EDITORIAL – Sidewalks and windrows and yes, Kamloops winter is on the way

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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 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 EDITORIAL – Sidewalks and windrows and yes, Kamloops winter is on the way

  1. Actually the secret to leadership is to prepare, plan, anticipate and not make excuses. In regards to snow clearance at bus stops…well that should have been done at the very minimum about twelve years ago. But true leadership would also have bus stops designed, built and maintained in such way that would make the “leaders” take the bus gleefully to get around.

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