EDITORIAL – Where were critics of the downtown last night?

KCBIA general manager Gay Pooler at Tuesday's council meeting.

KCBIA general manager Gay Pooler at Tuesday’s council meeting.

I WENT to the annual general meeting of the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association last night (Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017). I didn’t see Coun. Denis Walsh there. Or Nelly Dever.

Mel columnhed-27jan2017I mention this because they’re two people who seem to know what’s best for the downtown. Walsh has been on the BIA’s case this past week over the supposed need for new blood and new ideas. Dever, you’ll recall, led the fight to kill the performing arts centre.

So if they have better ideas, last night’s meeting would have been a good place to bring them.

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2 Comments on EDITORIAL – Where were critics of the downtown last night?

  1. R A George // March 1, 2017 at 10:03 AM // Reply

    Make Victoria St. a ” Walking Mall ” with multi level parking off of Lansdown and Seymour streets.Get rid of parking kiosks sidewalks and curbs.Give it a European flavour.Lots of benches ,large awnings in front of the cafes along with lots of tables and chairs and manditory sweeping every morning by business owners. The biggest problem would be keeping out the large proliferation of bums Kamloops attracts.
    Dream on eh. Our whole society is on a slow downward spiral. Too many civil rights lawyers and bleeding hearts and of course the route problem to most of it, Drugs.

  2. But the street sweepers were downtown as recent as this morning…I do not think you had much to do with that, Mel.

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