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Group supports electoral reform

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in At Issue | 0 comments

Link to CBC radio interview: http://transitionkamloops.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/CBC-Kamloops-Hugs-for-PR-interview-Feb.-14-compressed.mp3 There’s change in the air! A group of Kamloopsians has formed a grassroots, non-partisan organization to engage local voters in advance of this year’s referendum on proportional representation (PR). British Columbians will be asked to make a choice on a voting system this year, and Fair Vote Kamloops is encouraging people to embrace change. “We are just a bunch of ordinary people who all agree that First Past The Post is long past its Best Before date,” says Gisela Ruckert, spokesperson for the group. “Research from all over the world shows that proportional representation provides superior results: better quality legislation, higher voter turnout, and higher voter satisfaction levels. We believe it’s time to evolve our democracy.” “Our current system feels very familiar to most people, and most of us are unaware that we...

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Do you want to be a food price checker?

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in At Issue, Food/Agriculture | 0 comments

Kamloops Food Policy Council Members: We are seeking a volunteer(s) to help with food costing at 4 grocery stores in Kamloops as part of a provincial food security initiative.  The Cost of Eating is an advocacy tool that measures how much it costs to eat a healthy diet in different regions across BC, monitoring the cost of 67 food items. This volunteer opportunity involves going into selected grocery stores in communities across BC and recording prices of specific food items. Volunteers will need to view a recorded training webinar (1 hour) on how to collect the data. The pricing of the foods needs to be done between May 25th and June 5th.  Food costing at each store takes approximately 1.5-2.0 hours. Good skills to have: attention to detail, accuracy when collecting data, and having an interest in food. I’ve...

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What is an 8-80 City?

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in At Issue, Environment, Social Justice, Transportation | 0 comments

World-renowned urban advisor Gil Peñalosa recently conducted a workshop at the CommUnity Innovation Lab, held in Kamloops Feb. 3 – 5.  Approximately 80 people took part in the workshop and walking tour of our downtown, and about 200 people attended the evening keynote presentation.  It certainly sparked a lot of conversations! A group of citizens interested in pursuing Gil’s vision took the step of preparing a compilation of his points.  They welcome your input and involvement in seeing Kamloops becoming a more vibrant and people-friendly city.  Interested people are invited to contact Rob Purdy at rspurd@gmail.com. To see the report, please click on the link below: 8-80 Cities report from...

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What is The Future of Energy?

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in At Issue, Energy | 0 comments

Are you wondering how the recent collapse in oil prices will affect Canada? Can our economy survive without a booming oil and gas sector? The next selection in Kamloops’ newest community film series will shed some light on those questions. The award-winning documentary The Future of Energy: Lateral Power to the People will be shown Wednesday, February 25 at the TRU Alumni Theatre (Clocktower Building). Doors open at 6:30 pm, the film starts at 7:00 pm, and it will be followed by a panel discussion and question period. Admission is by donation. The Sierra Club BC and the Kamloops Chapter of the BCSEA are co-hosting the film, which presents a fresh look at renewable energy technologies, how fast they’re being adopted, and what happens in a society where energy is produced on every rooftop. After the film, local energy...

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Public input request on Urban Agriculture Plan

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Food/Agriculture | 0 comments

The City of Kamloops Food and Urban Agriculture Plan is entering the ‘public input phase’. This is your opportunity to provide direct input into the plan that will advance food security in Kamloops. You can attend an Open House or complete the simple online survey. Dates for the Open Houses can be found at this webpage http://www.kamloops.ca/socialdevelopment/foodsecurity.shtml The survey can be found at...

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