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B.C. land sales reached election target

B.C. land sales reached election target

Finance Minister Mike de Jong presents his second balanced budget in 2014, helped by Crown property sales over two years. Black Press file photo The B.C. government has released details of its pre-election property sales, showing it came out with more money overall than appraisals or B.C. Assessment Authority values forecast. Opposition critics called for the disclosure after obtaining government ...

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Performing-arts centre: Councillors want issue to go to a vote

Performing-arts centre: Councillors want issue to go to a vote

While they’re not universally praising the proposal, most of Kamloops’ city councillors are backing a plan to build a $90-million performing-arts centre and parkade downtown — and all eight say they want to see the project’s fate put to residents in a referendum. Councillors haven’t yet had the opportunity to debate the project publicly this term, though they met behind ...

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Oh, deer — be careful out there

Oh, deer — be careful out there

Kamloops Mounties are warning drivers to watch out for wildlife. RCMP Cpl. Wayne Chung said collisions involving wildlife increase during spring. Chung said police were called to a crash this week on the East Trans-Canada Highway where a vehicle had collided with a deer. “Drivers are urged to be more aware of animals on or near the highways and to ...

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Overlanders Bridge project: Cameras to be added for Halston Connector traffic

Overlanders Bridge project: Cameras to be added for Halston Connector traffic

More cameras are coming to Kammute chaos. Minister of Transportation Todd Stone told KTW his ministry will install cameras at two locations for Halston Bridge traffic to give commuters a better sense of traffic on river crossings. The move comes amid reconstruction of Overlanders Bridge, which began last Monday with two lane closures leading to lengthy delays on both sides ...

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The last mile

The last mile

Telus’s $60-million fibre-optic network to every home in Kamloops will eventually trump speeds available from rival Shaw Cable, but industry watchers say it’s a long-term play on increased video streaming and cloud computing. Contract crews are visible around the city stringing fibre-optic line through underground utilities. Canvassers from Telus are asking property owners if they want fibre-optic cable to the ...

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Nando’s out, Browns Socialhouse on way to Kamloops

Nando’s out, Browns Socialhouse on way to Kamloops

In the wake of one restaurant closing, a trendy restaurant chain, popular in the Lower Mainland, is coming to Kamloops. Browns Socialhouse is expected to open in the spring of next year in Summit Shopping Centre. “The people of Kamloops are going to love it,” said Mike Peebles, director of leasing at Anthem Properties, which owns the centre. Peebles said ...

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Overlanders Bridge project: Don’t be a merging moron

Overlanders Bridge project: Don’t be a merging moron

Don’t go too early or too late — that’s the message from driving instructors around the city for drivers headed to Overlanders Bridge on Fortune Drive. After taking calls from quite a few frustrated motorists about proper merging etiquette, KTW asked driving instructors at private schools and ICBC when cars should pull into the left lane to move across the ...

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EDITORIAL: The Hot and Not of the week

Kamloops This Week looks at the stories of the week — the good, the bad and all in-between: HOT: The upcoming vote by Pinantan Lake residents on whether they want to pay for fire service. The devastating April 2014 blaze that razed the community’s general store prompted the discussion that has led to the mailout-ballot system next month. To establish ...

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Heavy Metal Rocks: Success stories abound in Tk’emlups gravel pit

Heavy Metal Rocks: Success stories abound in Tk’emlups gravel pit

The Heavy Metal Rocks program works. Just ask Joey Kineshanko. Nineteen years old and three years removed from the program, Kineshanko has been working as a heavy-equipment operator since he completed Heavy Metal Rocks in Grade 11. He now has a career that was spawned from his three days at the Tk’emlups Indian Band’s gravel pit. “It’s awesome. It’s the ...

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