ROTHENBURGER – There will never be another like Angelo Iacobucci

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ANGELO IACOBUCCI was good column fodder. I once wrote about watching in amazement as he sat in City council chambers during a meeting and ate French fries and clipped his toe nails.

Describing his haircut, I said his barber must have used a Lawn-Boy (his hair was thicker and more plentiful back then).

‘Big Anj’ never tired of reminding me of that column over the years, always feigning indignation.

He started at NL nine years after I arrived in Kamloops to begin work at the Daily News and, while he was not exactly a snappy dresser even by Kamloops media standards, his work ethic and his talent as a reporter quickly made him a force to be reckoned with.


Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops, former school board chair, former editor of The Kamloops Daily News, and a current director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He was awarded the Jack Webster Foundation’s lifetime achievement award in 2011. His editorials are published Monday through Thursdays, and Saturdays on CFJC Today, CFJC Midday and CFJC Evening News. Contact him at

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