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City, province team up for affordable housing

City, province team up for affordable housing

Four years after they were first tapped for affordable housing, three City of Kamloops properties are today closer to hosting low-income residents. The city and provincial government announced on Tuesday they have reached an agreement to put up to 98 units of affordable housing at 1685 and 1940 Pacific Way in Aberdeen and 1050 McMurdo Drive in South Kamloops. The ...

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Campfire ban in effect as of July 3

Campfire ban in effect as of July 3

Bad news for campers — campfires in the Kamloops Fire Centre will be banned as of noon on Friday. The campfire ban this summer comes two weeks earlier than last’s year’s prohibition, which went into effect on July 16. The B.C. Wildfire Service announced the ban on Tuesday, a day after two thunderstorms rolled through Kamloops, electrifying a 50-kilometre radius ...

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Private fireworks show a no-go on Canada Day

Private fireworks show a no-go on Canada Day

With a weekend of hot weather behind it, Kamloops Fire Rescue is keeping a close eye on conditions as Canada Day draws nearer — and reminding residents not to think about setting off any impromptu rockets of their own. City of Kamloops bylaws only allow fireworks to be shot off without a permit around Halloween and New Year’s Eve, said ...

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Tour bus company will be audited

Tour bus company will be audited

The British Columbia government will audit a bus company involved in a serious weekend collision on the Coquihalla Highway that sent more than three dozen people to hospitals across the region. The province’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said its investigation of Universal Coach Lines will include a review of the company’s drivers. “An audit is standard for operators involved ...

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Kamloops firefighters douse Schubert Drive brush fire

Kamloops firefighters douse Schubert Drive brush fire

Kamloops firefighters were  called to a brush fire off Schubert Drive on Sunday night by anxious residents. Kamloops Fire rescue Deputy Chief Mike Adams said the call came in about 10 p.m. The department responded with one engine and later called in more resources. The fire was contained to brush and grass off the North Thompson River. Crews remained at ...

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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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