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Growth & Sustainability: Development for a food secure Kamloops

Authors: Krista Macaulay & Lindsay Harris    In January 2022, the provincial Agricultural Land Commission denied an application from Tranquille on the Lake to remove ~51 ha from the Agricultural Land Reserve for a housing development.…

Planning for Change, Together

Authors: Krista Macaulay & Lindsay Harris Fall is often a time of transition and change. Just as the weather shifts and the trees around us begin to shed their leaves, so do our lives and daily structures alter and adapt. Schedules become…

Info for Wild Fire Evacuees & How to Help

  Info for Evacuees   Food Resources for Wildfire Evacuees in Kamloops Evacuees in need of free of meals and food can see our Kamloops Emergency Food Resources and Community Meal Calendar.   ESS Information for Evacuees If…
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Will you adopt our Community Pantry and Parklet?

Have you seen what’s Stirring outside our new food hub? A collection of benches, native plants, and a community pantry have popped up outside The Stir, 185 Royal Ave – and we need your help to keep this space functional for our community…
Beekeeper holding a bee frame with bees and honey on it

Affordable Housing & Food Security

When I go to the grocery store these days, I am really feeling the pinch. I’m glad I planted a big garden this year! I know that I’m not alone in noticing how expensive my grocery bill is. The cost of groceries is increasing rapidly, putting…

Three-Step Social Sector Activation Guide for Host Communities

In British Columbia, climate disasters have an increasing impact on communities. When communities are evacuated, they often relocate to nearby locations known as “Host Communities''. When a host community is “activated”, local Emergency…

November Book Club

Welcome to KFPC Book Club! November 2022 This month we are reading the essay: A Modest Proposal for a Fair Trade Emotional Labour Economy (Centered by Disabled, Femme of Color, Working-Class/Poor Genius) by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha…

Decolonizing the Municipality

The Kamloops Food Policy Council has launched a series on food and the city to explore a number of deeper civic discussions leading up to our municipal election. As the late urban planner and Canadian food advocate Wayne Roberts wrote, “food…
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Community Food Security

The Kamloops Food Policy Council has launched a series on food and the city to explore a number of deeper civic discussions leading up to our municipal election. As the late urban planner and Canadian food advocate Wayne Roberts wrote, “food…
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Exploring Community Safety in Kamloops – Part Two

The Kamloops Food Policy Council has launched a series on food and the city to explore a number of deeper civic discussions leading up to our municipal election. As the late urban planner and Canadian food advocate Wayne Roberts wrote, “food…
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Exploring Community Safety in Kamloops – Part One

The Kamloops Food Policy Council has launched a series on food and the city to explore a number of deeper civic discussions leading up to our municipal election. As the late urban planner and Canadian food advocate Wayne Roberts wrote, “food…

Healthy Ecosystems and Pesticide Use in Kamloops

The Kamloops Food Policy Council has launched a series on food and the city to explore a number of deeper civic discussions leading up to our municipal election. As the late urban planner and Canadian food advocate Wayne Roberts wrote, “food…

Planning for people, not cars

The Kamloops Food Policy Council has launched a series on food and the city to explore a number of deeper civic discussions leading up to our municipal election. As the late urban planner and Canadian food advocate Wayne Roberts wrote, “food…

Public Spaces and the Commons

The Kamloops Food Policy Council has launched a series on food and the city to explore a number of deeper civic discussions leading up to our municipal election. As the late urban planner and Canadian food advocate Wayne Roberts wrote, “food…

Board Leave Announcement

The Kamloops Food Policy Council is notifying the public that our Board Co-President, Jesse Ritcey, will be on leave from the KFPC Board, effective August 24, 2022 to October 15, 2022, as he has announced his candidacy for Kamloops City Council.   The…
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Pruning Workshop

Our upcoming Pruning Workshop will be held on August 23rd from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. (We will provide the address and accessibility details following registation). In this two hour workshop we will be offering basic information about pruning…

Pruning Consultation Servicess

***This service is no longer offered***   Our Gleaning Abundance Program is expanding!   We know that it is important to take care of our trees and help them be more resilient to climate change. Annual pruning keeps fruit…

KFPC Food & the City Policy Series

Kamloops Food Policy Council is excited to be launching Food & the City, a blog post series to explore a number of deeper civic discussions leading up to the municipal election. Based on the idea that food is a lever for transformative…