Kamloops city council to review two more proposed retail cannabis stores

KAMLOOPS - Two more retail cannabis stores are up for consideration by Kamloops city council. One proposed location is downtown, while the other is on the North Shore.

Tawd Hamonic has submitted an application for 240 Lansdowne St., which is across the street from WorkBC Employment Services Centre and Kamloops Mental Health and Addiction Services and Emergency Response, according to a report going to city council's meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Michelle Parenteau has written a letter of opposition to the Lansdowne Street location, noting it is in proximity to addiction services.

The other location at 279 Tranquille Road, proposed by Rebecca Hardin, received four letters of opposition. 

Patti Montpetit, who owns Findlay's Vacuum and Sewing Machine, says there are already several locations pending on the North Shore.

"We do not need one on every corner," she writes in a letter to council.

Among the concerns that letter writers are worried about include the price of homes being affected, increased crime and addiction enabling.

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