We're writing to say goodbye and thank you to all the great people we've met in our seven years in Kamloops.
This is such a friendly city! The clerks and service people in the stores, garages, insurance companies, medical offices, newspapers, the Tournament Capital Centre (especially the aqua-fit women and instructors) government offices and others have been, with few exceptions (some politicians) pleasant, helpful and competent.
We can't say enough about how we've enjoyed the Kamloops Symphony and Western Canada Theatre, as well as the Thompson Valley Orchestra. Kamloopsians - you are so lucky to have these dedicated artists and volunteers.
It's ironic that we moved here from the Lower Mainland for our health, and now find we have to move again, for our future health.
We've been considering our options for some time and find that we can no longer live with a gorilla in our closet! This gorilla, the proposed Ajax Mine, won't be going ahead in the very near future, but, if it is allowed to proceed, will eventually generate such poor air quality as to be life changing for the very young and the elderly. We aren't elderly yet, but want to enjoy good health when we get to those years, so will be breathing the fresh air in Penticton.
Many thanks and good wishes for the continued future success of the great people in the Kamloops Area Preservation Association. It has been an honour and a privilege to work with every one of you.
IVAN AND DONNA SAMBOLEC
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