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  • Numbers are in for Kamloops' first ever youth homeless count

    KAMLOOPS – There are 129 youth in Kamloops who, at some point, had nowhere to live.
  • How Vernon is making Christmas wishes come true

    VERNON - A phone card, a bus ticket, warm footwear: It’s not your usual Christmas wish list, but for those on the receiving end, the gifts may mean a call home, a family visit or keeping warm on the unforgiving winter streets.
  • Homeless in Kamloops need blankets

    KAMLOOPS – When Barbara Lundstrom heard there were 77 people tallied in the 2014 homeless count, she knew she had to do something — especially when her idea about what to do woke her up at 4:30 a.m.

    “I phoned my daughter,” Lundstrom says with a laugh. “She told me to phone her back in 12 hours.”

    Lundstrom decided it would be up to her to gather blankets for all those who were sleeping outdoors as the cold winter months approached
  • HELSTON: A small act of kindness will go a long way this Christmas

    I’ll admit it; I tend to get my back up when I'm asked for money. My instinct is to terminate the uncomfortable conversation as quickly as possible with a ‘no, not today’ or some other firm, but polite, way of communicating the cause is not getting my hard earned cash. But I’m going to tell you why we should all consider donating to local homelessness action groups this holiday season.

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