One Man's Opinion

By: Doug Collins

You sure can't please everyone

August 18, 2017 - 8:08am

KAMLOOPS — The  City of Kamloops put out a news release this week, giving people the latest on the Elephant Hill The wildfire which is slowly creeping towards Kamloops. The idea of the release was to tell people that while alerts were issued for areas relatively close to Kamloops, the blaze was still 40-odd kilometers away. At the same time, Fire Chief Mike Adams was telling people that things can change quickly, and not to get complacent.

Some people always take the time to care

August 11, 2017 - 9:36am

KAMLOOPS — Some people care about people. They are just built to put you in a position where you feel good about talking to them, and they always seem to respond no matter how busy they are.

I am fortunate to know a number of those people. People who call out of the blue to see how you’re doing, suggest going out for a coffee, or just having a quick chat.

Is this Todd's time?

July 31, 2017 - 10:21am Updated: August 1, 2017 - 7:06am

KAMLOOPS — He was probably hoping he didn’t have to make the decision quite this early. Todd Stone will decide soon whether or not he will seek the leadership of the B.C. Liberal Party.

Proof is always in the pudding

July 23, 2017 - 5:00am Updated: July 23, 2017 - 7:44am

KAMLOOPS — It was good to see Premier Horgan talking about the B.C. Wildfire situation in his first days in office, and good to have two Cabinet Ministers and a Parliamentary Secretary here Thursday to talk to people first hand. It gives me a little hope that the new government will not forget about the Interior even though almost all their MLA’s come from big population centres at the Coast or on the Island.

Could the plight of Sears have been avoided?

July 9, 2017 - 5:00am

KAMLOOPS — The plight of Sears is indicative of what is happening with many of our traditional shopping sources. And it could well get worse before it gets better. The old way of shopping at your old department store has apparently eroded amid a trend for special interest stores, boutique shops and, most importantly, a move to heavy online shopping. It’s disappointing that the Sears store in Kamloops is among 59 stores across the country getting the axe, while several stores in the Lower Mainland will remain open. I assume it’s simply a matter of economics.