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Court to decide who can grow medical marijuana

Court to decide who can grow medical marijuana

Final arguments wrapped up Friday in a court challenge of the federal government’s move to ban home-growing of medical marijuana by doctor-approved users. A win by pro-pot advocates would blow a big hole in the new federal system imposed last spring that outlawed previously legal home grows and tried to force all patients to buy only from new commercial producers. ...

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Sundhu tells mosque attendees Conservatives are ‘fear-mongering’

Sundhu tells mosque attendees Conservatives are ‘fear-mongering’

Bill Sundhu, the NDP candidate for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, told a group of Muslims gathered at the Knutsford mosque on Friday that the Conservative party is “fear-mongering and running on coded language” as it moved to pass Bill C-51 before the October federal election Sundhu also accused the federal Liberals, who are supporting the bill in its principle, of turning their backs ...

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May 26 deadline for referendum question on proposed arts centre

May 26 deadline for referendum question on proposed arts centre

The clock is ticking on the proposed performing-arts centre. By May 26, Kamloops city council needs to have a referendum question to put to the public if it is to meet its goal of a November vote on the estimated $90-million parkade and theatre complex that would rise on the former Kamloops Daily News property at Seymour Street and Fourth ...

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Kamloops Mounties seeking help finding woman

Kamloops Mounties seeking help finding woman

Kamloops Mounties are hoping tips from the public will help them track down a woman who hasn’t been seen in more than a week. RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush said Elizabeth Karlson was last seen on April 26. She was reported missing on Saturday. Karlson, 27, is a white woman standing 5-foot-6 and weighing 133 pounds. She has long brown hair ...

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Former MLA Krueger among five to receive honorary degrees from TRU

  Former Kamloops-North Thompson Liberal MLA Kevin Krueger is one of five people who will receive honorary doctorates at the upcoming convocation ceremonies at Thompson Rivers University. Krueger will receive a doctor of letters designation on June 10. He is being citied for his career of service and community representation, including lobbying for financial help after the 2003 wildfires. Others ...

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Former Blazer charged with assaulting fiancée

Former Blazer charged with assaulting fiancée

The Crown wants a “safety plan” in place to protect the fiancée of a former Kamloops Blazer defenceman facing a domestic-assault allegation. Cory Crichton was charged last week with assault causing bodily harm in relation to an April 19 altercation with his fiancée. He has yet to make his first appearance in court, but the 44-year-old was in front of ...

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Manslaughter trial to begin on May 25

Manslaughter trial to begin on May 25

A jury has been selected for the re-trial of a man accused in the 1993 death of a 19-year-old Kelowna woman. Neil Snelson’s manslaughter trial is slated to begin later this month in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops. In 2011, Snelson stood trial in Kelowna on a charge of first-degree murder in connection to the death of Jennifer Cusworth. A ...

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Ownership quintet unveils the new Tobiano

Ownership quintet unveils the new Tobiano

Enzo Lizzi (left), Tarn Ollek, Michael Ternier, Victor Lizzi, and Fred Fischer pose at Tobiano on Saturday. Enzo, Ternier, Ollek and Fischer are among the new owners of the development on Kamloops Lake. Adam Williams/KTW   Tobiano got its official re-start on Saturday, with the new owners staging a grand re-opening at the lakeside community. The real-estate development’s five co-owners were ...

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Venture Kamloops wins award

Venture Kamloops wins award

The city’s economic development arm has been recognized with an award at the B.C. Economic Development Association’s annual meeting for its program to encourage start-ups. Venture Kamloops picked up the win for its VK Venture Advisors program, which is aimed at providing advice to new and emerging entrepreneurs to start businesses. Under the program, each month an entrepreneur or business ...

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Poetic wins at Kamloops Young Authors’ Conference

Poetic wins at Kamloops Young Authors’ Conference

Deanna Brady (left) presents Kevin Hu and Will Primrose with their Marg Van Dusen awards at the 2015 Young Author’s Conference at Thompson Rivers University on Friday. Deanna Brady wasn’t sure a pair of poems had ever won awards at the Young Authors’ Conference in Kamloops. But, as the chairwoman of the conference handed out the Marg Van Dusen Memorial ...

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