One Man's Opinion

By: Doug Collins

Proof is always in the pudding

July 23, 2017 - 5:00am Updated: July 23, 2017 - 7:44am

KAMLOOPS — It was good to see Premier Horgan talking about the B.C. Wildfire situation in his first days in office, and good to have two Cabinet Ministers and a Parliamentary Secretary here Thursday to talk to people first hand. It gives me a little hope that the new government will not forget about the Interior even though almost all their MLA’s come from big population centres at the Coast or on the Island.

Could the plight of Sears have been avoided?

July 9, 2017 - 5:00am

KAMLOOPS — The plight of Sears is indicative of what is happening with many of our traditional shopping sources. And it could well get worse before it gets better. The old way of shopping at your old department store has apparently eroded amid a trend for special interest stores, boutique shops and, most importantly, a move to heavy online shopping. It’s disappointing that the Sears store in Kamloops is among 59 stores across the country getting the axe, while several stores in the Lower Mainland will remain open. I assume it’s simply a matter of economics. 

Hard to celebrate being an American these days

July 4, 2017 - 5:00am

KAMLOOPS — It’s hard to believe Americans can jump for joy on this 4th of July, given the turmoil the country is going through, largely because of the constant silliness and poor judgment of its’ President. Donald Trump continues to be a disturbing influence on the state of America, and the direction it’s heading. At one time I thought he was a chameleon, being able to change shapes to suit the surroundings. I’m not sure what I believe now. He reminds me of some of the fantasy movies where the bad guy changes shapes to look like a good guy, and then all of a sudden you see the real person.

More on Kamloops' recycling boondoggle

June 27, 2017 - 10:15am

KAMLOOPS — Sometimes when you have so many good columnists working with you, you wind up treading on each others’ toes when you have something that sticks in your craw. I have been ticked off for a week over the City’s recycling program, and today was the day I was going to provide you with my missive on the way this program has changed for the worse. Then today, Bill McQuarrie wrote his column on the same topic.

Time for new theories on our great society

June 25, 2017 - 3:00pm

KAMLOOPS — This seems to be the week for theories. Our Armchair Mayor, who seems to be getting pretty relaxed in that couch of his, has been speculating on all sorts of things while he waits for the start of summer. He’s been talking about what to do about the City’s three-dog bylaw, and his thoughts include a weight bylaw for dogs instead of a number you can have. He suggests we can keep noise down by having parents kick their kids out of homes earlier to fend for themselves. He speculated on the Emperor’s (Liberals) New Clothes.