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Test your climate IQ, win a cookie!

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in At Issue, Environment | 0 comments

Kamloops 350 has come up with a unique way to start a conversation on climate change, and the public is invited to try it out tomorrow at Clean Air Day, downtown Kamloops from 9 am to 3 pm. Bonus: there will be free cookies! What can you do to reduce your home heating costs? Which is the more potent greenhouse gas: carbon dioxide or methane? Why is ocean acidification a problem? These are important questions for all of us as climate change marches on, but the subject is often a difficult one to talk about with ordinary folks. In order to increase the appeal of the topic, Kamloops 350 has created a trivia game, complete with a loud and eye-catching spinning wheel full of questions. As an additional way to “sweeten the pot”, anyone who participates in the game...

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Transition Kamloops is under development

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in At Issue | 2 comments

Twenty-six people interested in organizing a Transition Initiative for Kamloops met on Wednesday, February 12, after a public meeting two and a half weeks before attended by 140 people. We went through a preliminary “Why are we here” exercise, and came up with our official name, “Transition Kamloops”. The name is not particularly original, but it serves our purpose well. What is a Transition Town, you ask? Since 2006, there has been a growing Transition Town movement, which began in the UK and has since spread around the world. The idea is simple. Communities world-wide, due to their increasing dependence on resources coming from faraway, on increasingly expensive and environmentally damaging fossil fuels, and on an increasingly unstable and unfair economic system are in need of major change. The changes needed include a shift to much greater local self-reliance...

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Video and slides of Dr. Calder’s speech

Posted by on Feb 15, 2014 in At Issue | 0 comments

A Brief on the Potential Health Impacts of the KGHM Ajax Mine The link to Dr. Jill Calder’s talk videorecorded on Jan 19 is at: http://youtu.be/5RoTTBW0gxY And the link to a PDF slide handout is at:...

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How about a regional currency?

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in At Issue | 0 comments

A group is forming to explore the implementation of  a regional currency. We’d be in good company – many cities around the world use this concept to support local businesses and keep more dollars in the local economy.  And yes, it’s perfectly legal!  We’re not breaking any laws by issuing an alternative currency and you aren’t breaking any laws by owning or using them.  Legally, Kamloops Dollars are gift certificates. When you buy a Kamloops bill you’re buying a gift certificate from the Kamloops Regional Currency Society (KRC$), which will be accepted by many local merchants for their goods and services at par with the Canadian dollar.   What’s not to like? Kamloops  Dollars reflect our pride and love of this  community. Using and spending Kamloops  Dollars demonstrates your support for our local economy, local history and local artists. Join the...

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Community Gardens gearing up!

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in At Issue | 0 comments

Kamloops Community Gardens are currently gearing up for the 2014 growing season. There are limited plots available in our community gardens and we are now accepting applications for new gardeners! Interior Community Services manages 8 community gardens in Kamloops in partnership with the City of Kamloops.  Our gardens are Sahali Garden, Peterson Creek, Glenfair, River Street, Rotary Garden @ The Wilson House, McDonald Park, Mt Paul and Crestline.  The gardens operate from March 15th until November 15th There is an annual fee of $30.00 with a $30.00 refundable security deposit. The membership includes, organic soil, compost, water, a communal shed, some tools, a policy and procedures manual and support in growing and learning about organic food production.  Upcoming registration dates: Friday February 28th 11am-1pm Wednesday March 12th 4pm-6pm Friday March 28th 11am-1pm Registration takes place at Interior Community Services...

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