There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat…
— William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
THE UNFORTUNATE withdrawal of Dr. Cynthia Ross Friedman — for family health reasons — from the mayoral race leaves civic politics in Kamloops in a bit of a pickle, for at this point the by-election is set to become nothing more than a coronation for Ken Christian, and that’s not a good thing.
Nothing against Ken, but without a serious opponent (and nothing against the other two guys in the race, either, but let’s face it, they can’t win) the local democratic process will be short-changed.