COLLINS – One of the good guys

Former Mayor John Dormer.

HE WAS ONE of the good guys. John Dormer passed away this weekend at the age of 72.

My association with John started when he was a representative for the then- B.C. Tel. He would pop into the newsroom with that big smile of his, pretty much lighting up the room as he would say something like “How are we doing today?”

He was larger than life in many ways. His energy was infectious and he was always able to take a negative and look at it from the other side. I got to know John a bit more on a personal level as well.

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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.

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