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Lifesaving act turns gratitude into advocacy

Lifesaving act turns gratitude into advocacy

Matt Lepp and cousin Stephanie Lepp Hickey. Matt Lepp is grateful for Stephanie. She’s the reason he’s back to work at Treetop Flyers and why he’s able to make summer plans to go rock climbing and do other outdoor  adventures. Because, when Lepp needed someone to give him part of their liver, Stephanie stepped up, quite possibly saving his life. ...

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Blanketed by community support after fire

Blanketed by community support after fire

Nancy Klassen (left) anddaughter Caitlyn, 8, have new quilts from Beverly Bloomfied of Kamloops Emergency Social Services and the River Valley Quilters. The Klassens lost their Westsyde trailer in a fire on Mother’s Day. Andrea Klassen/KTW A little more than two weeks after her mobile home burned in a Mother’s Day fire, Nancy Klassen said she still sometimes forgets all ...

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Spina wants Kamloops council to enact distance restrictions on alcohol sales

Spina wants Kamloops council to enact distance restrictions on alcohol sales

Wine may be coming to grocery store shelves across the province, but a city councillor doesn’t want to see any more alcohol sold within a kilometre of existing stores in Kamloops — even if it’s sold alongside bread and milk. Coun. Marg Spina will introduce a motion on Tuesday to introduce distance restrictions for new retail liquor stores as part of the ...

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Donor says it’s about time and gives $50,000 for Cenotaph work

Donor says it’s about time and gives $50,000 for Cenotaph work

The clocks will run again at the Kamloops Cenotaph, thanks to an anonymous donation of $50,000. During this year’s budget debate, city council voted against spending an estimated $63,000 to make repairs to the Cenotaph and surrounding Memorial Park between Battle and St. Paul streets, even though the federal government had offered to chip in $25,000 in grant money. At ...

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Company must create instructions following work site accident

Company must create instructions following work site accident

Wrabel Brothers Construction has been ordered by WorkSafe BC to develop a set of written instructions on how to look after and use pneumatic nailers. The order comes after a journey carpenter working at the 275 Columbia St. site where the John Howard Society is building new housing units was accidentally struck in the chest by a three-inch nail earlier ...

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Toonie bus rides coming to Kamloops in the fall

Toonie bus rides coming to Kamloops in the fall

The City of Kamloops is moving ahead with plans to charge a toonie to anyone who pays in cash to ride the bus, whether they are a student, senior or adult rider. While discounts will still be available for elementary and secondary students and senior riders if they buy passes or tickets ahead of time, a flat cash fare is ...

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Will Kamloops council vote to ban cosmetic pesticides?

Will Kamloops council vote to ban cosmetic pesticides?

It could be good news for dandelions. Kamloops Coun. Tina Lange will put forward a motion next week, asking council to ban the use of cosmetic pesticides on lawns within city limits. The motion, which will be debated on Tuesday, states pesticides “pose needless risk to the health of people and pets.” Lange said the motion is being driven by the ...

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Investigation into dead bear in downtown Kamloops alley

Investigation into dead bear in downtown Kamloops alley

Conservation officers are investigating a dead bear that appeared to be shot and wrapped in a shower curtain, then dumped in a West End alley. Resident Stephanie Patsula said she was walking home mid-afternoon on Monday and saw something wrapped up in a curtain in the alley in the 100-block between Battle and Nicola streets. “It was clearly a corpse ...

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‘Born, raised, fed and processed in B.C.’

‘Born, raised, fed and processed in B.C.’

Consumers can already see the 100 per cent B.C. Beef brand in more than 50 restaurants and grocers in B.C. and a new QR code will allow them to find the B.C. ranch where it was raised. B.C. Association of Abattoirs is rolling out its program that promises steaks and other beef cuts are raised, fed and processed in B.C. ...

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Gaglardi, Armstrong among 42 signing in support of Ajax mine

Gaglardi, Armstrong among 42 signing in support of Ajax mine

A number of city luminaries in business, real estate and sports jointly signed a letter expressing unreserved trust in KGHM Ajax as well as the  environmental-approval process involved in its mine application. The letter, signed jointly by 42 people, is written to senior federal and provincial political decision-makers and copied to the premier, Kamloops MLAs and the city MP. It ...

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