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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...

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...

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...

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...

View from City Hall: Can we afford Kamloops’ quality of life?

We have an incredible quality of life in Kamloops. This community offers activities that cater to such a wide range of interests. We are...

FLETCHER: Election budget sets the stage

The B.C. legislature has resumed, with a pre-election budget to be revealed on Feb. 21. This throne speech and budget are basically campaign events, the...

FOULDS: Hacked or hopeless in the B.C. Liberal camp?

In March 2007, Kamloops This Week published a short article noting a remarkable achievement by a South Kamloops secondary student. “A future in politics is...

BASS: A matter of priorities at Kamloops council

It’s budget time again in the River City, the time of the year when city council looks at a long list of improvements it...

View from SD73: What IEPs mean for students

When a child has ongoing struggles with learning and it has been determined more in-depth support is required, an IEP may be required. Parents may...

Dyer: Trump and trade

Like Mexico, Canada is in the North American Free Trade Agreement, which U.S. President Donald Trump has described as “the worst trade deal ....

Dyer: Relax — doomsday has been deferred

“Without a proper sense of urgency, we will be eventually defeated, dominated and very likely destroyed,” former general Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s National...

Shoults: Who pays for journalism? One way or another — you

“I don’t need farmers; I get my food from the grocery store.” Sounds ridiculous, right? The Colorado Press Association used it as part of a recent...

BASS: Singh shows leadership that is simple, succinct and speaks volumes.

It’s stunning to think there are people in Kamloops who have criticized Arjun Singh for speaking out on the Muslim-ban disaster initaited by U.S....

FLETCHER: Clark’s ‘jobs plan’ spins on and on

Premier Christy Clark’s “jobs plan” propaganda is gearing up for another election, complete with heavy-rotation TV ads assuring B.C. hockey and football fans that...

Guest view: A not-so-grassroots fundraising fundraising landscape

Mere hours before the New York Times went to press with its look at the B.C. Liberal Party's ethical scorecard, the party chose to...

FOULDS: Release and repeat

The provincial government heralded the latest changes in liquor rules this week by sending out a press release it had sent out a few...

BASS: Let them expose their thoughts

If the prime minister can get away with saying he misspoke, perhaps Coun. Donovan Cavers should also be allowed to do so as well. In...

Fletcher: The cost of flu fallacies

Hospitals around B.C. are struggling with the annual influx of influenza sufferers, many of whom are making matters worse for everyone by crowding into...

FOULDS: A system primed for corruption

While protests will rage Friday and through the weekend in D.C. and across America as Donald Trump becomes the 45th U.S, president, British Columbia...

BASS: We must care in the Donald Trump era

Since the U.S. election in November, friends have suggested we on the other side of the 49th parallel have nothing to worry about —...