cared about these crucial issues she would...

Can Kamloops learn from other mine cities?

September
29
,
2015
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All Kamloops citizens can submit questions and concerns regarding the proposed Ajax mine to the City of Kamloops between Sept. 29 and Oct. 2. Submissions must be 500 words or less and placed in the comment section of the City's "AJAX...

To PAC or not to PAC…the dilemma

September
28
,
2015
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A Performing Arts Centre for no more than $90 million guaranteed! Ninety million dollars to guarantee doctors and all other professionals looking for quality of life will forever flock to our city! Absolutely for sure the “city” will...

Rejecting arts theatre would be short sighted

September
27
,
2015
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I’ve been watching the back and forth of the “yes” and “no” campaign for the Performance Arts Theatre and  parkade. My opinion comes from angles other than economic ones. I’m an artsy fartsy kind of person,...