Friday August 29, 2014





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    Armchair Mayor
    by Mel Rothenburger
    Mel is a former Kamloops mayor and school board chair who continues to serve on several community committees. In his spare time, he is a home renovator and hobby farmer. The former editor of The Daily News continues to write his Armchair Mayor column once a week and maintains a blog at www.armchairmayor.wordpress.com.

Rothenburger: Newspaper much more than a desk lamp

I’m reminded of the IKEA commercial in which sad music plays as an old desk lamp...

Rothenburger: 10 things that will happen in 2014

Speaking of lists. Which we are, because at this time of year there’s a list for...

Rothenburger: Please, stop the Christmas guilt trip

We should stop feeling guilty about Christmas....

Rothenburger: Why I'm best pick for new advocate

Hon. Terry Lake,Minister of...

Rothenburger: Yes, we're lousy at numbers, thank you

We’re in big trouble. I have proof.Never...

Rothenburger: Buying stamps just got simpler

I stopped in at the Seymour Street post office for some stamps. The woman ahead of ...

Rothenburger: Put Ford on hold for just one day

It seems ridiculous to mention Rob Ford and John F. Kennedy in the same sentence....

Rothenburger: Four ways to fix Highway Thru Hell

After the last episode of Highway Thru Hell airs on the Discovery Channel next week, a...

Rothenburger: The ways we find to visit our dead

I’m in a funk today, thinking about dead people....

Rothenburger: Activists or just council members

When I saw the video of Deputy Mayor Nelly Dever and councillors Tina Lange, Ken Christian and...

Rothenburger: Council's raise an actuarial success

City lawmakers had three options when a report recommending hefty pay increases for...

Rothenburger: Battle in works for top TNRD job

Come December, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board will elect its chairperson...

Rothenburger: Council's new iPads actually good idea

The only thing drawing more attention at this week’s City council meeting than...

Rothenburger: Another side to the 'hell' of interns

Young people have been raising hell lately about unpaid internships — they think...

Rothenburger: Let liquor laws treat us like grownups

Back in the old days — and I remember them well — getting drunk was a...





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