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Kamloops Museum and Archives Reopens Doors: Preserving the Past, Illuminating the Present

The Kamloops Museum and Archives is a place where Kamloops’ history is shared in the light of the present. After a lengthy closure, the Archives is reopening to the public on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. 

Unified Community Effort: Comprehensive Services and Supports for Kamloops' Most Vulnerable

Community partners and government agencies at the Kamloops Access Hub table coordinate to provide a range of programs, services, and supports for unhoused and unsheltered individuals in Kamloops. Read our full article to learn what each partner and agency provides and how they work together.

Increasing Access to Healthy Food

The Mount Paul Community Food Centre used grant funds to create affordable produce boxes resulting in access to healthy food for people; increased knowledge of nutrition and local food; reduced social isolation; reduced financial stress for people; and introduced the centre as a permanent resource for those accessing it.

City Expresses Gratitude to Neighbourhood Association Volunteers with Appreciation Dinner

The City of Kamloops hosted an appreciation dinner on March 7, 2024, to thank the many individuals who provide and share communication through their neighbourhood association.

Safety First: Kamloops Earns High Marks in BC Municipal Safety Association Certification Audit

The City of Kamloops is pleased to announce we have passed our latest BC Municipal Safety Association Certificate of Recognition (COR) audit with flying colors!

Advancing Food Security in Kamloops 

A Social and Community Development Grant provided funds to the Kamloops Food Policy Council to help continue the operation of its Gleaning Abundance Program, Butler Urban Farm, and The Stir facility in our community.

Wholistic Wellness Workshop for Moms

The Hopewell Clinic and Pregnancy Centre's Wholistic Wellness Initiative, held in 2023, provided peer mentoring and coaching that aimed at improving the health and wellness of women and their children up to five years of life.

Extending Hours to Improve Youth Drop-In Access

BGC Kamloops recognized a need to support more youth during the day due to a lack of other youth-serving organizations in Kamloops that are open during school hours.
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Provincial Data Shows More Kamloops Residents Falling into Housing Insecurity and Homelessness

During a regular Council meeting, City Council approved a motion requesting analytics from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction regarding individuals travelling to Kamloops to access services. The response indicates that over the past five years, there have been slightly more people with no fixed address and on income or disability assistance leaving Kamloops than moving to Kamloops.
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Grant Funds Help Keep Crisis Line Operating

A Social and Community Development Grant provided funds to the Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre to add additional volunteer hours to operate the crisis line and add new volunteers to the team.