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TRU, Domtar embrace partnership

TRU, Domtar embrace partnership

When Carol Lapointe was hired as general manager at Domtar in 2011, one of the first visits he made was to Alan Shaver’s office. Lapointe told Shaver, president of Thompson Rivers University, he wanted to create a closer relationship between the pulp mill and the university beyond the scholarships and bursaries provided. The result was a partnership Shaver described as ...

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Young firestarter nabbed in Brocklehurst

Young firestarter nabbed in Brocklehurst

Kamloops RCMP say a child is the suspect in a series of paper fires on front lawns in a North Kamloops neighbourhood late Monday night. There was no damage to the properties on Kamwood Place, said Const. Jason Epp, noting the fires were easily extinguished. Police said the child lit gasoline-soaked papers on the lawns of three neighbouring homes. Mounties found ...

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Check your bank and credit-card records to see if you were skimmed

Check your bank and credit-card records to see if you were skimmed

Kamloops RCMP don’t yet know whether a credit- and debit-card skimmer attached to a gas pump at a Valleyview gas station gathered valuable numbers and pin codes. Const. Jason Epp said police were called on July 16 after staff working at the Chevron station at 1795 Trans-Canada Hwy. discovered the card skimmer in one of the pumps. “It was really ...

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South Thompson among regions placed on highest drought level

South Thompson among regions placed on highest drought level

The province has placed the region on a level four drought rating, warning local water managers could turn off the taps to conserve fish stocks. The level four rating — the highest — was placed on the South Thompson, Similkameen, Kettle and Skagit areas. Those areas join the South Coast, Nicola and Vancouver Island as stricken with level four drought. ...

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Former city councillor Joe Leong reaches plea agreement in court

Former city councillor Joe Leong reaches plea agreement in court

Joe Leong, a former Kamloops councillor, was facing six criminal charges stemming from his role as treasurer of the Kamloops Heritage Railway Society. He will instead plead guilty to contravening two sections of the Society Act, which will result in the criminal charges being stayed. KTW file photo A former veteran Kamloops councillor has struck a deal to avoid trial on six ...

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City of Kamloops wants Canada Post to erase graffiti

City of Kamloops wants Canada Post to erase graffiti

This racist tag was sprayed on a wall in Aberdeen in early June. Can the City of Kamloops slap Canada Post with a fine? That’s the question under investigation by bylaw services after complaints from the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association (KCBIA) about graffiti on mailboxes. KCBIA general manager Gay Pooler said she’s been tracking graffiti on downtown post boxes, ...

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Crime rate in Kamloops keeps dipping in 2015

Crime rate in Kamloops keeps dipping in 2015

Crime continues to drop in the Tournament Capital, with Kamloops Mounties posting more decreases in the second quarter of 2015. At the city’s police committee meeting yesterday, RCMP Supt. Brad Mueller reported a 3.1 per cent drop in actual reported offences compared to the same period in 2014, from 3,733 to 8,317. “We’ve worked extremely hard,” Mueller told the committee. ...

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Shear luck nobody was injured

Shear luck nobody was injured

A 45-year-old man was arrested on Friday evening after the driver of a pickup truck crashed into a parked car before shearing off this pole in the 900-block of Lorne Street, cutting power to area residents. The crash took place at 5:30 p.m. and saw the truck driven away. Police later found the truck in the 1000-block of Fraser Street ...

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Rain helps cool forest-fire situation in B.C.

Rain helps cool forest-fire situation in B.C.

KTW photographer Allen Douglas took to the skies with firefighting personnel to get a bird’s-eye view of the Coldstream Creek fire south of Ashcroft. More of his photos can be seen below. Cool and wet weather over the weekend knocked back three area fires that had threatened structures. Both the Adams Lake West fire and Coldstream Creek fire, south of ...

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Close call for Columbia Street pedestrian

Close call for Columbia Street pedestrian

A woman traversing Columbia Street at a crosswalk in Sahali during the morning commute yesterday was struck by a pickup. Kamloops RCMP said the accident happened about 8 a.m. While a vehicle in the westbound curb lane had stopped at the controlled crossing at Sahali Terrrace, a pickup travelling on the inside lane did not stop in time at the ...

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