Two & Out

By: James Peters

Creative media discussion positive, but well of ideas drying up

January 12, 2018 - 4:34pm

KAMLOOPS — Councillor Arjun Singh weighed in on the state of local media in Kamloops This Week this week, and of course, like everyone, we're more than happy to hear ideas on how we can do our jobs better.

In all seriousness, we do enough telling people how to do their jobs, it's only fair we accept it once in a while.

Singh laments that fewer journalists are attending council meetings in person, instead choosing to watch the city's live stream from their offices.

There oughta be a study

December 29, 2017 - 1:57pm

KAMLOOPS — 2017 could rightly be called the year of the study in Kamloops.

Or the year of the failed study, depending on how you look at it.

The biggest, of course, was the Environmental Assessment Office's review of the KGHM-Ajax mine proposal.

The death of Ajax hyperbole

December 15, 2017 - 2:20pm

KAMLOOPS — With the demise of the Ajax project will come the death of a peculiar breed of rheotrical device Kamloops residents have adopted over the past few years.

I call it 'Ajax hyperbole,' and its speakers should qualify as bilingual.

Whether you supported or opposed the mine, chances are you picked it up.

Putting the Armchair Mayor's customer service experience in perspective

December 1, 2017 - 10:48am Updated: December 1, 2017 - 1:46pm

KAMLOOPS — It's impossible to resist a few words in response to the thoughts presented by my colleague the Armchair Mayor earlier this week. 

You may remember he lamented the fact that employees in the service industry, often the young ones, aren't as consistently friendly as they used to be. 

When he was roundly criticized on CFJC's social media feeds, Mel responded with a column saying ageism played a part in the response, and that people aren't very nice to old people.