One Man's Opinion

By: Doug Collins

Still too early to determine the pot landscape

May 28, 2017 - 5:00am

KAMLOOPS — While it is true that the criminal prohibition of marijuana has failed to protect our kids and communities, that doesn’t necessarily justify completely legalizing its recreational use. Bill Blair is the man appointed by Prime Minister Trudeau to manage the government’s legislation, and the words I used in the first line are his. He has some significant background on the issue, having served as the police chief of Canada’s largest city.

What's in a tourism brand?

May 21, 2017 - 5:00am

KAMLOOPS — It may take me a while to “get” the new logo from Tourism Kamloops. The new logo was unveiled at a social get together this week. “Boldly Unscripted” is the new moniker for the city’s tourism effort. I am not sure what that means. Maybe it will take me a while to figure it out, and it may become more clear once the rest of the campaign is unveiled. It does make me think, and that’s good.

How civil was the provincial election?

May 14, 2017 - 5:00am

KAMLOOPS — Not very, if you want One Man’s Opinion.

I mentioned during the campaign how much I hated attack ads. Some thought they served a purpose. Maybe they do. Some people may even like them. I don’t. I believe firmly that our lack of civility towards each other is a leading cause of disruption in our world today. I have spent much time studying the negative impacts of uncivil behavior, and it’s shocking to see how many problems are created because we’ve forgotten how to be civil.

No one should be surprised by new poll results

May 2, 2017 - 5:00am Updated: May 2, 2017 - 6:35am

KAMLOOPS — I can’t believe anyone would be surprised by the results of a new poll released yesterday by Global News Ipsos that shows the B.C. Liberals and the NDP virtually tied a week before the provincial election. The polls show that the Liberals have surged recently, and the results are somewhat different than earlier polls which showed the NDP ahead by some 10 percentage points earlier in the campaign.

Boogie a focal point for Kamloops

April 30, 2017 - 5:00am Updated: April 30, 2017 - 8:07am

KAMLOOPS — Today marks the 20th Annual Boogie the Bridge event in Kamloops. CFJC-TV has been the proud title sponsor for the past several years, since the Kamloops Daily News folded, and gave up the title sponsorship of the event. We have been involved in Boogie since Day One, and we’ve seen it grow into the major event in our city. It’s not only a run, it’s become a chance to raise focus and awareness for various community charities, and to galvanize Kamloopsians into action for a great cause.

This is the best we can do?

April 23, 2017 - 5:00am

Let me make sure I understand. After years of deliberation, the best our City planners can come up with for the old Kamloops Daily News building is to tear it down and put up a parking lot? It’s hardly paradise as it sits now, so my thoughts of Joni Mitchell really don’t apply, but I am totally floored that we are going to solve the problems of the downtown core by not only putting up a parking lot, but a surface parking lot that does little to address the overall problem.

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