It was an active city council meeting today. Council dealt with some thorny issues - Abby the dog, Aboriginal Co-Gen Corporation's gasification plant, and controversial changes in garbage pick up schedules. There was quite a feisty gallery as well - some of Kamloops' most colourful and controversial activists were in attendance.
Council decided to take a suprising number of actions vis a vis the MOE's approval of an air permit for the gasification plant. They decided to write a couple of letters expressing concerns and asking for explanations. They also directed staff to explore any legal options available to them to regulate the plant. It seems to me that the people who have expressed grave concerns about the plant can take a lot of comfort in council's actions today. This action still might not make the plant any safer or stop it completely, but it might. I don't think I've ever seen such a flurry of motions.