Why Engage?

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Why Engage?

Welcome to Let's Talk Kamloops—our new engagement website where you can share your voice and shape our city.

We know you have ideas about our city, and we are committed to working more closely with you to improve engagement and better guide our planning and decision making.

In 2019, the City hosted more than 60 different engagement events, from open houses to budget consultations to neighbourhood meetings. But we recognize that face-to-face engagement isn't always possible. That's why we are trying this new website—to make it easier for you to learn about the City activities, strategies, and programs that are important to you. Here, you can connect to the City at any time on matters where community input would help shape our city.

Sign Up. Speak Up.

Let's Talk.

Welcome to Let's Talk Kamloops—our new engagement website where you can share your voice and shape our city.

We know you have ideas about our city, and we are committed to working more closely with you to improve engagement and better guide our planning and decision making.

In 2019, the City hosted more than 60 different engagement events, from open houses to budget consultations to neighbourhood meetings. But we recognize that face-to-face engagement isn't always possible. That's why we are trying this new website—to make it easier for you to learn about the City activities, strategies, and programs that are important to you. Here, you can connect to the City at any time on matters where community input would help shape our city.

Sign Up. Speak Up.

Let's Talk.

  • Upcoming Community Engagement - Memo to Council July 9, 2019

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    almost 1 year ago

    Upcoming research, stakeholder meetings, and other engagement activities are listed below.

    RESEARCH

    City boat launch research

    Childcare space - assessment of availability and need

    STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS IN JULY AND AUGUST

    Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting (review draft plan) - August 21

    Carry-out Bag Bylaw - feedback from businesses

    OTHER ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

    Lansdowne Parkade Mural event

    City newsletter in quarterly utilities statements

    Electric Vehicles - Hot Nite in the City

    ECOSmart Team:

    - door-to-door recycling education (July and August)

    - club activities focusing on recycling and sustainable choices (Eureka, YMCA, and Big Little Science...

    Upcoming research, stakeholder meetings, and other engagement activities are listed below.

    RESEARCH

    City boat launch research

    Childcare space - assessment of availability and need

    STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS IN JULY AND AUGUST

    Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting (review draft plan) - August 21

    Carry-out Bag Bylaw - feedback from businesses

    OTHER ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

    Lansdowne Parkade Mural event

    City newsletter in quarterly utilities statements

    Electric Vehicles - Hot Nite in the City

    ECOSmart Team:

    - door-to-door recycling education (July and August)

    - club activities focusing on recycling and sustainable choices (Eureka, YMCA, and Big Little Science Centre)

    - presentation at Kiddie Corners Daycare (education about sustainable choices)

    - presentation at Boys and Girls Club (education about recycling)

    - July 5 - Seniors Picnic (teaching about recycling and sustainable choices)

    - August 9-11 - Ribfest

    - idle reduction pledges (July)
  • Upcoming Community Engagement - Memo to Council June 11, 2019

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    almost 1 year ago

    Upcoming open houses, stakeholder meetings, Let’s Talk website project surveys and Q&As, and other engagement activities are listed below.

    INFORMATION SESSIONS

    Neighbourhood Engagement Sessions: 6:00–8:00pm (all meetings)

    - June 13 - Westsyde, Westsyde Secondary, 855 Bebek Road

    - June 20 - Batchelor Heights, Bert Edwards Science and Technology School, 711 Windsor Avenue

    LET’S TALK WEBSITE - NEW PROJECTS

    Plastic Carry-out Bag Bylaw - business survey

    Victoria Street West - sign up for updates

    STAKEHOLDER MEETING IN JUNE

    Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting (working session)

    OTHER ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

    Call for Community Volunteers for:

    - Social Planning Engagement...

    Upcoming open houses, stakeholder meetings, Let’s Talk website project surveys and Q&As, and other engagement activities are listed below.

    INFORMATION SESSIONS

    Neighbourhood Engagement Sessions: 6:00–8:00pm (all meetings)

    - June 13 - Westsyde, Westsyde Secondary, 855 Bebek Road

    - June 20 - Batchelor Heights, Bert Edwards Science and Technology School, 711 Windsor Avenue

    LET’S TALK WEBSITE - NEW PROJECTS

    Plastic Carry-out Bag Bylaw - business survey

    Victoria Street West - sign up for updates

    STAKEHOLDER MEETING IN JUNE

    Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting (working session)

    OTHER ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

    Call for Community Volunteers for:

    - Social Planning Engagement Group

    - Arts and Culture Engagement Group

    Plastic Carry-out Bag Bylaw Engagement - business survey (closes June 16)

    City Newsletter - included in the utility bills

    Tax-time Communications - Pay in-Person at TCC or City Hall, or through drop boxes at the North Shore Community Policing Office, TCC, and City Hall
  • Summary of Public Engagement Activities During Q1 and Q2 2019

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    almost 1 year ago

    Attached is a summary of City-led public engagement activities that took place during the first six months of 2019. This information is presented in a spreadsheet format and includes many of the activities that have been highlighted in the regular memos on upcoming community engagement. The summary also includes other engagement activities, such as social media posts, notices to residents, and news releases, as well as more details on each activity.

