The North Shore BIA are a key partner in solution finding for our business community.
We work on behalf of you, our member, by being a partner in the Community Action Team Task Force, liaising with community responsibility organizations, advocating for enhancements and programs that increase perceptive safety, as well as undertaking programs such as the CAP Team.
We also provide information and access to programs and services for you, as a business owner.
Street, Safety and Action information (click here)
Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association – Business Safety Guide
This is an excellent resource booklet produced by the Downtown BIA. It has guides and tips for your business and is worth the read! Click Here to view it
Resources for Sharps
If you find a discarded needle(s) or other drug-related materials on the Shore call the CAP team at 250-572-3009. Service for the North Shore CAP is available Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm, from May 23 to September 1. September 1 0 28 service is available Thursday through Saturday from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. This service is limited to Business Corridors.
On days or times when CAP is not able to respond, or for surrounding neighbourhoods, please phone or text ASK Wellness at: 778-257-1292 or email ODP433@askwellness.ca
Interior Health, The City Of Kamloops, both BIAs and community partners are all working to minimize the impacts of sharps in our communities. Resources are available for Business and Community leaders to act, to raise awareness and to reach out as required.
Call Out List for Issues
Edit Emergency. 911
RCMP: Non-Emergency Criminal Behavior. 250.828.3000
By-Law: Non-Emergency By-Law Infractions. 250.828.3409
Street Outreach: ASK Wellness Society
Working with community to address social concerns related to homelessness. Connecting street entrenched persons to housing and health services.
SHOP Outreach: ASK Wellness Society
Working with community to address social concerns related to Sex Work. Connecting vulnerable women to health and housing options.
Youth Outreach: Interior Community Services
Connecting street entrenched youth to age appropriate services and resources.
Overdose Prevention: ASK Wellness Society
Harm reduction equipment, Needle pick up, Access to Naloxone Kits.
Overdose Prevention: Interior Health Authority Nurse.
CAP Team - Customer Care and Patrol.
The Shore 250.572.3017
Kamloops Crime Prevention
Crime Prevention and Education. 250.571.3862
Member Incentive Programs
Lighting Programs (coming soon)
We are working with potential partners to provide affordable lighting solutions to business for energy conservation, security and other needs.
In 2019 the NSBIA will be working with our partners on a new Mural Program for the entire Shore. If you are a business owner who would like to participate, fill out the Mural interest form (coming soon) and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRIDE on the Shore program
Each Spring and Fall the BIA will pay up to 50% of the cost of pressure washing or cleaning the signs, front, and sidewalk of your business to a maximum of $250.00. Dates and considerations for the program are announced in the member newsletter in March and September.