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Letter: Pesticide policy shows Kamloops is stuck in the past

Letter: Pesticide policy shows Kamloops is stuck in the past

Administration justified the city’s pesticide use by piously invoking the city’s responsibility for invasive weed control. Does it matter that invasive species account for only 6.07 hectares out of a total of about 47.8 hectares sprayed by the city in 2020, or that most “weeds” sprayed by the city are dandelions and plantain, which aren’t on any invasive weed lists? 
Dyer: Volcanoes, tsunamis and risk

Dyer: Volcanoes, tsunamis and risk

There will eventually be another collapse on La Palma and then a tsunami. What we don’t know is the size and reach of the resulting tsunami
View From SD73: Schools remain safest place for our children

View From SD73: Schools remain safest place for our children

We must all work especially hard, together, to reduce transmission in our schools to maintain full-time in person learning, which we know is best for our students
Letter: Biology wins and wisdom is elusive

Letter: Biology wins and wisdom is elusive

Vaccines have proven an effective preventive measure against this and other predatory viral life forms, such as polio, mumps and the flu
Letter: If you haven’t yet, please get vaccinated

Letter: If you haven’t yet, please get vaccinated

Unvaccinated populations are the breeding ground for more lethal variants
Letter: Perhaps permanent digs needed for wildland firefighters

Letter: Perhaps permanent digs needed for wildland firefighters

I am sure the people of this city would get behind such a move to provide support for our hardworking and essential firefighters
SHOULTS: Seek the second source

SHOULTS: Seek the second source

It is a timely reminder during National Newspaper Week, which runs from Oct. 3 to Oct. 9.
Letter: TRU seeks community solution in finding affordable housing for students

Letter: TRU seeks community solution in finding affordable housing for students

Housing is a community issue that will require input and effort from many people and different levels of government. Only by working together will we be able to solve these complex problems
Dyer: Two mysteries involving humans in the Americas

Dyer: Two mysteries involving humans in the Americas

Could the forerunners be one or more groups that did an end-run around the glaciers 22,000 years ago, thrived for a little while in the Americas, and then for some reason died out?
Another View: It takes a community to make change

Another View: It takes a community to make change

We know we are just scratching the surface in ways we can support and help our homeless neighbours and nurture hope in new beginnings.