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Injured city councillor returning to Kamloops chambers

FILE PHOTO - Councillors Ken Christian and Pat Wallace go over the agenda on one of the new iPads being used as part of a pilot project to reduce paper waste.
April 25, 2016 - 6:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - The most familiar face on Kamloops city council will be returning tomorrow.

Coun. Pat Wallace says she intends to return to council chambers for the April 26 regular meeting. She was injured after a public consultation about aquatics facilities March 7 when she fell in the parking lot.

“I cracked two discs in my neck, broke my nose and got 16 stitches,” she says.

The city councillor had to wear a collar due to neck injury and unable to drive, so she’s looking forward to getting out of her home. Arrangements have been made to get her to and from council, Wallace says.

This has been the longest period she’s been away from council, she says. While a flu may have kept her away for a meeting, she says health has never stopped her from her duties and she doesn’t intend to stop now in her 28th year on council.

“I’ve missed my colleagues and missed the staff,” she says. “After 28 years they become your family in a sense. I’ll be glad to get back to that.”

Wallace says while she’ll be at the council meeting tomorrow, April 26, she’s not sure about how long she’ll be able to stay or if she’ll be able to attend the public hearing meeting that evening.

She says she’s given no thought to any kind of legal action against the school district about the fall which happend on district property.

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