CHURCHES IN KAMLOOPS, as in most communities in B.C., are eligible to be exempt from paying property taxes.
The characteristic all those types of properties have in common, in theory, is that they provide a service to the broader community.
In the case of churches, one would hope that service is not limited to their own membership but to those in need.
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.