PETERS – Why has supportive housing been so elusive in Kamloops?

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IT’S REMARKABLE HOW QUICKLY we can get things done when we really want to.

For example, about a week ago it was revealed that the party venue for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts was going to take Memorial Arena out of commission as an ice sheet for nearly two months.

The community needs that Memorial Arena ice sheet — in fact, it needs more than just that.

Literally days after the initial news came out, the various organizing groups came together and found another solution.

It was a tricky fix, but we got it done.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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2 Comments on PETERS – Why has supportive housing been so elusive in Kamloops?

  1. Ian MacKenzie // October 29, 2022 at 7:24 AM // Reply

    This whole debacle was started when we shut down all our Tranquilles and released the people there into the mainstream without support. We left them with nothing. How do we fix the nothing we created? Return to the previous system in some acceptable way.

  2. I am curious to know the “many measures and solutions” that are so elusive to implement. The Memorial arena debacle had to do with very poor decision making by one local bureaucrat, it was an easy fix. Fixing major roads begin rendered useless by a cataclysm was of the highest priority. There was no holding back on that one. Supportive housing with wrap-around services is an elusive concept.

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