Resources

Government Information

Government of Canada COVID-19 Information and updates
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British Columbia’s Response to COVID-19

Central summary of all Government of BC’s COVID-19 plans, programs, and reports.
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Healthlink BC

COVID-19 Self Assessment: https://bc.thrive.health/
If you have questions you can call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 toll-free in B.C., or for the deaf and hard of hearing, call 7-1-1. Translation services are available in more than 130 languages.

Interior Health Authority

IHA COVID-19 updates.

https://news.interiorhealth.ca/news/latest-news/

City of Kamloops COVID-19 updates

https://letstalk.kamloops.ca/COVID

 

Support for individuals, businesses, and organizations

Provincial and Federal Financial Supports

Current summary of provincial and federal COVID-19 related financial support for individuals, businesses, organizations, and industry.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/financial-benefits

 

Mental Health Support

BC Interior residents – get free 24/7 mental health support at 1-888-353-2273.
BC residents can also call 310-6789 (no area code needed).
Canadians who are having thoughts of suicide (or know someone who is) can call 1-800-784-2433. Service is available 24/7, in up to 140 languages.

 

Better At Home: Safe Seniors, Strong Communities Program

Offered through Interior Community Services
Services:    
  • Grocery shopping and delivery
  • Meal preparation and delivery
  • Prescription pickup and delivery
  • Phone and/or virtual friendly visits
Phone: 250-828-0600 Ext. 201
betterathome@interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca

Family and Friend Caregiver Support Line

Toll-Free Caregiver Support Line:  1-877-520-3267
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
https://www.familycaregiversbc.ca/

British Columbia Civil Liberties Association

COVID-19 information and supports.
https://bccla.org/our-work/covid-19/covid-19-resources/

Quarantine Conflict Resolution Service 

If you find yourself in a conflict arising from quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19 BC’s professional mediators may be able to help.
https://www.mediatebc.com/resolving-other-disputes/quarantine
The National Self-Represented Litigants Project West (NSRLP West)
Funded by The Law Foundation of British Columbia, in partnership with TRU’s law school, NSRLP West focusses on access to justice issues that affect rural and remote, Indigenous, and northern communities.
We usually focus on how people deal with the legal system, but we’re branching out to offer help finding answers to any problems you’re dealing with during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We can’t offer legal advice but we’re here to try to connect people with answers.  Your dilemma does not strictly need to be related to a court matter.  If you have a question, we will try our best to research where you may be able to find an answer or resource to assist you.
https://www.facebook.com/nsrlpwest/
 
 

TRU Community Legal Clinic

Student-staffed free legal clinic. The students work under the guidance of a team of supervising lawyers to provide legal assistance and advice in a range of areas to those who would otherwise be unable to afford legal assistance.

https://www.tru.ca/law/students/outreach/Legal_Clinic.html

Parent Support Services Society of BC

PSSS updates on supports for BC parents
https://www.parentsupportbc.ca/updates/

Grocery stores that accept phone orders/payment

Chop N Block

SAME DAY HOME DELIVERY.
Phone or email your order in before 10am and they will deliver it to your door between 4pm and 8pm within city limits
* No charge delivery over $100 order | * Under $100 order, $10 delivery charge.
Phone: (250) 828-8616
Address: 1415 Hillside Dr #10-12, Kamloops
Order form: https://www.sprucegoose.ca/place-an-order-for-pick-up-or-delivery

Earl’s Restaurant

Earl’s Restaurant is now offering a grocery service and can accept payment via credit card over the phone.
Phone: (250) 372-3275
Address: 1210 Summit Drive, Kamloops
Earl’s pre-made grocery packages: https://earls.ca/news/earls-grocery

Gourmet Greens

Gourmet Greens is offering over-the-phone orders and  payment, with prearranged pick-up times.
Address: 1415 Hillside Dr #18, Kamloops
Hours: Mon – Sat 9 am – 7 pm, Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Phone: (250) 372-8744
http://www.gourmetgreensproduce.com

Kelly O’Bryan’s Restaurant 

Now offering meal kits, protein kits, and veggie packs. Phone the day before for next day pickup.
Phone: (250) 828-1559
Address: 244 Victoria St., Kamloops
Hours: 11 am – midnight
http://www.kobcob.com/locations/kamloops-kelly/

Summit Meats

Summit Meats is taking orders and payments over the phone.
Address: 1180 Columbia St W, Kamloops
Hours: Mon – Sat 10:30 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Phone: (250) 374-8868
http://www.summitgourmetmeats.com/products

Twin Rivers Market

This fresh, organic, local market takes payments and orders over the phone. 
Phone: (250) 434-6446
Address: #A – 1420 Hugh Allan Drive, Kamloops
Hours: Mon to Fri 7 am – 9 pm, Sat & Sun 8 am – 9 pm
https://www.facebook.com/twinriversmarket/

Groceries: special opening hours and arrangements

Kamloops Costco

Kamloops Costco is offering exclusive shopping hours for seniors and those with disabilities. At Costco, it begins at 8 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays for those ages 60 and older.
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Fisherman’s Market

