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Report on book sent to parent who complained

Report on book sent to parent who complained

The Kamloops-Thompson board of education may receive a report on Monday, April 28, after a review was done on Perks of a Being a Wallflower following a parent’s complaint about the book. School district assistant superintendent Karl deBruijn said the report by the district’s librarian has gone to Dean Audet, the parent who raised the issue last month. Audet had ...

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BC SPCA probes animal-cruelty incidents

BC SPCA probes animal-cruelty incidents

A four-month-old German shepherd puppy is recovering from multiple pellet-shot wounds after being found in Chase Provincial Park near Nisquanles Lake. The BC SPCA has launched an investigation and is hoping someone in the community has information about those responsible for the dog’s injuries. BC SPCA senior animal-protection officer Kathy Woodward said the shot puppy was found by people out ...

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Teen taken to hospital after being hit in crosswalk

Teen taken to hospital after being hit in crosswalk

A 13-year-old boy was taken to Royal Inland Hospital on Tuesday, April 22, with a possible broken ankle after being hit by a vehicle. The accident took place at about 3:20 p.m. at the corner of Westsyde Road and Anderson Terrace. Kamloops RCMP say the the crosswalk’s signal lights were activate when the boy was struck by the vehicle driven ...

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Clearwater murder: Shelter director says danger comes when women leave

Clearwater murder: Shelter director says danger comes when women leave

In the first 90 days of 2014, the Y Women’s Emergency Shelter has been at full capacity more times  than it was all of last year. Michele Walker, director of the shelter’s violence against women intervention and support services, said the shelter has seen a significant increase in the number of women turning to it to escape violence at home. ...

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Clearwater murder: School district sends counsellors

Clearwater murder: School district sends counsellors

IN THIS PHOTO: Police discovered a deceased female in this small house on Stegg Road in Clearwater on Monday morning, starting a day-long standoff at a second residence. (KEITH MCNEILL PHOTO/CLEARWATER TIMES)   The suspect in the death of a Clearwater woman will appear in court on Tuesday, April 22. Cpl. Dave Tyreman of the RCMP’s North District said the woman’s ...

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Westsyde turns 40

Westsyde turns 40

It’s where Dr. Nadine Caron developed her love of science. It’s where Dylan Armstrong dominated on the football field and spent his hours away from track and field practice. It’s where Gordon Gore took thousands of photos and inspired hundreds of students in the classroom. To the students who have walked through its doors since it opened in 1973, Westsyde secondary has ...

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Kamloops Heritage Commission does not want merger

Kamloops Heritage Commission does not want merger

The Kamloops Heritage Commission will make a plea to keep the arts out of its business when city council meets next week. Commission chairman Andrew Yarmie said the group will make a presentation to council at its April 29 meeting, explaining the value of the heritage commission’s work and why it is resisting a city plan to merge arts and ...

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Supreme Court rejects bid for $100K recovery

Supreme Court rejects bid for $100K recovery

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has dismissed an application by a former chief of the Lower Nicola Indian Band trying to recover $100,000 in legal costs. The dispute originates from 2010, when Don Moses was twice suspended as chief following resolutions of council. Moses went to Federal Court of Canada for a judicial review of council’s decision to suspend him. ...

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Weather helps cool fire scene in region

Weather helps cool fire scene in region

Cooler and wetter conditions have slowed the number of grass fires in the region. Kamloops Fire Centre reported no new fires over the Easter long weekend. The fire centre has recorded 38 fires this season, an increase of about 73 per cent from the 10-year average of 22 early-season fires. “We’ve had cooler temperatures and some precipitation, which has helped,” ...

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The Plaza goes vinyl

The Plaza goes vinyl

The Kamloops Heritage Commission isn’t on board, but city planners don’t think passersby will notice when a historic downtown hotel swaps its classic wooden windows for vinyl models. For the past few years, the Plaza Hotel on Victoria Street has requested permission to make the change from mainly wood, with a few aluminum, windows to vinyl designs that mimic the ...

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