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Kamloops will screen final Tragically Hip concert in Riverside, McDonald parks

Kamloops will screen final Tragically Hip concert in Riverside, McDonald parks

What is expected to be The Tragically Hip’s final concert will be screened in two outdoor venues in Kamloops. The Hip are on a final tour, one that was arranged after lead singer Gord Downie announced he had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a currently incurable brain cancer. The Hip began their cross-country tour on July 22 in Victoria and will ...

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Child-porn sentence to be served on weekends

Child-porn sentence to be served on weekends

A Thompson Rivers University administrator who was caught with child pornography on his work computer will not be bound by a 10-year restriction on his access to children, a judge ruled Thursday. Andrew McKay had earlier pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. The 55-year-old was charged after a backlogged office printer at TRU spat out a colour selfie of ...

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TRU’s trades and technology dean stepping down to focus on research, teaching

TRU’s trades and technology dean stepping down to focus on research, teaching

Thompson Rivers University’s high-profile dean of trades and technology is leaving the post at the end of October, citing a need for change as he moves into research and teaching. Lindsay Langill gave his three-month notice this week to the university. He leaves in the midst of a second five-year term as dean. He started assumed the position in 2009. ...

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Green Leader Elizabeth May in Kamloops for July 29 forum on Ajax mine

Green Leader Elizabeth May in Kamloops for July 29 forum on Ajax mine

The leader of the Green Party of Canada will be in Kamloops on Friday night as part of a community forum on the proposed Ajax copper and gold mine. Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, will join a panel of local groups and dignitaries to discuss the impacts of KGHM Ajax’s proposed mine on the local community and environment. This event ...

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Teichrieb denied bail; will return to court Aug. 11

Teichrieb denied bail; will return to court Aug. 11

A Kamloops man accused of beating a teen into a coma after finding him on or near his Brocklehurst property last month has been denied bail. Kristopher Teichrieb, 39, is charged with attempted murder in connection to the June 19 assault of Jessie Simpson, 18. Teichrieb is accused of beating Simpson with a baseball bat after finding the teen on ...

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Grass fires prompt warning

Grass fires prompt warning

Two grass fires above the Aberdeen Fire Hall have authorities warning about the fire risk as the temperatures rise in Kamloops. Mounties say a fire on July 17 may have been accidentally sparked by a discarded cigarette butt, while a fire on July 21 was deliberately set. Both fires were discovered by hikers. “The hot summer weather is here”, Cpl. ...

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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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