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Letters

Letters

Why can small town remove snow better?

Editor: I just moved to Kamloops from Vanderhoof. If a small town like that can afford trucks to remove snow, I am sure Kamloops can if...

Trump now president, better get used to it

Editor: U.S. president-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated today. Regardless of anybody’s political musings or their interest in the media’s ad nauseam gossip and fake news...

Shame on city council

Editor:  Re: KTW’s article of Jan. 17 (‘KGHM Ajax, city talks resume’): Shame on city council if it’s even considering an agreement that could be worth...

Wild west of politics — only in B.C.

Editor: Wild West of politics, Banana Republic, Third World politics, plutocracy (government by the rich) and corporatocracy (government by corporations). All the above terms have been...

Use empty Target space in Sahali Mall for arts centre

Editor: This is probably not an ideal time to address yet another option for a fine-arts centre location, but I cannot help but think a...

We are dumb like frogs

Editor: You can take a frog, stick in a pot of cold water, then put the pot on a hot stove. As the water heats up,...

Kamloops school board has wasted my time

Editor: The Kamloops-Thompson school district spends money and time on the spring break issue. I spend my time to respond to the Thought Exchange. And, at...

Our strengths found in our differences

Editor: No matter your political stripe, most people don’t support misquoting someone and then asking them to apologize for the imagined misquote. Kamloops-North Thompson Liberal candidate...

Try walking streets with mobility device

Editor: Once again, Kamloops hasn’t exactly won a gold medal when it comes to snow clearing. It seems every year we get the inevitable snowfall and...

Grateful for ‘wonderful care’ in time of need

Editor: What better time than the beginning of a brand new year, 2017, to thank the staff of the Kamloops Seniors Village. They truly are unsung...

Lack of snow removal poses danger to residents

Editor: I agree with the Jan. 5 letter on snow removal (‘Heaps of snow need to be removed’). Where are the dump trucks to haul the...

In wake of opioid crisis, regulate drugs

Editor: I think the development of more powerful street drugs (i.e. fentanyl, meth, etc.) of course is driven by the profits available for cheaper more...

BC Hydro smart meters have been colossal failure

Editor: The B.C. Liberal government’s Clean Energy Act forced smart meters on everyone. Compare the promises with the outcome: a) “Energy rates will be reduced.” This has...

Action need on moose-population decline

Editor: Don Marshall certainly hit the nail on the head with his letter of Dec. 30 about declining moose population (‘Moose are loose, but where...

New Year’s wish is for all to listen a bit more

Editor: As 2017 begins, we certainly do live in polarized times. Recent elections in Canada and the United States have really pitted opposing political camps and...

Add appointments to walk-in clinics and end the frigid wait in line

Editor: Regarding lineups at walk-in clinics: Why can’t the clinics use the same appointment computer program B.C. labs use to book appointments? This could eliminate the long...

Will some day ever come?

Editor: According to an article published in the online version of the Telegraph News (U.K.), an 84-year-old great-grandmother named Olga Woltering, a British citizen, was...

Thief can do what’s right — return stolen holiday decor

Editor: Every year, we decorate our yard for our grandchildren and the neighbourhood. This requires a fair amount of time and help as we are seniors....

Trudeau reneging on promise

Editor: Re: Ingrid Rice’s political cartoon of Dec. 27, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau being returned because he “does not operate as advertised,” is going...

Heaps of snow need to be removed

Editor: Heaps of snow are being piled against the sidewalks and curbs by city snowplows and cars in downtown Kamloops. This make it impossible for mobility...