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Campfire ban lifted in Kamloops Fire Centre

Campfire ban lifted in Kamloops Fire Centre

Just in time for Labour Day Weekend campers, the campfire ban in the Kamloops Fire Centre has been lifted. The ban was removed at noon on Monday. It was rescinded due to recent widespread precipitation, which resulted in a decreased risk of wildfires in the region. The fire danger rating is now primarily “low” to “moderate” throughout the fire centre. ...

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One killed in crash in Valleyview

One killed in crash in Valleyview

Kamloops Mounties are investigating a two-vehicle collision in Valleyview that has claimed a life. Const. Jason Epp said the crash took place at the intersection of Highway 1 and Oriole Road at about 12:20 p.m. on Monday. “At this time, police can confirm there has been a fatality and there will be partial road closures for several hours while the ...

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Assault charge against Interior Community Services CEO stayed

Assault charge against Interior Community Services CEO stayed

The Crown has stayed a charge of assault against the CEO of a Kamloops social agency. Interior Community Services (ICS) said Kelly Kelland will return to her position as CEO. The Crown entered a stay of proceedings on a charge of assault stemming from a domestic incident on July 8 this year at the Monte Creek home Kelland shared with ...

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Despite death, government not convinced changes in senior care needed

Despite death, government not convinced changes in senior care needed

Jeanne Olineck (left), her gradmother Rose Lozinski, sister Jackie and mother Matilda pose for a family photo at Christmas years ago. Following her mother’s death, Jeanne Olineck hoped she would see changes in how the health-care system handles the province’s aging population. Government officials, however, aren’t convinced changes are warranted. Olineck’s mother, Matilda, was the 72-year-old woman who is believed ...

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University’s Accolades Restaurant is re-opening to the public

University’s Accolades Restaurant is re-opening to the public

The restaurant that officially never closed is re-opening. Accolades Restaurant on the campus of Thompson Rivers University will be open again to provide a training ground for culinary-arts students and a place for Kamloopsians to dine. In January of 2014, culinary-arts instructor told KTW the award-winning eatery would be closed. A week later, the university said the faculty confirmation was ...

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The Hamlets, union set for mediation on contract; wages the issue

The Hamlets, union set for mediation on contract; wages the issue

While their union and management at The Hamlets at Westsyde begin mediation on a contract on Monday, employees will be staging a public-information demonstration. The rally, which organizers say will draw attention to staff turnover, will be held at 11 a.m. outside the seniors’-care facility at 3255 Overlander Dr. On Aug. 5, workers The Hamlets voted by an 85 per ...

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Limited chinook fishery in Kamloops area

Limited chinook fishery in Kamloops area

A limited chinook fishery in the Kamloops area is open until Sept. 22. The fishery is open in the waters of Kamloops Lake and the Thompson River from the outlet of Kamloops Lake, downstream to fishing boundary signs located at Gold Pan Provincial Park. Anglers may catch four chinook per day, with only one being longer than 50 centimetres. Fishing ...

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$400,000 spending request for South Kamloops secondary

$400,000 spending request for South Kamloops secondary

Kamloops-Thompson board of education trustees will be asked to approve spending more than $400,000 on South Kamloops secondary when they meet on Monday night. The money would cover a variety of renovations to the aging structure, one School District 73 would like to replace. In a 10-page report to trustees, superintendent Karl deBruijn said the school, built 64 years ago, ...

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Have your say on the B.C. budget

Have your say on the B.C. budget

The province’s all-party select standing committee on finance and government services will be in Kamloops on Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Sun Dial Room at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 1175 Rogers Way in Aberdeen. The hearing will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To register for the public consultation on the 2016 B.C. budget, call 1-877-428-8337 or email ...

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City of Kamloops to decide on whether to extend watering restrictions

City of Kamloops to decide on whether to extend watering restrictions

The City of Kamloops is expected to decide on Friday whether to extend the water-restriction period into September. Every year, watering restrictions in Kamloops are put in place from June 1 to Aug. 31, with odd-numbered addresses permitted to water their lawns on odd-numbered days and even-numbered allowed to do so on even-numbered days. However, with Kamloops in a region ...

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