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Funeral set for longtime businessman Frank Walsh

Funeral set for longtime businessman Frank Walsh

A funeral will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. for well-known businessman Frank Walsh at Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way. Walsh, head of J. Walsh and Sons Plumbing and Heating in Valleyview, died earlier this week. The family business was opened by his father in 1957 and has served the greater Kamloops area since then.

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Performing arts centre date up for debate

Performing arts centre date up for debate

“Are you in favour of the City of Kamloops borrowing up to $49 million to design and construct the parkade and performing arts centre complex?” That’s one variation of the question city staff are suggesting council pose to Kamloops voters on Sunday, Nov. 7. In a report headed to council on Tuesday, recreation, social development and culture manager Barbara Berger presents ...

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Ajax boosts anti-Ajax fundraising campaign

Ajax boosts anti-Ajax fundraising campaign

A group of anti-Ajax advocates looking to scrutinize the mine’s environmental studies has what might seem an unlikely ally — KGHM Ajax. On Friday afternoon, the company made a $5,000 donation to an IndieGoGo.com campaign set up by the Kamloops Area Preservation Association, Kamloops Moms for Clean Air and other groups concerned about the proposed copper and gold mine. It ...

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Lone volunteer calls for more hands for North Shore garden

Lone volunteer calls for more hands for North Shore garden

There’s a big hunk of land on the North Shore with beds prepared, waiting for volunteers to start planting. Shannon McArthur is hoping to see some willing hands, equipped with small trowels, at the site of an urban community garden next to Butler RV on Saturday to help her with the job — because today, she’s the only one there. ...

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Munching goats back at park

Munching goats back at park

Kenna Cartwright Park is once again hosting a herd of hungry goats. The 450-strong herd from Rocky Ridge Vegetation Control hit the park this week and will be munching in the area for the remainder of the month before moving on to the Dallas/Barnhartvale Nature Park for a week. The City of Kamloops has for several years hired the goats ...

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Feds pony up $4.4 million for Kamloops Airport upgrades

Feds pony up $4.4 million for Kamloops Airport upgrades

  With Ottawa funding more than half the cost of the project, a major reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Kamloops Airport runway is moving ahead. But, unlike other major roadworks in the city this summer, airport manager Fred Legace said he’s hoping passengers don’t notice the $7 million in reconstruction and repaving taking place below the wheels of their aircrafts ...

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Ebb, flow of our H2O

Ebb, flow of our H2O

“Water is no longer a dirty word in Kamloops,” then-mayor Mel Rothenburger declared when the Kamloops Centre for Water Quality opened its doors in February 2005. The line got a second life yesterday as city councillors and staff past and present celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the city’s water-treatment plant on River Street. Built for just under $50 million, the ...

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Bike to Work Week returns to Kamloops

Bike to Work Week returns to Kamloops

Hundreds of Kamloops commuters will strap on their helmets next week as Bike to Work Week returns to the city. The annual event, which encourages participants to ditch the car for two wheels, runs from Monday to Friday. Organizer Krystal Kehoe said 799 people are signed up for the event, about the same as last year’s 801 participants. But, registration ...

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Tragic: The hard life and death of Paige

Tragic: The hard life and death of Paige

The report by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, the province’s Representative for Children and Youth, can be read by scrolling to the bottom of this page. The woman charged by the provincial government to look out for children wants to know how the system failed Paige. Two frontline social workers in Kamloops have an idea why — the system that stepped into Paige’s ...

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Columbia Street project to start next week

Columbia Street project to start next week

The first major lane and road closures of the Columbia Street widening project are on the way. Starting next week, city capital-projects manager Darren Crundwell said drivers can expect to see the southernmost lane of Columbia closed to traffic, as well as Fourth Avenue between Columbia and an alleyway just south of Nicola Street. While it’s unlikely either of those ...

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