ROTHENBURGER – Frootloops council looks ahead to a brand new decade

(Image: Mel Rothenburger)

FROOTLOOPS COUNCIL gathers for its last meeting of the decade. His Wordship Mayor Ken Kringle bangs his gavel.

MAYOR KRINGLE: I call the meeting to order. May I first acknowledge that we’re in the historical meeting space of the Frootloops Heritage Society. Please stand for the reading.

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

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2 Comments on ROTHENBURGER – Frootloops council looks ahead to a brand new decade

  1. A relative peace before the storm.
    Merry Christmas.

  2. Must say, one helluva tradition this is becoming…quite funny. Good job. Merry Christmas!

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