ROTHENBURGER – Three keys to the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo election

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VETERAN BROADCAST JOURNALIST-turned website scribe Bob Price called to ask me who’s going to win Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo in October.

He was putting together a look-ahead story for The Orca, the online publication for which he now writes.

What did Jim Harrison predict, I wanted to know.

“Too close to call,” said Price.

I can do better than that, I told him. If the election were held tomorrow, Cathy McLeod would keep her seat for the Conservatives by 3,000 votes. But that is not a prediction of what will happen Oct. 21.


Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He publishes the opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at

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1 Comment on ROTHENBURGER – Three keys to the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo election

  1. Interesting analysis for sure. I just can’t help to think though…we are “helpless” no matter who gets in.

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