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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 the 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 ...

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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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Urban agriculture open houses in Kamloops this week

Urban agriculture open houses in Kamloops this week

The City of Kamloops is hoping residents will cluck over its urban agriculture plan, which goes back to the public this week for more feedback. An open house will be held on Tuesday at Extra Foods in Northills Shopping Centre from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. A second open house will take place on Saturday at Interior Savings Centre from ...

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Kamloops-Thompson trustees approve $480K Beattie consolidation plan

Kamloops-Thompson trustees approve $480K Beattie consolidation plan

It began as an idea in 2002 and, 13 years later, a kindergarten to Grade 12 school in one building has become a reality. The Kamloops-Thompson board of education on Monday night approved a $480,000 plan that will see kindergarten students and equipment from classes at the Beattie School of the Arts’ elementary campus on McGill Road in Sahali moved ...

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Aggressive mosquito has Kamloops scratching

Aggressive mosquito has Kamloops scratching

The mosquitos are annoying even Cheryl Phippen. That’s saying something. Phippen, owner of BWP Consulting Inc. (BWP), the mosquito-control company servicing the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, said it takes a lot for the bugs to get on her nerves. But, relief might soon be on the way. “Right now, we’re on track for a really good year, in terms of not ...

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Expert says boat not at top speed in crash

Expert says boat not at top speed in crash

The speedboat that collided with a houseboat on Shuswap Lake in 2010, leaving one man dead, could have been travelling as slow as 32 km/h, a judge has been told. Leon Reinbrecht’s trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops resumed yesterday after a month-long break. Reinbrecht is charged with one count each of criminal negligence causing death and criminal negligence ...

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