Letter: Lessons learned — check those parking receipts in downtown Kamloops


I recently parked on Fifth Avenue, close to the excellent Barb’s Used Book and Music Sale in the former Value Village building downtown.

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I’ve had experience with our parking machines, so I confidently followed the instructions and fed the meter $1.25.

I then pocketed my receipt and sashayed away to spend a pleasant 50 minutes or so at the sale.

When I returned to my vehicle, pleased with my purchases, I saw a parking violation notice on my windshield.

It claimed I had paid only 25 cents. So what happened to the dollar I had also deposited?

Though I was upset about the fine, I paid it. What would be the point of phoning or filling out a dispute form since I couldn’t prove I had thrown that loonie into the machine?

It was a lesson learned — take a good look at your parking receipt before sashaying away.

Elma Schemenauer


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