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 …


The Challenges and Opportunities of Policing Kamloops…

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: October 24, 2016 10:35 am

I have got a lot of time for the Superintendent of the RCMP’s Kamloops Detachment. Brad Mueller leads a strong RCMP team in one of the more complex policing environments we’ve seen for some time.   This year seems to be a challenging one in terms of increases in criminal activity. In the spring and summer, Kamloops council members …


UBCM 2016 – some key themes and takeways for me…

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: October 4, 2016 11:08 pm

All photo credits: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ubcm        I feel like this might be the start of a few different posts about UBCM 2016, reporting back what I and Kamloops Council did there. The UBCM convention is alway packed with a lot of things. Here is the program for this year.    It’s always very hard to …


Quick updates from Kamloops City Council today….

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: September 13, 2016 10:26 pm

First City Council meeting in a month and we had a pretty action packed agenda. Here are some notable items:  After a presentation from Dr Silvina Mema and other officials from Interior Health, we supported the concept of a safe consumption site in Kamloops in principle. I think this “preliminary” endorsement  speaks to council’s understa …


A Bit of a Bittersweet Start to September….

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: September 8, 2016 4:53 pm

Mayor Peter Milobar announces his bid for the Kamloops North Thompson BC Liberal Party Nomination. I’ve always wondered why people run for provincial or federal elected office. I have a lot of time and respect for our current local MLA duo and for our MP. My Dad even tried twice to get elected an MLA. But, at city council, we look for reasons …