ANOTHER LIVELY WEEK in Mayor RHJ Nation. Back in the chair at City Hall after his vacation, the mayor didn’t fail to raise some hackles.
I wasn’t the only one who thought it sounded rude, but O’Reilly downplayed it afterward by saying he was just giving the mayor a nudge to move the meeting along.
Then there was the mayor’s remark that he felt safer in Mexico — which recently experienced some nasty cartel violence — than in Kamloops. Anti-Team RHJ thought comparing the two wasn’t what a mayor should do.
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 former director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.