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B.C. briefs: New standards coming for pet breeders

B.C. briefs: New standards coming for pet breeders

One of the neglected dogs seized from a Langley dog breeder Feb. 4. B.C. SPCA photo The B.C. government was working on new standards for commercial animal breeders before 66 neglected dogs were seized from a puppy mill in Langley. Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick said ministry staff began consultations with the B.C. SPCA, veterinarians and commercial breeders in January, noting ...

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Signatures grow in petition to save Brock pool

Signatures grow in petition to save Brock pool

When she heard the City of Kamloops was considering a plan to would close the Brocklehurst outdoor pool in favour of a new ice sheet, Tarra Garrioch thought many of her neighbours would agree with her assessment that it was a bad idea. That more than 1,000 people would sign a petition she created in its first two days was, ...

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Kamloops Alliance Church reclaims ‘centre of social misery’

Kamloops Alliance Church reclaims  ‘centre of social misery’

Kamloops Alliance Church senior associate pastor Brian Delamont (left), communications and discipleship pastor Anthony Olson, lead pastor Larry Boss, children’s ministry pastor Heather Reid and worship arts pastor Mike Jones are looking forward to tomorrow’s building dedication of the completed Ministry Centre. Dave Eagles photos/KTW Looking out over the back parking lot of the Kamloops Alliance Church’s newest addition, pastor ...

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Monte Creek Winery’s plan puts focus on land in ALR

Monte Creek Winery’s plan puts focus on land in ALR

Ken Gillis is concerned about the future of agricultural land in Electoral Area L, the area of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District south and southeast of Kamloops. But in the case of a proposed amphitheatre at the Monte Creek Winery, the project will likely have the TNRD director’s support. “In this particular instance, I don’t see that there’s very much highly ...

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The big melt

The big melt

It seems the groundhogs back East were correct on Feb. 2 when they failed to see their shadows, a sign that spring will come early. In Kamloops, sights like this melting icicle are becoming more common as the mercury continues to rise. Friday’s forecast high is 10 C and the temperature is expected to remain in the high single-digits through ...

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Jail time for theft from home of former Blazers’ GM

Jail time for theft from home of former Blazers’ GM

A 23-year-old man who broke into the Dufferin home of the former general manager of the Kamloops Blazers and made off with valuable hockey memorabilia will spend the next five months behind bars. Timothy Ginther pleaded guilty in Kamloops provincial court yesterday to one count each of break-and-enter and possession of a controlled substance. Ginther broke into the Pacific Way ...

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New research chair at TRU

New research chair at TRU

Courtney Mason (right) speaks during a press conference Wednesday at the Culinary Arts Building dining room at Thompson Rivers University. Mason has been named Tier II Canada Research Chair in Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities, working in the faculty of adventure, culinary arts and tourism at the university. The first Canada Research Chair for the faculty of adventure, culinary arts and tourism ...

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Business briefs: Venture Kamloops launches online tool

Business briefs: Venture Kamloops launches online tool

Kamloops’ economic-development organization is rolling out an online tool to help businesses get information faster. Start Here, available through venturekamloops.com/starthere, allows owners of existing or new businesses to reach out to Venture Kamloops for information they need to start up or expand. Jamie Mayes, Venture Kamloops’ business retention and expansion specialist, said the new tool allows clients to explain who ...

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$24,000 spent in Kamloops arts-centre debate

$24,000 spent in Kamloops arts-centre debate

Graffiti covers the west side of the former Kamloops Daily News building at Seymour Street and Fourth Avenue. The building remains empty and its lot is being used to park vehicles after voters in November rejected a $91-million performing-arts centre proposal for the city-owned parcel. Dave Eagles/KTW Nearly $14,000 in donations wasn’t enough to secure a victory for supporters of ...

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Love hurts . . . the wallet

Love hurts . . .  the wallet

Love hurts sometimes, especially in your wallet, according to a new study. The annual findings released by RateSupermarket.ca on Monday say that the costs linked to romance for Canadian couples has increased by 22.8 per cent since last year. The study, which is the fourth put together by the financial service company, takes into account the averages expenses associated with ...

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