It was a time to say goodbye at Kamloops council on Tuesday.
Two councilors are retiring while another two were defeated during the election.
For a crying Donavan Cavers, who was turfed on Oct. 20, he felt he was elected to act as a watchdog over the now-dead Ajax copper mine project.
“I basically felt in a lot of ways like a funnel, like a conduit,” Cavers said, sobbing. “All the concerns and all the stress about people who were so worried about that project, I felt like I had to be the kind of funnel that brought to council, to the floor. And I did my best to do that as much as I could.”
After 31 years Pat Wallace also attended her last meeting after announcing earlier this year she would not seek another term.
“I want to say that I have the highest regard and affection for all members of the family, my colleagues and our staff,” Wallace said.
Ray Dhaliwal, like Cavers, was also defeated while Tina Lange like Wallace didn’t run again.