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Police search for armed suspects after home invasion in North Kamloops

Police search for armed suspects after home invasion in North Kamloops

Kamloops Mounties are looking for suspects after an armed home invasion on the North Shore yesterday. RCMP Sgt. Karen Delorey said police were called to a house in the 300-block of Fortune Drive just after 5 p.m. on Monday, March 30, for a report of a home invasion in progress. “The initial report was that two males armed with a ...

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Mines get provincial applause

Mines get provincial applause

New afton mine, harper ranch quarry receive mine safety awards Two mining operations near Kamloops have received Mine Safety Awards from the provincial government. New Gold Inc.’s New Afton Mine, located 10 kilometres west of Kamloops, received the Large Underground Mines Award, which is presented to the underground mine that had the lowest injury-frequency rate. Plateau Construction Ltd.’s Harper Ranch ...

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Man claims City of Kamloops refused to hire him following suicide attempt

Man claims City of Kamloops refused to hire him following suicide attempt

The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has agreed to hear the case of a Kamloops man who claims city officials refused to hire him for seasonal work in four consecutive winters on the grounds he hasn’t mentally “healed” following a suicide attempt in 2011. Kelly Philcox made a special application for the tribunal to hear his complaint because it wasn’t filed ...

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Province brings in pro-D standards for teachers

Province brings in pro-D standards for teachers

The provincial government wants to control what teachers learn on professional-development days, a plan the head of the province’s teachers union called “a distraction.” Jim Iker, president of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) said the proposal is unclear to him because there has been no consultation with the union on the matter. He said professional development is important “and it ...

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Aberdeen Mall to retain tenant quartet

Aberdeen Mall to retain tenant quartet

Future Shop at Aberdeen Mall will reopen this weekend as Best Buy. A hiring fair is on now in the mall’s centre court.   An ominous week of corporate restructuring that threatened Aberdeen Mall with a host of closures will instead result in a rebranding of one of its major tenants and the retention of three fashion retailers. “I’m thrilled,” ...

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TIB issues construction concerns with Overlanders project looming

TIB issues construction concerns with Overlanders project looming

Members of the Tk’emlups Indian Band council are expecting the reserve to become a popular shortcut for motorists looking to avoid construction on  Overlanders Bridge this summer — and they want the City of Kamloops to help them deal with the increased traffic. The request came yesterday (March 30) at the annual joint meeting between the band and Kamloops city ...

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Five years in jail for 65-year-old Kamloops drug dealer

Five years in jail for 65-year-old Kamloops drug dealer

A 65-year-old Kamloops man will spend the next five years in jail after pleading guilty to a raft of charges following a two-day drug bust in 2013 that turned up more than $45,000 in cash, $150,000 worth of drugs and a sniper rifle. Terrence Dean was taken into custody following a brief hearing in B.C. Supreme Court yesterday (March 30). ...

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Bad news expected for transit

Bad news expected for transit

Bad news may be on the way for those who ride the bus in Kamloops. BC Transit’s senior regional transit manager Erin Felker is due to speak during today’s (March 31) regular council meeting and, according to Coun. Donovan Cavers, word around City Hall is “don’t expect good news.” While delegations are often accompanied by a report, or at least ...

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Kamloops council to review myriad budget requests

Kamloops council to review myriad budget requests

Kamloops city council will get closer to fixing its tax rate for 2015 as it meets on Tuesday, March 31, to debate the list of staff and citizen requests that could tack a few extra million dollars onto this year’s budget. Included on the list are a number of big-ticket repair projects, as well as a number of public requests ...

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