Current Conditions

Partly Cloudy

Kamloops food truck season set to kick off

Cat and Joe's Pig Rig was become a staple in the Kamloops food truck culture.
April 09, 2015 - 7:28 PM

KAMLOOPS - If the long winter left you craving the street-side dining experience only food trucks can provide you are in luck, food truck season is just around the corner and the city will again be allowing food trucks in the downtown area. 

A report, based on the 2014 pilot project, is expected to go before council next week proposing trucks be allowed to operate earlier and for longer hours. This includes both week days and weekends. Plans also include more vending zones, such as Campbell Creek industrial park, to catch hungry workers in between breaks, and the Tranquille Road section of the North Shore.

The project was not without its growing pains. Several vendors started off in parking lots around town because city bylaws did not allow them to be parked on city streets. With the support of the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Area the city agreed to a pilot project that would allow food trucks to set up in the downtown core last year.

Sentiment expressed among some vendors was that of an unsupportive city, who piloted the project as a means to appease residents.

“We don't feel welcomed by the city but do feel very welcomed by community members, our customers and local service providers along with our out of town progressive visitors,” Cathy Obertowich of Cat and Joe's Pig Rig says.

Obertowich is also frustrated by the lack of support from local business. She feels it is unfair and unfeasible to not be allowed to sell food into the dinner hour, as all trucks were required to leave before 5 p.m. last year. She is also skeptical how opening operations into industrial parks will help expand her business.

Several vendors have said they hope to be in full operation by May, though some have already started catering some events. Pig Rig, however, will not be as visible this season as they were the last.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Dana Reynolds at or call 250-819-6089. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2015
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kamloops News
  • Comments
  • Routine stop in Kamloops turns into yelling match on Halston Avenue
    KAMLOOPS - What should have been a straightforward impaired driving check became tense yesterday as people in two cars yelled at each other about who had guns in their cars, police say. Arou
  • Body of man found dead in Vernon identified
    VERNON - The man found dead last week in Vernon has been identified as Dustin Rogers in a report from Global News. According to police, a body was discovered about 7:24 a.m. March 23 near
  • Kamloops RCMP bust drug dealer
    KAMLOOPS – Police in Kamloops have arrested a Falkland man for drug trafficking following an investigation two weeks ago. RCMP say members of the Street Level Drug Unit conducted an in
  • RCMP confirm death of Vernon man was a homicide
    VERNON - What was first described as a suspicious death in Vernon is now being called a homicide by RCMP. Police are officially releasing the identity of a man found dead last Thursday, Mar
  • Canadian ship involved in massive cocaine bust in international waters
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Royal Canadian Navy vessel was involved in an international anti-drug trafficking mission that led to the seizure of more than 14 tonnes of cocaine in international water
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile