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B.C. budget 2017: Local reaction

The B.C. Liberal government pledged to cut MSP premiums by half and find a way to completely get rid of a tax that hits...

NDP pans MSP reduction plan in B.C. budget

Opposition politicians were quick to attack the B.C. Liberal government's plan to cut Medical Services Plan premiums by half next year and eliminate them...

Nurses’, teachers’ unions and mining industry weigh in on B.C. budget

Gayle Duteil, president of the B.C. Nurses’ Union, had some praise for what she called an election budget. She said she was surprised to hear...

B.C. budget proposes PST relief for business electricity bills

Finance Minister Mike de Jong has accepted the advice of a business advisory group, proposing to take the provincial sales tax off business electricity...

Kamloops Mountie gets his man — home

The Mounties always get their man. A particular Kamloops Mountie got his man home. On Friday, Feb. 17, when a transit driver in Kamloops noticed a...

Medical premiums cut by half in B.C. budget

The B.C. Liberal government's pre-election budget promises to cut Medical Services Plan premiums by half next year and eliminate them entirely after a consultation...

Kamloops council has property-tax hike at 2.7%

Add another $65 to your home budget for 2017. After the City of Kamloops’ latest round of budget talks, the owner of an average-assessed home...

Telus restores phone service to 500 customers in Kamloops 

As of Tuesday, Feb. 21, Telus had fully restored home phone service to about 500 customers in Kamloops. Telus spokeswoman Liz Sauvé said rising temperatures...

Sun Peaks rescue first time in B.C. drones used to find missing people

Kamloops Search and Rescue members used drones to fine missing skiers on Monday night in what the group says is a first. "It's a historic...

Kamloops Search and Rescue teams rescue seven snowboarders near Sun Peaks

Following a long night, Kamloops Search and Rescue members found  seven snowboarders reported missing late Monday night from Sun Peaks Resort. The call to search...

Lawyer wants accused’s murder charge reduced to manslaughter

A defence lawyer is asking a judge to reduce the murder charge his client is facing to manslaughter, based largely on the fact the...

Returning a wetland to its natural place

It was too soggy to stage sports or fly model airplanes, but an empty patch of land next to Dufferin elementary is just right...

Still no timeline from city on Westsyde Pool repairs

The City of Kamloops is hopeful repairs at the Westsyde Pool are getting back on track. In early December, contractor D&T Developments alerted the city...

Industrial, office vacancy rates plunge in Kamloops

The city’s industrial and office vacancy rates have plunged, something a city economic promoter said is both a cause for optimism and concern. Statistics are...

SD73 to receive provincial funding for supplies

School District 73 will receive about $705,000 of the new $27.4-million Student Learning Grant announced by the provincial government. SD73 secretary-treasurer Kelvin Stretch said an...

Convicted couple argues rights precede laws

A First Nations couple found guilty last year of trafficking wildlife is asking a judge to throw out the convictions based on aboriginal rights...

Sun Peaks tops in B.C. in population growth

The population at Sun Peaks Resort has grown by 13 per cent a year since 2006, making it the province’s fastest growing municipality. The increase...

Kamloops Value Village on way to Sahali Mall?

Value Village is expected to relocate to the former Target location in Sahali Mall on Aug. 29. Coun. Denis Walsh said staff at the Seymour...

Blame pulp mill power failure for that weekend stench in Kamloops

A complete power failure on Saturday at Domtar’s pulp mill on Mission Flats Road caused a release of total reduced sulphur gas that added...

Former Barriere fire chief to plead guilty to child-porn charges

The former fire chief of Barriere who resigned suddenly last year in the midst of a child-pornography investigation will plead guilty. A lawyer representing Al...