COLLINS – Thanks for many things, including our leaders

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THIS THANKSGIVING weekend, I am thankful for much. I have been blessed with many good things. Good friends, a great family, great parents, and a pretty good life.

It has not been without its trials and tribulations, but life always doesn’t go the way you planned. And you have to move beyond the valleys and climb toward the next mountaintop.

One thing I have felt more blessed about recently is the decision of my grandfather and great grandfather to stay in Canada, and not move, like many of their relatives, south of the border.

I have many friends and some relatives in the U.S. My wife’s mom was an American, and my brief sojourns to the U.S. have been enjoyable. But with the state of the country as it is now, and the incoherent diatribe that is not only coming from the Head of State, but the Congress, Senate and State governments, it amazes me that the U.S. can continue to stay intact.


Doug Collins is the Director of News, Information and Television Operations at CFJC-TV. Doug has been on the air in Kamloops since 1970. He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada in 2008.

About Mel Rothenburger (7763 Articles) is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

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