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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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Kamloops council will mull park smoking ban in November

Kamloops council will mull park smoking ban in November

A Kamloops resident wants smokers to butt out in parks — but council won’t decide whether to support his request until November. Bob Wren said he’s a big fan of the city’s parks, but finds second-hand smoke a constant irritant at events. “You just can’t get away from it,” Wren said. “I’ve tried moving, but sometimes that doesn’t help, either, ...

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Kamloops council wants both sides in Ajax mine debate to pony up

Kamloops council wants both sides in Ajax mine debate to pony up

Both sides of the Ajax mine debate are being asked to chip in to pay for the City of Kamloops’ review of KGHM’s proposed copper and gold project south of Aberdeen. Kamloops city council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to ask both KGHM Ajax and the Kamloops Area Preservation Association (KAPA) to help cover the costs of the $300,000 review of ...

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Election forum hears call for an end to current voting system

Election forum hears call for an end to current voting system

All in favour of electoral change, say “aye.” Speakers and candidates at an electoral forum on Tuesday night spoke in favour of changing the way Canadians vote. “We don’t get what we voted for, at least most of us,” Gisela Ruckert, a local representative of Fair Vote Canada, told about 125 people gathered in the Alumni Theatre in Thompson Rivers ...

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