Fact-checking claims about homelessness in Kamloops

Are people being bussed in to Kamloops? Do shelters have empty beds? The Wren contributor Sadie Hunter discerns fact from fiction.

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Local artist explores Jewish identity, belonging at the Kamloops Art Gallery

Lindsey Tyne Johnson’s exhibit, “Hebrew Spelled Backwards,” is now open to the public.

Kamloops service providers feeling singled out, scapegoated by divisive politics

“People need support at the beginning, the middle and the end of their journeys. And that’s why we need to focus on collaborative efforts,” says one local service provider.

The Wren’s top 10 stories of 2022

Supporting local, Kamloops’ history and municipal politics were among the topics our audience read the most in 2022

Mall memorial tree humanizes loved ones lost to drug toxicity

The tree, located at Northills Mall, features photographs and names of over 50 Kamloops residents lost to drug toxicity.

Jewish Kamloopsians celebrate winter holidays without a physical gathering space

Ahead of Hanukkah celebrations, Jewish community members are shining a light on cross-cultural connections — even without a synagogue or community centre.

Former director commemorated at 6th annual Campout to End Youth Homelessness

Community members gathered in the cold on Dec. 9 to raise money for vulnerable youth and remember organizer Katherine McParland.

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