Syrian refugee flow slows down in Kamloops

By James Peters
March 10, 2016 - 11:57am Updated: March 10, 2016 - 1:36pm

KAMLOOPS — The flow of Syrian refugees into Kamloops has slowed a little bit.

When we spoke to him last month, Paul Lagace of the Kamloops Cariboo Immigrant Services Society told CFJC News the city was expecting another eight to 10 government-sponsored families to arrive.

But Lagace says that has yet to materialize, with only one family arriving since then.

"Here in Kamloops, we received a family over the weekend. We are expecting up to five families over the next few months, and they are government assisted. So they're very eager to get settled, and that's the key," said Lagace. 

Lagace says with government-sponsored refugees, sometimes social agencies only get notice of their arrival at the last minute.

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