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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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Schoenborn’s annual review adjourned until May 2017

Schoenborn’s annual review adjourned until May 2017

The Telemon Place mobile home where Allan Schoenborn killed his three children in 2008 was later demolished. KTW file photo An annual hearing to review the confinement of a mentally ill man who killed his three children has been adjourned for 10 months. B.C.’s Criminal Justice Branch said Allan Schoenborn consented to delaying today’s scheduled hearing while Crown lawyers seek ...

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Chainsaw sparks house fire in North Kamloops

Chainsaw sparks house fire in North Kamloops

Kamloops firefighters put out a blaze at a home at 156 Wilson St. yesterday. The homeowner was working inside with a chainsaw when a spark ignited spilled fuel. Dave Eagles/KTW One man suffered minor injuries after inadvertently causing a small house fire in North Kamloops yesterday afternoon. Kamloops Fire Rescue crews were called to 156 Wilson St. at about 2:30 ...

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Firefighters put out house fire — and ask man with hose to get off roof

Firefighters put out house fire — and ask man with hose to get off roof

Firefighters responding to a house fire late Tuesday night in North Kamloops were met with visible smoke and flames — and a resident on the roof with a garden hose. Jeff Bell, platoon captain with Kamloops Fire and Rescue, said crews were called about 10:45 p.m. to the home at 363 Willow St. Four trucks responded, along with ambulance, utility ...

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UPDATE: No arrests yet in connection to shooting call on 13th Street

UPDATE: No arrests yet in connection to shooting call on 13th Street

Kamloops Mounties collect evidence during an investigation after shots were fired early Wednesday morning at a Brocklehurst home believed to have ties to organized crime. Dave Eagles/KTW   Kamloops Mounties are investigating after shots were fired early Wednesday morning at a Brocklehurst home believed to have ties to organized crime. RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said police received multiple reports of ...

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