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102 reasons to celebrate

102 reasons to celebrate

Wes Heiderich suspects many Kamloopsians who were students in the 1960s and 70s will be surprised to hear one of their former teachers is celebrating her birthday this Canada Day. As the nation turns 148, Wes’s mother, Katherine Heiderich, will celebrate her 102nd year with family at Ridgeview Lodge. Katherine taught Home Ec at John Peterson secondary (amalgamated into South ...

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CANADA DAY QUIZ: How old is Canada?

CANADA DAY QUIZ: How old  is Canada?

OK, we’ll give you this one — Canada turns 148 tomorrow. But, try your hand at the rest of our questions, with Kamloops This Week’s Canada Day quiz for your enjoyment. We will have a prize or two to give away to readers who score the best. Send your answers to editor@kamloopsthisweek.com. Deadline is Canada Day at 5 p.m.  We will ...

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Fined, but he keeps horses

Fined, but he keeps horses

A provincial court judge has allowed a Barriere resident to keep three horses after being convicted of causing an animal to be in distress. Jody Huffman pleaded guilty to the charge under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. A veterinarian ordered two of his sick Peruvian Paso horses to be immediately shot because their condition was so dire and ...

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Public demands higher distracted-driving fines

Public demands higher distracted-driving fines

Halfway through a consultation on distracted-driving policy, the vast majority of B.C. residents who have responded want fines increased. Justice Minister Suzanne Anton said thousands of people have participated on the B.C. government’s consultation website and more than 90 per cent want stronger action to stop people talking or texting on their phones while they are behind the wheel. The ...

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Storm produces flash flooding in Westsyde neighbourhood of Kamloops

Storm produces flash flooding in Westsyde neighbourhood of Kamloops

Parts of Westsyde Road in Kamloops resemble muddy rivers as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday after a thunderstorm rolled through the neighbourhood, unleashing a brief, torrential downpour. Jen Fretz, City of Kamloops public-works director, said there is some localized flooding in Oak Hills. “We have crews on scene and on the way,” she said. “We will sweep the road, too, ...

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Residents decide against fire-protection service in Pinantan Lake

Residents decide against fire-protection service in Pinantan Lake

Fire protection in Pinantan came to the fore in April 2014 after the Pinantan General Store burned to the ground. The store has now been rebuilt. KTW file photo Pinantan Lake residents have spoken and the rural community about 40 minutes northeast of Kamloops will not be getting fire-protection service. The service, which was put to area residents for approval ...

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City, province team up for affordable housing

City, province team up for affordable housing

Four years after they were first tapped for affordable housing, three City of Kamloops properties are today closer to hosting low-income residents. The city and provincial government announced on Tuesday they have reached an agreement to put up to 98 units of affordable housing at 1685 and 1940 Pacific Way in Aberdeen and 1050 McMurdo Drive in South Kamloops. The ...

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Campfire ban in effect as of July 3

Campfire ban in effect as of July 3

Bad news for campers — campfires in the Kamloops Fire Centre will be banned as of noon on Friday. The campfire ban this summer comes two weeks earlier than last’s year’s prohibition, which went into effect on July 16. The B.C. Wildfire Service announced the ban on Tuesday, a day after two thunderstorms rolled through Kamloops, electrifying a 50-kilometre radius ...

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Private fireworks show a no-go on Canada Day

Private fireworks show a no-go on Canada Day

With a weekend of hot weather behind it, Kamloops Fire Rescue is keeping a close eye on conditions as Canada Day draws nearer — and reminding residents not to think about setting off any impromptu rockets of their own. City of Kamloops bylaws only allow fireworks to be shot off without a permit around Halloween and New Year’s Eve, said ...

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