PETERS – The passport redesign was bound to offend someone


The cover has a partial maple leaf and our crest. The inside pages have animals and nature scenes and other very anodyne images like children jumping into a lake.

It’s okay. Things get redesigned from time to time. No need to panic.

But apparently it’s not okay. You see, formerly, the pages featured images of Terry Fox and the last spike and the Vimy Ridge Memorial.

I bet you didn’t know that. After all, we pay attention to our passports only when we need them, and otherwise they just stay in a safe place out of sight.


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.

About Mel Rothenburger (9634 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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