Webcam considered for City Hall

Catching a glimpse of Campbell River’s beautiful waterfront may soon be possible without ever leaving your home

Catching a glimpse of Campbell River’s beautiful waterfront may soon be possible without ever leaving your home.

The city is looking into installing a webcam that would stream live video through the city’s website.

Warren Kalyn, manager of city information services, said the camera would not only enhance the website but promote tourism.

“It will provide exposure,” Kalyn told council Tuesday night. “Webcams provide a first impression for virtual tourists before they actually visit the municipality and are a very effective tool for tourism and cultural promotion.”

The camera, which would have a hardened shell to protect it from rain and snow and have night vision capability, would cost the city a one-time fee of $2,300 for installation and purchase, and an annual fee of $900 to cover the cost of the Internet Service Provider, which would come out of the council contingency fund.

Kalyn recommended the camera, which would provide a 24/7 panoramic view of the waterfront and downtown core, be located on the roof of City Hall but Coun. Andy Adams said he would rather the city look into purchasing a webcam already mounted at the Maritime Heritage Centre not currently being used.

“It may be more economical to use that one for the city,” said Adams. “It’s already set up there. It makes sense to inquire before purchasing another camera for a different location.”

The motion passed with Coun. Roy Grant opposed because of the cost.

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