Two & Out

By: James Peters

Snow clearing complaints all about wanting more for less

January 8, 2016 - 3:25pm

KAMLOOPS — It seems for every solitary snowflake that has fallen in Kamloops this winter, there has been a corresponding complaint about the City of Kamloops snow clearing operations.

The prevalent theme is that plows aren't getting to side streets fast enough, there aren't enough of them out there, and not enough traction material is being applied. 

In other words, give us more, City of Kamloops, we want more. 

Make 2016 better than 2015

December 18, 2015 - 5:26pm Updated: December 18, 2015 - 6:08pm


► So this is Christmas.

Or at least, one week from today is Christmas. 

And in another week, a new year.

And while far fewer people seem to celebrate the inspiration of this holiday, to most it still embodies what it has always embodied. 

Peace. 

Rivers Trail closure should never have come to this

December 14, 2015 - 1:41pm

This week's decision by Kamloops council to close a stretch of the Rivers Trail near the Yellowhead Bridge was at the same time wise and a little sad.

Certainly, it's easy to understand why council should be reluctant to spend nearly $100-thousand to rebuild this section of trail.

It isn't a necessary pathway as a connection between two other sections and staff say it's often the second choice of users, behind the multi-purpose bridge over the CP Rail tracks.

Smoking ban vs pesticides ban

November 27, 2015 - 6:14pm Updated: November 27, 2015 - 11:57pm

► It's official.

Now, when you give people the ol' stink eye for smoking near you in a Kamloops park, you have the entire legislative weight of the City of Kamloops behind you.

Council has passed a bylaw banning smoking in all parks and city-owned public places.

The latest new bylaw created by the City of Kamloops may seem very similar to another that was passed earlier this year.

Kamloops: A City Divided

November 13, 2015 - 10:40am Updated: November 18, 2015 - 10:52am

The time for analyzing what happened to lead to last weekend's result in the performing arts centre referendum has come and gone.

But we can still learn something very important if we take a look at the detailed results.

Assuming most people voted close to home, those results show a big disconnect between areas of the city that wanted the centre, and areas that didn't like the proposal.

It's the south shore that voted 'yes,' and the North Shore and outlying neighbourhoods that voted 'no.'

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