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Midnight stabbing sends victim to hospital, suspect into handcuffs

Midnight stabbing sends victim to hospital, suspect into handcuffs

A stabbing in North Kamloops at midnight on Wednesday (going into Thursday) sent one man to hospital and another man into police custody. Kamloops RCMP Const. Jason Epp said police were called to a report of a stabbing in the Esso gas station parking lot in the 200-block of Tranquille Road. Epp said a 26-year-old man had been stabbed in ...

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Bedevilled by dust, Dallas residents must wait for relief

Bedevilled by dust, Dallas residents must wait for relief

Is it biosolids or sawdust? Either way, a group of Dallas residents will have to wait another month to see if the material blowing into their homes abates before Kamloops city council will consider whether to offer further aid. Del Corsi is one of a number of Gateway Estates residents who is fed up with the dust blowing into his ...

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Year-round market focus of study in Kamloops

Year-round market focus of study in Kamloops

A coalition of local groups will fund a study looking at the viability of a year-round farm market in Kamloops. Shirley Culver, a project manager at Community Futures Thompson Country, said the concept has been bandied about for 20 years. “Every community wants one. Whether you can support one is another question,” she said. A consultant will be hired in ...

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Thompson Rivers University creates task force on sexual assault

Thompson Rivers University creates task force on sexual assault

Charlene Eden thinks a move Thompson Rivers University is taking to deal with sexual assaults is good. After a student wrote of being assaulted and finding the university’s response to her complaint inadequate, an interim protocol has been put in place and a task force is being created to work on four tasks: • Develop a sexual-assault policy and review ...

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Sandman Hotel Group obtains naming rights to Kamloops arena; Interior Savings era over

Sandman Hotel Group obtains naming rights to Kamloops arena; Interior Savings era over

Enter The Sandman Centre. The Kamloops Blazers, Sandman Hotel Group and the City of Kamloops announced on Wednesday a 10-year naming-rights partnership, rebranding the downtown arena The Sandman Centre, known as Interior Savings Centre (ISC) since 2005. The name change takes effect on Aug. 31. Tom Gaglardi is the Blazers’ majority owner and CEO of Sandman Hotel Group, which recently ...

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Running to quit . . . smoking

Running to quit . .  . smoking

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod, Canadian Cancer Society Ontario Division CEO Martin Katbat and Running Room founder John Stanton met at the Kamloops Running Room outlet on Tuesday to launch the Run to Quit smoking cessation program. Run to Quit pairs a 10-week running program with a curriculum to help smokers drop the habit. A pilot of the program demonstrated a ...

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Proposed bylaw dies; wine may be sold in Kamloops grocery stores

Proposed bylaw dies; wine may be sold in Kamloops grocery stores

  Kamloopsians may get a chance to buy a bottle of vino from a local grocery store after a proposed bylaw putting distance restrictions on new liquor sales was shot down by city council this week. The proposed bylaw, suggested by Coun. Marg Spina, would have barred new liquor stores from opening within a kilometre of existing shops, effectively barring ...

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Kamloops prison ordered by WorkSafe BC to work on risk assessment following attack

Kamloops prison ordered by WorkSafe BC to work on risk assessment following attack

  WorkSafeBC has found Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre failed to communicate to guards when inmates under their watch have a record of excessive violence. The agency ordered the maximum security provincial remand facility to find ways to communicate risk following a serious assault in June, when an inmate sucker-punched a correctional officer in a regular living unit. Union officials said ...

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Kamloops water thieves, holdouts put on notice

Kamloops water thieves, holdouts put on notice

About 50 H2O thieves and 150 water-meter holdouts are getting warning letters from the City of Kamloops when utility bills are sent out this fall. Public works director Jen Fretz said the city has installed meters in more than 20,000 homes across the municipality, but repeated attempts have failed to bring the last 150 households into the fold. Fretz said ...

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