Letter: Public market should not rise at Riverside Park


I think putting a public market in Riverside Park would be a huge mistake (‘Public market boosters selling memberships,’ Nov. 23).

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We need to save our parkland and keep it the way it is.

We need the parking lot for all the activities, such as Music in the Park and Ribfest, to name a few. 

There is limited access due to trains, limited parking and no bus service in that area of downtown.

We do have a lot of seniors and children using the park on a daily basis and parking for the disabled is essential close to the park.

I would like to suggest building a public market at the former Kamloops Daily News site, at Seymour Street and Fourth Avenue.

I believe proponents could use the same concept drawing on that location. 

There is plenty of room for a four-level parkade, with the bottom floor for an indoor market open market garden.

The old Daily News location is central to all uptown shopping and has bus service from all areas of the city.

There are many seniors living in high-rise condos all around that location and more are being built.

I am in favour of a public market, but not at Riverside Park.

Ron Engen

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