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Kamloops Mounties seek help in finding missing woman

Kamloops Mounties seek help in finding missing woman

Kamloops Mounties are asking for the public’s help in finding a 47-year-old Kamloops woman. Lyla Brace was last seen at her home on the night of Sunday, Aug. 30. She was reported missing by her family, who are concerned for her well-being. Brace is white, stands 5-foot-1, weighs 115 pounds and has blond hair and brown eyes. She is believed ...

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South Kamloops secondary is now priority No. 1, leapfrogging Westmount elementary

South Kamloops secondary is now priority No. 1, leapfrogging Westmount elementary

Westmount elementary has been dropped from the top spot of the Kamloops-Thompson school district’s capital-projects wish list. In its place is South Kamloops secondary. In a five-two vote at Monday night’s board of education meeting, the aging secondary school became the district’s priority project after discussing a report on renovations needed at the facility. Trustees also approved more than $400,000 ...

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Powering up on sunshine in Kamloops

Powering up on sunshine in Kamloops

Nancy Bepple enjoying a sunny day at her solar-powered Nicola Street home. Dave Eagles/KTW When the sun rises in the morning, it beams down on Nancy Bepple’s home. The Nicola Street residence is bathed in sunshine by early morning,with all that energy being soaked up by the eight solar panels affixed to the front slope of the house. From there, ...

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Kamloops drivers to face more road construction

Kamloops drivers to face more road construction

Traffic delays are coming to two more Kamloops neighbourhoods this week as construction projects begin on Aberdeen Drive and Dallas Drive. Work on Dallas Drive begins tomorrow when contractor Acres Enterprises begins installing a new sanitary main between O’Connor and Silver Stream roads, where the sewer system is at capacity. The $1.3-million project will see 1,400 metres of new sewer ...

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Drivers to face more road construction

Drivers to face more road construction

Traffic delays are coming to two more Kamloops neighbourhoods this week as construction projects begin on Aberdeen Drive and Dallas Drive. Work on Dallas Drive begins tomorrow when contractor Acres Enterprises begins installing a new sanitary main between O’Connor and Silver Stream roads, where the sewer system is at capacity. The $1.3-million project will see 1,400 metres of new sewer ...

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Psychiatric hospital wants more time to review Butler

Psychiatric hospital wants more time to review Butler

A 42-year-old man who claims he killed his former girlfriend because he was fighting with a demon was sent for further psychiatric review Monday in B.C. Supreme Court. The provincial forensic psychiatric hospital requested another 30 days to assess Christopher Butler’s mental state at the time Deanne Wheeler was beaten and strangled to death on December 30 last year. Butler ...

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Declaration of immunization sought

Declaration of immunization sought

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) wants children to present a declaration of immunization before starting school. However, the CMA and the Interior Health Authority see the statement as not as a demand, but as a reason for a conversation. Dr. Trevor Corneil, an IHA medical officer of health, said while there is no doubt vaccinations can prevent children from contracting ...

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Low wages at heart of The Hamlets protest in Kamloops

Low wages at heart of The Hamlets protest in Kamloops

The Hamlets at Westsyde resident Lyle Roberts chats yesterday morning at a union rally with care-aide Gayle Murphy.Care-aides like Murphy are pushing for an increase in wages. Cam Fortems/KTW Workers rallied yesterday outside a Westsyde seniors’ housing development as part of a bid to increase wages they say are the lowest in the region and largely unchanged from five years ...

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