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Performing-arts centre: Notes from the public-feedback meeting

Performing-arts centre: Notes from the public-feedback meeting

On April 9, the City of Kamloops invited the public to Interior Savings Centre, where it unveiled the preliminary report on the proposed $90-million performing-arts centre and 350-stall parkade. The proposal calls for the facility to be built on the former Kamloops Daily News property, which the city purchased for $4.8 million in March 2014, two months after the newspaper folded. ...

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Mounties look for missing woman

Mounties look for missing woman

Kamloops Mounties are hoping tips from the public can help them track down a woman missing since Monday. Tracey Dallyn, 50, was last seen wearing a red jacket over a blue hoodie and blue jeans. She is described as a white woman standing four-foot-11 and weighing 150 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. “Police are concerned for Tracey’s well-being ...

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Police investigate elaborate $100K computer heist

Police investigate elaborate $100K computer heist

Police are searching for clues after an elaborate Kamloops Mac heist straight out of a Hollywood script. Regan Hayes, manager of Simply Computing in Sahali Centre Mall, said store staff arrived to work Saturday to a burgled store. “They showed up after 9 o’clock and they saw, in a storage room, a bunch of debris,” he said. “Then they noticed ...

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Premier Clark meets with G20 to talk carbon tax

Premier Clark meets with G20 to talk carbon tax

Premier Christy Clark met Friday with the finance ministers of China, India, the U.S. and other G20 countries to tell them about the success of B.C.’s carbon tax on fuels. Clark said in a phone interview from Washington D.C., she was invited there by the World Bank, whose president Jim Yong Kim co-chaired the meeting, along with United Nations Secretary ...

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Kamloops welcomes 25 natural-gas buses to transit fleet

Kamloops welcomes 25 natural-gas buses to transit fleet

As the bus glided down Eighth Street in North Kamloops, Coun. Donovan Cavers could have been mistaken for a kid in a candy store. The bus was one of 25 new compressed natural-gas (CNG) models that will go into service around Kamloops in early May, though some city staffers, politicians and media took an early spin Friday. According to BC ...

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Oops — TRU says sorry to nursing-school applicants

Oops — TRU says sorry to nursing-school applicants

    Thompson Rivers University has apologized to more than 400 people who thought they had been accepted into the university’s nursing program. Diana Skoglund, the university’s media-relations and communications manager, attributed the situation to a technical error in a mail-merge process in the admission office. The emails advising acceptance to the bachelor of science nursing degree program were sent ...

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Overlanders Bridge cam now live

Overlanders Bridge cam now live

The City of Kamloops has installed its web cam that will show the traffic situation on Overlanders Bridge throughout the construction project, which begins on Monday, April 20, and is expected to continue into October. The bridge deck is being resurfaced, the west sidewalk is being repaired and work will be done to access ramps to the bridge in the ...

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Transportation Minister Stone fined $196 for speeding

Transportation Minister Stone fined $196 for speeding

B.C.’s transportation minister acknowledges he needs to “set a better example” after being caught speeding nearly 30 km/h over the limit. Stone was caught in a speed trap rushing to meet the ferry at Schwartz Bay on Vancouver Island in late March. He was driving his wife’s Honda Odyssey minivan and his wife and two daughters were in the vehicle. ...

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Telus to spend $60 million on fibre-optic cable in Kamloops

Telus to spend $60 million on fibre-optic cable in Kamloops

The knock at the door to more than 25,000 city homes by representatives from Telus won’t cost homeowners a dime. But, it will cost the telecommunications firm $60 million and, when it’s finished some time next year, Telus estimates Kamloops will be among the top four per cent of North American cities in terms of Internet speeds. Telus is paying ...

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Houseboat trial: ‘Loyalty to the Crown’ made cop meddle in defence case

Houseboat trial: ‘Loyalty to the Crown’ made cop meddle in defence case

The B.C. Supreme Court trial of a man accused of recklessly driving his speedboat into a houseboat on Shuswap Lake in 2010 has ground to a halt to allow lawyers to investigate claims a police officer meddled this week in the defence case out of “loyalty to the Crown” — something the judge called “concerning.” Leon Reinbrecht’s trial on one ...

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