Letter: Trust in politicians hits a new low


The greed and absence of moral compass among this Thompson-Nicola Regional District gang is remarkable.

article continues below

Many are very long term politicians.

Networking with staff at Hotel 540 over (unlimited taxpayer-funded) drinks is a practice that speaks volumes. I didn't know that alcohol elevates IQ & EQ, thereby yielding better planning and decisions. One could see this group now discussing (over drinks) how there was no way to know their self-indulgence was unacceptable and unethical. No one told them!

Unfortunately, it seems politics attracts these characteristics. I recall MP David Dingwall a dozen or so years ago famously saying, "I'm entitled to my entitlements.”

A huge thanks to Kamloops resident Jacob Adams for taking a stand and protesting the TNRD spending controversy — and especially to KTW’s Jessica Wallace for the amazing reporting. The importance of a local newspaper has never been more evident. This corruption would not have been revealed without the work of Kamloops This Week.

Carl Pentilchuk


© Kamloops This Week



Question of the Week POLL

Housing prices are soaring. If you were looking to buy, what price range could you afford?

or  view results

Popular Kamloops This Week

Events Calendar

Help Us Help Kamloops. Support Local Media.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Kamloops This Week is now soliciting donations from readers. This program is designed to support our local journalism in a time where our advertisers are unable to due to their own economic constraints. Kamloops This Week has always been a free product and will continue to be free. This is a means for those who can afford to support local media to help ensure those who can’t afford to can get access to trusted local information. You can make a one-time or a monthly donation of any amount and cancel at any time .

NEW: For every donation of $25 or greater, we will offer a digital advertising package to the local non-profit group of your choice.

Click on https://support.kamloopsthisweek.com for more information or to make your donation.

Thank you in advance for your support.