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Overlanders Bridge project: Cameras to be added for Halston Connector traffic

Overlanders Bridge project: Cameras to be added for Halston Connector traffic

More cameras are coming to Kammute chaos. Minister of Transportation Todd Stone told KTW his ministry will install cameras at two locations for Halston Bridge traffic to give commuters a better sense of traffic on river crossings. The move comes amid reconstruction of Overlanders Bridge, which began last Monday with two lane closures leading to lengthy delays on both sides ...

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The last mile

The last mile

Telus’s $60-million fibre-optic network to every home in Kamloops will eventually trump speeds available from rival Shaw Cable, but industry watchers say it’s a long-term play on increased video streaming and cloud computing. Contract crews are visible around the city stringing fibre-optic line through underground utilities. Canvassers from Telus are asking property owners if they want fibre-optic cable to the ...

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Nando’s out, Browns Socialhouse on way to Kamloops

Nando’s out, Browns Socialhouse on way to Kamloops

In the wake of one restaurant closing, a trendy restaurant chain, popular in the Lower Mainland, is coming to Kamloops. Browns Socialhouse is expected to open in the spring of next year in Summit Shopping Centre. “The people of Kamloops are going to love it,” said Mike Peebles, director of leasing at Anthem Properties, which owns the centre. Peebles said ...

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Overlanders Bridge project: Don’t be a merging moron

Overlanders Bridge project: Don’t be a merging moron

Don’t go too early or too late — that’s the message from driving instructors around the city for drivers headed to Overlanders Bridge on Fortune Drive. After taking calls from quite a few frustrated motorists about proper merging etiquette, KTW asked driving instructors at private schools and ICBC when cars should pull into the left lane to move across the ...

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EDITORIAL: The Hot and Not of the week

Kamloops This Week looks at the stories of the week — the good, the bad and all in-between: HOT: The upcoming vote by Pinantan Lake residents on whether they want to pay for fire service. The devastating April 2014 blaze that razed the community’s general store prompted the discussion that has led to the mailout-ballot system next month. To establish ...

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Heavy Metal Rocks: Success stories abound in Tk’emlups gravel pit

Heavy Metal Rocks: Success stories abound in Tk’emlups gravel pit

The Heavy Metal Rocks program works. Just ask Joey Kineshanko. Nineteen years old and three years removed from the program, Kineshanko has been working as a heavy-equipment operator since he completed Heavy Metal Rocks in Grade 11. He now has a career that was spawned from his three days at the Tk’emlups Indian Band’s gravel pit. “It’s awesome. It’s the ...

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Heavy Metal Rocks: Into the seventh year

Heavy Metal Rocks: Into the seventh year

Clearwater secondary student Callum MacLeod (left) receives instruction from Glen Kohar on how to operate a 12M grader. Dave  Eagles photos/KTW On the rocky ground of the Tk’emlups Indian Band’s gravel pit overlooking the City of Kamloops, more than two-dozen high school students test drove a career last week. The Heavy Metal Rocks program, in its seventh year, occupied the ...

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Rising from the depths of despair, step by step

Rising from the depths of despair, step by step

It started with a dime. Forty-three years ago, Frank O’Dea found himself standing on a corner in downtown Toronto, living what he calls a “dirty, lonely, sometimes violent existence.” He was an alcoholic, panhandling during the days, bouncing between flophouses at night. Around him, people were shooting up, drinking from paper bags and fighting. “It was a very lonely existence,” ...

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Highway roadwork coming to Coquihalla, Highway 1

Highway roadwork coming to Coquihalla, Highway 1

The province has awarded contracts for resurfacing of the Coquihalla and Trans-Canada highways as part of its 10-year transportation plan. A $6.3-million contract has been awarded to Green Roads Recycling Ltd. of Fernie for the work. In the Kamloops area, a 25-kilometre stretch of the Coquihalla Highway northbound will be resurfaced from the Logan Lake interchange to the Afton overpass. ...

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