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EDITORIAL – City’s action in pointing finger at heritage society is shameful

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An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.

THE ST. ANDREW’S ON THE SQUARE mess reached a new low point Tuesday with a lengthy news release from the City attempting to point the finger at the Kamloops Heritage Society.

The City’s statement is, no doubt, borne out of frustration, but such a tactic is, to my knowledge, unprecedented.

Two society members appeared at yesterday’s council meeting to ask why the City didn’t work with the society to update its management contract instead of abruptly terminating it.

The exchange got a little testy — that will happen when volunteers feel they’ve been treated unfairly.

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Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He writes five commentaries a week for CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at mrothenburger@armchairmayor.ca.

About Mel Rothenburger (7044 Articles)
ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

2 Comments on EDITORIAL – City’s action in pointing finger at heritage society is shameful

  1. Let us be thankful that it just bordered on bullying.

  2. Amazingly enough the “propaganda office” has sure messed this one up! And it is a typical tactic in trying to embellish negative retorts instead of acknowledging that perhaps things could’ve been handled differently. And this is only year one of a four year term…yikes!

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