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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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Nine in the morning too early to imbibe?

Nine in the morning too early to imbibe?

It may be five o’clock somewhere else, but the Kamloops social planning council thinks 9 a.m. is too early to offer alcohol for sale at the city’s new casino. The citizen committee has rejected requests from both Cascades Casino — now being constructed in the former Rona building between Aberdeen and Pineview Valley — and Chances Gaming Centre on the ...

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UPDATE: Highway 1 crash victim identified

UPDATE: Highway 1 crash victim identified

UPDATE: The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after a single-vehicle accident west of Kamloops on Saturday. He was Jerrylee Lyle Terry, 33, of Lillooet. Terry was the driver and sole occupant of a pickup truck that, while heading west on Highway 1 about eight kilometres east of Kamloops, left the highway, hit a ...

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Former NHL hockey player enters guilty pleas in Kamloops

Former NHL hockey player enters guilty pleas in Kamloops

  A former National Hockey League enforcer has pleaded guilty to a string of criminal charges dating back to last year. Rudy Poeschek was in Kamloops provincial court on Monday, where he entered guilty pleas to four counts — three allegations of driving while prohibited and one count of assault. He will be sentenced on July 2. Two of the ...

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Severe thunderstorm watch for Kamloops, Cache Creek

Severe thunderstorm watch for Kamloops, Cache Creek

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Kamloops area — and the warning also extends to Cache Creek, which was battered by flash flooding on the weekend. Environment Canada said conditions today are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing heavy rain. Some of the thunderstorms could produce heavy downpours of ...

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Anti-mine group to return $5,000 donation from KGHM

Anti-mine group to return $5,000 donation from KGHM

The company behind the proposed Ajax copper and gold mine south of Aberdeen said it is disappointed its $5,000 donation to a coalition of groups opposed to the project will be returned. “We’re disappointed that those speaking out against the Ajax project prior to the release of any studies have rejected our no-strings online donation,”KGHM said in a statement to ...

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Cache Creek mayor declares state of emergency

Cache Creek mayor declares state of emergency

Jon Ranta has declared a state of local emergency in Cache Creek. The mayor of the B.C. community signed the declaration on Sunday, following the flash-flooding that crippled the town Saturday afternoon. It will remain in force for seven days, until May 30, unless cancelled by order of Ranta. With the declaration comes a host of emergency powers, including the ...

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Beattie parents want answers on amalgamation

Beattie parents want answers on amalgamation

Beattie School of the Arts’ amalgamation is on the agenda for Monday’s school board meeting – and one parent is hoping more join her and attending and asking questions. Bonnie McBride of the school’s parent advisory committee (PAC) said she’s unhappy with how School District 73 has moved forward with its longstanding plan to bring the elementary and secondary levels ...

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