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Tragic: The hard life and death of Paige

Tragic: The hard life and death of Paige

The report by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, the province’s Representative for Children and Youth, can be read by scrolling to the bottom of this page. The woman charged by the provincial government to look out for children wants to know how the system failed Paige. Two frontline social workers in Kamloops have an idea why — the system that stepped into Paige’s ...

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Columbia Street project to start next week

Columbia Street project to start next week

The first major lane and road closures of the Columbia Street widening project are on the way. Starting next week, city capital-projects manager Darren Crundwell said drivers can expect to see the southernmost lane of Columbia closed to traffic, as well as Fourth Avenue between Columbia and an alleyway just south of Nicola Street. While it’s unlikely either of those ...

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Police warn of another scam

Police warn of another scam

Kamloops RCMP is reminding the public of online scams that use social media. On Wednesday, a senior citizen was contacted through social media, advising she had won a large sum of money. She only needed to wire $300 in order to claim the winnings. The senior citizen did wire the money, but became suspicious when the person asked for more ...

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Airport management to meet with skydiving club

Airport management to meet with skydiving club

The final skydiver leaves the plane above Kamloops Airport on Victoria Day. Skydivers from Canada, the U.S., Australia and New Zealand took part in the 48th annual May Meet, which recorded two hard landings. Allen Douglas/KTW The 48th annual May Meet skydiving event at Kamloops Airport was marred by two accidents, one that sent a Victoria woman to hospital with ...

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TNRD won’t help with murder-site fees

TNRD won’t help with murder-site fees

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District will not absorb a portion of the tipping fees incurred during the demolition of the Merritt home in which Allan Schoenborn’s killed his three children in 2008. Wayne and Lynnette Pyett, owners of the Telemon Place trailer, asked the TNRD to cover a portion of the more than $10,000 incurred during destruction of the structure earlier ...

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Candidacies being considered in TIB election for chief

Candidacies being considered in TIB election for chief

Two current Tk’emlups Indian Band councillors and a former band CEO say they have not ruled out a run for the chief’s chair. The comments come in the wake of Chief Shane Gottfriedson’s decision to contend for the Assembly of First Nations’ (AFN) regional chief position and and not to seek re-election in November. Gottfriedson is in the midst of ...

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Lawsuit claims animal’s reputation was bull

Lawsuit claims animal’s reputation was bull

A Vernon rodeo company is being sued after a bull named Slow Poke failed to live up to his name and allegedly caused serious injuries to a novice rider. Kyle Warman has filed a notice of civil claim in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops accusing Coyote Creek Rodeo and its two principals — Ted and Wade Marchand — of negligence ...

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Lepin becomes Royal Inland’s largest donor

Lepin becomes Royal Inland’s largest donor

Ken Lepin had already donated $260,000 in lab equipment to Royal Inland Hospital. But, on the day his latest contribution was unveiled, the retired Kamloops businessman decided to sweeten the pot. In addition to a new MALDI/TOF mass spectrophotometer, which will allow staff at the lab to identify bacteria samples much more quickly, Lepin announced yesterday he is donating  another ...

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Lessons from the ‘siege’

Lessons from the ‘siege’

Thompson Rivers University learned a lot during a recent emergency exercise on campus — but officials can’t talk about the details because they all have to do with ensuring the safety of the campus community. Christopher Seguin, the university’s vice-president advancement, said he could only discuss in broad details the observations from the day-long exercise a week ago today, one ...

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Former Adams Lake Indian Band chief enters race for B.C. regional chief

Former Adams Lake Indian Band chief enters race for B.C. regional chief

  Nelson Leon, former chief of Adams Lake Indian Band, has announced his candidacy for the position of B.C. regional chief of the B.C. Assembly of First Nations. Leon joins Tk’emlups Indian Band Chief Shane Gottfriedson as the two declared candidates for the position. Voting among residents of 203 B.C. First Nations will culminate in the results being released on ...

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