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Small fire creates minor problems at Fresh is Best in Kamloops

Small fire creates minor problems at Fresh is Best in Kamloops

A line at a Kamloops food manufacturing facility is expected to be back in production as early as Friday following a fire early Wednesday evening. Owner Colin McGaffin said he is awaiting refilling of a sprinkler system to allow the chip line to restart at the Fresh is Best production facility on Cariboo Place in Sahali. Production of the popular salsa ...

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Kamloops pizza delivery driver victim of carjacking

Kamloops pizza delivery driver victim of carjacking

Kamloops RCMP are searching for two men they say robbed a pizza driver of his vehicle at gunpoint. Const. Jason Epp said the Papa John’s driver was finishing his shift early Thursday morning at 12:15 a.m. As he was getting in his small car, a blue 2006 Chevy Aveo, in the parking lot at Cityview Shopping Centre in Aberdeen, two ...

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Can you identify these assault suspects?

Can you identify these assault suspects?

Kamloops Mounties have released images taken from video of three people associated with an assault in January. Const. Jason Epp said police were called on Jan. 10 to a report of a man lying on the ground in the 500-block of Victoria Street. They determined he had been assaulted by another man. Photos taken from a video obtained by police ...

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The past views the present: A look at the campaign through the eyes of Kamloops’ former MPs

The past views the present: A look at the campaign through the eyes of Kamloops’ former MPs

By Cam Fortems and Dale Bass/KTW As the long federal election campaign continues to its Oct. 19 destination, KTW reached out to the last three MPs to serve the riding — Len Marchand (Liberal), Nelson Riis (NDP) and Betty Hinton (Conservative) — to get their perspectives on the campaign. Only Hinton did not return calls. Marchand was MP from 1968 to ...

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Tailgate takeaway

Tailgate takeaway

Workers cart away the last of the slot machines from the former home of Lake City Casino in Hotel 540 downtown. The 14,000-square-foot space has been empty since Gateway Casinos and Entertainment moved the facility to the former Rona property in the Versatile area on Aug. 19. Dave Eagles/KTW

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New curriculum for B.C. students

New curriculum for B.C. students

The new school year in B.C. is the start of a three-year transition to a new curriculum Education Minister Mike Bernier said will emphasize “hands-on” learning. The new curriculum is being phased in this year for Kindergarten to Grade 9, with higher grades still in development. Bernier said this year it will be up to local school districts and teachers ...

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SD73 news in brief: Network and stipends

SD73 news in brief: Network and stipends

School District 73 will join the new Provincial Learning Network’s next-generation upgrade next year. Secretary-treasurer Kelvin Stretch said the move should see improved Internet bandwidth and connectivity, something that is essential “because so much of what we do involves technology.” The network is a partnership of school districts, the ministry of education, Telus and IBM, which are the primary service ...

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Bear captured downtown, taken to rural area outside of Kamloops

Bear captured downtown, taken to rural area outside of Kamloops

This young black bear caused quite a stir as he wandered around Kamloops this week. He has been relocated and conservation officers are hoping he stays away. Jessica Wallace/KTW A young black bear spotted roaming around populated areas of the city this week has been driven 30 kilometres into the woods and given one more chance to stay away. Conservation ...

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Wayward garbage container leads to highway crash

Wayward garbage container leads to highway crash

An insecure load led to an accident on Highway 5N this week — prompting Kamloops Mounties to issue a warning to drivers transporting goods. Tk’emlups Rural RCMP Staff Sgt. Doug Aird said emergency personnel were called to the single-vehicle crash just northwest of  East Shuswap road at about 10 a.m. on Tuesday. The driver of an SUV was travelling northbound ...

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NDP Leader Mulcair won’t commit to keeping child fitness tax credit

NDP Leader Mulcair won’t commit to keeping child fitness tax credit

An NDP government would retain the current child fitness tax credit for sports only if it can be proved it is working to get more kids to play, leader Thomas Mulcair told reporters in Kamloops Wednesday. To a backdrop of young street hockey players outside McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre, the New Democrat leader announced an NDP government would ...

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