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Fraudster linked to Kamloops auto auction under investigation

Fraudster linked to Kamloops auto auction under investigation

Paul Pearson hangs a sign at Kamloops Auto Auctions on Fortune Drive in preparation for the company’s first event, slated to take place on Saturday. (DAVE EAGLES/KTW) The man sitting at the head of the table inside the almost-empty showroom at what used to be the Strauss building on Fortune Drive introduced himself as Ray. “Ray Wilson,” he said. “General ...

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McLeod says she will focus on general debates

McLeod says she will focus on general debates

Is a Conservative candidate’s decision to skip a Canada Post town hall meeting in Kamloops this week “arrogance” or a matter of different priorities? During a campaign launch on Wednesday, Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo NDP candidate Bill Sundhu accused incumbent Conservative MP Cathy McLeod of “hiding” from the public for choosing to miss the meeting set up by the Canadian Union of Postal ...

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Door-to-door delivery defenders united at Kamloops election forum

Door-to-door delivery defenders united at Kamloops election forum

A town hall meeting Wednesday night on the future of mail delivery didn’t appear to attract fans of community mailboxes. In front of about 80 people, three of the four candidates for MP in the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding, as well as local and national presidents of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, outlined why they are opposed to the end of ...

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KGHM Ajax will foot cost of city’s estimated $300,000 independent study of mine application

KGHM Ajax will foot cost of city’s estimated $300,000 independent study of mine application

The company behind the proposed Ajax mine has agreed to fund as much of a city-led review of its environmental application as it is asked to. KGHM Ajax senior communications strategist Robert Koopmans said the company’s senior management team met with the city on Wednesday and agreed to pay “whatever the city asks” for in completing the independent review. The ...

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Happy ending for Wheels

Happy ending for Wheels

There might have been visitors at the Smith home, but Gilbert’s had more pressing concerns on the brain — like the birds in the tree just outside the windows of his new home. You might better know Gilbert as Wheels, a young cat who graced KTW’s front page in early July after he was mysteriously shot in the leg and turned ...

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Pioneer Park bear is first to be killed this year

Pioneer Park bear is first to be killed this year

Bears are a common sight in Kamloops and they are usually allowed to wander back into the wild, as was the case with this sleepy bruin in Riverside Park  in September of 2012. KTW file photo A 300-pound black bear that had taken “territory” in downtown Kamloops was killed this week, rounding out a busy month for local conservation officers ...

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‘She didn’t have to die that way’

‘She didn’t have to die that way’

Jeanne Olineck (left), poses with her grandmother Rose Lozinski, sister Jackie and mother Matilda at a family Christmas years ago.  Matilda Olineck, the woman who died after a late-night fire at Glenfair Seniors Complex on Monday night, was failed by a system that didn’t listen to family concerns, her daughter says — a system the Interior Health Authority said listens ...

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TNRD BRIEFS: No thanks to gas-pump warnings

TNRD BRIEFS: No thanks to gas-pump warnings

After Kamloops City Council voted 5-3 against using his group’s climate-change warning labels, Matt Hulse didn’t fare any better with the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board of directors. Hulse, a spokesperson for the non-profit group Our Horizon, spoke to the TNRD about a plan to install cigarette-style labels to gas stations around the district, warning of the effects of climate change. ...

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Roundabout in the works for Fifth and Nicola

Roundabout in the works for Fifth and Nicola

A new clinical services building in the works at Royal Inland Hospital will have a roundabout effect on Nicola Street. The roadway is getting its second mini traffic circle at the intersection of Fifth Avenue. Construction on the project will begin in about two weeks. City traffic and transportation engineer Elnaz Ansari said the roundabout is being funded and overseen ...

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