To employ a much over-used comparison, it looks like a war zone these days in a square block of a once proud residential neighbourhood.
Almost two dozen heritage homes — most built in the early 1900s — are being bulldozed to make way for the massive City Gardens apartment-tower complex between Battle and Nicola Streets. One of the homes was moved to McLure, another will be moved to another downtown location tomorrow tonight in the middle of the night.
It’s a sad sight watching all those great old homes disappear. Over the years, Kamloops has torn down many heritage buildings to make way for progress but this project represents the biggest single heritage loss in the city’s history.
— Mel Rothenburger.