ROTHENBURGER – Answering the challenge to see into North Shore’s future

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IS THE NORTH SHORE a neighbourhood or a community? I say the latter — in fact it’s a whole bunch of neighbourhoods put together — but whichever it is, it’s up for review.

City Hall is looking at the future of the area via the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan and wants to know what people think. The plan hasn’t been updated since 2008.

“The review and update of the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan will not only address new changes and land use needs on the North Shore, but also ensure the new plan is aligned with the goals and vision of KAMPLAN,” according to the City.

The final plan won’t actually be ready until next year but a short survey on the City’s website asks some general questions about how people want the North Shore to develop. It asks about vision, key issues and opportunities, for example. It even asks about logos.

These are lofty items but there will be a natural tendency to view the matter from the perspective of infrastructure, everything from pot holes to major amenities.


Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at

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4 Comments on ROTHENBURGER – Answering the challenge to see into North Shore’s future

  1. John Noakes // July 15, 2020 at 12:47 PM // Reply

    Fewer drive by shootings would be nice, Mayor Ken.

  2. Back at it with the “North Shore”? Why can it be fixed? Why didn’t you fixed it, or at least set the framework for fixing it, during your long tenure as worship? Perhaps some “problems” (perceived or real as they may be) can’t be fixed. But if it was me I would have a bridge at the airport built connecting near the westward weight scale on the TCH and move the City’s maintenance yard somewhere over there for starters.

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