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Shout Out to the City's Crime Prevention Program Volunteers

In honor of National Volunteer Week, April 24–30, 2022, we want to take the time to express our appreciation for our more than 50 crime prevention volunteers.
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Love Letters to a Job

Being a Community Services Officer (CSO) is not easy. It is a challenging and often thankless role that faces harsh realities and public criticism. This job isn’t for everyone, but those who do accept the challenge do so with open arms.
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Sharps Recovery and Peer Program is More than a Harm Reduction Initiative

In 2020, the City of Kamloops, with support from the ASK Wellness Society, piloted the Sharps Recovery and Peer Program—the first of its kind in our community.

Climate Action Intern Expands Heat Pump Capacity-building Research

Katryna Barone's internship is a new position that came to fruition following the adoption of the Community Climate Action Plan in June 2021.
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Three Awards Received Recognizing Lifesaving Work in Aquatics

The City of Kamloops Aquatics Section recently received three awards for their dedicated work in 2021.
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Mayor’s Business Appreciation Dinner Honors 17 Businesses

Seventeen local business leaders were celebrated at a Business Appreciation Dinner on March 15, 2022.

Celebrating the Role of Community Services Officers

The City of Kamloops would like to extend its sincere congratulations to the 19 Community Services Officers who graduated the enhanced training program.
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Over 25,500 Volunteer Hours Dedicated to Emergency Support Services

2021 proved to be a very challenging year for many residents in and around Kamloops.

Missing Dog Returned Home

A simple call regarding a loitering pup resulted in a tearful reunion this week.

Building Community Together

The recent extreme weather event in Kamloops highlighted the incredible work and collaboration of our social agencies and Community Services Officers to support people experiencing homelessness.