KAMLOOPS — This is the seventh in a series on my experiences as the mayor of Kamloops from 1999 to 2005.
By MEL ROTHENBURGER
“Well, so much for barbershop polls.”
— Election speech, Nov. 20, 1999.
Neil Morrison and I became friends during the 1970s, when we served together on the Kamloops School Board. He represented Barriere, where he lived on a small farm with his family, commuting daily to his job as a sociology instructor at University College of the Cariboo.