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Downtown Debate: If it’s dying, why is parking tight?

Scroll to bottom to read remaining three stories in this series For Jim Anderson, the easiest answer to a question on the vitality of the...

Downtown Debate: Councillor wants to see changes on board

Denis Walsh would like to see some changes on the board of the Kamloops Centre Business Improvement Association (KCBIA). “At least half should be on...

Downtown Debate: Allure includes low rent, more restaurants and being walkable

Mona Murray has a client who loves to come up from his home in California to check on his project in Kamloops. “He just loves...

Downtown Debate: Should they stay or should they go?

Two viewpoints on downtown, one from a retailer who left and one from a retailer who is staying: STAYING: Jody Tippett, Caduceus Chocolates, 228 Third...

Sexual assault trial ends; date for verdict to be set March 6

A former Thompson Rivers University student accused of raping an 18-year-old woman and aggressively fondling her 19-year-old friend after New Year's party two years...

Rivers Trail near Kamloops Airport closed to end of spring

The section of the Rivers Trail near Kamloops Airport is closed until the end of spring as work continues to replace a deteriorating stretch...

Kamloops Mountie returns to court March 9; charged with assaulting wife

A Kamloops police officer facing a criminal charge accused of assaulting his wife was not present for his first appearance in Kamloops provincial court...

National police spokesman says officers ‘outraged’ at sentence in assault of Mountie

An executive member of the National Police Federation says law-enforcement officers across Canada are "outraged" by the decision last month by a B.C. Supreme...

Kinder Morgan meeting in Kamloops draws 200

About 200 people attended a meeting Thursday evening to hear about Kinder Morgan’s construction plans, including the jobs on offer. There are expected to be...

Kamloops Cascades Casino wants to open taps earlier

Kamloops city council will take public feedback on whether Cascades Casino should be allowed to begin serving alcohol at an earlier time. The casino at...

Kamloops MP questions retirement-home chain sale to Chinese firm

Cathy McLeod wants an answer from the government on why it approved a Chinese company’s purchase of a retirement-home chain — and if that...

Rayleigh teen’s skate park dream on cusp of reality

Merek De Witte hasn’t been able to make it out to Kamloops city council’s budget debates since they take place during school hours. But the...

Kamloops council to consider anti-racism motion

Kamloops city council will be asked to pass a motion condemning racism and discrimination when they meet next week. The motion from Coun. Arjun Singh,...

March 9 date for hearing into Jeep targeted in fatal hit and run probe

A Kamloops police officer is slated to be in court next month in an effort to convince a judge to allow Mounties to extend...

Lawyers want to appeal B.C. Court of Appeals ruling on shotgun, Charter argument

Lawyers for a man accused of weapons charges after police pulled him over while he was carrying a loaded shotgun will seek leave to...

Kamloops councillors Lange, Singh, want recycling cash to go back to taxpayers

A decision on what to do with a $1.9 million windfall from Multi-Material BC (MMBC) won’t come until the fall, but a pair of...

Accused on trial claims sexual acts were consensual

A former Thompson Rivers University student accused of raping an 18-year-old woman and aggressively fondling her 19-year-old friend following a New Year’s party two...

Lower student loan interest rates in B.C. budget

Students still in school and those already graduated will pay less in loan repayments with a change announced in Tuesday’s provincial budget. Finance Minister Mike...

Warning of man near Kamloops school a false alarm

A man reported as acting suspiciously outside a Westsyde school on Wednesday afternoon did not have bad intentions, according to Kamloops Mounties. Police had sent...

Pipeline info meeting Thursday night

Construction on the Kamloops leg of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline could be underway by September, Kamloops city council heard Tuesday. Greg Toth, senior director...