KAMLOOPS — Things got a bit testy at City Hall last Tuesday when Councillor Cavers introduced his motion asking staff to review and have a look at best practices when it came to snow removal.
KAMLOOPS — Being somewhat a student of crisis management, I’m always interested when big corporations face major PR problems.
KAMLOOPS — We live close to one of the public high schools, which means that on any given day during lunch break, there is a stream of teens walking in front of our house, many of them shrouded in white billows of steam.
KAMLOOPS — Just for fun, I dug out my file of auto insurance payments yesterday. I’m now paying roughly 35 per cent more on insurance for my 13-year-old truck than when I bought it back in 2010.
KAMLOOPS — One snowy evening two winters ago, I happened to look out a window towards our hay shed, a couple of hundred steps from the house.
KAMLOOPS — This week's announcement that the Liberals will freeze conversions to community mailboxes is the classic definition of compromise: it is bound to make no one happy.
KAMLOOPS — Whether it’s provincial and federal politicians on trade missions, or City councillors teaching overseas countries about governance, the public is always suspicious about whether it’s a waste of money.
KAMLOOPS — Higher minimum wages are good for the economy but you would never know it from Ontario’s experience. Their hike to $14 dollars per hour has taken an ugly turn. Seattle’s experience was quite different.
KAMLOOPS — The latest bit of hallucinogenic malarkey coming out of the marijuana debate is that pot stores have the potential to raise property values in nearby neighbourhoods.