IT WAS INEVITABLE THAT, as the arts centre debate heats up in Kamloops, the comparison to sports facilities is made.
The comparison was brought into even greater focus this week as council gave the green light to a huge renovation for its crown jewel sports facility.
But it really shouldn’t come down to one versus the other.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He writes five commentaries a week for CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.