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Kamloops residents asked to take part in climate campaign

The Juniper wildfire in Kamloops, Thursday, July 1, 2021. Kamloops residents are being called to rally politicians to take stronger climate action.
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July 28, 2021 - 11:00 AM

Kamloops residents are being called upon to rally politicians for emergency climate action in the wake of extreme heat and wildfire activity.

The rally is one of dozens happening across the country as part of a National Climate Emergency Campaign and provides an opportunity for citizens to express their concerns and be heard.  The aim of the event is to shift the impacts of climate change to front and center as politicians gear up for an early Federal election.

Kamloops residents are asked to bring signs and their voices to rally in front of the downtown library July 29 at 10:30 a.m. before proceeding to MP Cathy McLeod's office to present her with a pledge to sign. The pledge demands the federal government place a moratorium on new fossil fuel expansion and enact a sweeping just and equitable transition to a low-carbon future for communities. 

Participants are asked to wear face masks and maintain social distance throughout the event.

This movement is powered by 350 Canada.


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