Home / News

News

Here’s what Rivers bested to be chosen to rise on Lorne Street

Here’s what Rivers bested to be chosen to rise on Lorne Street

It could have been a coyote pieced together like a 3D puzzle, a pair of concrete spires studded with local stone or a life-sized cowpoke on his faithful horse. Through a freedom-of-information request, KTW obtained all 19 artists’ concepts submitted to the city as part of the search for a public art piece to install on the Lorne Street roundabout ...

Read More »

NorKam trades centre opening delayed

NorKam trades centre opening delayed

School won’t be in for the NorKam Trades and Technology Centre until next February. Sheryl Lindquist, the Kamloops-Thompson school district principal for trades and transitions, said the $7.4-million project won’t be ready for its planned September opening, so classes won’t begin until the second semester of the 2014-2015  school year. She said more than 60 students have applied for the ...

Read More »

Rona building sold — casino company likely buyer

Rona building sold — casino company likely buyer

The former Rona building at 1555 Versatile Dr. has been sold. A spokeswoman with Rona confirmed that the company finalized the sale of its former Kamloops location the morning of Thursday, April 17, but said confidentiality agreements prevent the company from disclosing the buyer. Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd. is seen as the most likely to have picked up the ...

Read More »

Chief says B.C. Liberals failing on environment issues

Chief says B.C. Liberals failing on environment issues

A Shuswap Indian Band chief said the B.C. Liberal government’s embarrassing about-face on removing ski resorts and nearly all natural-gas plants from environmental review is another example of its failure on environmental issues. Late Wednesday, April 17, B.C. Minister of Environment Mary Polak said her government would rescind orders-in-council exempting destination resorts and the majority of gas plants from review ...

Read More »

Teachers to begin job action on April 23

Teachers to begin job action on April 23

After rejecting an offer from the school-district bargaining agency for a long-term contract, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation has served notice it will begin work-to-rule action on Wednesday, April 23. BCTF president Jim Iker said 72-hour notice has been given after union members voted 89 per cent in March to endorse a three-stage strike plan. Phase one includes refusing communication with ...

Read More »

Robbery spree has Kamloops Mounties busy

Robbery spree has Kamloops Mounties busy

Four days, four robberies, zero arrests. Kamloops Mounties are trying to solve a string of recent hold-ups — crimes that might have been committed by one prolific bandit. “We haven’t come to that conclusion, but we’re thinking that,” Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush told KTW. “The descriptions are fairly vague, but the things they can say about them are somewhat ...

Read More »

Fire destroys Pinantan General Store

Fire destroys Pinantan General Store

The owner of the Pinantan General Store hopes the blaze that levelled his business forces government officials to help the community establish its own fire protection — something he’s been trying to do for years. In addition to owning the store that burned to the ground late Wednesday night (April 17) , Cory George is also a director of the ...

Read More »

Education as a commodity at TRU?

Education as a commodity at TRU?

Faculty at Thompson Rivers University are concerned education at the Kamloops school is becoming a commodity to be provided, rather than subject matter to be taught. Jason Brown, president of the TRU Faculty Association (TRUFA), pointed to the university’s open-learning programs,  which have what Brown called units of learning “that can be bought and sold,” provided without ongoing instruction. Rather, ...

Read More »

B.C. Liberals accused of weakening enviro laws — then rescind move

B.C. Liberals accused of weakening enviro laws — then rescind move

UPDATE: After news of the regulations changes broke, Minister of Environment Mary Polak reversed course and rescinded the move, pending discussions with First Nations. Here is the text of her press release: “ I would like to acknowledge First Nations concerns about amendments to the Reviewable Projects Regulation under the Environmental Assessment Act. Our government apologizes for failing to discuss the amendment with First ...

Read More »

Health Minister Lake agrees to meet on Logan Lake doctor dilemma

Health Minister Lake agrees to meet on Logan Lake doctor dilemma

Terry Lake agrees it seems strange two international doctors would be welcomed by other provinces to set up a practice — but not by B.C. The province’s health minister and MLA for Kamloops-North Thompson said he has asked his deputy minister to meet with the B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons “to talk about some of these barriers we seem ...

Read More »
Scroll To Top