PETERS – Small town growing pains around parking, gun violence

(Image: CFJC)

KAMLOOPS IS once again teetering on the precipice of becoming a big city, and a lot of its residents would like it to continue being a small town.

That juxtaposition is why many residents love this community, but it also leads to its fair share of inherent conflict.

First, downtown parking.

For those who work downtown and need to leave their vehicles in one spot all day, it is an issue.

There is a shortage, and the city needs to figure out how to create more spaces.

But many of the people complaining about parking are not downtown employees, they are downtown customers.

They seem to carry the expectation that they should be able to park right in front of the store they are patronizing at any time.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.


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