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New curriculum for B.C. students

New curriculum for B.C. students

The new school year in B.C. is the start of a three-year transition to a new curriculum Education Minister Mike Bernier said will emphasize “hands-on” learning. The new curriculum is being phased in this year for Kindergarten to Grade 9, with higher grades still in development. Bernier said this year it will be up to local school districts and teachers ...

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SD73 news in brief: Network and stipends

SD73 news in brief: Network and stipends

School District 73 will join the new Provincial Learning Network’s next-generation upgrade next year. Secretary-treasurer Kelvin Stretch said the move should see improved Internet bandwidth and connectivity, something that is essential “because so much of what we do involves technology.” The network is a partnership of school districts, the ministry of education, Telus and IBM, which are the primary service ...

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Bear captured downtown, taken to rural area outside of Kamloops

Bear captured downtown, taken to rural area outside of Kamloops

This young black bear caused quite a stir as he wandered around Kamloops this week. He has been relocated and conservation officers are hoping he stays away. Jessica Wallace/KTW A young black bear spotted roaming around populated areas of the city this week has been driven 30 kilometres into the woods and given one more chance to stay away. Conservation ...

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Wayward garbage container leads to highway crash

Wayward garbage container leads to highway crash

An insecure load led to an accident on Highway 5N this week — prompting Kamloops Mounties to issue a warning to drivers transporting goods. Tk’emlups Rural RCMP Staff Sgt. Doug Aird said emergency personnel were called to the single-vehicle crash just northwest of  East Shuswap road at about 10 a.m. on Tuesday. The driver of an SUV was travelling northbound ...

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NDP Leader Mulcair won’t commit to keeping child fitness tax credit

NDP Leader Mulcair won’t commit to keeping child fitness tax credit

An NDP government would retain the current child fitness tax credit for sports only if it can be proved it is working to get more kids to play, leader Thomas Mulcair told reporters in Kamloops Wednesday. To a backdrop of young street hockey players outside McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre, the New Democrat leader announced an NDP government would ...

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Mulcair energizes large NDP crowd in Kamloops

Mulcair energizes large NDP crowd in Kamloops

Hundreds of New Democrats jammed into a small ballroom in Kamloops Tuesday night to hear NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair deliver familiar messages and attack the man he is trying to replace as prime minister. While crowd estimates at the Kamloops Coast Hotel & Conference Centre varied from about 500 on the low side to Mulcair’s statement to the crowd that ...

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UPDATE: Sad end to search for Kamloops woman

UPDATE: Sad end to search for Kamloops woman

Search and rescue workers have found the body of a woman reported missing by Kamloops Mounties. Lyla Brace was last seen at her home on the night of Sunday, Aug. 30. The 47-year-old was reported missing by her family. On Monday night, the vehicle Brace was driving was found in the Juniper Ridge area and search and rescue crews focused ...

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Anti-Ajax coalition says KGHM’s cash impacts faith in city’s review of mine application

Anti-Ajax coalition says KGHM’s cash impacts faith in city’s review of mine application

The organizers of a fundraising campaign that raised more than $35,000 to study the proposed Ajax mine’s environmental applications said it would have been unfair to their supporters to spend their cash on the City of Kamloops’ review of the copper and gold project. The city had asked the Coalition of Concerned Community Groups — an umbrella group for anti-Ajax ...

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Kamloops Mounties seek help in finding missing woman

Kamloops Mounties seek help in finding missing woman

Kamloops Mounties are asking for the public’s help in finding a 47-year-old Kamloops woman. Lyla Brace was last seen at her home on the night of Sunday, Aug. 30. She was reported missing by her family, who are concerned for her well-being. Brace is white, stands 5-foot-1, weighs 115 pounds and has blond hair and brown eyes. She is believed ...

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