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Sold-out Slide the City to release 500 tickets on July 7

Sold-out Slide the City to release 500 tickets on July 7

  Tim McLeod has a warning for Kamloopsians headed to the Aberdeen Mall area on Saturday, July 18 — don’t expect to leave dry. “Out goal is to soak everybody,” said McLeod, development manager at Tranquille Farm Fresh, which is bringing Slide the City’s 1,000-foot long slip and slide to town. “If you’re coming to be a bystander, beware. Have ...

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Millions from Victoria, Ottawa for water-intake work in Kamloops

Millions from Victoria, Ottawa for water-intake work in Kamloops

  A splash of cash from the federal and provincial governments has knocked down the price of an emergency water intake for the City of Kamloops by about two-thirds. Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod and Kamloops MLAs Terry Lake and Todd Stone announced yesterday their governments will contribute more than $6 million for the intake on the North Thompson River. ...

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United Way executive director leaving after 11 years at the helm

United Way executive director leaving after 11 years at the helm

Brenda Aynsley, currently executive director of the United Way of the Thompson-Nicola-Cariboo, will leave on July 31 to become vice-president of resource development with the United Way of the Lower Mainland. KTW file photo The head of the local United Way for the past 11 years is leaving to join the organization in the Lower Mainland. Brenda Aynsley, currently executive ...

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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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