Peter Oswell in his Aug. 30 letter about traffic and safety on the North Shore is
absolutely correct — North Kamloops is ignored by City council. There is no North Kamloops representation on City council in spite of having half the city’s population.
Kamloops desperately needs a ward system where North Kamloops would always have half of its deserved City councillors.
Tranquille is a traffic disaster and needs fixing. As well, much of North Kamloops close to the Thompson River must endure the constant blare of CP train horns as they pass through the fully barricaded crossing on the Mission Hill road to Domtar and the City dump.
The noise is compounded by the steep slopes just south of the tracks that bounce all the horns sound directly across the Thompson River where half of the city’s population lives.
South Kamloops, with all the councillors has four or more CP crossings and council has forced CP to not blow its horns at any of them so that the City councillors and other South Kamloops residents can get their nightly sleep in peace and quiet.
If we had a ward system, City council would surely stop CP from blasting its horns night and day and irritating thousands of North Kamloops residents and would deal with Tranquille traffic.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Coun. Nelly Dever has lived on the North Shore for years and Coun. Pat Wallace just moved from downtown to Riverbend this summer.