The cost of living is climbing province-wide, with Kamloops being no exception.
Speaking on the Jim Harrison Show today, Organizer for the Living Wage for Families Campaign, Deanna Ogle says, the basic cost to raise a family in the River City saw a 41 cent increase, to $17.31 an hour.
For future relief, Ogle points to the MSP reduction.
“Shifting that to a payroll tax, although will be difficult, and I think it will be challenging, is an attempt to try and balance how individuals are experiencing low wage work, and low wage poverty, with how we as a community can invest in each other.”
Child care and housing, continuing to be the two biggest costs in living wage calculation.