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McLeod says campaign signs target of vandals

McLeod says campaign signs target of vandals

Earlier in the campaign, McLeod’s signs were targeted by a vandal who added the word “Corrupt” to the placards, using the Conservative party’s stylized “C” in its logo. This week, she said most of her signs on the South Shore, and some on the North Shore, were wiped out. KTW file photo Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative candidate Cathy McLeod said vandals are ...

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“Cheddar” slapped with special conditions

“Cheddar” slapped with special conditions

The Parole Board of Canada has placed special conditions on release of offender Brandon Schell, who shot a visitor to a downtown Kamloops crack shack in what the Crown alleged was an attempted extortion. Schell, whose street name was “Cheddar”, was active in the city’s drug trade four years ago. A B.C. Supreme Court judge ordered him jailed for six ...

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Have you seen McKenna Smith?

Have you seen McKenna Smith?

Kamloops Mounties are asking for the public’s help in finding an 18-year-old Kamloops woman. McKenna Smith was reported missing by her family on Sept. 1 Police say the family last contacted her by Facebook on Sept. 2. She is thought to be in the company of a male friend and may be driving a silver Honda Civic 4 door with ...

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All she could see was the fire

All she could see was the fire

Edna Olsen can’t shake the memory of her friend on fire. “I just flew in the door and then she’s standing there. The poor woman, her dress had burned off her, her hair was on fire, she had ashes falling off her,” Olsen said. “I said, ‘Oh my god, Tillie, you’re on fire.’ She said, ‘I am?’” By that time, ...

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Kamloops building permits hit $137 million

Kamloops building permits hit $137 million

Residential construction numbers in Kamloops continue to climb, according to the latest statistics from the city’s development and engineering department. Building permit totals released by the city show permits have been taken out for 356 new residential units so far this year, compared to 276 by the end of August in 2014 and 336 in 2013. Permits taken out in ...

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Expect delays as school starts

Expect delays as school starts

There won’t be any new road construction surprises for the first day of school on Tuesday, but the City of Kamloops is reminding drivers to expect delays if they need to cross Overlanders Bridge or venture down Columbia Street to drop off the kiddies. “Basically, they should just plan ahead, give themselves lots of time and do expect delays,” said ...

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Court finds rail tour company largely at fault in fall

Court finds rail tour company largely at fault in fall

A B.C. Supreme Court justice has ruled the Rocky Mountaineer is largely responsible for injuries suffered by an American tourist in a fall onboard the passenger train four years ago. However, Justice Nathan Smith also found the tourist, 66-year-old Karen Varma of Indiana, 35 per cent responsible for her fall that resulted in a broken kneecap, causing her enduring pain ...

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Court will not increase fine levied against Gaglardi for destroying fish habitat

Court will not increase fine levied against Gaglardi for destroying fish habitat

A B.C. Supreme Court justice has declined to increase a $140,000 fine levied on the owner of the NHL’s Dallas Stars for destroying fish habitat at Kamloops Lake. Calling the penalty a “pittance” for Tom Galgardi — whose assets include the Stars, Kamloops Blazers and the Sandman hotel chain — the Crown appealed the sentence given by provincial court judge ...

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Small fire creates minor problems at Fresh is Best in Kamloops

Small fire creates minor problems at Fresh is Best in Kamloops

A line at a Kamloops food manufacturing facility is expected to be back in production as early as Friday following a fire early Wednesday evening. Owner Colin McGaffin said he is awaiting refilling of a sprinkler system to allow the chip line to restart at the Fresh is Best production facility on Cariboo Place in Sahali. Production of the popular salsa ...

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