Two & Out

By: James Peters

Misogyny alive and well in Canadian politics

September 22, 2017 - 5:00am Updated: September 22, 2017 - 5:39pm

KAMLOOPS — If you're a woman and you want to get involved in politics or leadership, God forbid anyone ever find you attractive.

It's good to be attractive, I suppose, but men in leadership will never let you forget that your body is all they see.

Any argument you make will be met with a skepticism coloured by objectification.

Bringing on Lake a marketing coup for Hydropothecary

September 1, 2017 - 5:00am Updated: September 1, 2017 - 6:11am

KAMLOOPS — Hydropothecary is ready for the revolution.

Or at least that's what Terry Lake, a new executive with the Gatineau-based company, would have you believe.

Hydropothecary produces medical marijuana for the Quebec market, but is positioning itself to be a big player when the Trudeau government follows through on its promise to legalize recreational pot.

For Lake, who undoubtedly had his pick of private sector offers when he stepped away from public life, it's a logical move.

Rage all you want; our society is changing

August 18, 2017 - 12:31pm Updated: August 18, 2017 - 3:34pm

KAMLOOPS — There may be no stronger force known to humanity than the force of societal change. 

Our society will evolve in the face of all efforts to the contrary. 

For too many, the idea of a changing society is viewed from a moralistic standpoint: is this change right or wrong? 

Good or bad? 

Should it be encouraged or stopped? 

Enjoy Ribfest... or don't

August 11, 2017 - 2:30pm Updated: August 11, 2017 - 5:12pm

KAMLOOPS — Dr. Michael Mehta is a reasonable man.

An expert in his field of environmental studies, he presents a unique perspective that not all of us hold, but he deserves to be heard nonetheless. 

He's not off his rocker, as some online comments seemed to suggest after he recommended this week that the Rotary Ribfest planned for this weekend in Riverside Park be called off

Wildfires part of the rent we pay for living in paradise

July 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

KAMLOOPS — When I was young, growing up on the prairies, BC was a mythical place.

The rugged mountains and pristine lakes were the stuff of postcards and TV fishing shows, not real life.

Then, my family visited BC a couple of times before I was 12 years old, and for the first time, I could see that it was real.

My childish question became, "Why doesn't everyone live here?"