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Kamloops Query

Kamloops Query

Q: Why has there been surveying recently along Tranquille Road?

IN THE PHOTO: The city has recently been surveying an area in Brocklehurst, where construction is set to begin next month to replace a sewer...

Saddleback Drive expected to open in coming months

Q: In Batchelor Heights, development on Saddleback Drive was completed except for a short portion of road that has been closed for a long...

Q: Why is there no gate at the rail crossing on Lorne Street?

A: The rail crossing that cuts across Lorne Street near Pioneer Park is indeed without gates. However, CN said the warning system in place...

Q: Why was the crosswalk on 10th Street and Halston Avenue removed?

A: For most of its estimated 15-year lifespan, the crosswalk at 10th Street hasn’t led much of anywhere. The car dealership on the north...

Q: Are birds taking over the suburbs?

Q: I live in Aberdeen. Starting a few years ago, I began to hear what I thought was the unmistakable sound of pigeons. I’ve only...

Q: What are these intersection contraptions?

A: They are wireless network radios, which allows communication between intersections to facilitate traffic signal operations. “We program the timing of the signals from...

Q: Why are concrete power poles in Kamloops being changed to wood?

IN THE PHOTO: A BC Hydro lineman works to connect a wooden power pole after removing a concrete power pole along Sixth Avenue. Dave Eagles/KTW A:...

Q: Why was handicapped parking near Pratt’s Pharmacy moved from Third Avenue to Nicola...

IN THE PHOTO: The city recently moved handicapped parking near Pratt’s Pharmacy from Third Avenue to Nicola Street. Dave Eagles/KTW A: City of Kamloops assistant transportation...

Q: When coming up West Victoria Street onto Summit Drive, the road moves from...

IN THE PHOTO: Some drivers may be confused when travelling from West Victoria Street onto Summit Drive. Dave Eagles/KTW A: ICBC senior communications specialist Michelle Hargrave...

Q: What Happens to the Christmas trees dropped off at Albert McGowan park?

IN THE PHOTO: The City of Kamloops has been mulching trees for years. KTW snapped this photo of Ernie Connolly (left) and Sheldon Tilley...

Q: Why has traffic been backed up on Columbia Street, even with construction completed?

A: City of Kamloops traffic and transportation engineer Elnaz Ansari said the city recently made changes to signal patterns after receiving complaints about congestion. Feedback...

Q: There’s been talk of weather affecting pumpkin crops this year, is this true...

A: Shane Landreville, marketing coordinator at Davison Orchards Country Village in Vernon, says they have not had a pumpkin shortage. The Vancouver Sun reported in...

Q: What do I need to know before voting on Oct. 19?

A: While advance voting is now closed, voters will get the chance to cast their ballots on Monday in the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding. Voter information cards...

Q: In light of recent roadwork in Kamloops, what does four red flashing traffic...

A: A flashing red light means come to a complete stop before driving through. When there are four red flashing lights, treat the intersection...

Q: When hikers reach the peak of Kenna Cartwright Park, what are the fenced-off...

IN THE PHOTO: Have you ever hiked to the top of Kenna Cartwright park and noticed three telecommunications cell towers? You might not know that...

Q: Why was recent Barnhartvale Road repaving so bad?

A: Glen Farrow, the city’s streets and environmental services manager, told KTW the city has received complaints about recent repaving of Barnhartvale Road, but...

Q: The performing-arts centre might be built across from one of the first theatres in...

A: The Rex Hall — across the street from the old Kamloops Daily News building — hosted vaudeville in the roaring 1920s and cowboys...

Q: With talk of borrowing money for an arts centre, how much would it...

A: Kamloops’ proposed performing-arts centre, which will be put to a referendum on Nov. 7, comes with an estimated $90-million price tag. Here are a...

Q: Why are bags around city trees?

A: The bags help water city trees and, apparently, they aren’t new. City arbourists have been attaching green Treegator bags to the base of city trees...

Q: How and when did Overlander Bridge become known as Overlanders Bridge?

A: The long and short of it is — it’s always been the Overlanders Bridge. Scott Owens, Kamloops Museum and Archives archivist, told KTW Overlanders...