EDITORIAL – Made-in-Kamloops solution needed for public washrooms

An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.

WE NEED TO RETHINK public washrooms.

First of all, there aren’t enough of them. If Nature calls when you’re shopping downtown or on the Tranquille strip, for example, better hope you can find a friendly coffee shop or restaurant that will forgive the intrusion.

Private businesses, though, shouldn’t have to carry the load for the bodily functions of non-customers.

And if you’re in a public park, you have to contend with a concrete-block bunker that reeks of urine, and you never know who might be in there.

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