PETERS – Needle cleanup is still more complicated than it needs to be

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The program director for People in Motion had just found a bunch of used needles in front of the agency’s office on Tranquille Road.

The needles had been left among some cedar bushes in an elevated concrete planter.

Nearby was a garbage receptacle that was overflowing with trash, and that needed addressing as well.

Rubel called the City of Kamloops and got transferred from department to department in a futile wild goose chase.


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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1 Comment on PETERS – Needle cleanup is still more complicated than it needs to be

  1. Another matter that seems to gather attention near election time. Then, like a lot of other topics, it gets “forgotten.” Is that what we pay local politicians for? Because if you don’t talk about it, it doesn’t go away. Hey James what about you do a round of councillors interviews?

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