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Midnight Sun Art & Film Festival

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Arts, Environment, Music | 0 comments

August 7 – 9, 2015 Sun Peaks Resort — Alpine Village Presented by the Green Art Festival Association, this new and highly anticipated festival featuring art and design inspired by themes of nature and sustainability will be attended by prominent local, regional, and international art scene members. Be sure to check out all of the great designs from a diverse combination of artists, designers, and academics. The festival will not only include art, but guests can also enjoy an outdoor movie experience, a wine tasting, and of course, live music! For more information, click here....

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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 To see the report, please click on the link below: 8-80 Cities report from...

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Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?

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

GE Free is thrilled to host the first film in the Films for Change series (’cause a change is gonna do ya good!)  Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?  is a winner of 10 international film festival awards described by Roger Ebert as ““A remarkable documentary that’s also one of the most beautiful nature films I’ve seen.” The movie is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from the award-winning director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this alarming and ultimately uplifting film weaves together a dramatic story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers around the world. This spellbinding film explores the long-term causes that have led to one of our most urgent global food crises, illuminating the deep link...

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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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