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Van Dongen buys Uplands apartment building

Van Dongen buys Uplands apartment building

A major Kamloops developer has purchased the Uplands Apartments building on Columbia Street, the largest low-income building on the South Shore not operated by a social agency. Casey Van Dongen confirmed he purchased the 11-unit rental building. Land title records show he paid $600,000. Van Dongen is the developer of Library Square in North Kamloops and recently proposed constructing the ...

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Details of Pinantan fire-service vote set

Details of Pinantan fire-service vote set

In April of last year, a fire destroyed the Pinantan General Store, the rebuilding of which is nearing completion. The fire resurrected talk of fire coverage and the issue will be decided by ballot. A proposed fire protection service for Pinantan is now in the hands of property owners. At a public information meeting on Tuesday night, Pinantan residents were ...

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Surprise in B.C. greets NDP victory in Alberta

Surprise in B.C. greets NDP victory in Alberta

While their analysis differed, political observers of Alberta’s election were united in their surprise at the death of the one-party state. “I think, like many people, I’m surprised at the end of the dynasty,” said Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake, who was a radio reporter in Alberta when Grant Notley, the father of premier-elect Rachel Notley, led the Alberta NDP. ...

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Chief at TRU to speak on Site C dam

Chief at TRU to speak on Site C dam

Chief Roland Willson of the West Moberly First Nations will speak in Kamloops next week on the Site C dam and other mega-projects. Keeping the Peace: Join the Gathering will be held at the Irving K. Barber Centre in the Brown House of Learning at Thompson Rivers University on Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. Willson ...

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Tranquille Road overpass to close Friday morning for four weeks

Tranquille Road overpass to close Friday morning for four weeks

After a truck hit the span in May 2012, the Tranquille Road overpass was out of commission for a few weeks. The structure is again being closed as part of the Overlanders Bridge resurfacing and repair project. The overpass will close at 6 a.m. on Friday and remain out of service for an estimated four weeks. KTW file photo Get ...

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City council service-level review a ‘daunting process’

City council service-level review a ‘daunting process’

City of Kamloops CAO David Trawin says city council will have some hard decisions to make this term as it moves ahead with a review of all service levels within its various departments. The service-capacity review is among council’s priorities for the term, which were fleshed out on Tuesday during a special city council meeting. Trawin said it’s likely to ...

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Students ready for national science fair

Students ready for national science fair

Five students from the Cariboo-Mainline Regional Science Fair are heading to Fredericton next week to take part in the national competition. Hannah O’Neil of McGowan Park elementary will be taking her Don’t Get Burned: An Analysis of Sunscreen project. Milika Sharma of St. Ann’s Academy will present Antibiotic Resistance Threat: Testing Alternative Therapies. Noah Berman of the South Central Interior ...

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RCMP to conduct major training exercise at Thompson Rivers University

RCMP to conduct major training exercise at Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University is getting ready to see how well it can react to a major emergency. The campus next week will see 400 police officers, firefighters, paramedics and school officials converge to take part in a full-scale emergency exercise. RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush said the exercise, funded by TRU, will mimic a criminal event on campus, centred in the ...

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Real-estate sales rise in April as trend continues

Real-estate sales rise in April as trend continues

The city’s real-estate market recorded an improvement in sales and values in April, continuing a trend seen early in 2015. The Kamloops & District Real Estate Association reports 229 residential units were sold last month, up by about 12 per cent over the same month last year. The dollar value of those sales also grew by about eight per cent. ...

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