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The Hamlets, union set for mediation on contract; wages the issue

The Hamlets, union set for mediation on contract; wages the issue

While their union and management at The Hamlets at Westsyde begin mediation on a contract on Monday, employees will be staging a public-information demonstration. The rally, which organizers say will draw attention to staff turnover, will be held at 11 a.m. outside the seniors’-care facility at 3255 Overlander Dr. On Aug. 5, workers The Hamlets voted by an 85 per ...

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Limited chinook fishery in Kamloops area

Limited chinook fishery in Kamloops area

A limited chinook fishery in the Kamloops area is open until Sept. 22. The fishery is open in the waters of Kamloops Lake and the Thompson River from the outlet of Kamloops Lake, downstream to fishing boundary signs located at Gold Pan Provincial Park. Anglers may catch four chinook per day, with only one being longer than 50 centimetres. Fishing ...

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$400,000 spending request for South Kamloops secondary

$400,000 spending request for South Kamloops secondary

Kamloops-Thompson board of education trustees will be asked to approve spending more than $400,000 on South Kamloops secondary when they meet on Monday night. The money would cover a variety of renovations to the aging structure, one School District 73 would like to replace. In a 10-page report to trustees, superintendent Karl deBruijn said the school, built 64 years ago, ...

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Have your say on the B.C. budget

Have your say on the B.C. budget

The province’s all-party select standing committee on finance and government services will be in Kamloops on Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Sun Dial Room at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 1175 Rogers Way in Aberdeen. The hearing will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To register for the public consultation on the 2016 B.C. budget, call 1-877-428-8337 or email ...

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City of Kamloops to decide on whether to extend watering restrictions

City of Kamloops to decide on whether to extend watering restrictions

The City of Kamloops is expected to decide on Friday whether to extend the water-restriction period into September. Every year, watering restrictions in Kamloops are put in place from June 1 to Aug. 31, with odd-numbered addresses permitted to water their lawns on odd-numbered days and even-numbered allowed to do so on even-numbered days. However, with Kamloops in a region ...

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Fraudster linked to Kamloops auto auction under investigation

Fraudster linked to Kamloops auto auction under investigation

Paul Pearson hangs a sign at Kamloops Auto Auctions on Fortune Drive in preparation for the company’s first sales event, slated to take place on Saturday. (DAVE EAGLES/KTW) The man sitting at the head of the table inside the almost-empty showroom at what used to be the Strauss building on Fortune Drive introduced himself as Ray. “Ray Wilson,” he said. ...

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McLeod says she will focus on general debates

McLeod says she will focus on general debates

Is a Conservative candidate’s decision to skip a Canada Post town hall meeting in Kamloops this week “arrogance” or a matter of different priorities? During a campaign launch on Wednesday, Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo NDP candidate Bill Sundhu accused incumbent Conservative MP Cathy McLeod of “hiding” from the public for choosing to miss the meeting set up by the Canadian Union of Postal ...

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Door-to-door delivery defenders united at Kamloops election forum

Door-to-door delivery defenders united at Kamloops election forum

A town hall meeting Wednesday night on the future of mail delivery didn’t appear to attract fans of community mailboxes. In front of about 80 people, three of the four candidates for MP in the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding, as well as local and national presidents of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, outlined why they are opposed to the end of ...

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KGHM Ajax will foot cost of city’s estimated $300,000 independent study of mine application

KGHM Ajax will foot cost of city’s estimated $300,000 independent study of mine application

The company behind the proposed Ajax mine has agreed to fund as much of a city-led review of its environmental application as it is asked to. KGHM Ajax senior communications strategist Robert Koopmans said the company’s senior management team met with the city on Wednesday and agreed to pay “whatever the city asks” for in completing the independent review. The ...

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Happy ending for Wheels

Happy ending for Wheels

There might have been visitors at the Smith home, but Gilbert’s had more pressing concerns on the brain — like the birds in the tree just outside the windows of his new home. You might better know Gilbert as Wheels, a young cat who graced KTW’s front page in early July after he was mysteriously shot in the leg and turned ...

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