Reider’s Digest (14:45 mark), with Kamloops Mayor Reid Hamer-Jackson, highlights colourful Episode 83 of Kamloops Last Week, which also features commentary (47:35) on Brier silver medallist Matt Dunstone, with insight from the Manitoba skip and his girlfriend, B.C. champion curler Erin Pincott.
The mayor talks of being homeless in Edmonton when he was a teenager and explains how the experience has shaped his views.
Hamer-Jackson brings up concerns with the city’s purchase of the Northbridge Hotel/Campbell Avenue properties and the role of ASK Wellness in managing a facility expected to rise on the land.
How is the working environment at city hall? What does he think of criticism that followed his Feb. 28 outreach-workers motion that was defeated 8-1? Did he do his research?
Hamer-Jackson, who is lobbying to have the 419 Moose Squadron do a fly-over during the Memorial Cup, expresses discontent with the timing of point-in-time counts that provide information on people experiencing homelessness in the city.
Also in the show: 17 wild horses shot to death north of Walhachin (8:00), Kamloops Sports Legacy Fund donates $500,000 to TRU WolfPack/lack of squash courts in city is a bad look for the Tournament Capital (10:17), a charity pickleball game is proposed (6:19) to mark Episode 100 and Mike Miltimore talks of hard times in 1983 (2:38).
Volkswagen of Kamloops officially joins the #LastWeekCliqueSponsorshipConsortium, which includes Gord’s Appliance and Mattress Centre, Club Car Beverage Company and McDonald’s.
Check out the weekly sponsorship improv session at 12:04.
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