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Opinion

Opinion

Dyer: Famines result of war

For the first time in six years, there is famine in the world: a real, United Nations-declared famine, with more than 30 per cent...

House arrest for assaulting officer? What a joke

Editor: Re: (‘Men who attacked, knocked out Kamloops Mountie avoid prison,’ Jan. 27): What on earth is going on? One of our police officer is assaulted...

EDITORIAL: The Hot and Not of the Week

Kamloops This Week looks at the stories of the week — the good, the bad and all in-between: HOT: The B.C. Liberal government’s pledge to...

Strategies for dealing with inaction

Editor: Kudos to Premier Christy Clark and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for their approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Their approval sends the signal...

M-103 chips away at free speech

Editor: A large section of the public has become more and more concerned with the violence exhibited daily by some followers of Islam in the...

Oh, the woes of windrows

Editor: I want to thank Dale Bass for her Feb. 17 column about bus riders dealing with snow windrows (‘Bus riders thankful for the thaw’): I...

Dyer: The (very) slow death of the Islamic State

“Unfortunately, it is unrealistic to expect zero civilian casualties in armed conflict,” said U.S. Army Col. John L. Dorrian, the spokesperson of Combined Joint...

Pioneer’s son risked all in war

Editor: Thank you, Jessica Klymchuk,  for the great article on John Freemont Smith and Black History Month (‘Spirit of a true pioneer,’ Feb. 16). Smith was...

Tobacco age idea worth pursuing

Editor: I was watching the news online from Mexico recently and saw Health minister Terry Lake talk about raising the legal age for purchasing tobacco...

Fletcher: Zombie HST and other tax tales in Lotusland

Some follow-ups today on tax issues as income tax filing time draws near and Premier Christy Clark shovels out surplus money in the run-up...

Why can’t we attract doctors to Kamloops?

Editor: As a community, we certainly have a persistent problem attracting doctors. The area has a great lifestyle and modern facilities, but for some reason, it...

Taking issue with Plaza’s rationale for layoffs

  Editor: Re: (‘Plaza Hotel lays off 13 restaurant staff as Fireside Lounge closes’): I take issue with general manager Shatha Al- Reihani’s recommendation to the Plaza’s...

Men who attacked Mountie treated by judge like misbehaving kids

Editor: Re: (‘Men who attacked, knocked out Kamloops Mountie avoid prison,’ Jan. 27): It is unbelievable how nonchalantly our court system dealt with this case. No jail time...

Changes to First Avenue have caused traffic chaos

Editor: After observing the work being done on the lane access at First Avenue and Victoria Street for many months, and after having experienced the...

Kids should be in class

Editor: It seems to me quite pointless talking and writing about the dilemma of whether to have a one- or two-week spring break for our...

Fletcher in Liberal’s pocket

Editor: Re: Tom Fletcher’s column of Feb. 14: (‘Election budget sets the state’): Fletcher obviously is in the Liberal Party’s pocket. Why else would he deflect...

EDITORIAL: The hot and not of the week

Kamloops This Week looks at the stories of the week — the good, the bad and all in-between: HOT: The weather. After a winter fraught...

BASS: Bus riders thankful for the thaw

While many are welcoming the slow thaw that appears to have hit the city, there’s one community in the city that is likely celebrating...

Thank you, Tim at Hillside Centre

Editor: I wish to tell the people about a wonderful 59-year-old nurse at Hillside Centre, named Tim. While I was a patient there for one...

Kamloops lawyer was a ‘remarkable human being’

Editor: The First Nations Women of B.C. lost a truly remarkable advocate for the rights of our women and children. I am the last founding...