► 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.
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.
When I was 16 years old, I spent $55 on a ticket to see U2 at Winnipeg Stadium. U2 was my favourite band at the time, and $55 was a lot to spend on a stadium show - far more than I had ever spent on a concert.
You may have noticed it over the past few months. We certainly have. The increase in the number of missing people - especially teenagers - being reported in the city of Kamloops.
For progressives, Monday had a very familiar feel to it. An election victory signaled the end of a lengthy time of either inept or contemptuous conservative rule, depending on who you ask.
Monday's election day. You may have heard. The reasons not to vote are long and varied. Some think all politicians are inherently corrupt and it doesn't matter who is elected.
As we head up to the federal vote, a little more than a week away, it's important that we are thinking beyond individual issues being presented as campaign planks by the candidates running for us.
Has there ever been a more clearly unreasonable request to a local government than the one being made by Canadian Pacific Rail?