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Cache Creek mayor declares state of emergency

Cache Creek mayor declares state of emergency

Jon Ranta has declared a state of local emergency in Cache Creek. The mayor of the B.C. community signed the declaration on Sunday, following the flash-flooding that crippled the town Saturday afternoon. It will remain in force for seven days, until May 30, unless cancelled by order of Ranta. With the declaration comes a host of emergency powers, including the ...

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Beattie parents want answers on amalgamation

Beattie parents want answers on amalgamation

Beattie School of the Arts’ amalgamation is on the agenda for Monday’s school board meeting – and one parent is hoping more join her and attending and asking questions. Bonnie McBride of the school’s parent advisory committee (PAC) said she’s unhappy with how School District 73 has moved forward with its longstanding plan to bring the elementary and secondary levels ...

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Cache Creek crippled by flash-flooding

Cache Creek crippled by flash-flooding

The community of Cache Creek is grappling with the aftermath of extensive flash-flooding this evening, after a spring storm caused damage to roadways, residences and businesses and reportedly swept a pair of mobile homes off their foundations. Highway 1 reopened just before 8 p.m. on Saturday night, after having been closed earlier in the evening. Cache Creek mayor Jon Ranta said the storm began just ...

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UPDATED: Highway 1 re-opened following fatal crash

UPDATED: Highway 1 re-opened following fatal crash

Highway 1 is now open west of Kamloops following a single-vehicle accident that closed the roadway for the better part of the morning. RCMP responded to the crash site west of the Cherry Creek gas station on Saturday morning, after a passing motorist reported the accident at 2:45 a.m. Mounties discovered the vehicle on its roof in the centre of the highway. An adult male, the ...

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TNRD to reduce hours at some waste transfer sites

TNRD to reduce hours at some waste transfer sites

  The drama is in the dumping. Earlier this month, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board of directors passed a motion after extensive debate, the result of which is the reduction of the hours of operation at waste management facilities across the district. The reduction came at the recommendation of TNRD staff, which studied facility usage for nearly a year. The ...

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Funeral set for longtime businessman Frank Walsh

Funeral set for longtime businessman Frank Walsh

A funeral will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. for well-known businessman Frank Walsh at Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way. Walsh, head of J. Walsh and Sons Plumbing and Heating in Valleyview, died earlier this week. The family business was opened by his father in 1957 and has served the greater Kamloops area since then.

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Performing arts centre date up for debate

Performing arts centre date up for debate

“Are you in favour of the City of Kamloops borrowing up to $49 million to design and construct the parkade and performing arts centre complex?” That’s one variation of the question city staff are suggesting council pose to Kamloops voters on Sunday, Nov. 7. In a report headed to council on Tuesday, recreation, social development and culture manager Barbara Berger presents ...

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Ajax boosts anti-Ajax fundraising campaign

Ajax boosts anti-Ajax fundraising campaign

A group of anti-Ajax advocates looking to scrutinize the mine’s environmental studies has what might seem an unlikely ally — KGHM Ajax. On Friday afternoon, the company made a $5,000 donation to an IndieGoGo.com campaign set up by the Kamloops Area Preservation Association, Kamloops Moms for Clean Air and other groups concerned about the proposed copper and gold mine. It ...

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Lone volunteer calls for more hands for North Shore garden

Lone volunteer calls for more hands for North Shore garden

There’s a big hunk of land on the North Shore with beds prepared, waiting for volunteers to start planting. Shannon McArthur is hoping to see some willing hands, equipped with small trowels, at the site of an urban community garden next to Butler RV on Saturday to help her with the job — because today, she’s the only one there. ...

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