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Kamloops set to host government conference

Kamloops set to host government conference

Should regional district directors and city councillors be required to live in the city they represent? Was the B.C. government’s freeze on public transit funding a good idea or bad? Should the country’s tiniest communities have their own special status? These questions and more are up for debate as the annual convention of the Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) ...

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B.C. Conservative leader says government hunting numbers are wrong

B.C. Conservative leader says government hunting numbers are wrong

B.C. Conservative Leader Dan Brooks said  the number of animals lost to resident hunters is more than double the B.C. government’s estimate of 60. KTW file photo B.C. hunters have been shortchanged by the provincial government’s latest hunting allocations, according to B.C. Conservative Leader Dan Brooks. The party leader, based in Kamloops, said documents provided through a freedom-of-information request show the ...

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Pharmacy loyalty points, tobacco sales targeted

Pharmacy loyalty points, tobacco sales targeted

The regulatory body for B.C. pharmacists hasn’t given up on its agenda to ban pharmacies from handing out loyalty reward points on drug purchases — or to eventually ban cigarette sales. A ban imposed by the College of Pharmacists of B.C. was struck down in B.C. Supreme Court last summer, but an appeal filed by the college will be heard ...

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B.C. land sales reached election target

B.C. land sales reached election target

Finance Minister Mike de Jong presents his second balanced budget in 2014, helped by Crown property sales over two years. Black Press file photo The B.C. government has released details of its pre-election property sales, showing it came out with more money overall than appraisals or B.C. Assessment Authority values forecast. Opposition critics called for the disclosure after obtaining government ...

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Performing-arts centre: Councillors want issue to go to a vote

Performing-arts centre: Councillors want issue to go to a vote

While they’re not universally praising the proposal, most of Kamloops’ city councillors are backing a plan to build a $90-million performing-arts centre and parkade downtown — and all eight say they want to see the project’s fate put to residents in a referendum. Councillors haven’t yet had the opportunity to debate the project publicly this term, though they met behind ...

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Oh, deer — be careful out there

Oh, deer — be careful out there

Kamloops Mounties are warning drivers to watch out for wildlife. RCMP Cpl. Wayne Chung said collisions involving wildlife increase during spring. Chung said police were called to a crash this week on the East Trans-Canada Highway where a vehicle had collided with a deer. “Drivers are urged to be more aware of animals on or near the highways and to ...

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Overlanders Bridge project: Cameras to be added for Halston Connector traffic

Overlanders Bridge project: Cameras to be added for Halston Connector traffic

More cameras are coming to Kammute chaos. Minister of Transportation Todd Stone told KTW his ministry will install cameras at two locations for Halston Bridge traffic to give commuters a better sense of traffic on river crossings. The move comes amid reconstruction of Overlanders Bridge, which began last Monday with two lane closures leading to lengthy delays on both sides ...

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The last mile

The last mile

Telus’s $60-million fibre-optic network to every home in Kamloops will eventually trump speeds available from rival Shaw Cable, but industry watchers say it’s a long-term play on increased video streaming and cloud computing. Contract crews are visible around the city stringing fibre-optic line through underground utilities. Canvassers from Telus are asking property owners if they want fibre-optic cable to the ...

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Nando’s out, Browns Socialhouse on way to Kamloops

Nando’s out, Browns Socialhouse on way to Kamloops

In the wake of one restaurant closing, a trendy restaurant chain, popular in the Lower Mainland, is coming to Kamloops. Browns Socialhouse is expected to open in the spring of next year in Summit Shopping Centre. “The people of Kamloops are going to love it,” said Mike Peebles, director of leasing at Anthem Properties, which owns the centre. Peebles said ...

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