November 03, 2013 - 9:51 AM
KAMLOOPS - It was a busy week as Kamloopsians prepared for Halloween but before the big day several hundred people also took to the street to fight the proposed open pit mine and there was talk about how to make one of the gateways into the city look better was discussed by city council.
The week started with Tranquille Farm Fresh opening up the corn maze to a Halloween Extravaganza, with actors, lights, music and fog to add to the spooky atmosphere. A few dozen zombies also took to the street in the 8th annual Zombie Walk on Saturday, while coaches were spyed wearing costumes at the Canada Games Centre just before the big day.
The weekend also saw more than 350 people take to the streets for a Stop Ajax Rally. Concerns over the impact the mine would have on the community were shared before the group marched through downtown to raise awareness and support.
The Kamloops Airport is working towards securing a contract with Suncor to lease and develop the land near the entrance of the airport grounds adjacent to the petroleum company while city council looks at options to beautify the stretch of Tranquille Road leading to and from the airport.
We also woke to crisp, frosty mornings much of the week and it has become apparent the cooler weather is here to stay.
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