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PAC will cost much more than stated

October
28
,
2015
6 comments
An open letter to the City of Kamloops Mayor and Council: As a Kamloops taxpayer I have watched with great interest the public discussion regarding the proposed Performing Arts Centre and Parkade.  I offer the following comments and...

PAC is needed for Kamloops youth

October
28
,
2015
7 comments
The parents of the Beattie School of the Arts community want you to know that the investment in a Performing Arts Centre for Kamloops isn’t just an investment in the arts community or good for local business. It isn’t just about bringing...

IHA laundry plan won't mean better service

October
28
,
2015
1 comments
I would like to give an update regarding the consideration to contract out laundry services at RIH and 10 other sites throughout the region. The Penticton Herald wrote an editorial as a result of FOI documents obtained by the “Okanagan...

Vote yes for progress on November 7

October
27
,
2015
3 comments
Imagine a downtown devoid of pedestrians, tourists, culture and vibrancy.  Imagine a community with For Sale and Vacancy signs surrounding a downtown with boarded up storefronts.  I don’t have to imagine it.  I’ve seen...

Imagine if Kamloops had no amenities

October
26
,
2015
3 comments
Seven years ago, I came to Kamloops for a track and field meet at the old fieldhouse on Hillside Drive. It was one of the first times I was able to get to know Kamloops, although we pretty much just ventured between our campsite in Knutsford and...

We can be more than the Tournament Capital

October
24
,
2015
2 comments
I think it’s important to remember we are being asked to support two revenue generating opportunities – a Parkade and a Performing Art Centre. When we chose to leave Vancouver in 1994, we chose Kamloops – for...

A difference of opinion: The PAC exchange

October
20
,
2015
2 comments
EDITOR'S NOTE: For the interest of our readers, following is the emailed correspondence between resident Frank Dwyer and City CAO Dave Trawin with respect to advertising on the proposed performing arts centre, as outlined in a NewsKamloops story...

City needs PAC for same reasons as TCC

October
17
,
2015
6 comments
I am supporting the Kamloops Performing Arts Centre for the same reason I helped start a movement in 2001 to build the Tournament Capital Centre. I’ve been a huge supporter of Kamloops since I moved here in 1982. It’s my belief that...

Voting for integrity in government

October
16
,
2015
1 comments
In my several years of working in the political realm as an activist, at the local, regional and national levels in both the U.S. and Canada, I have always maintained a non-partisan position, believing that all political parties operate from a place...

Someone has to speak for the trees

October
11
,
2015
2 comments
Who speaks for the trees? Yesterday mid-day I was descending Hillside Drive near Aberdeen Mall. I could not miss the sight of a city worker apparently watering the Ash (Fraxinus) trees on the road median. I did stop briefly to ask him...