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New spending limits proposed for civic elections

New spending limits proposed for civic elections

Kamloops mayoral and council candidates wouldn’t have come close to overspending on their campaigns had new expense limits recommended by the province been in place during last November’s local election campaign. In a report, B.C.’s special all-party committee on local election expenses has recommended the government use a per-capita funding formula to calculate how much mayoral and council candidates in ...

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Motorcyclist killed in Knutsford crash was from Vancouver

Motorcyclist killed in Knutsford crash was from Vancouver

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in a motorcycle crash in Knutsford on Thursday afternoon. He was Colin Leslie Mackay, 42, of Vancouver. Mackay was riding his motorcycle northbound on Highway 5A when, at 1:20 p.m., he left the highway on an uphill curve near Cardew Hill — about 10 kilometres south of ...

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Ajax could fall outside Liberals’ plan for new environment legislation

Ajax could fall outside Liberals’ plan for new environment legislation

The three-and-a-half months before the October federal election, along with the time it would take to draft new legislation, means a proposed environmental overhaul by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau may not capture the proposed Ajax copper and gold mine, according to Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Grit candidate Steve Powrie. Trudeau has come out against Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline and announced this week ...

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Gang-connection argument at centre of sentencing arguments in Kamloops

Gang-connection argument at centre of sentencing arguments in Kamloops

  A defence lawyer urged a B.C. Supreme Court justice on Friday to ignore allegations his client has gang connections. Crown and defence lawyers presented their sentencing positions for Adam Colligan, who was found guilty in March on six charges, including aggravated assault and extortion with a firearm. Prosecutor Adrienne Murphy argued Colligan should serve five to six years in ...

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Workers on Overlanders Bridge beating the heat with earlier hours

Workers on Overlanders Bridge beating the heat with earlier hours

A shift in the hours a city contractor plans to spend on  Overlanders Bridge shouldn’t have an effect on the project’s completion date, according to the City of Kamloops. Innovative Civil Constructors Inc., charged with the more than $10-million refurbishment of the bridge, will be working on the project mainly between 3 a.m. and 2 p.m., said city transportation co-ordinator ...

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More delays coming for North Shore drivers

More delays coming for North Shore drivers

Two 12th Street intersections will close next week as an upgrade on the North Shore road continues. The City of Kamloops will close the 12th Street and Sherbrooke Avenue intersection on Tuesday, July 7, and the 12th Street and Lethbridge Avenue intersection on Wednesday, July 8. Detours will be in effect both days. Traffic through the construction site is expected ...

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In the key of D, for damaged; downtown’s blue piano vandalized

In the key of D, for damaged; downtown’s blue piano vandalized

Nine-year-old John Paszkiewicz from Los Angeles plays Old Rockin’ Chain Blues on the free space piano on Victoria Street on Friday afternoon. The youngster was visiting Kamloops with his dad John after visiting the Rockies while on holiday. Old Rockin’ Chain Blues on the community piano at Victoria Street and Third Avenue on Friday afternoon. The youngster was visiting Kamloops with ...

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Lake taps ombudsperson to probe health firings

Lake taps ombudsperson to probe health firings

Health Minister Terry Lake has asked B.C’s ombudsperson to lead an investigation into the government’s firing of eight contracted health researchers in 2012. The province has been under fire for weeks for deflecting demands for a full public inquiry into what it has admitted was a mistake. Criticism intensified after the release of RCMP documents that undermined government claims the ...

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Eureka! They want your recyclables

Eureka! They want your recyclables

As employees at the City of Kamloops’ recycling contractor continue to walk the picket line, the Eureka science program at Thompson Rivers University wants your recyclables. Eureka uses various recyclables in its summer camps and is willing to take some off the hands of residents who, for the past two weeks, have not had material picked up. Items Eureka could ...

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