FROOTLOOPS COUNCIL gathers for its last meeting of the decade. His Wordship Mayor Ken Kringle bangs his gavel.
COUN. BILL SNOWBALL: We’re already standing, Your Nutcracker. There’s nowhere to sit down.
KRINGLE: Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle but I noticed that as well. Mr. Toboggan, why are there no chairs in here?
DAVE TOBOGGAN, UFO (Unsung Frootloops Officer): Apologies, Your Frostbite, when the Heritage folks left St. Frootloops on the Square they took the pews with them. We haven’t had time to replace them yet.
COUN. KATHY SLEIGHBELLS: Your Eggnog, why don’t we just hop on our e-bikes and head down to our council chambers? The exercise will do us good.
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 and was a 2019 Commentator of the Year finalist in the Websters. His editorials are published Monday through Thursdays, and Saturdays on CFJC Today, CFJC Midday and CFJC Evening News. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.