    To see the summary of City-led public engagement activities, click here.

    Attached is a summary of City-led public engagement activities that took place during the first six months of 2019. This information is presented in a spreadsheet format and includes many of the activities that have been highlighted in the regular memos on upcoming community engagement. The summary also includes other engagement activities, such as social media posts, notices to residents, and news releases, as well as more details on each activity.

    To see the summary of City-led public engagement activities, click here.

  • Upcoming Community Engagement - Memo to Council May 14, 2019

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    almost 1 year ago

    Upcoming open houses, stakeholder meetings, Let’s Talk website project surveys and Q&As, and other engagement activities are listed below.

    OPEN HOUSES/INFORMATION SESSIONS

    • Neighbourhood Engagement Sessions: 6:00–8:00pm (all meetings)

    - May 15 - Aberdeen, Aberdeen Elementary, 2191 Van Horne Drive

    - May 22 - Knutsford, McGowan Park Elementary, 2080 Tremerton Drive

    - May 29 - Pineview/Dufferin, Dufferin Elementary, 1880 Hillside Drive

    - June 5 - Brocklehurst, Brocklehurst Middle School, 985 Windbreak Street

    - June 13 - Westsyde, Westsyde Secondary, 855 Bebek Road

    • Neighbourhood Information Session - Valleyview Drive (date TBD)

    • Neighbourhood Information Session - Chestnut Avenue Sidewalk (date TBD) (construction is...

    Upcoming open houses, stakeholder meetings, Let’s Talk website project surveys and Q&As, and other engagement activities are listed below.

    OPEN HOUSES/INFORMATION SESSIONS

    • Neighbourhood Engagement Sessions: 6:00–8:00pm (all meetings)

    - May 15 - Aberdeen, Aberdeen Elementary, 2191 Van Horne Drive

    - May 22 - Knutsford, McGowan Park Elementary, 2080 Tremerton Drive

    - May 29 - Pineview/Dufferin, Dufferin Elementary, 1880 Hillside Drive

    - June 5 - Brocklehurst, Brocklehurst Middle School, 985 Windbreak Street

    - June 13 - Westsyde, Westsyde Secondary, 855 Bebek Road

    • Neighbourhood Information Session - Valleyview Drive (date TBD)

    • Neighbourhood Information Session - Chestnut Avenue Sidewalk (date TBD) (construction is scheduled for 2020 as part of the Active Transportation Program)

    LET’S TALK WEBSITE - NEW PROJECTS

    Victoria Street West - sign up for updates

    Biosolids - background information on eight long-term management options of biosolids being considered by the City

    STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS IN JUNE

    BC Transit Workshop - Kamloops to host - Coast Hotel, June 3–5
  • Upcoming Community Engagement - Memo to Council May 7, 2019

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    almost 1 year ago

    Upcoming open houses, stakeholder meetings, Let’s Talk website project surveys and Q&As, and other engagement activities are listed below.

    OPEN HOUSES/ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS

    Civic Operations Open House May 25 - (Public Works Week) 10:00 am–2:00 pm, with participation from:

    - Civic Operations (Parks, Capital Projects, Streets, Environment, Trades, and Utilities)

    - Sustainability

    - Kamloops Fire Rescue (KFR)

    - Kamloops Centre for Water Quality

    • Neighbourhood Engagement Sessions: 6:00–8:00 pm (all meetings)

    - May 15 - Aberdeen, Aberdeen Elementary, 2191 Van Horne Drive

    - May 22 - Knutsford, McGowan Park Elementary, 2080 Tremerton Drive

    - May 29 - Pineview/Dufferin, Dufferin Elementary, 1880...

    Upcoming open houses, stakeholder meetings, Let’s Talk website project surveys and Q&As, and other engagement activities are listed below.

