Temporary free Saturday parking coming to Kamloops - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy

Temporary free Saturday parking coming to Kamloops

November 22, 2016 - 4:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - Downtown businesses and Saturday shoppers will be pleased with a Kamloops city council decision.

Free parking was approved today, Nov. 22, for the first, four Saturdays of December. Council gave the thumbs up to the request from the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association to have free street parking on Dec. 3, 10, 17 and 24.

The decision means council will be out $10,000 in potential revenue. City corporate services director David Duckworth told council the city is in a good position when it comes to parking revenue.

In a letter to council, the Business Improvement Association’s manager Gay Pooler asked for the free parking as a way to draw customers into the city’s core during the busy Christmas shopping season.

“This idea is a popular public relations tool utilized in other cities found to be appreciated by downtown patrons,” she says in the letter.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Brendan Kergin or call 250-819-6089 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2016
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kamloops News
  • Comments
  • How this Kamloops couple is going zero waste
    KAMLOOPS - The first thing you notice when you walk into Haley Feller and Sam Birmingham's home is that it is so clean. Though their basement suite has no natural light the absence of cl
  • South Okanagan man gets letter from prisoner who shot him and left him for dead
    PENTICTON - When Ronald Teneycke one of the South Okanagan's most notorius prolific offenders, was declared a dangerous offender after months of court proceedings last March,Teneycke's las
  • Kamloops police seeking child and guardian
    KAMLOOPS - A boy and his aunt have not checked in for two days, and now RCMP are requesting the aunt make contact. Kamloops RCMP received a report to check the well being of a six-year-old b
  • Blood moon eclipse visible from southern Interior this weekend
    Residents of the southern B.C. Interior will have a prime seat for the total lunar eclipse this weekend if the weather cooperates. Overnight Sunday, Jan. 20, the full moon will become fully
  • TRENDING NOW: Leaf blower-powered sled
    %%nodefaultimage%% This Russian dad has raised the bar for improvised winter sliding devices. He blew away the competition by strapping a couple leaf blowers to his daughter's sled
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile