Two & Out

By: James Peters

Organics pickup should be next on the list for City of Kamloops recycling

July 13, 2018 - 5:00am Updated: July 13, 2018 - 10:53am

WHEN YOU PUT YOUR City of Kamloops curbside recycling bins out on the street, how much do you think about what happens next to that material?

And how much are you stockpiling at your property that can't go into the recycling bin?

Or maybe it's just going in the garbage, when it could go elsewhere.

Proposed proportional representation models don't jive with Westminster system of government

June 15, 2018 - 1:48pm Updated: June 15, 2018 - 2:56pm

BEFORE THE PEOPLE OF B.C. consider changing the current electoral system to some form of proportional representation, they should realize how incongruous these proposed systems are with our current Westminster system of government.

So few people seem to understand that, here in B.C. as in other provinces in Canada and for our federal government as whole, we don't actually elect the government.

We elect individuals, and those individuals are meant to represent the interests of their specific ridings in the B.C. Legislature.

In the Gold Trail white privilege debate, both sides are right

June 8, 2018 - 3:31pm

THE DEBATE OVER WHITE PRIVILEGE has reached a tipping point in Ashcroft and Cache Creek.

When Gold Trail School District Superintendent Teresa Downs and her administration decided to put up a set of posters touching on white privilege, they were hoping to start a conversation.

They never could have predicted it would result in an uproar.

How do we explain justice to our children after a week like this?

June 1, 2018 - 1:43pm

MY CHILDREN are getting to the age where the questions they ask are difficult and complicated to answer.

I'm not looking forward to the time when they start asking the big questions about justice in the world, why bad things happen to good people, and why not bad enough things happen to bad people.

Certainly, this week complicates those answers.

It's time for Kamloops to ratchet up recruiting in the Lower Mainland

May 25, 2018 - 1:42pm

IF THE LOWER MAINLAND hasn't heard all about Kamloops by now, someone isn't doing their job.

Kamloops has a number of agencies dedicated to turning the spotlight on our fair city.

Tourism Kamloops is the most obvious one trying to attract visitors, and Venture Kamloops is another, tasked with drawing businesses who wish to relocate or set up satellite offices here.

But anyone who recruits to the city, like Thompson Rivers University or Interior Health or a wide variety of private businesses, should be paying attention.

We've spent eons trying to harness fire, but we still can't control it

May 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

EVER SINCE humanity learned to harness the power of combustion, we have found it very useful.

Fire gave us heat and light, allowing us to exist comfortably in the night time and in colder climates.

We learned to cook our food with it, and that made our food more tasty and less likely to kill us.

Eventually, fire allowed us to power machines that took human potential to another level.