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TRU faculty agrees to three-year deal

TRU faculty agrees to three-year deal

Faculty at Thompson Rivers University have voted in favour of a new collective agreement. Of the 459 members who voted, 91 per cent acquiesced to an agreement recommended by a mediator which would see a 5.5 per cent wage increase over the life of the deal. Of the money, five per cent will be split between all faculty, with the ...

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City recovers stolen bike-repair stations

City recovers stolen bike-repair stations

The City of Kamloops installed three bike-repair stations and this one at the main entrance to Kenna Cartwright Park was the lone device not stolen. Stations in Riverside Park and on McArthur Island were taken by thieves and recovered on Thursday night. Dave Eagles/KTW They’re a little banged up, but a pair of bicycle-repair stations stolen from two parks are ...

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Fraudsters tripped by their own Internet posts

Fraudsters tripped by their own Internet posts

Insurance fraudsters are increasingly being tripped up online by their own social media postings — including a Kamloops man who claimed his vehicle had been burned by vandals, but whose arson was highlighted by the fact he had been trying to sell his truck online prior to the fire because he could not pay for needed repairs. ICBC said it ...

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Highland Valley Copper’s profit drops in fourth quarter

Highland Valley Copper’s profit drops in fourth quarter

Highland Valley Copper is not the gold mine it once was for parent company Teck Resources Ltd. but it continues to make a profit despite depressed copper prices. Teck released its four-quarter earnings report showing it maintaining a profit in its copper operations as a whole, the largest of which is Highland Valley Copper. Its gross profit before depreciation and ...

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Salsa thief fails in bid to spend a night in jail

Salsa thief fails in bid to spend a night in jail

A “hot-headed” Kamloops salsa thief who stole a jar of spicy dip in a bid to spend the night in the drunk tank is back on the streets after nearly three weeks behind bars. Rodney Brignall, 43, pleaded guilty in Kamloops provincial court on Thursday to theft under $5,000 and failing to comply with probation. Crown prosecutor Camille Cook said ...

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New federal Liberal executive elected in Kamloops riding

New federal Liberal executive elected in Kamloops riding

The federal Liberals have elected a new executive in the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding. Lorraine Mallon, campaign chairwoman for Liberal candidate Steve Powrie’s campaign in November, is president. Supporting Mallon are Mike Gritten, a veteran Kamloops business owner, and Shelley Tegart, a former KPMG consultant from 100 Mile House, as vice-president and rural vice-president, respectively. A number of other members from the ...

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Mounties say shooting of three men in Celista was not random event

Mounties say shooting of three men in Celista was not random event

Mounties continue to investigate a shooting that injured three men in Celista, a small Shuswap community near Chase, on Feb. 7. Two men were taken to hospital in serious condition. A third man was treated for minor injuries and released. “We can confirm that this incident was not a random occurrence and that the individuals involved were known to each ...

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Chase man identified as victim in Highway 1 crash

Chase man identified as victim in Highway 1 crash

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in an accident on Highway 1 in Chase on Feb. 6. Austin Logan Schmidt, 19, of Chase died instantly when the dirt bike he was driving crossed the centre line and collided head-on with a semi-trailer at about 9:30 a.m. The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to ...

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Too many, too young: The fentanyl crisis hits home

Too many, too young: The fentanyl crisis hits home

Fentanyl deaths on the rise Fentanyl has been identified in toxicology reports of dozens of overdose deaths in B.C. since Dec. 19. In Alberta, it was linked to more than 200 deaths in 2015. A synthetic opiate, fentanyl is more potent than morphine. As with all opiates — heroin, morphine, codeine and thebaine — it binds to the body’s opiate ...

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Welcome to Kamloops

Welcome to Kamloops

Mohamad Almousa (left), wife Amani Alsaiti (right) and sons Hamzah, 6, and Ghelan, 3, arrive to a rousing welcome at Kamloops Airport Thursday afternoon. The family is the latest from Syria  fleeing the violence at home and settling into new lives in Kamloops and across Canada. Dave Eagles/KTW 

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