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When politics meets the youth of Kamloops

When politics meets the youth of Kamloops

Kamloops This Week reporter Andrea Klassen covered the youth election forum, held on Thursday, Oct.23, at the McArthur Island Youth Centre. Here, you can catch the political play-by-play via Klassen’s live tweeting of the event, along with other social-media commentary, via Storify. [View the story "#Kampaign2014 Boys and Girls Club Forum" on Storify] Click right here to read all about ...

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She piped up for boyfriend — and is now on probation

She piped up for boyfriend — and is now on probation

A shop owner and his employee in the midst of stopping what they believed was a downtown theft were both attacked by a pipe-wielding woman who was trying to protect her boyfriend from a citizen’s arrest. Tracey Portelance, 40, pleaded guilty yesterday (Oct. 23) to two counts of assault with a weapon stemming from an incident in the afternoon of ...

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City of Kamloops to review pay-parking contract

City of Kamloops to review pay-parking contract

The City of Kamloops is reviewing its contract with its parking pay-station suppliers after another round of technical malfunctions with meters on the busiest street in the downtown core for four days. It’s the fourth time technical issues have disrupted the machines since they were installed in November of 2013, though previous outages lasted only a few hours. David Duckworth, ...

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Candidates invited to tour Ajax mine site

Candidates invited to tour Ajax mine site

The proponents of the Ajax copper and gold mine will host a special tour of their mine site next week, but only mayoral and council candidates are invited on the bus. According to an invitation sent to all candidates from KGHM Ajax external-affairs manager Yves Lacasse, the Wednesday, Oct. 29, event will feature an information presentation, followed by a tour ...

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Homeowner sues City of Kamloops for ‘error’ in trying to find pipe

Homeowner sues City of Kamloops for ‘error’ in trying to find pipe

A Kamloops homeowner is suing the city for what he alleges was wrong information on location of sewer pipes at his property — an error that cost $4,200. Darren James Abraham filed the allegation in small claims court. The claim alleges in April of this year, a city employee provided incorrect information over the phone about the location of a ...

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Spitting-mad man gets 28 days

Spitting-mad man gets 28 days

A provincial court judge has admonished a Quesnel man whose rampage included spitting on a police officer, which required the Mountie to take an anti-viral cocktail. “I’m sure if someone asked you if you’d rather be punched in the face or spat on — I’m included in this — you’d rather be punched,” Judge David St. Pierre told Brandon O’Flynn. ...

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Kamloops law and order briefs: Spike in roadkill is costly

Kamloops law and order briefs: Spike in roadkill is costly

An increase in roadkill on Kamloops streets is impacting city hall’s bottom line. Jon Wilson, the city’s  community safety and enforcement manager,  spoke at this week’s police-committee meeting, where he noted  142 dead animals have been removed from Kamloops streets so far this year — up from 101 in 2013. Wilson pointed to a possible spike in deer numbers as ...

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Police seek person of interest in fraud case

UPDATE:  Kamloops RCMP say the man in the photo has made contact and the investigation is ongoing.  Kamloops Mounties are hoping a tip from the public will help them track down a suspect in an ongoing fraud investigation. RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush said the man, who appears to be white and in his late-20s, is a person of interest. “Police ...

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SD73 won’t pay teachers for extra day

SD73 won’t pay teachers for extra day

The superintendent of the Kamloops-Thompson school district can’t understand why the head of the teachers’ union in the city wants SD73 to violate the collective agreement. Karl de Bruijn said a demand by David Komljenovic, president of the Kamloops-Thompson Teachers Association (KTTA), that teachers receive an extra day’s pay as part of the return-to-work agreement accompanying the new contract with ...

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Barriere council votes to back Kinder-Morgan expansion

Barriere council votes to back Kinder-Morgan expansion

The District of Barriere has passed a motion supporting the proposed twinning of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline — a vote that may come to the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) board following next month’s civic election. Barriere Mayor Bill Humphreys, who is also chairman of the TNRD, said his council decided to formally back the pipeline, calling it something that ...

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