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Trustee Glover to seek seat on city council

Trustee Glover to seek seat on city council

It worked for Ken Christian. Now another longtime Kamloops-Thompson school district trustee is hoping she can use her record to make the jump to city hall. Annette Glover, an 18-year veteran of the board of education, is the latest to announce she’ll join the race for Kamloops city council in the Nov. 15 election. “There are some issues that are ...

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Pause for this cause, SPCA fundraiser-walk returns

Pause for this cause, SPCA fundraiser-walk returns

Some animals never know kindness. The good news is, you can fight animal cruelty in your community by registering and fundraising for the 2014 Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk, held each September to raise funds for abused, injured, neglected and homeless animals throughout B.C.  This year, participants in 31 communities throughout the province will walk to ...

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From $80K to $45K, First Nations chiefs’ salaries vary

From $80K to $45K, First Nations chiefs’ salaries vary

Release of First Nations financial documents by the federal government shows a wide discrepancy in salaries of regional First Nations leaders, ranging from a high of $80,000 to a low of $45,000 — with little relationship between the size of the community and the chief’s income. Tk’emlups Indian Band released its financial information last month showing Shane Gottfriedson, chief of ...

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Ex-NHL enforcer charged with assault after alleged Kamloops dust-up

Ex-NHL enforcer charged with assault after alleged Kamloops dust-up

A former NHL tough guy is facing assault and driving charges after an alleged incident in Kamloops last month. Rudy “Pot Pie” Poeschek, who played parts of a dozen seasons in the NHL, is facing one count each of assault, driving while prohibited and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, All of the charges stem from an alleged incident on ...

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On a wing and a prayer — osprey saved

On a wing and a prayer — osprey saved

Staff and community members saved a young osprey from a slow and agonizing death at Tranquille on the Lake recently. During the wind and rainstorm that lashed the area on the night of Aug. 14, gardeners Addie and Derek watched one of the juveniles attempt to fly from the nest, which is atop a power pole. However, its foot was ...

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Imprinting a history lesson

Imprinting a history lesson

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod speaks at the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the 100th anniversary of Canada’s First World War internment program. During the war, the government imprisoned in 24 camps across the country thousands of men, women and children from the Ukraine and other European nations. The Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation unveiled 100 plaques nationwide on Aug. 22, ...

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Picketing resumes — but not at Kamloops elementary schools

Picketing resumes —  but not at Kamloops elementary schools

Public-school teachers resumed picketing on Monday, Aug. 25 — but they have decided to not picket elementary schools this week. The decision by the Kamloops-Thompson Teachers’ Association means parents of children entering kindergarten to Grade 7 will be able to register them this week. The return of pickets to secondary schools and the Kamloops-Thompson school district office on Ninth Avenue ...

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Iker remains optimistic as September approaches

Iker remains optimistic as September approaches

Jim Iker knows parents — and teachers — are wondering what will happen a week from today, when schools are scheduled to open their doors for a new year. The president of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation would like to have an answer for them but the reality is he has nothing more than optimism. He’s confident the B.C. Public School ...

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For sale: Piece of city’s history

It will take about $727,000 to renovate the city’s former post-office building on West Victoria Street — but its owners are hoping someone will be willing to do that. The Gordon Bregolis Building, once known as the city’s federal building, has been for sale for some time. The wooden structure on West Victoria Street was home to the Kamloops Christian ...

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Lake in Top 10 for MLA expenses

Lake in Top 10 for MLA expenses

Kamloops MLAs kept pace with their Liberal cabinet colleagues, according to the latest round of travel expenses released by the B.C. legislature. The expenses cover MLA travel between April 1 and June 30. Cabinet ministers posted nine of the 10 highest expense claims for the period. Doug Donaldson, NDP MLA for Stikine, was the only opposition member to make the ...

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