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.
As we near the end of another year, you will be bombarded by a series of lists encapsulating what it was to live in this world in the year of our lord 2015.
► 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.