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Letter: An appetizing week of news in Kamloops

A couple of things stood out for me in the media this past week
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Editor:

A couple of things stood out for me in the media this past week.

One was the excellent journalism shown by Jessica Wallace and the Kamloops This Week team in bringing to light the extent of free meals provided to mayor and council on the taxpayers’ dime.

According to an elected official, mayor and council work far more efficiently when free meals are provided for them and none of them should have to work through lunch.

The other thing that stood out was the heart-wrenching account of the plight of nurses working at Royal Inland Hospital.

Apparently, the hospital is understaffed and nurses are having to make do with practically eating something on the fly and not likely getting the breaks to which they are entitled.

Any food the nurses eat is not paid for by the taxpayer. 

Evidently, patients lie in beds that were soiled and wet with urine waiting for an overworked and emotionally overwhelmed nurse to attend.

Enough said.

John Noakes

Kamloops