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Armchair Mayor By Mel Rothenburger
September 11, 2017 - 5:09am

KAMLOOPS — What makes for a winning election campaign? So many things influence a campaign that there’s no guaranteed winning formula, but there are some fundamentals.

Armchair Mayor By Mel Rothenburger
September 9, 2017 - 8:23am

KAMLOOPS — When we’re making laws, we should think about the consequences and roots of illegal acts before we get all sanctimonious.

One Man's Opinion By Doug Collins
September 8, 2017 - 11:37am

KAMLOOPS — The election of B.C. Liberal MLA Darryl Plecas as Speaker of the Legislature Friday was interesting on so many fronts.

One Man's Opinion By Doug Collins
September 8, 2017 - 11:09am

KAMLOOPS — Despite the recommendations of several in the City Hall hierarchy, Council voted over two years ago to shut down the Westsyde Pool, refurbish it with a new roof, a new aquatic climbing wall that would be the envy of many pools

Two & Out By James Peters
September 8, 2017 - 6:05am

KAMLOOPS — When the justice system deals with someone like Allan Schoenborn, public safety must be its number one concern. 

Armchair Mayor By Mel Rothenburger
September 7, 2017 - 5:14am

KAMLOOPS — For a man who is so media savvy, Justin Trudeau’s ham-handed handling of tax reforms is surprising.

Eyeview By David Charbonneau
September 7, 2017 - 5:00am

KAMLOOPS — Illegal fentanyl lab operators don’t intend to kill users. They would prefer to have return customers. The problem, I suspect, is that the fentanyl used is so concentrated that it’s hard to dissolve to a uniform consistency.

Armchair Mayor By Mel Rothenburger
September 6, 2017 - 5:20am

KAMLOOPS — Auto insurance is going up yet again — about $130 a year including both basic and optional insurance, according to an ICBC announcement yesterday. The insurer blames it on more crashes, more claims and higher costs.

Armchair Mayor By Mel Rothenburger
September 4, 2017 - 7:27am

KAMLOOPS — This is the seventh in a series on my experiences as the mayor of Kamloops from 1999 to 2005.  By MEL ROTHENBURGER  “Well, so much for barbershop polls.” 

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