PETERS – Paint spill is smalltown gossip fodder, not proof teens are terrible

(Image: Facebook, Al Fitter)

THE BIG PAINT SPILL this week is something that will go down in the annals of small-town gossip history for Logan Lake.

A 16-year-old is accused of emptying a huge paint drum on a parking lot, turning kilometres and kilometres of highway lines into one big pool of mustard-coloured waste.

What is, on its surface, a fairly minor incident, provides the perfect mix of ingredients to feed the B-Sers for months: it’s a rare occurrence, it cost a moderately large amount of money – and one of those punk kids was responsible.

“Kids these days.”

“Parents these days.”

“Our joke of a justice system.”

“Who’s gonna pay?”


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 – Paint spill is smalltown gossip fodder, not proof teens are terrible

  1. Catherine McNeely // August 24, 2020 at 9:49 PM // Reply

    This young punk needs to be forced to spend however long it takes to help clean up this mess. If that cannot be done outside a union contract which might require him to be paid, then he needs to be put in a position which will ensure he contributes in a meaningful way to the community he has wronged,. Here’s hoping something positive will come out of this for him.

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