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Investigation into dead bear in downtown Kamloops alley

Investigation into dead bear in downtown Kamloops alley

Conservation officers are investigating a dead bear that appeared to be shot and wrapped in a shower curtain, then dumped in a West End alley. Resident Stephanie Patsula said she was walking home mid-afternoon on Monday and saw something wrapped up in a curtain in the alley in the 100-block between Battle and Nicola streets. “It was clearly a corpse ...

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‘Born, raised, fed and processed in B.C.’

‘Born, raised, fed and processed in B.C.’

Consumers can already see the 100 per cent B.C. Beef brand in more than 50 restaurants and grocers in B.C. and a new QR code will allow them to find the B.C. ranch where it was raised. B.C. Association of Abattoirs is rolling out its program that promises steaks and other beef cuts are raised, fed and processed in B.C. ...

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Gaglardi, Armstrong among 42 signing in support of Ajax mine

Gaglardi, Armstrong among 42 signing in support of Ajax mine

A number of city luminaries in business, real estate and sports jointly signed a letter expressing unreserved trust in KGHM Ajax as well as the  environmental-approval process involved in its mine application. The letter, signed jointly by 42 people, is written to senior federal and provincial political decision-makers and copied to the premier, Kamloops MLAs and the city MP. It ...

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Panel discussion to follow screening

Thee short films about car-sharing, sustainable transportation and the share economy will be shown tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Alumni Theatre in the Clock Tower Building at Thompson Rivers University. Admission is by donation. A panel discussion will follow. Naturopath workshop Nature’s Fare Markets, 1350 Summit Dr., will host a workshop by Toronto naturopath Dr. Frank Silva on chronic ...

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Complaint: Remove gender from B.C. birth certificates

Complaint: Remove gender from B.C. birth certificates

Morgane Oger, a transgender woman and chair of the Trans Alliance Society, said marking gender on birth certificates is a discriminatory practice. Gender identity should be removed from birth certificates, according to a complaint filed with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal on behalf of nine intersex or transgender people. Morgane Oger, a transgender woman and chair of the Trans Alliance ...

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Final witness called in fatal boat crash trial; closing arguments on June 15

Final witness called in fatal boat crash trial; closing arguments on June 15

The final witness in the trial of a man accused of recklessly driving his speedboat into a houseboat on Shuswap Lake in 2010 and killing its driver has told a B.C. Supreme Court judge he nearly ran into an unlit houseboat earlier the same night. Leon Reinbrecht’s trial on one count each of criminal negligence causing death and criminal negligence ...

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City’s on-street food-truck program elicits no interest

City’s on-street food-truck program elicits no interest

Mikey Wheeler-Johnson, owner of Eats Amore, said the program’s June start was too late for him. (KTW file photo)   Don’t bother looking for lunch at Gaglardi Square this summer — the food trucks won’t be there. City of Kamloops planner Stephen Bentley said no one has signed up to be part of the city’s on-street food truck program, which ...

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Peavy Mart on its way to Valleyview

Peavy Mart on its way to Valleyview

An Alberta-based company with one retail location in B.C. will open its second store in Kamloops, part of a goal of expanding into this province. Peavey Mart operates in 33 markets in Western Canada. Its only other B.C. location is in Dawson Creek, where it can trace its roots back 40 years. The family-owned firm plans to open a 35,000-square-foot ...

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Trustee refutes claims about Beattie report conversation

Trustee refutes claims about Beattie report conversation

Kamloops-Thompson board of education trustee Meghan Wade is refuting claims about what she told a Beattie School of the Arts parent about the plan to integrate the elementary and secondary classes. Wade, the trustee assigned to Beattie, labelled as incorrect comments by parent Bonnie McBride that she had been told by Wade a report on bringing together the elementary and ...

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