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Between October 2023 and May 2024, the City of Kamloops is hosting a series of public engagement sessions called Community + Council Conversations, intended to bring residents and City Council together to discuss shared issues and priorities. We’re calling on you to attend a session and tell our Mayor and Council that climate action is a top priority.

The meetings will be organized into four table topics that reflect the Council’s Strategic Plan: Safety and Security, Governance and Service Excellence, Livability and Sustainability, and Economic Health. Each table will give you the opportunity to tell Council what your priorities are, and to hear from your neighbours about theirs.

This is a great opportunity to bring climate action to the forefront and to remind Council and staff of the many achievable and necessary changes we can make to mitigate the effects that climate change will have on our community. We want to emphasize that meeting the goals of our Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP) will require leadership, teamwork and perseverance–and we’re here for it!

Because climate change, environmental degradation and biodiversity loss will affect every aspect of our lives, we encourage you to raise the need for climate action at as many tables as you can. We’re going to need every mitigation and adaptation tool we have, big and small.

We’ve prepared some tips for engagement and key messages relating climate action to each of the four table topics. 

The events are divided by geographical area*. Check here to find times and locations for your neighbourhood. NOTE: You can also submit your comments in writing if you prefer—you’ll just need to set up an account for the Let’s Talk site.

Community + Council Conversations: Fall 2023-Spring 2024 schedule 

Southeast Neighbourhood Event (Juniper Ridge, Barnhartvale, Campbell Creek, Rose Hill, Valleyview, and Dallas)October 25, 2023
North Neighbourhood Event (Westsyde, Noble Creek, Rayleigh, and Heffley Creek)November 23, 2023
Southwest 2 Neighbourhood Event (Upper Sahali, Lower Sahali, Southgate, and Thompson Rivers University)January 24, 2024
Core Neighbourhood Event (Downtown, West End, Mission Flats, Sagebrush, and North Kamloops)February 29, 2024
Northwest Neighbourhood Event (Batchelor Heights, Brock and Tranquille)March 13, 2024
Southwest 1 Neighbourhood Event (Pineview Valley, Aberdeen, Dufferin, Iron Mask, and Knutsford)April 25, 2024
Virtual Engagement Event (Zoom meeting)May 22, 2024
* See the map on this page if you are unsure which zone your home is in.


  1. There are so many excellent comments and ideas put forward by members of Transition Kamloops and we agree with them. Safe bike lanes are certainly a major requirement in our city, transitioning to EVs by the city and residents is a no-brainer if we listen to what the climate scientists and environmental experts have been telling us for years. Cold climate heat pumps should be at the top of lists for all new buildings along with solar!! Methane gas must be dropped from all new builds starting in the new year!!!
    High density must be encouraged rather than urban sprawl of single family large homes. Training must begin for all workers in fossil fuel companies toward transitioning towards clean, sustainable energy.
    Top priority should be to house the poor, unfortunate, ill, addicted homeless people we have in and around our city!!
    Kamloops is starting to move in the right direction but we could do so much more if our council could all work together towards transitioning to a clean, sustainable future!!!

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