COLLINS – Commission’s new boundary plans for Kamloops are insane

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THERE’S A REPORT being considered by the B.C. Government that would increase the number of ridings and switch up some boundaries, including the ones in our two Kamloops ridings.

Under the proposed plan, a new riding called Kamloops Centre would cover most of the City while a second riding, called Kamloops-North Shuswap, would cover an area including Westsyde and Rayleigh, Chase and Pritchard.

There would be branches up the North Shuswap and several other little areas that make no sense whatsoever.

EDITORIAL – Proposed new riding boundaries make no sense

The committee looking at redistribution is looking at trying to keep the population of each riding relatively the same, but while it may work in the Lower Mainland and other large centers of population, it doesn’t work in more rural areas.

Take our area, for example.


Doug Collins has had a wide background in the broadcast industry, having done virtually every type of news and sports broadcasting, including news anchor, sports play-by-play, and editorialist. His “One Man’s Opinion” aired on TV from 1973- 2013. He retired from his management roles in the station in October, 2018, but continues to write his column. In 2019, Doug was awarded the Freedom of the City.

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1 Comment on COLLINS – Commission’s new boundary plans for Kamloops are insane

  1. What “access to your MLA” look like? An email? Which is totally location irrelevant? We also know the MLA’s location accessibility does not equal the MLA’s mind accessibility.

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