An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
IT’S OFTEN BEEN SAID that the secret to leadership is to know when to lead and when to follow. Kamloops City council has been demonstrating of late that it has learned when to follow.
For example, somewhat belatedly, it announced this week that all City employees must be double vaccinated by Dec. 15. The move is in keeping with a growing number of employers who are doing the same — even Members of Parliament, as of yesterday, will have to be vaxxed in order to sit in the House.
And, in concert with public concerns about pedestrian safety, four new rapid flashing beacons are being installed at intersections on Mackenzie Avenue, Tranquille Road, Summit Drive and Whiteshield Crescent.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.