Nov. 28 is officially Know Your Neighbour Day in Kamloops.
Mayor Peter Milobar made the proclamation Tuesday at the request of Pyaya Singh Lotay.
Lotay invited council to attend a seminar about the teachings of Guru Nanak coming up later this month. He said Nanak's message is about universality; one god, one mankind, and everyone children of one god.
Sikhs in town are being asked to bring friends, neighbours and associates to the seminar, set for 7 p.m. on Nov. 27 at the Parkside Lounge of Interior Savings Centre.
CN Rail discounts rail walkway
CN Rail has written Mayor Peter Milobar and Tk'emlups Indian Band Chief Shane Gottfriedson saying it has no plans to create a walkway on its rail bridge over the South Thompson River.
The three sides met in August to discuss concerns about people walking across the bridge and the dangers around that.
Council discussed the response letter Tuesday.
Coun. Donovan Cavers said he was disappointed and questioned the survey CN referred to that said 95 per cent of people crossing the river use the appropriate walkways — a total of 1,610. Less than five per cent (36 people) trespassed on the CN bridge, it said.
"I would like to know about this so-called survey they conducted. If they included Sun Rivers, it could significantly skew the data," he said.
Milobar said the gist of the meeting was that CN doesn't want to add a walkway, nor would it allow the City to build one, even at taxpayers' expense.
"They don't want to encourage use of an active rail bridge," he said.
Coun. Tina Lange also wondered where CN got the numbers of people crossing the river on foot. The TIB doesn't even have 1,600 members, she said. But 36 people crossing the rail bridge is significant, she added.
Council voted unanimously to send a letter to CN expressing disappointment in their decision and copy it to MP Cathy McLeod.