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UPDATE: Parking in downtown Kamloops is no longer free

(via Tereza Verenca)

9:10 a.m., Feb 7

Parking is no longer free on the streets of downtown Kamloops.

The glitch that caused malfunctions with the Whoosh app (which is used to pay for parking from a driver's phone) and the pay stations have been fixed, according to a statement from the city.

Parking is once again $1.25 per hour for the first two hours and $2.50 for the third.


10:30 a.m., Feb. 6

The City of Kamloops is working to remedy the technical difficulties that have plagued the pay parking stations and Whoosh app. 

Bylaw services manager John Ramsay tells KamloopsMatters staff is in contact with the city's parking service provider, which is located in France. 

"(The disruption) has nothing to do with the cold," he says. "It's an actual connection between the servers."

Until things get fixed, parking in downtown Kamloops is free. 

Ramsay says if drivers receive a ticket for non-payment, the city will void it. However, if a ticket for illegal parking (say, parking across a sidewalk or a crosswalk) is issued, those tickets will stand.

Ramsay couldn't give a timeline for when the system will be back up and running again.



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