A blog about Kamloops and region issues established by Mel Rothenburger in 2008, and named after the title of the column he has written for many years.
Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). He continued to write columns for The Daily News until it ceased publication Jan. 11, 2014, and did regular commentary for CBC Radio.
He has previously served as Chair of the Kamloops School Board, Chair of the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission, Director of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, founder and Chair of the Kamloops Graffiti Task Force, founder and Chair of the Kamloops Air Services Committee, founder and Chair of the Kamloops Task Force on the Sex Trade, Director of the Kamloops Airport Society, and founder and Chair of the Kamloops-Tangalle Friendship Committee.
He has also served as a Director on the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce board, the Graffiti Task Force, Kamloops-Tangalle Friendship Committee and many others. He was elected in November 2014 to represent Electoral Area P (Rivers and the Peaks) on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board of directors.
Among other awards, he is the recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal (2003), the Rotary International Paul Harris Fellowship (2006), the BCYCNA Eric Dunning Integrity Award (2008), the Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award — Jack Webster Foundation (2011), the Glacier Media Group President’s Club Award (2011), and the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce President’s Award (2012).