    OPEN HOUSES/ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS

    Civic Operations Open House May 25 - (Public Works Week) 10:00 am–2:00 pm, with participation from:

    - Civic Operations (Parks, Capital Projects, Streets, Environment, Trades, and Utilities)

    - Sustainability

    - Kamloops Fire Rescue (KFR)

    - Kamloops Centre for Water Quality

    • Neighbourhood Engagement Sessions: 6:00–8:00 pm (all meetings)

    - May 15 - Aberdeen, Aberdeen Elementary, 2191 Van Horne Drive

    - May 22 - Knutsford, McGowan Park Elementary, 2080 Tremerton Drive

    - May 29 - Pineview/Dufferin, Dufferin Elementary, 1880 Hillside Drive

    - June 5 - Brocklehurst, Brocklehurst Middle School, 985 Windbreak Street

    - June 13 - Westsyde, Westsyde Secondary School, 855 Bebek Road

    • Neighbourhood Information Session - Valleyview Corridor Study (date TBD)

    • Neighbourhood Information Session - Chestnut Avenue Sidewalk (date TBD)

      (construction is scheduled for 2020 as part of the Active Transportation Program)

    OTHER ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

    Multi-family Recycling Focus Testing on the North and South Shores
  • Upcoming Community Engagement - Memo to Council April 16, 2019

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    almost 1 year ago

    Upcoming open houses, stakeholder meetings, Let’s Talk website project surveys and Q&As, and other engagement activities are listed below.

    OPEN HOUSES/INFORMATION SESSIONS

    Neighbourhood Engagement Sessions: 6:00–8:00pm (all meetings)

    - April 15 - Valleyview, Valleyview Secondary, 1950 Valleyview Drive

    - April 25 - Juniper Ridge/Rose Hill, Juniper Ridge Elementary, 2540 Qu’Appelle Boulevard

    - April 29 - Barnhartvale, RL Clemitson Elementary, 5990 Todd Road

    - May 6 - McDonald Park, Mount Paul Community Food Centre, 140 Laburnum Street

    - May 15 - Aberdeen, Aberdeen Elementary, 2191 Van Horne Drive

    - May 22 - Knutsford, McGowan Park Elementary, 2080 Tremerton Drive

    -...

    Upcoming open houses, stakeholder meetings, Let’s Talk website project surveys and Q&As, and other engagement activities are listed below.

    OPEN HOUSES/INFORMATION SESSIONS

    Neighbourhood Engagement Sessions: 6:00–8:00pm (all meetings)

    - April 15 - Valleyview, Valleyview Secondary, 1950 Valleyview Drive

    - April 25 - Juniper Ridge/Rose Hill, Juniper Ridge Elementary, 2540 Qu’Appelle Boulevard

    - April 29 - Barnhartvale, RL Clemitson Elementary, 5990 Todd Road

    - May 6 - McDonald Park, Mount Paul Community Food Centre, 140 Laburnum Street

    - May 15 - Aberdeen, Aberdeen Elementary, 2191 Van Horne Drive

    - May 22 - Knutsford, McGowan Park Elementary, 2080 Tremerton Drive

    - May 29 - Pineview/Dufferin, Dufferin Elementary, 1880 Hillside Drive

    LET’S TALK WEBSITE

    Victoria Street West - Q&A

    Todd Road - Q&A

    ♥YourTCC - Construction Forum

    STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS IN April/MAY

    Transportation Choices Open House and Stakeholder Meeting

    - Green Living Expo (May 11)

    - Farmers’ Market (May 25)

    Thompson Rivers University Meeting with Administration

    OTHER ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

    Junior Council (May 6)

    Green Living Expo (May 11, 2019, 10:00 am–4:00 pm), involving the following City departments:

    - Waste Diversion - Civic Operations

    - Sustainability -Development, Engineering, and Sustainability (DES)

    B.Y.O. Campaign

    Love Food Hate Waste

    Waste Free Living

    See the Heat - Thermal Camera Program

    Water Taste Test

    - Transportation - DES

    - Community Planning - DES

    - Water Meters - Civic Operations

    - Waste Water and Sewer - Civic Operations

    Civic Operations Open House (Public Works Week) (May 25)

    - Civic Operations

    - Carpentry

    - Parks

    - Sustainability

    - Kamloops Fire Rescue (KFR)

    - Kamloops Centre for Water Quality

    Home Safe Program KFR - will be visiting Pineview Valley, Westsyde, Heffley Creek (April 8–29)

    - The purpose of these visits is to educate residents on the importance of using FireSmart principles
    to help protect their homes in the event of a wildfire.


