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TRU gets $2 million from Ottawa for trades program

TRU gets $2 million from Ottawa for trades program

Thompson Rivers University on Tuesday received $2 million from the federal government to expand its industrial-training programs. Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod, who is also parliamentary secretary for Western Economic Diversification, was on campus to announce the funding. The funding comes from Western Economic Diversification. TRU will use the $2 million to establish a two-year instrumentation engineering program for skills ...

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Y Dream Home winner is from Sahali; ticket was a Mother’s Day gift

Y Dream Home winner is from Sahali; ticket was a Mother’s Day gift

Y Dream Home Lottery marketing manager Bryce Herman (left) welcomes 2015 Dream Home winner Marg Lane  to her new home in Juniper West on Tuesday. Her family purchased the winning ticket as a Mother’s Day present and joined her for her innaugural visit to the Dream Home. Pictured second from left: Halle Barfoot, grandaughters Dani and Jamie Lane and daughter-in-law ...

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Two-week spring break will continue in Kamloops-Thompson school district

Two-week spring break will continue in Kamloops-Thompson school district

School’s out for two weeks in the spring until at least the end of the 2017 school year. Trustees for the Kamloops-Thompson board of education took no action to change the school calendar at spring break following a report that polled 6,700 parents, as well as the teachers union. A robo-call phone poll of district parents found about 60 per ...

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Smoky skies advisory issued for Kamloops, Merritt, Shuswap and Fraser Canyon

Smoky skies advisory issued for Kamloops, Merritt, Shuswap and Fraser Canyon

With forest fires burning throughout the province, the skies in Kamloops have become hazy, prompting the Ministry of Environment and the Interior Health Authority to issue a smoky skies advisory on Tuesday. The advisory applies to the entire Thompson, Fraser Canyon, Nicola, and Shuswap areas because of forest-fire smoke that is covering the area. Smoke concentrations will vary widely as ...

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Panel report says Kamloops dentist acted ‘incompetently’ in case involving brain-damaged patient

Panel report says Kamloops dentist acted ‘incompetently’ in case involving brain-damaged patient

A Kamloops dental surgeon acted incompetently when he administered sedation without proper procedures to a young woman who ended up with irreversible brain damage. A panel of the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. released its findings on Monday after hearings in late 2014 and earlier this year into the practice of Dr. Bobby Rishiraj, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon ...

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Pinantan General Store damaged in ATM theft

Pinantan General Store damaged in ATM theft

  If you recognize the man or truck in the photos above and below, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Kamloops Mounties are looking for a suspect after a brazen ATM theft at the Pinantan General Store over the weekend. Const. Jason Epp said a man broke into the store early Saturday morning and fastened a tow rope to the ATM ...

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Weekend fire in Sahali forces out residents

Weekend fire in Sahali forces out residents

The occupants of a 12-unit Sahali apartment building could be homeless for four months after an early-morning fire damaged a third-floor suite over the weekend. Emergency crews were called to the Wood Lane Manor apartments on Whiteshield Crescent South at about 6:30 a.m. on Sunday after fire broke out on a balcony. “When they arrived at the scene, they found ...

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Kamloops sitting in a ring of fire as heat wave rolls on

Kamloops sitting in a ring of fire as heat wave rolls on

Red fire retardant stains the underside of a fire bomber as it returns to Kamloops Airport following a weekend mission. Through Sunday, there have been 865 wildfires in B.C. that have burned 221,000 hectares. The 10-year average is 1,847 fires and 115,000 hectares burned per year. Last year in the province, 1,484 wildfires burned 369,000 hectares. The closest blaze to ...

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Sold-out Slide the City to release 500 tickets on July 7

Sold-out Slide the City to release 500 tickets on July 7

  Tim McLeod has a warning for Kamloopsians headed to the Aberdeen Mall area on Saturday, July 18 — don’t expect to leave dry. “Out goal is to soak everybody,” said McLeod, development manager at Tranquille Farm Fresh, which is bringing Slide the City’s 1,000-foot long slip and slide to town. “If you’re coming to be a bystander, beware. Have ...

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Millions from Victoria, Ottawa for water-intake work in Kamloops

Millions from Victoria, Ottawa for water-intake work in Kamloops

A splash of cash from the federal and provincial governments has knocked down the price of an emergency water intake for the City of Kamloops by about two-thirds. Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod and city MLAs Terry Lake and Todd Stone announced yesterday their governments will contribute more than $6 million for the intake on the North Thompson River. Residents ...

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