ROTHENBURGER – City needs bylaw to make teens leave home sooner


MOST DAYS, I’m certain that the power of the press is much over-rated. The media get way too much credit for influencing what people think.

For that reason, I try not to take myself too seriously, or get all self-inflated over having a regular soapbox on which to bother people with what I think.

Then there are days when it seems as though I could say or write the stupidest, most obviously untrue thing ever, and people would think I was serious.

And so it was this week with an editorial I dashed off on the two-dog rule.


Mel Rothenburger is a former Kamloops School Board chair, a former mayor of Kamloops and a former editor of the Kamloops Daily News. He is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. Reach him at

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2 Comments on ROTHENBURGER – City needs bylaw to make teens leave home sooner

  1. Hard to know when you are kidding…after all aren’t you the one overly dazzled by Arjun Singh?

  2. Ken McClelland // June 17, 2017 at 8:22 AM // Reply

    Gee, it never occurred to me that the dog editorial was anything but tongue-in-cheek, too many people with no sense of ha-ha these days I guess. The teenager thing though…..not bad….

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