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Kamloops Immigrant Services lawsuit dismissed

Kamloops Immigrant Services lawsuit dismissed

A B.C. Supreme Court justice has dismissed a series of claims against a former Kamloops Immigrant Society executive director, instead levelling some of the blame on then-president Bernard Igwe for what was termed a “toxic workplace.” Kamloops-Cariboo Regional Immigrants Society (KIS) originally sought $360,000 in damages from Wanda Herman, lowering that claim to $155,000 at trial. Instead, it must shoulder ...

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Kamloops woman bilks senior for bigger breasts

Kamloops woman bilks senior for bigger breasts

Stealing the identity of an elderly man to pay for breast implants, a tummy tuck and liposuction could cost a Kamloops woman up to a year behind bars. Brandie Bloor, 39, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count each of fraud over $5,000 and identity theft in Kamloops provincial court, but she will have to wait to find out how long ...

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Cache Creek mayor hopes storm won’t impact Graffiti Days

Cache Creek mayor hopes storm won’t impact Graffiti Days

Paramjit Singh surveys the damage inside the Cache Creek Inn. The two-foot-high flood line is clearly visible on the wall of laundry room. The motel was fully booked when the storm arrived and is today uninhabitable. Allen Douglas photos/KTW Cache Creek Mayor Jon Ranta said his village has every intention of being ready for Graffiti Days. The 28th annual event, ...

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Kamloops Chamber pitch perfect in Prince George

Kamloops Chamber pitch perfect in Prince George

The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce went a perfect nine-for-nine in lobbying for the positions of its members at a provincial conference this week in Prince George. Each of the proposed resolutions the Kamloops chamber presented to the B.C. Chamber of Commerce annual conference was adopted. “Kamloops delegates lobbied to ensure that the B.C. membership understood the needs of our members ...

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Companies upset pesticide-ban motion did not include consultation

Companies upset pesticide-ban motion did not include consultation

A new Kamloops website is about to go live and its message is in its name — save-kamloops-landscapes.com. The site is the product of local company owners who are angry they are again faced with a move to ban their products — pesticides. They are also upset that they are unable to make a presentation to city council next week, ...

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Virtual B.C. in The Wild Within

Virtual B.C. in The Wild Within

You climb into a boat and the guide asks if you want to see sea lions along the beach or hike into the rainforest highland to a group of waterfalls. Turn to look behind you and see two more people in the boat, the outboard wake behind them. Look up and see trees reaching to the sky and raindrops falling ...

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Provincial government accused of deleting emails

Provincial government accused  of deleting emails

A former executive assistant to Transportation Minister Todd Stone alleges senior staff intentionally deleted emails regarding the Highway of Tears. The B.C. NDP is calling for an investigation in the wake of missing records they have been seeking on Highway 16 in northern B.C. NDP MLAs produced letters from a former assistant to Stone, who says a supervisor deleted emails ...

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Thompson Rivers University gets gold star for reducing carbon footprint

Thompson Rivers University gets gold star for reducing carbon footprint

Last December, Thompson Rivers University released an 85-page sustainability plan setting some goals to reduce its carbon footprint. It has now received a gold star for its work in that area, a rating given to the university by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The university was cited for installing an industrial-sized composter in the ...

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Summertime — and the commuting is slow

Summertime — and the commuting is slow

Work is underway on the months-long Columbia Street project that will see the thoroughfare widened and left-turn lanes added. With the work coinciding with the Overlanders Bridge resurfacing project, commuting around Kamloops has become an exercise in patience. Dave Eagles/KTW

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Kamloops sheriff treated after being pricked by needle

Kamloops sheriff treated after being pricked by needle

A deputy sheriff is undergoing medical treatment after being pricked by a needle while searching a bag this week at the Kamloops Law Courts. The sheriff was searching the bag of an admitted intravenous drug user on Wednesday when a needle broke through his search glove and contacted his finger. It did not break skin, but did leave an imprint. ...

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