One Man's Opinion

By: Doug Collins

As Bill said, much ado about nothing

January 1, 2017 - 5:00am

KAMLOOPS — William Shakespeare was way ahead of his time. When he wrote one of his best comedies “Much Ado About Nothing” in the late 1500’s, he didn’t realize that the themes of the play would recur so many times throughout history. I find it playing itself out now as we see much ado about nothing when it comes to ethics, politics, conflict of interest and perception of what is right and wrong. We all know that perception of right and wrong is critical in politics, but we are getting to the point of the ridiculous.

Plight of the disenfranchised in 2016 will make headlines for years to come

December 27, 2016 - 11:00am

KAMLOOPS —  Every year at this time, we start to see items about the biggest stories of the year. In the world perspective, Donald Trump’s seemingly unlikely rise to the presidency has loomed above all else. I joke not when I say he might be the top news story for years to come depending on what he does.

In Canada, news editors have picked the Fort McMurray wildfire as the story of the year. That story had a big impact on people, industry, and the whole well-being of the country. No doubt huge.

It's time to think of those in need

December 25, 2016 - 5:00am Updated: December 25, 2016 - 8:49am

KAMLOOPS — Most of us who read this comment will be in pretty decent shape this Christmas. You will likely have a roof over your head, money at least to buy the basic necessities, and some form of income to keep your head above water.  And for that, you should consider ourselves blessed.

Talk about being over the top

December 6, 2016 - 5:00am

KAMLOOPS — Nothing like a good environmental debate to get the juices flowing.

Last week, the federal government approved the Kinder Morgan Pipeline expansion. It has sparked debate that has become so polarized, it’s absolutely ludicrous. Both sides of the debate have solid points, but they are so passionate, they often forget the realities of life, and the fact that nothing is perfect, and compromise is what democracy is all about.