PETERS – Are we finally ready to agree on climate change?

Lytton, before and after fire. (Image: Chilliwack Fire Dept. member)

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc revelation of unmarked graves near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School site has been said before.

It’s not that the rest of Canada didn’t know about the horrors of residential schools – intellectually, we did.

The Tk’emlups findings brought that knowledge into a different part of our brains – the part that allows us to visualize the horrors in a sharper focus – one that a written report could scarcely facilitate.

Now, it seems there may be some real momentum in the path toward reconciliation.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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1 Comment on PETERS – Are we finally ready to agree on climate change?

  1. Lock down measures in response to Covid-19 were met with disdain and continuous pressure from various business and political groups to keep them short. Similar harsh measures will need to be implemented but for a much prolonged period of time to meaningfully combat climate change. How is that going to happen if people like you, James Peters, complain about the possible impact of human activities on the hearth ecology and at the same time complain about measures to combat the very same deleterious human activities? BTW, buying an electric vehicle is a token effort which will do nothing to truly improve the situation. And, BTWx2, I really wonder what is the Jim Pattinson empire doing to meaningfully combat climate change? Just asking for a friend on the latter.

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