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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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Kamloops 350 supports Fair Vote Canada

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in At Issue, Social Justice | 0 comments

Kamloops 350, a local climate change awareness organization, has recently expanded its focus to include electoral reform. The group feels that significant action will not be taken to mitigate climate change under the current voting system, which allows a minority of citizens to govern almost without restrictions.  Our federal government continues to behave as if there is no need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in this country, and worse, yet, Canada has gained a reputation as an obstacle in international climate agreements — discouraging other nations from agreeing to meaningful action as well.  While poll after poll shows that most Canadians support steps that would reduce the impact of climate change, this is not being reflected by national policies.  For this reason, Kamloops 350 has joined the movement to establish a more representative, accountable government under proportional representation. Proportional...

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Neighbourhood association forming: downtown/west end

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in At Issue, Social Justice | 0 comments

Public Meeting of the newly formed Downtown and West End Residents Association, Wednesday April 16th at Desert Gardens Community Centre, 540 Seymour Street. The objective is to create an association that is able to represent the concerns of the Downtown and West End residents, as to speak on the behalf of the residents to all levels of government, regarding issues affecting our neighbourhood. The current issues to be discussed are SD73 proposed closure of Stuart Wood Elementary School; the proposed changes to Columbia Street between 2nd and 6th Ave; downtown noise concerns; enhancing livability of downtown neighbourhoods and …. other concerns residents may submit. The association represents residents living between north side of Columbia Street to the South Thompson river, and extending to the West End downtown neighbourhood. For more information contact Denis at 250-828-9988 or...

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