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TRU hosts indigenous governance conference

TRU hosts indigenous governance conference

Nearly two years after the Supreme Court of Canada issued the first declaration of Aboriginal title in Canadian history in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, there are still many questions left unanswered about how to implement this decision and the impact it will have on resource development in Canada. Determining Access, Theory and Practice in Implementing Indigenous Governance over Lands ...

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Ajax information sessions begin Feb. 16

Ajax information sessions begin Feb. 16

Information sessions on the proposed Ajax copper and gold mine south of Aberdeen begin Tuesday and Wednesday in Kamloops. Representatives from the provincial and federal governments and from KGHM Ajax will be at the technical-presentation sessions to answer questions from the public: • Tuesday, Feb. 16, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre 1250 Rogers Way • ...

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Camping fees to rise in half of B.C. provincial parks

Camping fees to rise in half of B.C. provincial parks

Camping fees will be hiked in about half of all provincial parks in British Columbia this year, while fees will be reduced or eliminated in some other parks. The Ministry of Environment said the fee increase is necessary “to maintain high service levels and provide new recreational opportunities at B.C. provincial parks for a growing number of visitors.” The ministry ...

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Heavy industry again calling for Kamloops council to lower tax rate

Heavy industry again calling for Kamloops council to lower tax rate

In what’s becoming a budget-time tradition, heavy industries in Kamloops are once again urging city hall to bring down their tax rate. A letter headed to council on Tuesday from Domtar, Tolko Industries and Lafarge is calling on the city to “adopt a medium- to long-term industrial tax strategy that results in the Kamloops industrial class paying a competitive level ...

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UPDATED: Suspect arrested in relation to Shuswap shooting that killed one, injured two

UPDATED: Suspect arrested in relation to Shuswap shooting that killed one, injured two

A suspect has been arrested in connection to a Feb. 7 shooting in the Shuswap that killed one person and injured two others. Richard Allen Williams was arrested on Thursday and made his first appearance in Kamloops provincial court on Friday afternoon. Evidence presented during the brief hearing is bound by a court-ordered publication ban. Williams, 59, is facing a ...

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TRU faculty agrees to three-year deal

TRU faculty agrees to three-year deal

Faculty at Thompson Rivers University have voted in favour of a new collective agreement. Of the 459 members who voted, 91 per cent acquiesced to an agreement recommended by a mediator which would see a 5.5 per cent wage increase over the life of the deal. Of the money, five per cent will be split between all faculty, with the ...

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City recovers stolen bike-repair stations

City recovers stolen bike-repair stations

The City of Kamloops installed three bike-repair stations and this one at the main entrance to Kenna Cartwright Park was the lone device not stolen. Stations in Riverside Park and on McArthur Island were taken by thieves and recovered on Thursday night. Dave Eagles/KTW They’re a little banged up, but a pair of bicycle-repair stations stolen from two parks are ...

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Fraudsters tripped by their own Internet posts

Fraudsters tripped by their own Internet posts

Insurance fraudsters are increasingly being tripped up online by their own social media postings — including a Kamloops man who claimed his vehicle had been burned by vandals, but whose arson was highlighted by the fact he had been trying to sell his truck online prior to the fire because he could not pay for needed repairs. ICBC said it ...

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Highland Valley Copper’s profit drops in fourth quarter

Highland Valley Copper’s profit drops in fourth quarter

Highland Valley Copper is not the gold mine it once was for parent company Teck Resources Ltd. but it continues to make a profit despite depressed copper prices. Teck released its four-quarter earnings report showing it maintaining a profit in its copper operations as a whole, the largest of which is Highland Valley Copper. Its gross profit before depreciation and ...

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Salsa thief fails in bid to spend a night in jail

Salsa thief fails in bid to spend a night in jail

A “hot-headed” Kamloops salsa thief who stole a jar of spicy dip in a bid to spend the night in the drunk tank is back on the streets after nearly three weeks behind bars. Rodney Brignall, 43, pleaded guilty in Kamloops provincial court on Thursday to theft under $5,000 and failing to comply with probation. Crown prosecutor Camille Cook said ...

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