One Man's Opinion

By: Doug Collins

Parking at TRU will hopefully get better soon

December 3, 2017 - 5:00am

KAMLOOPS — One can only hope the parking at TRU will soon improve to allow students to actually park on campus to attend classes. I think the University owes a big debt to nearby shopping centres who have been inundated with students parking on their lots while construction has been taking place on campus, clogging roadways, shutting down parking lots, and creating chaos. If I were the owners of the Superstore and Sahali Mall sites, or the Walmart location, I would send a bill to TRU asking for compensation.

A dome over Hillside Stadium? Really?

October 20, 2017 - 11:18am

KAMLOOPS — The City and TRU are in very early discussions about a dome over Hillside Stadium. An intriguing possibility. It would certainly be a big boost to the Tournament Capital idea, and allow sports of many varieties to take place all year long. I expect it would be a pretty expensive project, but if the circumstances were right, and funding were available from senior levels of government and not only TRU and the City, it might be worth discussing more.

Thanks for many things

October 8, 2017 - 12:11pm

KAMLOOPS — This Thanksgiving weekend, I am thankful for much. I have been blessed with many good things. Good friends, a great family, great parents, and a pretty good life. It has not been without its trials and tribulations, but life always doesn’t go the way you planned. And you have to move beyond the valleys and climb toward the next mountaintop.

Voter turnout less than hoped for

October 1, 2017 - 1:12pm

KAMLOOPS — Hope springs eternal- except in elections. In the advance voting leading up to Saturday’s byelection, there were hopes that the turnout would be reasonably good, even though only three seats were up for grabs. The advance voting indicated we might do better than even some previous general elections. Obviously not the case.  When the results were counted Saturday night, only 14,731 voters had cast ballots. That’s a measly 21.17%.

NDP already starting the political chess game

September 22, 2017 - 10:26am

KAMLOOPS — One of the reasons I’ve never run for political office is the constant behind-the-scenes dagger throwing that goes on and the manipulation that takes place in the offices of government. When, during almost every election of any sort, someone asks me to consider running, I’ve by and large said “no.” I understand that this backstabbing, maneuvering and political gamesmanship is also prevalent in virtually every business in the country, but at least I have a choice not to work there if I don’t want.

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