An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
THE NEXT TIME YOU’RE DRIVING down Lansdowne Street, enjoying the reconstruction traffic, look left as you pass the City parkade. You’ll probably have time to do this in the slow-moving traffic.
You’ll be amazed at what’s going on there. The parkade mural is well under way and it is truly spectacular. Commissioned from Kamloops artist Bill Frymire, it’s part of the Lansdowne Street do-over, and consists of metal tiles — 90,000 of them — assembled to depict the meeting of the waters.
It’s blue and green and yellow and bright and sparkly and the tired old parkade is on the way to becoming a stunning canvas. Every parkade should look as good.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.