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Long promised grocer coming to Sun Rivers

Long promised grocer coming to Sun Rivers

A developer with deep family roots in Kamloops, including in the food business, has purchased part of the proposed village centre at Sun Rivers and plans to build a long promised village-market grocer. Allan Askew is now overseeing focus groups to tweak plans for a portion of the village centre. “It’s a real chance to help our local food producers,” ...

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Charges follow alleged assault of Mountie

Charges follow alleged assault of Mountie

A Kamloops man has been charged with assaulting a peace officer after a confrontation with a female RCMP constable. Andrew Richard Sonier was charged on Thursday with one count each of assaulting a peace officer and mischief under $5,000. The 20-year-old was arrested following an incident on March 30 in which he is alleged to have damaged a sign. When ...

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Charge laid in connection to attack on Kamloops sheriff

Charge laid in connection to attack on Kamloops sheriff

Charges have been laid against a prisoner accused of violently attacking a deputy sheriff while in custody at the Kamloops courthouse. Matthew Hein is charged with assaulting a peace officer and wilfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer in relation to a March 16 incident in the cellblock of the Kamloops Law Courts. The 27-year-old has a long history of ...

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Logging ideas on the value of woodwaste

Logging ideas on the value of woodwaste

They are the garbage dumps of the forest: a tangle of fat, scarred Douglas fir ends ravaged by fire, three-metre-long tree tops and twisted pieces deemed too small for the mill. Pushed and scraped into heaps along with needles, twigs and the occasional boulder, these slash piles will remain through the summer until the cold fall and early winter months, ...

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Closing the clippers on a cutting career

Closing the clippers on a cutting career

Colin Campbell (above in the barber’s chair) reflects on the many haircuts and conversations he has shared with now-retired barber John DeCicco over the past 29 years he’s been visiting the Victoria Street shop. Campbell dropped in yesterday for one more cut. Dave Eagles/KTW John DeCicco has given his last haircut. After a career spanning six decades, the four-term city ...

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Fire damages Barnhartvale home that had just sold

Fire damages Barnhartvale home that had just sold

A “For Sale” sign stood in front of the charred remains of a Barnhartvale home yesterday morning after the structure was damaged in a midnight blaze just hours before. Kamloops Fire and Rescue crews were mopping up the scene at 785 Uplands Court into the afternoon yesterday. The home’s windows were shattered and its roof was filled with scorched holes ...

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TRU students pursue community garden

TRU students pursue community garden

In one of Michael Mehta’s classes, students experience what he calls an inverted course. It means watching a video he prepares on the main points of the class, doing the readings and maybe taking a quiz. “And, then, the rest of the class they have time to do the real hands-on work,” said Mehta, a professor of geography and environmental ...

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The Essential W.P. Kinsella — and a Kamloops reading with renowned author

The Essential W.P. Kinsella — and a Kamloops reading with renowned author

W.P. Kinsella has a new book being published. And nobody is happier about it than W.P. Kinsella. “I always enjoy my work. I’m my own biggest fan,” Kinsella told KTW, speaking from his home in the historic Fraser Canyon town of Yale. “When I re-read this current book, I laughed and laughed and laughed. I said, ‘Boy, this stuff is ...

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Province’s highest court sides with government over BCTF

Province’s highest court sides with government over BCTF

The superintendent of the Kamloops-Thompson school district is hopeful the fighting is over now the province’s highest court has ruled against the teachers’ union. In a 4-1 ruling released on Thursday, the B.C. Court of Appeal overturned two earlier lower court decisions by Justice Sudan Griffin, who said the provincial government had violated the rights of teachers to negotiate class ...

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Not a lot of appetite for new food-truck regulations

Not a lot of appetite for new food-truck regulations

Kamloops’ food trucks will be able to return to Gaglardi Square for another summer. But, as city council passed a series of bylaw tweaks at a public hearing on Tuesday night, it appears no one is really satisfied with this year’s regulations. The latest changes to the city’s food-truck bylaw will reduce the number of spots available to park downtown ...

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