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‘She didn’t have to die that way’

‘She didn’t have to die that way’

Jeanne Olineck (left), poses with her grandmother Rose Lozinski, sister Jackie and mother Matilda at a family Christmas years ago.  Matilda Olineck, the woman who died after a late-night fire at Glenfair Seniors Complex on Monday night, was failed by a system that didn’t listen to family concerns, her daughter says — a system the Interior Health Authority said listens ...

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TNRD BRIEFS: No thanks to gas-pump warnings

TNRD BRIEFS: No thanks to gas-pump warnings

After Kamloops City Council voted 5-3 against using his group’s climate-change warning labels, Matt Hulse didn’t fare any better with the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board of directors. Hulse, a spokesperson for the non-profit group Our Horizon, spoke to the TNRD about a plan to install cigarette-style labels to gas stations around the district, warning of the effects of climate change. ...

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Roundabout in the works for Fifth and Nicola

Roundabout in the works for Fifth and Nicola

A new clinical services building in the works at Royal Inland Hospital will have a roundabout effect on Nicola Street. The roadway is getting its second mini traffic circle at the intersection of Fifth Avenue. Construction on the project will begin in about two weeks. City traffic and transportation engineer Elnaz Ansari said the roundabout is being funded and overseen ...

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Fast Eddy runs low on cash; journey in jeopardy

Fast Eddy runs low on cash; journey in jeopardy

As Edward (Fast Eddy) Dostaler ran through Quebec City, across the St. Lawrence River and within 250 kilometres of New Brunswick, the finances of the back half of his “There and Back” cross-Canada journey were increasingly dire. The fact is, Dostaler is no longer 100 per cent certain he’ll be running back to B.C.’s Pacific coast. “I would say 90 ...

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NDP’s Sundhu launches campaign

NDP’s Sundhu launches campaign

As far as Bill Sundhu is concerned, the race for the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding is between two parties. While national polls through the summer have seen the three main parties mostly keeping pace, the NDP candidate said he doesn’t see Justin Trudeau’s Liberals making much headway locally. “If you look at the history of this riding, the fact of the matter ...

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Candidates talk mail delivery tonight

Candidates talk mail delivery tonight

Door-to-door mail delivery will take centre stage in an election forum tonight at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. Hosted by the Union of Canadian Postal Workers, Kamloops Local 758, the forum will feature three of the riding’s four federal election candidates: Green Matt Greenwood, Liberal Steve Powrie, and the NDP’s Bill Sundhu. Cathy McLeod, incumbent MP for the riding and ...

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B.C. talks to Alaska about mine regulation

B.C. talks to Alaska about mine regulation

B.C. Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett is spending this week in Alaska, his second trip this year to work out a formal agreement on mine regulation between the state and the province. Bennett has meetings lined up with Alaska conservation groups, state legislators, commercial fishing representatives and Alaska Governor Bill Walker. With major mine projects proposed on both sides ...

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Crackdown on distracted drivers, careless smokers on the way

Crackdown on distracted drivers, careless smokers on the way

The B.C. legislature is being recalled Sept. 28 for a fall session that will likely deal with increasing penalties for distracted driving and careless smoking. The B.C. government has signalled its intention to increase penalties in both areas. Justice Minister Suzanne Anton announced preliminary results of public consultation on distracted driving penalties at the end of June, with 90 per ...

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Off track in Valleyview

Off track in Valleyview

The driver of this Isuzu Rodeo was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries on Tuesday afternoon when he apparently failed to navigate a left turn on to Highway 1 from Highland Road and crashed into a train. Emergency personnel removed him from his vehicle and took him to Royal Inland Hospital. Dave Eagles/KTW

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