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Chase arena to get facelift — thanks to gas-tax cash

Chase arena to get facelift — thanks to gas-tax cash

Chase’s Art Holding Memorial Arena will look much different by this time next year. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District board of directors has given the village $45,000 from the Federal Gas Tax-Community Works Fund to help with upgrades to the community’s lone indoor rink. The updates planned for the arena — the home of, among others, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey ...

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Parler en français

Parler en français

Kamloops student off to nationals Maia Manshadi was pretty sure she wouldn’t win. The Kamloops student was again standing in front of a line of judges in Surrey, prepared to give her speech in the Concours d’arts oratoire, a speech competition in French. At the end of her talk on why the voting age should be lowered in the country, ...

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Y Dream Home sponsors recognized

Y Dream Home sponsors recognized

The Canadian Home Builders Association of the Central Interior has honoured the sponsors of the 2015 Training House, better known to the public as the Y Dream Home — for which tickets can be purchased online here. At a recent private reception at the Juniper West home, sponsors who contributed in products and services were recognized. Plaques were presented to ...

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Boil-water advisory for Savona

Boil-water advisory for Savona

A water-quality advisory has been issued for the Savona community water system. As of Wednesday, May 27, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District recommends people with compromised immune systems use boiled of bottled water for drinking, food preparation or dental hygiene. The advisory comes as a result of high turbidity levels in Kamloops Lake. Young children, pregnant women, elderly and people suffering ...

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Kamloops woman bilks senior for bigger breasts

Kamloops woman bilks senior for bigger breasts

Stealing the identity of an elderly man to pay for breast implants, a tummy tuck and liposuction could cost a Kamloops woman up to a year behind bars. Brandie Bloor, 39, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count each of fraud over $5,000 and identity theft in Kamloops provincial court, but she will have to wait to find out how long ...

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TNRD supports twinning of pipeline

TNRD supports twinning of pipeline

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) supports the twinning of the Trans-Mountain Pipeline. The board of directors overwhelmingly approved a motion of support for the project during its meeting yesterday. Four directors were opposed — alternate director Donovan Cavers, mayor of Lytton Jessoa Lightfoot, Area I director Steven Rice and Area M director Randy Murray. The motion was brought to the ...

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Overwaitea expanding into the Prairies

Overwaitea expanding into the Prairies

While B.C.’s economic growth is slow and prospects uncertain, the president of Overwaitea Food Group said the grocer is not seeing consumers going downmarket in an attempt to save at the till. “I’d say things feel to us be pretty stable right now, Darrell Jones told KTW following a speech Friday to a Kamloops Chamber of Commerce luncheon. “When times ...

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Child killer Schoenborn granted escorted outings

Child killer Schoenborn granted escorted outings

Almost two years after a transfer request to a Manitoba psychiatric hospital was turned down, convicted killer Allan Schoenborn has been granted escorted outings into the community. Schoenborn, who murdered his three children in their Merritt home in 2008, received the approval from the B.C. Review Board on Friday as part of an annual hearing. The three-member panel deliberated for ...

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Complaint against CBC rejected; pro-Ajax listener felt coverage biased

Complaint against CBC rejected; pro-Ajax listener felt coverage biased

CBC’s ombudsman has dismissed a complaint by a vociferous Ajax supporter that the local morning show’s coverage is biased. Caroline King, who once set up a Facebook book page called Support Ajax Mine, complained to senior CBC officials about a radio interview in March with Thompson Rivers University associate professor of math Sean McGuiness. McGuinness was interviewed on his opinion ...

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Stone suspends staffer after whistleblower reports deleted emails

Stone suspends staffer after whistleblower reports deleted emails

The B.C. Liberal government has suspended a Ministry of Transportation employee in the wake of an allegation by a former staff member to Todd Stone that emails were secretly deleted. NDP MLAs produced letters from the former assistant, who says a supervisor deleted emails from his computer to keep them from being considered for a freedom of information (FOI) request ...

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