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Bridge over troubled man

Bridge over troubled man

A 22-year-old man was arrested on Monday after spending the night on the underside of the Pritchard Bridge. Const. Jonathan Spooner said the incident began on Sunday when a Chase RCMP officer called out to the man on a beach on the north side of the river. The man was wanted on several warrants. “The man ran to the river and ...

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Kamloops bylaw officer attacked with skateboard

Kamloops bylaw officer attacked with skateboard

A Kamloops bylaw officer is recovering after being attacked with a skateboard behind Memorial Arena on Sunday night. Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush said the female bylaw officer approached a man who was spray painting on the back of the arena at about 8:30 p.m., while the Kamloops Venom-Vernon Tigers junior lacrosse game was winding down inside. “When she approached ...

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Record heat continues to bake Kamloops

Record heat continues to bake Kamloops

A record-high temperature mark was set in Kamloops on Saturday when the mercury hit 38.2 C. The previous record high for June 27 was 37.1 C in 2006. The record in Kamloops was one of 38 records set across B.C. on Saturday, according to Environment Canada. The hottest temperature was recorded in Warfield, in the west Kootenays, at 40.6 C. ...

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Counselling centre Giving Voices to indigenous communities

Counselling centre Giving Voices to indigenous communities

The statistics Sharon Todd uses in her work go beyond the 1,181 missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada. They further refine the 225 unsolved cases, including 105 women who have been missing for more than a month or the 120 unsolved murders, statistics based on the period between 1980 and 2012. Todd talks about the fact 88 per cent ...

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Several injured in major crash on Coquihalla Highway

Several injured in major crash on Coquihalla Highway

A photo of the incident, courtesy VSA Highway Maintenance.  An investigation continues into a major accident on the Coquihalla Highway on Saturday. Sgt Mike Pears of the Central Interior Traffic Services in Kamloops said the 10 a.m. crash occurred when a tour bus travelling north on the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt collided with a stationary tow truck, closing the ...

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TRU signs agreement with Mexican university

TRU signs agreement with Mexican university

Thompson Rivers University has signed its first formalized agreement with a Mexican state university. The agreement with Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero (UAGRO) in Mexico may result in joint research, training and management projects, as well as academic programs. Baihua Chadwick, associate vice-president international and chief executive officer of TRU World Global Operations, and Javier Saldaña Almazán, rector of UAGRO, took ...

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B.C. farmland-to-forest project halted

B.C. farmland-to-forest project halted

Reid Lake, Northwest of Prince George. Lana Popham photo British-based manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser Inc. has suspended its tree-planting program on farmland in the B.C. Interior after continued opposition from local governments. Communities from the Peace, Prince George and Cariboo regions grew increasingly alarmed as the carbon-offset program, known as RB Trees for Change, accumulated thousands of hectares of cleared farmland ...

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Mining activity picking up in B.C.

Mining activity picking up in B.C.

  The Red Chris mine near Iskut is moving to full operation on one of the world’s largest copper and gold deposits. The Red Chris copper and gold mine in northwestern B.C. is ramping up production after overcoming protests, declining metal prices and three reviews of its tailings facility. Imperial Metals received its Mines Act permit for Red Chris on ...

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City of Kamloops awards $2.4-million contract for lift station upgrade

City of Kamloops awards $2.4-million contract for lift station upgrade

The City of Kamloops will spend $2.4 million to upgrade its sanitary lift station on Mission Flats Road. City council has awarded Extreme Excavating Ltd. a contract for $1.9 million to improve the lift station. Public works director Jen Fretz said the city has more than $600,000 left over from previous upgrades to the sewer system in the area, which ...

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