KAMLOOPS — Every time paid parking at Royal Inland Hospital comes up, the answer from the bureaucracy and the politicians is basically — too bad, so sad, gotta be that way.
But does it really? A new hospital officially opened in Campbell River just a few days ago and, guess what? Parking is free.
That’s because the City council there passed a zoning bylaw prohibiting the health authority from charging people to park at the hospital.
That’s not the only place where hospital parking is free. Delta has the same deal. So do Courtney, Duncan, Port Alberni and Mission.