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Premier Clark meets with G20 to talk carbon tax

Premier Clark meets with G20 to talk carbon tax

Premier Christy Clark met Friday with the finance ministers of China, India, the U.S. and other G20 countries to tell them about the success of B.C.’s carbon tax on fuels. Clark said in a phone interview from Washington D.C., she was invited there by the World Bank, whose president Jim Yong Kim co-chaired the meeting, along with United Nations Secretary ...

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Kamloops welcomes 25 natural-gas buses to transit fleet

Kamloops welcomes 25 natural-gas buses to transit fleet

As the bus glided down Eighth Street in North Kamloops, Coun. Donovan Cavers could have been mistaken for a kid in a candy store. The bus was one of 25 new compressed natural-gas (CNG) models that will go into service around Kamloops in early May, though some city staffers, politicians and media took an early spin Friday. According to BC ...

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Oops — TRU says sorry to nursing-school applicants

Oops — TRU says sorry to nursing-school applicants

    Thompson Rivers University has apologized to more than 400 people who thought they had been accepted into the university’s nursing program. Diana Skoglund, the university’s media-relations and communications manager, attributed the situation to a technical error in a mail-merge process in the admission office. The emails advising acceptance to the bachelor of science nursing degree program were sent ...

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Overlanders Bridge cam now live

Overlanders Bridge cam now live

The City of Kamloops has installed its web cam that will show the traffic situation on Overlanders Bridge throughout the construction project, which begins on Monday, April 20, and is expected to continue into October. The bridge deck is being resurfaced, the west sidewalk is being repaired and work will be done to access ramps to the bridge in the ...

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Transportation Minister Stone fined $196 for speeding

Transportation Minister Stone fined $196 for speeding

Todd Stone, MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson and B.C.’s transportation minister, was fined $196 three weeks ago for speeding, as reported Friday by the Province newspaper. Reporter Cassidy Olivier notes Stone was caught speeding on Vancouver Island while rushing to catch a ferry at Swartz Bay. Stone told Olivier he had been travelling 29 km/h over the 80 km/h speed limit. ...

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Telus to spend $60 million on fibre-optic cable in Kamloops

Telus to spend $60 million on fibre-optic cable in Kamloops

The knock at the door to more than 25,000 city homes by representatives from Telus won’t cost homeowners a dime. But, it will cost the telecommunications firm $60 million and, when it’s finished some time next year, Telus estimates Kamloops will be among the top four per cent of North American cities in terms of Internet speeds. Telus is paying ...

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Houseboat trial: ‘Loyalty to the Crown’ made cop meddle in defence case

Houseboat trial: ‘Loyalty to the Crown’ made cop meddle in defence case

The B.C. Supreme Court trial of a man accused of recklessly driving his speedboat into a houseboat on Shuswap Lake in 2010 has ground to a halt to allow lawyers to investigate claims a police officer meddled this week in the defence case out of “loyalty to the Crown” — something the judge called “concerning.” Leon Reinbrecht’s trial on one ...

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Security guards planned for Hillside Centre

Security guards planned for Hillside Centre

Facilities like Hillside Centre are still essential to mental-health care — but more needs to be done to ensure the safety of staff, said Terry Lake. The health minister for the province said the psychiatric centre just south of Royal Inland Hospital has “a very tough population” of patients with extreme mental-health issues — and the potential for violent incidents. ...

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Overlanders Bridge project: Before the commute, check out #kammute

Overlanders Bridge project: Before the commute, check out #kammute

If you happen to drive across Overlanders Bridge this weekend, take a moment to appreciate the last simple crossing from downtown to the North Shore you will make for the next five months. Beginning Monday, workers from Innovative Civil Constructors Ltd. will begin a $10-million-plus upgrade that will encompass not only the Overlanders’ deck, but an adjoining sidewalk, the Tranquille ...

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KGHM Ajax drilling Iron Mask claim

KGHM Ajax drilling Iron Mask claim

KGHM Ajax is drilling at neighbouring claims owned by a Vancouver junior resource company as it expands its exploration program. Cicada Venture Ltd. confirmed yesterday it has a deal with KGHM Ajax that allows the company to drill on Cicada’s Iron Mask mineral claims. Company director Sammy Cheng said the two sides are working on a deal after an earlier ...

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