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Community Resources


Better Business Bureau
Promotes marketplace fairness, honesty
1.888.803.1222 Mon-Thur 9am-3pm

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
Are you a target? Frauds use telephone,
mail, internet to reach countless potential
victims. See web site for details
1.888.495.8501 Mon-Fri 5:30am-2pm PT

Consumer Protection Authority
Promotes a fair marketplace for BC
consumers, businesses; investigates
complaints, seeks redress for those
treated improperly by business
1.888.564.9963 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

National Do Not Call List
Gives consumers a choice to reduce
the number of telemarketing calls by
registering your residential, wireless, fax or
VoIP telephone number
1.866.580.3625 1.888.362.5889 TTY

Scams & Fraud
For information on common scams, go to
the RCMP web site, click on ‘Scams and
fraud’ (Quick Links)


BC Assessment
Produces independent, uniform and
efficient property assessments on an
annual basis for all BC property owners
805 Renfrew Avenue, Kamloops

BC Securities Commission Investor
Useful information to be an informer
investor: know yourself, your advisor,
your investment, and the warning signs
of investment fraud. Subscription service,
seminars, and more...


Canadian Western Bank
Free banking. You’ve earned it!
101-1211 Summit Drive, Kamloops
See our ad on Outside Back Cover

Credit Counselling Society
Free credit counselling, solve debt
problems, manage money better, use
credit responsibly, budgeting assistance.
See web site for list of BC offices


Access Pro Bono Society of BC
To advance access to justice by
developing, facilitating opportunities for the
effective provision of high-quality pro bono
legal services to people and non-profit
organizations of limited means

BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and
Support (BC CEAS)
Are you dealing with a crisis? Call to talk
about an abusive situation you feel is
happening. We listen to concerns about
financial, legal, physical and emotional
abuse. Advocate for legal and social
justice for those 55+. SAIL is a safe place
for older adults, those who care about them
1.866.437.1940 (SAIL) Seniors Abuse &
Information Line Mon to Sun 8am-8pm
1.855.306.1443 TTY

Canadian Bar Association
Promotes fair justice systems,
effective law reform, equality in the legal
profession, discrimination elimination
Lawyer Referral Service
1.800.663.1919 Referral Service
1.800.565.5297 Dial-a-Law Scripts

Provides legal information, education and
help. Solve problems - understand your
rights; common legal questions
Community Legal Assistance Society
For benefit of those who are physically,
mentally, socially, economically or otherwise
disadvantaged, or whose human
rights need protection
1.888.685.6222 Vancouver

A library of scripts prepared by lawyers. It
offers general information on a variety of
topics on law in BC, but not legal advice.
Free service available in English, Chinese
& Punjabi via the Internet and by phone
1.800.565.5297 Recorded Information


Fulton & Company LLP
Provides a wide range of legal services
to individuals and businesses
300-350 Lansdowne Street
See our ad on page 3

Janice Rutherford Notary Public
Your Kamloops Notary Public
201B-1150 Hillside Drive
See our ad on page 65

Lawyer Referral Service
Canadian Bar Association service enables
members of the public to consult with a
lawyer for up to 30 minutes for a fee of $25
1.800.663.1919 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm


Legal Services Society
Independent, non-profit organization.
Legal aid for people with low incomes
1.866.577.2525 9am-4pm Mon-Tue-Thur-
Friday; 9am-2:30pm Wednesday
• Louise Richards, Barrister & Solicitor
208-300 Columbia Street, Kamloops
Mon to Thur 8:30am-12 noon, 1-4:30pm
• Louise Richards, Barrister & Solicitor
Kamloops Courthouse
2nd Floor, 455 Columbia Street
Mon-Wed-Thur 9 am to 11:30 am
• Family Law In BC
LawLINE lawyers give brief ‘next stop’
advice about a myriad of family law issues
including family agreements, adoption and
court procedures. Mon-Tue-Thur-Fri 9am
to 3pm; Wednesday 9am to 2:30pm

People’s Law School
Provides public legal education & info
604.331.5400 Vancouver
• Wikibooks Law School booklets
available: Being an Executor, Writing your
Will, Power of Attorney and others
Public Guardian and Trustee of BC
Unique statutory role to protect the
interests of those who lack legal capacity
to protect their own interests. Protect the
legal, financial, personal and health care
interests of adults who require assistance
in decision making. Administer the estates
of deceased and missing persons
1345 St. Paul Street, Kelowna
250.712.7576 Interior North Office

Thompson Rivers University
Community Legal Clinic (TRU CLC)
Operated by TRU Faculty of Law, Assists
low-income clients in a range of legal
areas. Services include representation
in residential tenancy proceedings and
drafting of documents such as small
wills for estates less than $25,000 and
powers of attorney
9A-1800 Tranquille Road
778.863.9430 CSI Activity Centre
See our ad on page 10, article on page 11


City of Kamloops Community Safety
North Shore Community Policing
Volunteers are involved in Citizens on
Patrol, Speed Watch, crime prevention
and community education initiatives
915 7th Street 250.571.3862

Community Crime Prevention Guide
Most Canadians believe being able to live
in a safe and secure environment is one of
the most important aspects of their lives.
This guide provides info on how to develop
and implement an action plan, develop a
community strategy, plus valuable sources
of support


Crime Stoppers Kamloops & District
Cash awards for information leading to an
arrest. See web site for full details
1.800.222.8477 Anonymous Tip Line
250.828.3175 Office

Kamloops RCMP Victim Services
Offering 24 hour service to victims and
witnesses of crime & trauma. Provision
of crisis intervention, emotional support,
information regarding police investigation
and court process, court orientation/
accompaniment services, safety planning
and referrals to community agencies. To
access services, please call
or attend the RCMP Detachment at
560 Battle Street, Kamloops

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Emergency only: dial 9-1-1
RCMP Detachments
• Kamloops Traffic Services
1280 Trans Canada Highway West
• Kamloops City Detachment
560 Battle Street
• T’Kumlups Rural
599 Pow Wow Trail
• Ashcroft: 720 Elm Street
• Barriere: 4478 Barriere Town Road
• Chase: 226 Shuswap Avenue
• Clearwater: 205 Dutch Lake Road
• Lillooet: 317 Main Street
• Logan Lake: 2 Galena Avenue
• Merritt: 2999 Voght Street

Senior’s Guide to Safety & Security
Click on ‘Scams and Fraud’, then
‘Publications’ under the Resources
heading, then ‘Crime Prevention & Safety’

Seniors Insurance

ICBC Seniors Insurance
Discount available for ICBC basic
insurance for 65+ registered owners
and operators and don’t use vehicle for
commuting, business or delivery. Also
Experienced Driver savings, Disability &
Antitheft device discounts. New to BC?
Your good driving record could pay off with
savings on Autoplan Insurance. See web
site or visit an Autoplan broker for details.

Business Associations

Kamloops North Shore BIA
Mandate to expand business
opportunities on the North Shore
115 Tranquille Road
See our article on page 22


Computer Services and Repair

Cristal Clear Solutions
Answers to your computer questions
See our ad on page 63

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