THE BIGGEST NEWS of the year is very much in the eyes of the beholder. According to the Canadian Press, the Number One news event of 2022 was the trucker siege of downtown Ottawa, and nobody can argue with that.
But there were lots of smaller stories that didn’t make national headlines or, often, even much in the way of Kamloops headlines that were, nevertheless, important to the life of the community.
I’ve picked my own Top 10 list from among the roughly 240 editorials and columns published under the Armchair Mayor’s musings from last January until now. Several of them garnered more discussion than the traditional news stuff.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops, former TNRD director and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a recipient of the Jack Webster Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.