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UPDATE: Sad end to search for Kamloops woman

UPDATE: Sad end to search for Kamloops woman

Search and rescue workers have found the body of a woman reported missing by Kamloops Mounties. Lyla Brace was last seen at her home on the night of Sunday, Aug. 30. The 47-year-old was reported missing by her family. On Monday night, the vehicle Brace was driving was found in the Juniper Ridge area and search and rescue crews focused ...

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Anti-Ajax coalition says KGHM’s cash impacts faith in city’s review of mine application

Anti-Ajax coalition says KGHM’s cash impacts faith in city’s review of mine application

The organizers of a fundraising campaign that raised more than $35,000 to study the proposed Ajax mine’s environmental applications said it would have been unfair to their supporters to spend their cash on the City of Kamloops’ review of the copper and gold project. The city had asked the Coalition of Concerned Community Groups — an umbrella group for anti-Ajax ...

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Kamloops Mounties seek help in finding missing woman

Kamloops Mounties seek help in finding missing woman

Kamloops Mounties are asking for the public’s help in finding a 47-year-old Kamloops woman. Lyla Brace was last seen at her home on the night of Sunday, Aug. 30. She was reported missing by her family, who are concerned for her well-being. Brace is white, stands 5-foot-1, weighs 115 pounds and has blond hair and brown eyes. She is believed ...

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South Kamloops secondary is now priority No. 1, leapfrogging Westmount elementary

South Kamloops secondary is now priority No. 1, leapfrogging Westmount elementary

Westmount elementary has been dropped from the top spot of the Kamloops-Thompson school district’s capital-projects wish list. In its place is South Kamloops secondary. In a five-two vote at Monday night’s board of education meeting, the aging secondary school became the district’s priority project after discussing a report on renovations needed at the facility. Trustees also approved more than $400,000 ...

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Powering up on sunshine in Kamloops

Powering up on sunshine in Kamloops

Nancy Bepple enjoying a sunny day at her solar-powered Nicola Street home. Dave Eagles/KTW When the sun rises in the morning, it beams down on Nancy Bepple’s home. The Nicola Street residence is bathed in sunshine by early morning,with all that energy being soaked up by the eight solar panels affixed to the front slope of the house. From there, ...

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Kamloops drivers to face more road construction

Kamloops drivers to face more road construction

Traffic delays are coming to two more Kamloops neighbourhoods this week as construction projects begin on Aberdeen Drive and Dallas Drive. Work on Dallas Drive begins tomorrow when contractor Acres Enterprises begins installing a new sanitary main between O’Connor and Silver Stream roads, where the sewer system is at capacity. The $1.3-million project will see 1,400 metres of new sewer ...

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Drivers to face more road construction

Drivers to face more road construction

Traffic delays are coming to two more Kamloops neighbourhoods this week as construction projects begin on Aberdeen Drive and Dallas Drive. Work on Dallas Drive begins tomorrow when contractor Acres Enterprises begins installing a new sanitary main between O’Connor and Silver Stream roads, where the sewer system is at capacity. The $1.3-million project will see 1,400 metres of new sewer ...

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Psychiatric hospital wants more time to review Butler

Psychiatric hospital wants more time to review Butler

A 42-year-old man who claims he killed his former girlfriend because he was fighting with a demon was sent for further psychiatric review Monday in B.C. Supreme Court. The provincial forensic psychiatric hospital requested another 30 days to assess Christopher Butler’s mental state at the time Deanne Wheeler was beaten and strangled to death on December 30 last year. Butler ...

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