Offers packages of seafood online and no contact delivery.
Phone: (778) 471-3474
Address:  C117 – 1180 Columbia St. W, Kamloops
Hours:  Mon to Sat 11:00 am – 5 pm (closed Sunday)
Website  and Facebook 

Cains Independent Grocers

Open 7:00 am to 8:00 for seniors / regular hours 8:00 to 8:00 
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London Drugs

London Drugs has reserved the last hour of its shopping day for all health-care workers and first responders working during the COVID-19 pandemic — Sundays from 7 pm to 8 pm and Mondays through Saturdays from 8 pm to 9 pm
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M & M Food Market

Offering wireless payment in the parking lot (not from home at this time)
1203C Summit Drive
Seniors receive 10% off, 7-days per week
Hours: Open 7-days a week, 10 am – 6 pm
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Nature’s Fare 

Phone:  (250) 314-9560
Order groceries or vitamins online (please be descriptive as they don’t currently have a list of their products). Customers will be directed to phone 250-314-9560 for payment with a credit card. 
Curbside pickup available.
Address: 5 – 1350 Summit Drive
Hours: Mon to Fri 8 am – 7 pm, Sat 9 am – 7 pm, Sun 9 am – 6 pm

Nu Leaf Produce Market

Nu Leaf is offering special shopping hours for seniors and other vulnerable populations, as well as scheduled deliveries for on-line orders.
#2 – 740 Fortune Drive
Phone 250-376-8618
Hours: 7 am – 8 pm
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Safeway

Open – 7:00 – 8:00 for seniors / regular hours 8:00 – 10 pm
750 Fortune Dr,
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Save On Foods

Save-On-Foods opens daily from 7 am to 8 am for seniors and those with disabilities and changed its regular hours, opening its doors to everyone else from 8 am to 8 pm, then 8:00 to 9:00 pm for front-line workers.
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Shoppers Drug Mart

Shoppers Drug Mart is now reserving the first hour of shopping in the morning for seniors and those with disabilities (check each store for hours of operation) and is also offering the 20 per cent Seniors Day discount on regular-priced items for the first hour each day, every day. 
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Superstore

Superstore has reserved the 7 am to 8 am hour each Tuesday and Friday for seniors and those with disabilities and has also lowered prices on home-delivered goods and eliminated fees for delivery and pick up.
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Support for First Responders

Costco

Healthcare workers (including all hospital employees with a hospital ID) and first responders such as police officers, EMTs and firefighters who present a Costco membership card and official identification of their role, will be allowed to move to the front of any line to enter the warehouse.

Lightning Rubbish Removal

Free yard waste removal for all COVID-19 first responders.  
Phone: 250-682-6262
https://lightningrubbishremoval.ca/

London Drugs 

During the COVID-19 pandemic the following hours are reserved for health-care workers and first responders — Mon – Sat 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Sun 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Free pizza for RIH staff

Pizza Pi, a downtown Kamloops independent business, is doing a Pay It Forward program to support RIH staff. A donation of $25 from the public buys a large pizza with 2 toppings and a 2 litre beverage for a Kamloops RIH Front Line Worker, which will be delivered to their home free of charge by Pizza Pi.
https://www.pizzapikamloops.com/

Food/Gardening Supports

Kamloops Food Bank

Information about using and supporting the Food Bank.
https://www.kamloopsfoodbank.org/

Kamloops Food Policy Council

Information on Kamloops food supports.

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Young Agrarians Garden-sharing program

Young Agrarians Garden Sharing Program:
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Kamloops Community Seed Library

Information about the seed library.

https://kamloopsfoodpolicycouncil.com/seed-library/

The Pond Country Market

Order plants online for email-confirmed pickup at 6231 Barnhartvale Road, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm.
https://www.thepondcountrymarket.ca/collections/flowers

Thompson Shuswap Master Gardeners 

Resources and advice provided by local Master Gardeners.
https://www.mgabc.org/node/2754

Kamloops Business-Related Resources

#YKA Strong

#ykastrong is a website developed by Kamloops business community leaders working together to produce a streamlined communication and engagement strategy addressing COVID-19 and the effects on business in Kamloops.
http://ykastrong.com

Businesses that are open

Details about businesses that are open in cities in the four Western Provinces (BC, AB, SK, MB), including Kamloops.  Please note:  Currently this is not a complete list of all open Kamloops businesses.
http://thingsthatareopen.com

 

Restaurants that are open

A list of open Kamloops restaurants, with contact, delivery, takeout and menu information. 
https://infinitekamloops.com/

Updates on Downtown Businesses

Updates on Downtown Kamloops business hours, services, and closures.
https://www.downtownkamloops.com/downtown-kamloops-business-open-updates-ykastrong/

Updates on North Shore Businesses

Updates on North Shore business hours and service. (Scroll down the page to the Business Status section)
https://nsbia.com/covid-19-resources/