Community briefs: Kamloops naturalists welcome speaker

The guest speaker of Thursday night’s Kamloops Naturalist Club meeting will be Vanessa Robinson, a fourth-year undergraduate student in the natural resource sciences program at TRU.

Robinson will be speaking about anomalies and outliers in south central B.C. Interior plant communities.

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Guests are welcome to attend the lecture, which will begin at 7 p.m. in Heritage House in Riverside Park.

For more information, call 250-554-1285.


The City of Kamloops is seeking volunteers to fill vacant engagement group positions.

Seven positions need filling and are related to development cost charges, heritage, parks and Uji, the city’s sister city in Japan.

The engagement groups are part of the city’s new committee structure.

The parks engagement group stems from the former parks and recreation committee. Parks split off into its own group, while the new Healthy Kamloops engagement group will focus more on sports, physical activity and a healthy city.

The heritage engagement group vacancy stems from an opening left after one member quit over the new committee structure.

Commitments range from four to six meetings per year, with position terms one or two years in length depending on the engagement group.

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume.

Deadline is Friday, May 24, at 4 p.m. For more information on how to apply and for more details, go online to


The Customer Care and Patrol (CAP) Team will return to the North Shore for a second summer thanks to $25,000 from the city.

The CAP team is well established in the downtown area and provides assistance to citizens, businesses and tourists.

The North Shore CAP team was established in 2018 with financial support from the City of Kamloops and operational support from the downtown Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association.

“The City’s contribution is to ensure the program continues while the North Shore Business Improvement Association works to include permanent funding in its levy renewal with its members, which is expected by 2020,” Mayor Ken Christian said.

NSBIA executive director Jeremy Heighton acknowledged the strong partnership between the business improvement associations and the city.

“The CAP team program is an example of how we are responding to our entire community’s needs through the implementation of collaborative solutions,” he said.

The service will include two full-time North Shore CAP team members who will conduct patrols north of the river from May 15 to Aug. 31 (Tuesdays to Saturdays) and from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30 (Thursdays to Saturdays).

The CAP team is made up of young adults who are either students (high school or post-secondary) or recent graduates.

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