Two & Out

By: James Peters

Misunderstanding at the heart of kneeling athletes controversy

September 29, 2017 - 3:25pm

KAMLOOPS — Those arguing the heated "kneeling during the national anthem" debate are on two different pages, and could benefit from understanding the terms of reference.

More and more NFL players are kneeling during the pre-game playing of the Star-Spangled Banner, a movement started by quarterback Colin Kaepernick last year.

Since then, Kaepernick has been effectively black-balled.

Misogyny alive and well in Canadian politics

September 22, 2017 - 5:00am Updated: September 22, 2017 - 5:39pm

KAMLOOPS — If you're a woman and you want to get involved in politics or leadership, God forbid anyone ever find you attractive.

It's good to be attractive, I suppose, but men in leadership will never let you forget that your body is all they see.

Any argument you make will be met with a skepticism coloured by objectification.

Bringing on Lake a marketing coup for Hydropothecary

September 1, 2017 - 5:00am Updated: September 1, 2017 - 6:11am

KAMLOOPS — Hydropothecary is ready for the revolution.

Or at least that's what Terry Lake, a new executive with the Gatineau-based company, would have you believe.

Hydropothecary produces medical marijuana for the Quebec market, but is positioning itself to be a big player when the Trudeau government follows through on its promise to legalize recreational pot.

For Lake, who undoubtedly had his pick of private sector offers when he stepped away from public life, it's a logical move.

Rage all you want; our society is changing

August 18, 2017 - 12:31pm Updated: August 18, 2017 - 3:34pm

KAMLOOPS — There may be no stronger force known to humanity than the force of societal change. 

Our society will evolve in the face of all efforts to the contrary. 

For too many, the idea of a changing society is viewed from a moralistic standpoint: is this change right or wrong? 

Good or bad? 

Should it be encouraged or stopped? 

Enjoy Ribfest... or don't

August 11, 2017 - 2:30pm Updated: August 11, 2017 - 5:12pm

KAMLOOPS — Dr. Michael Mehta is a reasonable man.

An expert in his field of environmental studies, he presents a unique perspective that not all of us hold, but he deserves to be heard nonetheless. 

He's not off his rocker, as some online comments seemed to suggest after he recommended this week that the Rotary Ribfest planned for this weekend in Riverside Park be called off