Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian raised a number of important issues with various cabinet ministers at the recently completed Union of B.C Municipalities convention.
Christian says one of those gatherings was with Attorney General David Eby on the impact of the three month strike at Cascades Casino in Kamloops, which has cost the city 600 thousand dollars in lost revenue.
“Gaming grants because of the strike that is currently occurring and that’s an ongoing kind of moving target, but the longer it goes on the less our sharing of the gaming grants is going to be.”
Christian also met with officials from Emergency Management B.C dealing with an issue stemming from the 2017 wildfires.
“There we spoke primarily about issues related to self evacuation. people that self evacuating from one area to another because of smoke of what they feel is a threat without an actual stated evacuation order and how that becomes very problematic if you are the host community.”
Christian says Williams Lake should have had representation on the Kamloops Emergency Operations Centre after thousands of people from the Cariboo were forced to Kamloops.