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Illness from tainted oysters soars with heat

Illness from tainted oysters soars with heat

  A surge in shellfish-related illness because of the hot summer weather has prompted the B.C. Centre for Disease Control to issue a warning to oyster lovers. The centre said 35 cases of a bacterial infection called Vibrio parahaemolyticus have been reported in June and July — an unprecedented number. Officials believe most people got sick from eating raw oysters ...

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Final funds handed out before election writ drops

Final funds handed out before election writ drops

The Kamloops Curling Club is the latest recipient of a flurry of federal-government cash. Yesterday, the venerable rink on Victoria Street was handed $150,000 as part of the Canada 150 infrastructure fund. The money will go toward the purchase of a new ice plant. KTW file photo Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod doled out yesterday what she acknowledged may be the ...

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Christening the connection: Meet Joan Lyons, the woman who named Overlanders Bridge

Christening the connection: Meet Joan Lyons, the woman who named Overlanders Bridge

Joan Lyons, 79, holds an article from the Kamloops Sentinel after winning a contest in 1959 to name Overlanders Bridge. Jessica Wallace/KTW Joan Lyons doesn’t mind waiting in traffic during construction on Overlanders Bridge — after all, she named the span. Before the crossing was built more than 50 years ago, commuting to and from North Kamloops was much more inconvenient, ...

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Grab the app and hit the Tournament Capital trails

Grab the app and hit the Tournament Capital trails

Looking for a bike trail in Kamloops? There’s a map for that. Unveiled Tuesday, the city’s new bike map is available online at kamloops.ca/trailandbikemap. Pocket-sized paper versions can be picked up at Tourism Kamloops, at the Tournament Capital Centre and from local bike shops. The map stems from a council mandate to better promote active transportation in the city. Parks, ...

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Kamloops RCMP victim services gets help

Kamloops RCMP victim services gets help

The Kamloops RCMP’s victim-services unit is getting a $51,000 boost to help it deal with a lack of volunteers to cover its late shifts. Jody MacDonald, the municipal support-services manager for the RCMP, said volunteers for the program are either reaching retirement age or aren’t able to commit to late-night hours when they may be needed. “We need people that ...

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Storm repair work continues in Kamloops

Storm repair work continues in Kamloops

Another project to clean up damage from the July 2014 storm is moving ahead. City council has awarded a $899,000 contract to Extreme Excavating to work om Guerin Creek, which serves as a drainage channel for areas of the city. Public works director Jen Fretz said erosion from the storm resulted in a slope failure that would eventually impact private ...

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End of discussion for McMurdo Drive residents

End of discussion for McMurdo Drive residents

Despite delivering a petition to Kamloops council, homeowners in the McMurdo Drive area of South Kamloops won’t get another chance to speak to a social-housing project on the street. In 2011, city council of the day zoned 1050 McMurdo Dr. for a future social-housing project. However, nothing came of the change until this summer, when the city announced it would ...

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Transportation Minister Todd Stone relieved of TransLink file

Transportation Minister Todd Stone relieved of TransLink file

Premier Christy Clark rearranged a few chairs at the cabinet table yesterday, taking some responsibilities from Transportation Minister Todd Stone. Kamloops’ two MLAs remain two of the most senior members in cabinet, with Stone remaining in transportation and Terry Lake as Minister of Health. But Stone, the Kamloops-South Thompson MLA, will no longer oversee TransLink. Instead, governance of the transit ...

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Midnight stabbing sends victim to hospital, suspect into handcuffs

Midnight stabbing sends victim to hospital, suspect into handcuffs

A stabbing in North Kamloops at midnight on Wednesday (going into Thursday) sent one man to hospital and another man into police custody. Kamloops RCMP Const. Jason Epp said police were called to a report of a stabbing in the Esso gas station parking lot in the 200-block of Tranquille Road. Epp said a 26-year-old man had been stabbed in ...

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Bedevilled by dust, Dallas residents must wait for relief

Bedevilled by dust, Dallas residents must wait for relief

Is it biosolids or sawdust? Either way, a group of Dallas residents will have to wait another month to see if the material blowing into their homes abates before Kamloops city council will consider whether to offer further aid. Del Corsi is one of a number of Gateway Estates residents who is fed up with the dust blowing into his ...

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