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Kamloops is a British Columbian city, located in the south-central part of the province. The city is situated at the two branches of the Thompson River close to Kamloops Lake. Kamloops is the first city in British Columbia to become a Bee City. Based on the 2016 Canadian population census, the city of Kamloops has a population of 90,280, a land area of 299.23 square kilometers and a population density of 286.3 per square kilometers. The Kamloops metropolitan area has a population of 103,811, a land area of 5,668.64 square kilometers and a population density of 17.4 per square kilometers.

The city of Kamloops was founded in 1811 and incorporated in 1893. It is the Tournament Capital of Canada and therefore hosts more than 100 tournaments every year. The tournaments are held at world-class facilities. Examples of the tournaments include Tournament Capital Ranch, Tournament Capital Center, and Kamloops Bike Ranch.

The major contributing industries to Kamloops’ regional economy are tourism, healthcare, and education. In particular, tourism generates huge ROI for the city. For instance, the city gained a return of $449 million in 2017 from a $1.8 million destination marketing budget. Furthermore, tourism generates several kinds of income for the city such as wage earnings, rates and levies, business incomes and share earnings.

Kamloops is notable for its arts and culture. The region’s culture has grown in recent years to include live entertainment, fine arts, culinary arts, and sports. The city is home to several galleries including the Kamloops Art Gallery, the Kamloops Museum & Archives, Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park, Western Canada Theater, and the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra.

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Best Walk-in Eye Clinics in Kamloops

According to Yelp, the best walk-in eye clinics in Kamloops are:

  • Kamloops Family Vision Clinic – 613 Lansdowne Street Kamloops, BC V2C 1Y6 – (250) 374-8755
  • Summit Eyecare – 1315 Summit Drive Kamloops, BC V2C 5R9 – (250) 828-1554
  • Nicola Eye Care – 101-286 St Paul Street Kamloops, BC V2C 6G4 – (250) 374-2441
  • Optiks Optometry – 331 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A3, Canada
  • Takahashi Optometry Centre – 202-153 Seymour St Kamloops, BC V2C 2C7 – (250) 372-7910

Best Pharmacies in Kamloops

The following is a list of the lowest dispensing fees/ or best pharmacies in Kamloops:

  • North Shore Pharmacy – 517 Tranquille Road Kamloops, BC V2B 3H3
  • Save On Foods – 3435 Westsyde Road Kamloops, BC V2B 7H1
  • Kipp-Mallery Pharmacy – 273 Victoria Street Kamloops, BC V2C 2A1
  • Glover’s Medicine Centre Pharmacy – 10-1380 Summit Drive Kamloops, BC V2C 1T8
  • Kleo’s Pharmacy Remedy’s Rx – 1967 Trans Canada Highway E Kamloops, BC V2C 4A4

Best Dental Clinics in Kamloops

The following is a list of the best dental clinics in Kamloops area:

  • Sahali Dental Centre – 208-1211 Summit Drive Kamloops, BC V2C 1N6
  • Smile Dentistry – 1967 E Trans Canada Highway Kamloops, BC V2C 4A4
  • Pure Dental – 2160 Flamingo Road Kamloops, BC V2C 4J9
  • Hallett R E, DDS – 629 Lansdowne Street Kamloops, BC V2C 1Y6
  • Wilson Christopher S Dr – 1222 Tranquille Road Kamloops, BC V2B 3K2

Hospitals in Kamloops

Kamloops has more than one hospital and several medical centers. The following are the hospitals in the city:

  • Royal Inland Hospital – 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2T1, Canada

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There was barely zero case of overdose death during the early part of the year, but the reverse is now the case. In September 2018, seven people died of drug overdose in Kamloops. Furthermore, Interior Health Medical Health Officer Dr. Kamran Golmohammadi said in an email that the number in Kamloops is consistent with that for the rest of the province.

According to the email, there was an obvious increase in the number of deaths recorded in Kamloops in September based on the prior information from the BC Coroners report. Furthermore, the number is also consistent with the variability recorded throughout the overdose emergency in the province.

Although we are not able to explain the reason for the recent increase in death, we know that death has been occurring among males and people using drugs throughout the emergency, Dr. Golmohammadi said. Furthermore, fentanyl was detected in over 80% of deaths that occurred in B.C.

Interior Health urges recreational drug users to avoid the use of drugs at the moment but those who choose to use drugs should avoid mixing different drugs, avoid taking drugs while alone, carry a naloxone kit and know when to use it, consider treatment options and follow some other precautions.

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