I enjoyed reading KTW’s survey about closing Victoria Street to motor vehicles. Kamloops should try a woonerf (living street), where cars are allowed, but pedestrians are prioritized.
I envision a meandering, one-lane, one-way street with angled parking.
The number of parking spaces would be the same as now, but speed would be limited to 15 km/h. This could be done at little cost and would benefit all downtown businesses.
Google “woonerf” to see an illustration.