Letter: Non-potable water is also a local issue


Much has been said about the lack of potable water in northern communities.

How many poeple know that here in Kamloops, on the Tk’emlups reserve, just across the Yellowhead Bridge, there is a residential area that has no potable water and on which residents drive on gravel roads?

They are taxed at the same mill rate as downtown Kamloops, even though they do not own the property, and pay pad rental as well, to one of the wealthiest reserves in the nation.

Banks won’t allow them to use home equity because they do not own the property.

Will no one go to bat for these people?

Blanche Passmore


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