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COLLINS – A dome over Hillside Stadium? Really?

Hillside Stadium. (Image: CFJC)

THE CITY and TRU are in very early discussions about a dome over Hillside Stadium. An intriguing possibility.

It would certainly be a big boost to the Tournament Capital idea, and allow sports of many varieties to take place all year long. I expect it would be a pretty expensive project, but if the circumstances were right, and funding were available from senior levels of government and not only TRU and the City, it might be worth discussing more.

But I fear in getting hooked on this major project, we are forgetting that we really need to do more to balance out activities in Kamloops. Voters turned down a high-cost Performing Arts Centre and Parking lot proposal for the old Kamloops Daily News building. I don’t think we know for sure if they were just against the huge costs, or whether they didn’t want a performing arts centre.

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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.

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