This Summer with Your Council…

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: September 11, 2017 1:20 am

 I had a awesome summer job this year. I was your Mayor. Actually, I will serve as acting Mayor until mid October when the new Mayor and Councillors, elected in the Sept 30th by-election, are sworn in.   I’m humbled my council colleagues asked me to take on this caretaker role and very thankful for their support and the support of c …


Stating my Position on the Ajax Mine Proposal…

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: July 17, 2017 9:43 pm

Today, at city council, we made the decision to oppose the Ajax mine proposal. Here is my statement as to why I came to a difficult decision to oppose. : With the wildfires around us, I’ve spent some time in our evacuee reception centres over the past week. Everybody is coming together at these centres. The Ajax polarization of opinion largel …


Working with Wildfire Situation….

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: July 10, 2017 7:32 pm

These are personal experiences and observations about the recent incredible wildfire activity in BC. For current updates and info, please visit the TNRD website and the BC Government wildfire website.  On Friday, events moved incredibly rapidly. In a couple of hours, wildfires were starting to threaten communities across our region. The incred …


Full time at City Hall for Four Months….

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: June 1, 2017 8:28 pm

  May 30th City Council meeting… Today, I start full time working as the deputy Mayor.  I just want to thank council again for their unanimous support in appointing me. This is a an incredibly humbling honour. I am looking forward to serving the community in this role for the next four months. A by-election to elect a new Mayor and at l …


CBC Kamloops Interview on Decision to Demolish Old Daily News Building…

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: April 25, 2017 10:37 am

  There has been quite a robust debate over the past days on council’s decision to start the process of demolishing the old Kamloops Daily News building to create some interim parking spaces downtown. I was on CBC Kamloops yesterday talking about this. There also some good clips of Councillor Denis Walsh, who opposes demolition. Thanks to Shel …


Why I Voted Against the City Budget This Year…

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: March 22, 2017 11:15 pm

I work with amazing people at city hall. We don’t always agree on issues, both big and small. A big issue on which I voted differently than the majority of my city council colleagues was the 2017 city budget. I did not support the city budget this year. The majority of council did support it. I have a great deal of respect for my colleagues a …


How was the Year at the North Shore Business Improvement Association?

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: January 25, 2017 11:28 pm

At city hall on tuesday, the Executive Director of the North Shore Business Improvement Association (NSBIA), Steven Puhallo, stated that 2016 was a great year for the association. There has been a lot of recent and significant road and bridge upgrades / repairs that made it more difficult for some to access North Kamloops commercial areas. In 2016, …


Why It’s Sometimes Important for People to Attend a Council Meeting…

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: January 17, 2017 11:38 pm

We heard an application at today’s council meeting for a resident to keep 3 dogs on their property. The limit is 2 but residents can apply to council for a variance to keep 3. Typically for these applications, the resident wanting the variance comes to council to verbally present their arguments as to why approval should be granted and to answer an …


Snow Patience…

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: January 9, 2017 10:31 pm

  We are in an extended deep freeze, the likes we have not seen in a long time. Add to this the snowfall in the past day or two, things tend to start to go a bit funny. Cars spinning out, people slipping, etc. If anyone needs help shovelling snow, feel free to be in touch – 250 320 6532 or [email protected]  I am thankful for the city c …


A Couple of Early Thoughts on Kamloops in 2017…

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: January 4, 2017 11:33 am

                          Most of the awesome members of the Kamplan (Kamloops’ Official Community Plan) Review Committee at our December 2016 Meeting All the very best in 2017 to you and to those you hold dear! Here’s a few early thoughts on happenings in the community in 2017: 1) Th …