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Performing-arts centre: Comparing operating costs

Performing-arts centre: Comparing operating costs

The city estimates it will take $900,000 a year for the first five years to operate the proposed performing-arts centre. For comparison, here are the yearly operating costs of a few other major city buildings and how those figures have changed over the past 10-plus years. • Interior Savings Centre: The eldest of the city’s major facilities cost taxpayers $274,702 ...

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International student awaits word on whether he can go home to Russia

International student awaits word on whether he can go home to Russia

A former Thompson Rivers University international student may learn by Wednesday whether he can go home to Russia. The student was kicked out of school earlier this year after viciously beating his live-in girlfriend over a two-hour period. Vladislav Anautov, 23, will have to stay behind bars until at least Wednesday as he awaits word on his fate. Last week, ...

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Forest-fire season has arrived in Kamloops region

Forest-fire season has arrived in Kamloops region

Four human-caused blazes kept forestry firefighters in the Kamloops Fire Centre busy over the weekend. The closest to Kamloops was a one-hectare fire on Greenstone Mountain. Crews were back at it yesterday mopping up. In the North Thompson, a 1.5-hectare blaze that started Sunday was extinguished by provincial crews with the help of Clearwater Fire Department. Two other fires in ...

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Overlanders Bridge project begins; overpass closure delayed

Overlanders Bridge project begins; overpass closure delayed

It’s a slow beginning for one of the city’s largest roadworks projects in recent memory. Workers from Innovative Civil Constructors Inc. began a five-month, $10-million rehabilitation of the Overlanders Bridge yesterday following the city’s morning commute, but a major component of the first phase of the project won’t begin for a few more weeks. City capital-projects manager Darren Crundwell said ...

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Food-truck owners have little appetite for city’s approach to business

Food-truck owners have little appetite for city’s approach to business

An unusually warm spring wasn’t enough to bring most of Kamloops’ handful of food trucks out of hibernation early. That’s because many of the city’s wheeled purveyors of pork and pasta say they have been waiting on the latest changes from city hall before they commit to locations and operating hours for the year — and those won’t be set ...

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CN mainline near McLure closed after rockslide, derailment

CN mainline near McLure closed after rockslide, derailment

The CN Rail mainline is closed following a derailment near McLure Sunday afternoon. Two locomotives and nine intermodal cars left the tracks about 4 p.m. Sunday, when the train hit a rockslide, said CN spokeswoman Emily Hamer. There were no injuries and no dangerous goods involved, Hamer said, noting the locomotives and cars remained upright. Hamer said there is no ...

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Performing-arts centre: The public weighs in at ISC meeting

Performing-arts centre: The public weighs in at ISC meeting

The sticker shock of Kamloops’ proposed performing-arts centre is proving difficult for some taxpayers to swallow. During a public-consultation meeting at Interior Savings Centre Saturday, the financials of the proposed facility were debated. Many supported the idea , but opinions on  a reasonable budget varied. “In general, I was kind of overwhelmed with the price tag to start with and ...

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RCMP reconsidering plan to move police helicopter to Prince George from Kamloops

RCMP reconsidering plan to move police helicopter to Prince George from Kamloops

Plans to fly the Kamloops-based RCMP Air 4 police helicopter permanently north to Prince George appear to be in a holding pattern. Following a meeting with Mayor Peter Milobar last month, RCMP brass agreed to re-visit the decision to have Air 4 based out of Prince George. “I haven’t had any updates since it was put on hold,” Milobar told ...

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First waste audit in Kamloops-Thompson school district set for April 21

First waste audit in Kamloops-Thompson school district set for April 21

David Thompson elementary in Westsyde will become the first school on the Kamloops-Thompson school district to perform a waste audit. The audit will take place on Tuesday, one day before Earth Day, and will be done in partnership with Waste Naught BC and the City of Kamloops. The audit will be using a day’s worth of waste from the school ...

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