BACK IN 2010, a man named Kim Sigurdson was the most unpopular man in Kamloops. Sigurdson had the temerity to propose a solution to a major environmental problem — the accumulation of used, creosote-soaked, railway ties.
KAMLOOPS — It's not as interesting maybe as fanciful flights to private islands or payouts to child soldiers, but the federal government has a much more costly and embarrassing boondoggle on its hands.
KAMLOOPS — Yesterday was Valentine’s Day. That’s when men of all ages sheepishly line up in supermarkets and buy gaudy bouquets. It’s a day of love, when we express the joy we give and receive from one another.
KAMLOOPS — As the sun sets on globalization, what will a new day bring? The new era will face challenges of rampant parochialism, environmental destruction, inequality and greed.
KAMLOOPS — The PyeongChang Olympics are well underway, and Canada has already won a few medals. In celebration, our athletes are singing the new words to our national anthem.
KAMLOOPS — The first time I read about the boycott of B.C. wines, the thought that came to mind was that no one will think it a good idea.
KAMLOOPS— The not-guilty verdict in Saskatchewan’s Gerald Stanley trial has sparked a lot of outrage, resulting in rallies in several cities over the weekend in support of the family of Colten Boushie.
KAMLOOPS — Politicians! There are weeks when the only thing you can do is give your head a shake and wonder in bemused befuddlement, if we have indeed entered the Twilight Zone of local politics. Here’s what I mean:
KAMLOOPS — We’ve lost our sense of humour. I recently made a joke about Prince George in an editorial and received a heated rebuke from a reader. I fully expected to get the same for some jokes about Alberta this week.