Daybreak KamloopsWaiting for belonging- some Kamloops children will never leave foster careNov 27, 2014 | 6:25Our series on Adoption in BC continues now.
The focus this morning is Foster Care.
Of the one-thousand kids waiting for adoption in BC right now some will never find a "forever home".
They'll grow to adulthood in foster care.
Daybreak Kamloops"It's an epidemic"-- First Nations children in care vastly overrepresentedNov 26, 2014 | 8:19Across BC, there are about one-thousand kids
waiting for adoption right now.
And more than 400 of them are First Nations.
November is Adoption Awareness Month.
All this week, Daybreak is looking at adoption in Kamloops.
This morning I'
Daybreak KamloopsChris Robinson- Rent-to-own investigationNov 26, 2014 | 6:45This morning, CBC News is investigating rent-to-own stores.
One of the biggest national chains is "Easyhome".
There's an outlet in Kamloops.
You can buy everything from a sofa, to a computer on a regular payment plan.
No down payment. No c
Daybreak KamloopsShould libraries offer social services?Nov 25, 2014 | 11:13Public libraries aren't just about books anymore.
They also reflect the digital age with computers, tablets and wifi.
But some libraries in Canada are also embracing a new role -
- as community leaders.
Daybreak KamloopsTanya Pawliuk- Adoption Education Program in KamloopsNov 25, 2014 | 8:24What do you think of - when you imagine adopting a child?
Our next guest says there are a lot of ideas out there.
Some - that just aren't accurate.
And a lot more - that would-be parents have never even thought of.
This is Adoption Awa
Daybreak KamloopsPublic meetings cost the City of Kamloops $180,000 so far in 2014Nov 25, 2014 | 6:56If you live in Kamloops,
it's a good bet that you did NOT attend
either of two Public Budget Meetings sponsored by the city this year.
Only 44 people actually showed up.
But those meetings cost $58-thousand dollars to hold.
Daybreak KamloopsTRU plugs in- 40 solar panels installed on Kamloops campusNov 24, 2014 | 4:47Thompson Rivers University is now generating some its own power.
Not a lot just yet.
But it's a start. And another step toward sustainabilty.
40 solar panels have been installed on top of the Campus Activity Centre.
Daybreak KamloopsCar Forty pairs RCMP with mental health professionals in KamloopsNov 24, 2014 | 4:18The Car 40 program has been deemed a success.
In fact, the program in which a Kamloops RCMP officer...
... is partnered with a Mental Health worker has just been expanded.
Here's Health Minister Terry lake explaining how Car Forty works.
Daybreak KamloopsFree Bus Bad AirNov 24, 2014 | 4:34Last week in Kamloops there were six straight days...
... with Air Quality Advisories in effect.
Wood smoke, vehicle exhaust, and Industrial emissions
were trapped in the valley by a weather inversion.
Now a Kamloops City Councillor has an i
Daybreak KamloopsThe place people go to die- Daybreak tours the warm and welcoming atmosphere at Kamloops HospiceNov 24, 2014 | 7:36They say kamloops Hospice is one of the best kept secrets in town.
The Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice in Upper Sahali
brims with family and volunteers.
Staff and nurses scurry about silently.
It looks like a house. Feels like a house.
Daybreak KamloopsWaiting for belonging- Adoption in KamloopsNov 24, 2014 | 8:52November is Adoption Awareness Month in BC.
All this week on Daybreak we'll be bringing you the stories from Kamloops.
From parents who wait... to kids who wait... for the perfect match.
Daybreak KamloopsUrban ice climbing- Kamloops' Overlanders Bridge frozen waterfallNov 23, 2014 | 5:11The waterfall at the south end of Overlander's Bridge in Kamloops freezes every year.
And it's frozen right now.
Well, yesterday, two young guys took a look at the frozen falls...
And saw adventure.
Daybreak's Samantha Garvey pulled over.
Daybreak Kamloops"We all have something to offer"- Kamloops cerebral palsy author LisaNov 23, 2014 | 6:02Kamloosp writer Lisa Coriale (CORE-ee-AL-ee)
has just published a childrens' book
It's called "Beautiful Beautiful Bird"
She was inspired to write it --- by the support of her family.
Her parents and three siblings are all characters in the
Daybreak KamloopsBlazers win some, lose some. Players confident despite early season strugglesNov 21, 2014 | 4:45What is happening with the Kamloops Blazers?
They got off to a great start this season, winning six of their first nine games.
But they've now lost seven of their last eight.
Sports reporter Marty Hastings breaks down the season so far.
Daybreak KamloopsKamloops directors on how to get more women on boardsNov 20, 2014 | 8:11Women in the workplace.
The battle for income equality, and equal opportunity
has been fought by hard working women for years.
But it seems the door to the corporate boardroom is still shut tight.