Comparatively speaking, Kamloops is still a safe city. Few things make life more miserable, though, than living on a street plagued by criminal activity
An ArmchairMayor.ca editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
IS KAMLOOPS becoming the next Surrey?
That’s one of the questions showing up on social media in reaction to this week’s shooting on Nelson Avenue. Surrey does have a reputation for shootings, but in fact violent crimes are on the decrease there.
In Kamloops, though, we’ve had two shootings recently — one fatal — and people are understandably worried. They wonder why “problem” houses like the one involved in this week’s incident can’t simply be shut down.
Mel Rothenburger’s Armchair Mayor editorials appear twice daily Mondays through Thursdays on CFJC- TV. His Armchair Mayor column is published Saturdays on ArmchairMayor.ca and CFJC Today. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.