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Exhibition exercise with a map with text: What's your landmark?

A Walk-Through of Individual Experiences of You Are Here: Mapping the Future of Culture in Kamloops

The newest exhibit at Kamloops Museum and Archives is more than history, it’s about building a future.
Xavier Levy , Education and Skills Training Certificate program Practicum Student 2022

Practicum Student Partnership with TRU Continues to Benefit Both City and Students

Another pair of students from Thompson River University’s Education and Skills Training Certificate program participated in a six-week practicum placement with the City’s Parks division this spring. The program combines classes and lab experiences with real-world work experiences for students experiencing barriers to employment.
Exterior shot of Sandman Centre

The Importance of a Cooling Centre in Our Community

It’s no surprise that when summer arrives in Kamloops, the temperatures get hot. From July 26 to August 1, the activated Cooling Centre welcomed 527 guests and 7 pets.
Female EcoSmart team member in front of a waste sorting station

Waste Diversion Stations at City Events a Success

With in-person events returning to the community this year, the City has begun to use waste diversion stations at some City-sponsored events.

City Auction Sparks Opportunity to Support Sick Kids

You never know what good will come from a thorough spring cleaning. After a massive project to clear out obsolete assets, the City of Kamloops is holding its first ever online auction. It turns out one of the items up for bid caught the eye of a local mom with a special project in mind.

Pollinator Garden Brought to Life

Have you seen the new pollinator garden at West Highlands Park?

ECOSmart Team Ready to Share Sustainability Tips

ECOSmart Team members Alex and Amy are ready to get out in the community to share tips and information on sustainability initiatives.