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Kamloops Cooper’s stores converting to Save-On Foods

Kamloops Cooper’s stores converting to Save-On Foods

Next week, a longtime fixture in the Kamloops grocery market will be no more. Four grocery stores — downtown, Valleyview, Brocklehurst and Westsyde — will close as Cooper’s Foods outlets on Thursday and open as Save-On Foods on Friday. Cooper’s and Save-On have been owned by the same company — Overwaitea Food Group — since 1999, but operated as distinct brands. ...

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Kamloops Airport hoping to land grant for multi-million-dollar project

Kamloops Airport hoping to land grant for multi-million-dollar project

Management at Kamloops Airport will make another attempt at securing a provincial grant to provide a new area for movement of larger aircraft. The province will provide $8 million for infrastructure at airports as part of the 10-year transportation plan. Airport manager Fred Legace said Fulton Field  will apply for a $2.5-million project to rehabilitate an old parking area of ...

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Barnhartvale residents call for more of Todd Road to be improved

Barnhartvale residents call for more of Todd Road to be improved

Barnhartvale resident Tammy McCulloch (left) and friend Naomi McLachlan led local residents on a walk along Todd Road in the fall of 2013, with the group calling for the city to improve the stretch of road for pedestrians and drivers. KTW file photo Too little, too late. That’s the feedback the City of Kamloops got from many Barnhartvale residents Wednesday night ...

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B.C. briefs: New standards coming for pet breeders

B.C. briefs: New standards coming for pet breeders

One of the neglected dogs seized from a Langley dog breeder Feb. 4. B.C. SPCA photo The B.C. government was working on new standards for commercial animal breeders before 66 neglected dogs were seized from a puppy mill in Langley. Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick said ministry staff began consultations with the B.C. SPCA, veterinarians and commercial breeders in January, noting ...

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Signatures grow in petition to save Brock pool

Signatures grow in petition to save Brock pool

When she heard the City of Kamloops was considering a plan to would close the Brocklehurst outdoor pool in favour of a new ice sheet, Tarra Garrioch thought many of her neighbours would agree with her assessment that it was a bad idea. That more than 1,000 people would sign a petition she created in its first two days was, ...

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Kamloops Alliance Church reclaims ‘centre of social misery’

Kamloops Alliance Church reclaims  ‘centre of social misery’

Kamloops Alliance Church senior associate pastor Brian Delamont (left), communications and discipleship pastor Anthony Olson, lead pastor Larry Boss, children’s ministry pastor Heather Reid and worship arts pastor Mike Jones are looking forward to tomorrow’s building dedication of the completed Ministry Centre. Dave Eagles photos/KTW Looking out over the back parking lot of the Kamloops Alliance Church’s newest addition, pastor ...

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Monte Creek Winery’s plan puts focus on land in ALR

Monte Creek Winery’s plan puts focus on land in ALR

Ken Gillis is concerned about the future of agricultural land in Electoral Area L, the area of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District south and southeast of Kamloops. But in the case of a proposed amphitheatre at the Monte Creek Winery, the project will likely have the TNRD director’s support. “In this particular instance, I don’t see that there’s very much highly ...

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The big melt

The big melt

It seems the groundhogs back East were correct on Feb. 2 when they failed to see their shadows, a sign that spring will come early. In Kamloops, sights like this melting icicle are becoming more common as the mercury continues to rise. Friday’s forecast high is 10 C and the temperature is expected to remain in the high single-digits through ...

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Jail time for theft from home of former Blazers’ GM

Jail time for theft from home of former Blazers’ GM

A 23-year-old man who broke into the Dufferin home of the former general manager of the Kamloops Blazers and made off with valuable hockey memorabilia will spend the next five months behind bars. Timothy Ginther pleaded guilty in Kamloops provincial court yesterday to one count each of break-and-enter and possession of a controlled substance. Ginther broke into the Pacific Way ...

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New research chair at TRU

New research chair at TRU

Courtney Mason (right) speaks during a press conference Wednesday at the Culinary Arts Building dining room at Thompson Rivers University. Mason has been named Tier II Canada Research Chair in Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities, working in the faculty of adventure, culinary arts and tourism at the university. The first Canada Research Chair for the faculty of adventure, culinary arts and tourism ...

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