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TRU buys Canadian Freightways property

TRU buys Canadian Freightways property

While TransForce TransForce Income Fund of Montreal confirmed to KTW this week that it is closing its Canadian Freightways operation on McGill Road, putting five people of out work, the property was sold to Thompson Rivers University last fall. The property, located at the northwest corner of McGill Road and the main entrance (Hillside Drive) to the university, is valued ...

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Amid oil collapse, more layoffs at Horizon North in Kamloops

Amid oil collapse, more layoffs at Horizon North in Kamloops

Alberta’s suffering oil industry is causing more job loss in Kamloops. Calgary-based Horizon North is reducing its workforce at its Mount Paul Industrial Park operation by 39 jobs and putting another 48 workers on what it hopes will be a temporary layoff. “The whole energy piece has been a huge issue for us,” said CEO Rod Graham in a telephone interview. ...

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Special avalanche advisory issued

Special avalanche advisory issued

Avalanche Canada and the BC Coroners Service have joined forced in hopes of saving lives in British Columbia’s backcountry. The two organizations have issued a special advisory urging backcountry users to know the conditions, take extreme caution and recognize escalating risks. The advisory follows a human-triggered avalanche last week in east-central B.C., near McBride, that killed five snowmobilers and engulfed ...

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Lawyer says Khadr a living example of the West’s disregard for its principles

Lawyer says Khadr a living example of the West’s disregard for its principles

Omar Khadr (left) and lawyer Dennis Edney. The lawyer who represented Omar Khadr told a law conference in Kamloops Thursday his client endured systematic physical and mental torture for a decade — a boy he said who would become a living example of the Western world’s disregard for its principles. Dennis Edney was speaking at Thompson Rivers University as the ...

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Cauliflower’s arrival a sign of the economy

Cauliflower’s arrival a sign of the economy

Michaek Mak (left) and Horst Deppe volunteer to sort perishables at the Kamloops Food Bank this week. The quality and amount of donations of vegetables has changed and the number of bins being filled for collection has decreased since  Christmas. Dave Eagles/KTW The Kamloops Food Bank received a large donation of cauliflower recently from a local grocery store. The retail ...

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TRU professors challenge protest-related ruling

TRU professors challenge protest-related ruling

A pair of Thompson Rivers University law professors are challenging a court decision that backed University of Victoria’s right to punish an anti-abortion group for a public demonstration in a case that focuses on free speech rights on campus. Craig Jones and Micah Rankin, both of whom teach law in Kamloops, along with Andrea Greenwood, are representing the B.C. Civil ...

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2005 report noted moisture in Westsyde Pool building

2005 report noted moisture in Westsyde Pool building

A report on Westsyde Pool commissioned a decade ago noted excess moisture in the building could be damaging its roof. However, city staff say follow-up investigations didn’t turn up the kind of issues that have led to the pool’s closure since last summer, problems that will require millions of dollars to repair. Staff say moisture leaked from the pool into ...

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Shuswap owners want data on docks

Shuswap owners want data on docks

Shuswap waterfront owners want to know exactly what docks do to fish habitat. The Shuswap Waterfront Owners Association (SWOA) is preparing a grant application to the Pacific Salmon Foundation to help fund research into the effect docks and beach modifications have on fish habitat. Armed with a letter of support from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, ...

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Honouring legacy of black Canadians during Black History Month

Honouring legacy of black Canadians during Black History Month

Thompson Rivers University professor Alejandro Campos Garcia presents a lecture, Race in the XXI Century on Wednesday to mark Black History Month. Jessica Klymchuk/KTW Black History Month aims to achieve more than overcoming ignorance. In rewriting the history of black people, Alejandro Campos-Garcia said, we are rewriting the history of all humanity. The TRU Faculty Association’s equity committee invited the ...

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Pipe fracture at booster station will cost $680,000 to fix

Pipe fracture at booster station will cost $680,000 to fix

Kamloops’ public works director said it’s a “bit of a mystery” why a water pipe fractured at its Juniper booster station this winter, requiring $680,000 in emergency repairs. Jen Fretz said it’s most likely the station, which supplies water to Juniper Ridge and Rose Hill, settled into the silty soil on which it is built, which caused the pipe to ...

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