    Upcoming open houses, stakeholder meetings, Let’s Talk website project surveys and Q&As, and other engagement activities are listed below.

    OPEN HOUSES/INFORMATION SESSIONS

    Neighbourhood Engagement Sessions: 6:00–8:00pm (all meetings)

    - April 15 - Valleyview, Valleyview Secondary, 1950 Valleyview Drive

    - April 25 - Juniper Ridge/Rose Hill, Juniper Ridge Elementary, 2540 Qu’Appelle Boulevard

    - April 29 - Barnhartvale, RL Clemitson Elementary, 5990 Todd Road

    - May 6 - McDonald Park, Mount Paul Community Food Centre, 140 Laburnum Street

    - May 15 - Aberdeen, Aberdeen Elementary, 2191 Van Horne Drive

    - May 22 - Knutsford, McGowan Park Elementary, 2080 Tremerton Drive

    - May 29 - Pineview/Dufferin, Dufferin Elementary, 1880 Hillside Drive

    LET’S TALK WEBSITE

    Victoria Street West - Q&A

    Todd Road - Q&A

    ♥YourTCC - Construction Forum

    STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS IN April/MAY

    Transportation Choices Open House and Stakeholder Meeting

    - Green Living Expo (May 11)

    - Farmers’ Market (May 25)

    Thompson Rivers University Meeting with Administration

    OTHER ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

    Junior Council (May 6)

    Green Living Expo (May 11, 2019, 10:00 am–4:00 pm), involving the following City departments:

    - Waste Diversion - Civic Operations

    - Sustainability -Development, Engineering, and Sustainability (DES)

    B.Y.O. Campaign

    Love Food Hate Waste

    Waste Free Living

    See the Heat - Thermal Camera Program

    Water Taste Test

    - Transportation - DES

    - Community Planning - DES

    - Water Meters - Civic Operations

    - Waste Water and Sewer - Civic Operations

    Civic Operations Open House (Public Works Week) (May 25)

    - Civic Operations

    - Carpentry

    - Parks

    - Sustainability

    - Kamloops Fire Rescue (KFR)

    - Kamloops Centre for Water Quality

    Home Safe Program KFR - will be visiting Pineview Valley, Westsyde, Heffley Creek (April 8–29)

    - The purpose of these visits is to educate residents on the importance of using FireSmart principles to help protect their homes in the event of a wildfire.
  • Upcoming Community Engagement - Memo to Council April 9, 2019

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    almost 1 year ago

    Upcoming open houses, stakeholder meetings, Let’s Talk website project surveys and Q&As, and other engagement activities are listed below.

    OPEN HOUSES/INFORMATION SESSIONS

    April 15 - Valleyview Neighbourhood Meeting, 6:00–8:00 pm, Valleyview Secondary, 1950 Valleyview Drive

    April 25 - Juniper and Rose Hill Neighbourhood Meeting, 6:00–8:00 pm, Juniper Ridge Elementary, 2540 Qu’Appelle Boulevard

    April 29 - Barnhartvale Neighbourhood Meeting, 6:00–8:00 pm, RL Clemitson Elementary, 5990 Todd Road

    LET’S TALK WEBSITE

    Victoria Street West - Q&A

    Todd Road - Q&A

    ♥ YourTCC - Construction Forum

    STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS IN April

    School District No. 73/City of Kamloops...

    Upcoming open houses, stakeholder meetings, Let’s Talk website project surveys and Q&As, and other engagement activities are listed below.

    OPEN HOUSES/INFORMATION SESSIONS

    April 15 - Valleyview Neighbourhood Meeting, 6:00–8:00 pm, Valleyview Secondary, 1950 Valleyview Drive

    April 25 - Juniper and Rose Hill Neighbourhood Meeting, 6:00–8:00 pm, Juniper Ridge Elementary, 2540 Qu’Appelle Boulevard

    April 29 - Barnhartvale Neighbourhood Meeting, 6:00–8:00 pm, RL Clemitson Elementary, 5990 Todd Road

    LET’S TALK WEBSITE

    Victoria Street West - Q&A

    Todd Road - Q&A

    ♥ YourTCC - Construction Forum

    STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS IN April

    School District No. 73/City of Kamloops Administrative Working Group

    Thompson Rivers University meeting with Administration

    OTHER ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

    Canadian Home Builders’ Association Dinner Meeting (M. Kwiatkowski presenting)

    Valleyview Corridor Study Information Session with Valleyview Neighbourhood


  • Upcoming Community Engagement - Memo to Council April 2, 2019

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    almost 1 year ago

    Upcoming open houses, stakeholder meetings, Let’s Talk website project surveys and Q&As, and other engagement activities are listed below.

