As one of the many seniors living south of Columbia Street at Fourth Avenue, I have been trying to find out who is responsible for cleaning the sidewalk on the east side of the avenue, leading from Columbia Street and proceeding south on the east side of the roadway toward the Kamloops Law Courts.
Following a snowfall, this sidewalk doesn’t get shovelled and becomes treacherous for pedestrians, especially for us seniors living farther south of the courthouse. There is too much traffic for us to walk on the roadway.
The city says it is not their responsibility, while the province, through Kamloops-South MLA Todd Stone’s office, says it is city problem.
Nobody will take responsibility. Therefore, I plan to lay claim to this area in the very near future, before the next heavy dump of snow.
I would like to advise all vehicle drivers that there will be a toll road on the road that exits Columbia Street at Fourth Avenue, starting at the southwest corner of the courthouse and extending down to Columbia.
Drivers will be able to purchase a multiple use card from what I am planning to call White’s Land, which will include the first 25 metres east of the roadway. The toll should cover my cost, as prime minister of White’s Land, for contracting out snow removal, plus provide additional monies for me to purchase groceries.
Watch the flags on this newly claimed territory to go up and listen for the screaming from the city and province, arguing this can’t be done.
Well, neither can seniors walk on the bloody sidewalk when there are only ruts in the snowbanks to walk in.