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TRU’s trades and technology dean stepping down to focus on research, teaching

TRU’s trades and technology dean stepping down to focus on research, teaching

Thompson Rivers University’s high-profile dean of trades and technology is leaving the post at the end of October, citing a need for change as he moves into research and teaching. Lindsay Langill gave his three-month notice this week to the university. He leaves in the midst of a second five-year term as dean. He started assumed the position in 2009. ...

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Green Leader Elizabeth May in Kamloops for July 29 forum on Ajax mine

Green Leader Elizabeth May in Kamloops for July 29 forum on Ajax mine

The leader of the Green Party of Canada will be in Kamloops on Friday night as part of a community forum on the proposed Ajax copper and gold mine. Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, will join a panel of local groups and dignitaries to discuss the impacts of KGHM Ajax’s proposed mine on the local community and environment. This event ...

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Teichrieb denied bail; will return to court Aug. 11

Teichrieb denied bail; will return to court Aug. 11

A Kamloops man accused of beating a teen into a coma after finding him on or near his Brocklehurst property last month has been denied bail. Kristopher Teichrieb, 39, is charged with attempted murder in connection to the June 19 assault of Jessie Simpson, 18. Teichrieb is accused of beating Simpson with a baseball bat after finding the teen on ...

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Grass fires prompt warning

Grass fires prompt warning

Two grass fires above the Aberdeen Fire Hall have authorities warning about the fire risk as the temperatures rise in Kamloops. Mounties say a fire on July 17 may have been accidentally sparked by a discarded cigarette butt, while a fire on July 21 was deliberately set. Both fires were discovered by hikers. “The hot summer weather is here”, Cpl. ...

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Help shape Kamloops’ master plan

Help shape Kamloops’ master plan

City of Kamloops staff want to know how you get around the city ‚ and what is stopping you. Public consultation for the city’s updated transportation master plan will take place at the Kamloops’ Farmers Market on Aug. 3 and Aug. 13, and at Hot Night in the City on Aug. 6. Engineering manager Deven Matkowski said staff wants to ...

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Coroner requires assisted-death reports

Coroner requires assisted-death reports

The provincial government has passed a regulation requiring medically assisted deaths to be reported to the BC Coroners Service. The federal government has complied with a Supreme Court of Canada deadline to permit medical assistance in dying for those with a terminal illness. In June, the B.C. government announced it has adopted the practice guidelines of the B.C. College of ...

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RIH parkade opens

RIH parkade opens

The new 350-stall parkade at Royal Inland Hospital is now open. Public parking will be available in the new parkade and in various other lots on the RIH site. Remaining parking on the property, including the old parkade at the rear of the hospoital, will be allocated to employees, physicians and volunteers. Dave Eagles photos/KTW

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Kamloops council approves $50K plan for resource recovery centre

Kamloops council approves $50K plan for resource recovery centre

The City of Kamloops will spend $50,000 to realign the entrance to the former Owl Road dump, since renamed the Kamloops Resource Recovery Centre after the city bought the landfill from Daniel Ambrosi. But Valleyview residents and Mayor Peter Milobar are skeptical the money spent will make much difference to the neighbourhood. For months, the Valleyview Community Association has petitioned ...

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Kamloops council will grapple with office space issue

Kamloops council will grapple with office space issue

A human resources company looking to leave the downtown core will get to make its case to Kamloops city council. At its Tuesday meeting, council agreed to hold a public hearing to rezone 925 Laval Cres. for office use. Director of development services Marvin Kwiatkowski said the applicant, Ashton and Associates Recruiting, used to have its offices downtown, but moved ...

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2017 Y Dream Home will rise in Juniper East

2017 Y Dream Home will rise in Juniper East

Canadian Home Builders Association president Matt McCurragh (right) launches the new 2017 Dream Home on Kicking Horse Drive on Wednesday. Dave Eagles/KTW Hank Bangma’s first training house was in Batchelor Heights in 1999. Seventeen years later, the Thompson Rivers University construction instructor’s students are still cutting their teeth on the annual project. In eight months, the 2017 Y Dream Home ...

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