Kamloops council shrinks by one as provincial election looms

City councillor Donovan Cavers at his provincial candidacy announcement, Sept. 8, 2016

KAMLOOPS - Two city council members are running for provincial office, but one is leaving chambers before the other.

Coun. Donovan Cavers told council today, April 4, that today's meeting would be his last as councillor until the end of the provincial election in mid-May. He said his interpretation of the rules suggest he should step back before April 11, the day the provincial election campaign starts and the date of the next council meeting.

Mayor Peter Milobar, who’s running for the B.C. Liberal party in the same election did not announce he would be taking leave. Previously both announced they would take leave April 11, after the meeting.

Cavers is the B.C. Green Party candidate in the Kamloops-South Thompson riding while Milobar is running in Kamloops-North Thompson.

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