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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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Long promised grocer coming to Sun Rivers

Long promised grocer coming to Sun Rivers

A developer with deep family roots in Kamloops, including in the food business, has purchased part of the proposed village centre at Sun Rivers and plans to build a long promised village-market grocer. Allan Askew is now overseeing focus groups to tweak plans for a portion of the village centre. “It’s a real chance to help our local food producers,” ...

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Charges follow alleged assault of Mountie

Charges follow alleged assault of Mountie

A Kamloops man has been charged with assaulting a peace officer after a confrontation with a female RCMP constable. Andrew Richard Sonier was charged on Thursday with one count each of assaulting a peace officer and mischief under $5,000. The 20-year-old was arrested following an incident on March 30 in which he is alleged to have damaged a sign. When ...

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Charge laid in connection to attack on Kamloops sheriff

Charge laid in connection to attack on Kamloops sheriff

Charges have been laid against a prisoner accused of violently attacking a deputy sheriff while in custody at the Kamloops courthouse. Matthew Hein is charged with assaulting a peace officer and wilfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer in relation to a March 16 incident in the cellblock of the Kamloops Law Courts. The 27-year-old has a long history of ...

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Logging ideas on the value of woodwaste

Logging ideas on the value of woodwaste

They are the garbage dumps of the forest: a tangle of fat, scarred Douglas fir ends ravaged by fire, three-metre-long tree tops and twisted pieces deemed too small for the mill. Pushed and scraped into heaps along with needles, twigs and the occasional boulder, these slash piles will remain through the summer until the cold fall and early winter months, ...

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