One Man's Opinion

By: Doug Collins

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.

Drawing the line over what’s fair

September 13, 2017 - 11:33am

KAMLOOPS — Dealing with the homeless population is one of the toughest jobs there is. I am constantly in awe of those who work on the street with the homeless and how they deal with the most marginal people in our society.

There are those who don’t feel the same way. They are not sympathetic at all. I feel sorry for those people. They are more to be pitied than the homeless.

But that being said, there are limits to what we can and should tolerate.