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More delays coming for North Shore drivers

More delays coming for North Shore drivers

Two 12th Street intersections will close next week as an upgrade on the North Shore road continues. The City of Kamloops will close the 12th Street and Sherbrooke Avenue intersection on Tuesday, July 7, and the 12th Street and Lethbridge Avenue intersection on Wednesday, July 8. Detours will be in effect both days. Traffic through the construction site is expected ...

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In the key of D, for damaged; downtown’s blue piano vandalized

In the key of D, for damaged; downtown’s blue piano vandalized

Nine-year-old John Paszkiewicz from Los Angeles plays Old Rockin’ Chain Blues on the free space piano on Victoria Street on Friday afternoon. The youngster was visiting Kamloops with his dad John after visiting the Rockies while on holiday. Old Rockin’ Chain Blues on the community piano at Victoria Street and Third Avenue on Friday afternoon. The youngster was visiting Kamloops with ...

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Lake taps ombudsperson to probe health firings

Lake taps ombudsperson to probe health firings

Health Minister Terry Lake has asked B.C’s ombudsperson to lead an investigation into the government’s firing of eight contracted health researchers in 2012. The province has been under fire for weeks for deflecting demands for a full public inquiry into what it has admitted was a mistake. Criticism intensified after the release of RCMP documents that undermined government claims the ...

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Eureka! They want your recyclables

Eureka! They want your recyclables

As employees at the City of Kamloops’ recycling contractor continue to walk the picket line, the Eureka science program at Thompson Rivers University wants your recyclables. Eureka uses various recyclables in its summer camps and is willing to take some off the hands of residents who, for the past two weeks, have not had material picked up. Items Eureka could ...

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Crown obtains interim injunction on Beckett stories

Crown obtains interim injunction on Beckett stories

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has made an interim order requiring Kamloops This Week to remove two online postings in a three-part series about an alleged murder. Justice Ian Meiklem made the order on Friday after Crown prosecutor Joel Gold argued some of the material in the stories could prejudice potential jurors and impact Peter Beckett’s right to a fair ...

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Second trial results in identical 12-year sentence for stabbing death in Lytton

Second trial results in identical 12-year sentence for stabbing death in Lytton

A 27-year-old man who killed his newfound friend in a drunken rage will serve the same 12-year sentence he was handed following his first trial in 2011. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Dev Dley has sentenced Cory Bird this week. Earlier this year, a jury found Bird guilty of second-degree murder for the second time. The 12-year sentence is the minimum ...

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EDITORIAL: The Hot and Not of the week

Kamloops This Week looks at the stories of the week — the good, the bad and all in-between: HOT: The immediate response by City of Kamloops crews and all emergency personnel in the wake of Tuesday’s torrential downpour and subsequent flash flooding in Westsyde. The storm rolled in quickly and left a trail of mud and debris and damage to ...

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Shot kitten in Kamloops will have leg amputated

Shot kitten in Kamloops will have leg amputated

Paula Davies doesn’t know what Wheels was shot with, but the damage done to the 11-month-old brown tabby cat is clear. Wheels’ Monte Creek owners brought him to the Kamloops Veterinary Clinic, where Davies is a vet, on Monday because he wasn’t putting weight on one of his front paws. X-rays revealed not only had the kitten been shot, but ...

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Welfare fraudster to repay $5,000

Welfare fraudster to repay $5,000

The Crown is asking for a Chase woman to repay about $5,000 after she pleaded guilty yesterday to defrauding the Ministry of Social Development. Mary Kuch pleaded guilty in B.C. Supreme Court to fraud between March 2010 and May 2012, when she collected income assistance. She agreed to plea to the lesser crime after originally being charged with fraud over ...

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