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Kamloops Mounties arrest suspect in connection to second homicide of year

Kamloops Mounties arrest suspect in connection to second homicide of year

Kamloops Mounties now have suspects in custody in connection to the first two homicides of the year — though police have yet to release the names of the suspects or victims. A 65-year-old man was arrested on Friday in connection to the Jan. 26 death of a 49-year-old man in the 4 Seasons motel in Valleyview. No cause of death ...

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New residents from Syria slowly adjust to life in Canada

New residents from Syria slowly adjust to life in Canada

Mustafa Zakred (left), joins interpreter Sulaiman Almansour, Khaled al-Mohammed, Rojeh and Rodan Labbad and Mohamad Alsalkdi after prayers at the Kamloops Islamic Community mosque in Knutsford. Fried chicken was up for sale by the door as the association raised money to help support the next group of Syrian refugees it plans to sponsor in Kamloops. Zakred lives in Salmon Arm ...

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Mediator in TRU, TRUFA talks recommends tentative agreement

Mediator in TRU, TRUFA talks recommends tentative agreement

The mediator in the contract talks between Thompson Rivers University and the TRU Faculty Association, Mark Brown, has made a recommendation for a tentative agreement. Ratification votes will be held in the near future. However, the faculty association said Friday mediation has failed. “The parties were not able to reach a negotiated settlement,” TRUFA posted on its website. “The mediator ...

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TRU buys Canadian Freightways property

TRU buys Canadian Freightways property

While TransForce TransForce Income Fund of Montreal confirmed to KTW this week that it is closing its Canadian Freightways operation on McGill Road, putting five people of out work, the property was sold to Thompson Rivers University last fall. The property, located at the northwest corner of McGill Road and the main entrance (Hillside Drive) to the university, is valued ...

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Amid oil collapse, more layoffs at Horizon North in Kamloops

Amid oil collapse, more layoffs at Horizon North in Kamloops

Alberta’s suffering oil industry is causing more job loss in Kamloops. Calgary-based Horizon North is reducing its workforce at its Mount Paul Industrial Park operation by 39 jobs and putting another 48 workers on what it hopes will be a temporary layoff. “The whole energy piece has been a huge issue for us,” said CEO Rod Graham in a telephone interview. ...

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Special avalanche advisory issued

Special avalanche advisory issued

Avalanche Canada and the BC Coroners Service have joined forced in hopes of saving lives in British Columbia’s backcountry. The two organizations have issued a special advisory urging backcountry users to know the conditions, take extreme caution and recognize escalating risks. The advisory follows a human-triggered avalanche last week in east-central B.C., near McBride, that killed five snowmobilers and engulfed ...

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Lawyer says Khadr a living example of the West’s disregard for its principles

Lawyer says Khadr a living example of the West’s disregard for its principles

Omar Khadr (left) and lawyer Dennis Edney. The lawyer who represented Omar Khadr told a law conference in Kamloops Thursday his client endured systematic physical and mental torture for a decade — a boy he said who would become a living example of the Western world’s disregard for its principles. Dennis Edney was speaking at Thompson Rivers University as the ...

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Cauliflower’s arrival a sign of the economy

Cauliflower’s arrival a sign of the economy

Michaek Mak (left) and Horst Deppe volunteer to sort perishables at the Kamloops Food Bank this week. The quality and amount of donations of vegetables has changed and the number of bins being filled for collection has decreased since  Christmas. Dave Eagles/KTW The Kamloops Food Bank received a large donation of cauliflower recently from a local grocery store. The retail ...

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TRU professors challenge protest-related ruling

TRU professors challenge protest-related ruling

A pair of Thompson Rivers University law professors are challenging a court decision that backed University of Victoria’s right to punish an anti-abortion group for a public demonstration in a case that focuses on free speech rights on campus. Craig Jones and Micah Rankin, both of whom teach law in Kamloops, along with Andrea Greenwood, are representing the B.C. Civil ...

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