ROTHENBURGER – When eateries get shut down, Kamloops steps up and takes out

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WHAT DOES KAMLOOPS DO when Dr. Bonnie Henry pulls another one of her surprise shutdowns?

It orders takeout, of course. Here it is, the Easter long weekend, and we can’t go into a restaurant.

Not to worry. We are only too willing to jump to the assistance of our local eateries. If we can’t go to them, having them come to us is only a phone call away.

The Kamloops version of eating together has become ordering takeout or delivery and posting pictures of our food on social media. Seriously, people are sharing photos of their Mexi fries, sushi and pizzas.

When somebody posted a question asking if anyone knew of a restaurant that’s putting together take-away Easter dinners, 19 replies came back: Scott’s, Moxies, White Spot, Masons and so on. Kamloops knows its take-out food.

The North Shore BIA even launched a little contest — post a photo of yourself enjoying some North Shore takeout and you could win a restaurant GC.


Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, 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 – When eateries get shut down, Kamloops steps up and takes out

  1. Great blog, I live in Vancouver but if everything was “normal” we would be visiting family in Kamloops for Easter.

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