I OFTEN QUESTION how decisions are made regarding the design of intersections in the city. Especially where they involve properties that are in a difficult spot. It is not easy to resolve.
I remember years ago, Councillor (then) John O’Fee commenting on a development with words to the effect (loose paraphrase cause I’m getting old and my memory is not that good) that you just couldn’t shut a property owner down from developing his property, and he had a right to be able to do business.
I agreed with the principle and still do. But it’s very scary when you look at some intersections.
One new problematic area is just up from Broadcast Centre. A new Starbucks and Domino’s have been located on the site where a gas station once stood at Columbia and McGill.
Doug Collins is the Director of News, Information and Television Operations at CFJC-TV. Doug has been on the air in Kamloops since 1970. He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada in 2008.