    LET’S TALK WEBSITE

    Transit Future Action Plan - Survey and Mapping

    Victoria Street West - Q&A

    Todd Road - Q&A

    ♥ Your TCC - Construction Forum

    STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS IN APRIL

    School District No. 73/City of Kamloops Administrative Working Group

    Thompson Rivers University Meeting with Administration

    OTHER ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

    Canadian Home Builders’ Association Dinner Meeting (guest speaker)

    Valleyview Corridor Study Information Session with Valleyview Neighbourhood


    Upcoming open houses, stakeholder meetings, Let’s Talk website project surveys and Q&As, and other engagement activities are listed below.

    LET’S TALK WEBSITE

    Transit Future Action Plan - Survey and Mapping

    Victoria Street West - Q&A

    Todd Road - Q&A

    ♥ Your TCC - Construction Forum

    STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS IN APRIL

    School District No. 73/City of Kamloops Administrative Working Group

    Thompson Rivers University Meeting with Administration

    OTHER ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

    Canadian Home Builders’ Association Dinner Meeting (guest speaker)

    Valleyview Corridor Study Information Session with Valleyview Neighbourhood


  • Upcoming Community Engagement - Memo to Council March 26, 2019

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    almost 1 year ago

    Upcoming open houses, stakeholder meetings, Let’s Talk website project surveys and Q&As, and other engagement activities are listed below.

    OPEN HOUSES

    March 27 - Transit Future Action Plan Pop-up Open House, 7:30–9:30 am, Lansdowne Transit Exchange

    March 27 - Transit Future Action Plan Open House, 12:00–4:00 pm, TRU Campus Activity Centre

    March 27 - Transit Future Action Plan Open House, 5:00–7:00 pm, TRU Campus Activity Centre

    March 28 - Todd Road Pedestrian Upgrade Information Session, 6:00–8:00 pm, RL Clemitson Elementary

    LET’S TALK WEBSITE

    Transit Future Action Plan - Survey and Mapping

    Victoria Street West...

    Upcoming open houses, stakeholder meetings, Let’s Talk website project surveys and Q&As, and other engagement activities are listed below.

    OPEN HOUSES

    March 27 - Transit Future Action Plan Pop-up Open House, 7:30–9:30 am, Lansdowne Transit Exchange

    March 27 - Transit Future Action Plan Open House, 12:00–4:00 pm, TRU Campus Activity Centre

    March 27 - Transit Future Action Plan Open House, 5:00–7:00 pm, TRU Campus Activity Centre

    March 28 - Todd Road Pedestrian Upgrade Information Session, 6:00–8:00 pm, RL Clemitson Elementary

    LET’S TALK WEBSITE

    Transit Future Action Plan - Survey and Mapping

    Victoria Street West - Q&A

    Todd Road - Q&A

    ♥ Your TCC - Construction Forum


  • Upcoming Community Engagement - Memo to Council March 12, 2019

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    about 1 year ago

    Upcoming open houses, stakeholder meetings, Let’s Talk website project surveys and Q&As, and other engagement activities are listed below.

    OPEN HOUSES

    March 14 - Victoria Street West Public Information Session, 6:00–8:00 pm, St. Andrew’s on the Square

    LET’S TALK WEBSITE

    Downtown Plan Phase 3 - Survey

    Budget Consultation 2019 - Supplemental Forum

    Victoria Street West - Q & A

    Todd Road - Q & A

    Heart Your TCC - Construction Forum

    STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS IN March

    Victoria Street West – Business Information Session

    Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Bimonthly Meeting

    Canadian Home...

    Upcoming open houses, stakeholder meetings, Let’s Talk website project surveys and Q&As, and other engagement activities are listed below.

    OPEN HOUSES

    March 14 - Victoria Street West Public Information Session, 6:00–8:00 pm, St. Andrew’s on the Square

    LET’S TALK WEBSITE

    Downtown Plan Phase 3 - Survey

    Budget Consultation 2019 - Supplemental Forum

    Victoria Street West - Q & A

    Todd Road - Q & A

    Heart Your TCC - Construction Forum

    STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS IN March

    Victoria Street West – Business Information Session

    Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Bimonthly Meeting

    Canadian Home Builders’ Association Central Interior - Dinner Meeting - Energy Step Code

    OTHER ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

    Downtown Plan Phase 3 - Kitchen Conversation Kits

    Heart your TCC - Video and Contest