November 9, 2015 - 5:10pmUpdated: November 13, 2015 - 11:25am
It was a project that was intended to revitalize downtown Kamloops, stimulate the local arts community, and provide economic growth to the City. But over the weekend, Kamloops residents shot down the idea of building a performing arts centre at the former location of the Kamloops Daily News.
November 7, 2015 - 8:30pmUpdated: November 12, 2015 - 12:51am
Kamloops residents have had their say, rejecting the Performing Arts Centre and Parkade Complex. 31.97% of eligible voters cast a ballot in the referendum. Of those 53.74% voted against the centre and 46.26% voted for it.
Kamloops residents appear very eager to have their voices heard on the question of borrowing money to build a performing arts centre. The City of Kamloops says 1,529 ballots were cast in the first day of advanced voting yesterday.
A Celebration of Life was held for the late, long time Executive Director of the Kamloops Art Gallery at the Coast Hotel on Saturday. Hundreds were in attendance at Jann Bailey's memorial service including family, friends and local dignitaries.