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Transgender rights legislation introduced

Transgender rights legislation introduced

  Premier Christy Clark joins Justice Minister Suzanne Anton, Liberal MLA Jane Thornthwaite, NDP MLA Spencer Chandra-Herbert and transgender rights advocates at the B.C. legislature Monday. Tom Fletcher/Black Press The B.C. government has passed amendments to its Human Rights Code to specify protection for “gender identity and gender expression,” a reversal by the B.C. Liberals after years of saying transgendered ...

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Kamloops man gets jail time for filming stepdaughter stepping out of shower

Kamloops man gets jail time for filming stepdaughter stepping out of shower

A Kamloops man who secretly recorded videos of his teenaged stepdaughter getting out of the shower will spend the next 15 months in prison. The 48-year-old cannot be named because the victim’s name is protected by a court-ordered ban on publication. Court heard he surreptitiously recorded three videos of his stepdaughter, who was 13 or 14 at the time, as ...

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Downtown apartment fire quickly knocked down

Downtown apartment fire quickly knocked down

A resident of the apartment building at Third Avenue and Seymour St. comforts his cat as Kamloops Fire Rescue work to extinguish a fire in a storage room on the rear of the complex on Tuesday morning (July 26). Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week At about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Kamloops firefighters were called to a report of a fire in the building housing ...

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Kamloops woman is Set for Life after lottery win

Kamloops woman is Set for Life after lottery win

Melody Manuel’s husband bought her the winning Set for Life 15th anniversary ticket at the Paul Lake Husky in Kamloops. A Kamloops woman’s birthday present from her husband cost a few bucks — but turned out being worth more than a million dollars. Melody Manuel’s husband gave her a $5 Set for Life lottery ticket as a birthday present and ...

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NewLeaf flights to begin Saturday

NewLeaf flights to begin Saturday

NewLeaf Travel Company took to the skies from Kelowna, Hamilton and Winnipeg yesterday as the nation’s latest discount air-travel company tries to establish itself in the market. NewLeaf, which is in partnership with Flair Air, is scheduled to begin flights from Kamloops to Edmonton and Victoria beginning on Saturday, July 30, and on Saturdays and Wednesdays thereafter. The total round-trip ...

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New rules in effect for mine tailings ponds

New rules in effect for mine tailings ponds

The latest changes to B.C. mine regulations bring the province closer to its goal of preventing another tailings pond failure, according an independent expert who investigated the 2014 dam breach at Mt. Polley mine in the Cariboo. Dirk van Zyl, professor of mining and the environment at the University of B.C. and one of three outside reviewers of the Mt. ...

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#$@&%*! in Kamloops could lead to $$$$$$ out of pocket

#$@&%*! in Kamloops could lead to $$$$$$ out of pocket

Use a naughty word on city streets and Kamloops bylaw officers could soon be after you with a swear jar. Corporate services and community safety director David Duckworth said the city is looking at new bylaws targeting swearing, fighting and other bad behaviours in public spaces. Measures could come to city council for debate this fall. Duckworth said the city ...

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Premiers blast U.S. lumber claim

Premiers blast U.S. lumber claim

Premier Christy Clark and other provincial and territorial leaders have written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, asking him to refute the latest lumber trade action by U.S. interests. “Unfair and inaccurate allegations of Canadian lumber subsidies” have been made by 25 U.S. Senators to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, seeking a reduced cap on Canadian lumber sales, the premiers wrote ...

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Mueller : ‘Zero tolerance’ for group intent on crime

Mueller : ‘Zero tolerance’ for group intent on crime

IN THE PHOTO: Kamloops RCMP Supt. Brad Mueller told the city’s Co-ordinated Enforcement Task Force on Monday, July 25, police will have zero tolerance with a group police have identified to be “intent on creating social discord, living on the prevails of the crime.” KTW file photo The city’s top cop says Kamloops RCMP will crack down on transients who ...

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Ninety days in jail for hiding child porn on work computer

Ninety days in jail  for hiding child porn on work computer

A former Thompson Rivers University administrator who was fired after getting caught hiding child pornography on his work computer will spend 90 days behind bars. But it’s not yet known what other sanctions, if any, will be connected to Andrew McKay’s sentence. The 55-year-old was charged after a backlogged office printer at TRU spat out an image of a naked ...

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