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Feds pony up $4.4 million for Kamloops Airport upgrades

Feds pony up $4.4 million for Kamloops Airport upgrades

The federal government has chipped in with $4.4 million toward the cost of upgrades at Kamloops Airport. Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod made the announcement on Friday at the airport. Funding will pay for the rehabilitation of pavement on a runway and for the replacement of two runway sweepers. The money comes from Transport Canada’s Airports capital assistance program. Federal ...

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Ebb, flow of our H2O

Ebb, flow of our H2O

“Water is no longer a dirty word in Kamloops,” then-mayor Mel Rothenburger declared when the Kamloops Centre for Water Quality opened its doors in February 2005. The line got a second life yesterday as city councillors and staff past and present celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the city’s water-treatment plant on River Street. Built for just under $50 million, the ...

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Bike to Work Week returns to Kamloops

Bike to Work Week returns to Kamloops

Hundreds of Kamloops commuters will strap on their helmets next week as Bike to Work Week returns to the city. The annual event, which encourages participants to ditch the car for two wheels, runs from Monday to Friday. Organizer Krystal Kehoe said 799 people are signed up for the event, about the same as last year’s 801 participants. But, registration ...

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Tragic: The hard life and death of Paige

Tragic: The hard life and death of Paige

The report by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, the province’s Representative for Children and Youth, can be read by scrolling to the bottom of this page. The woman charged by the provincial government to look out for children wants to know how the system failed Paige. Two frontline social workers in Kamloops have an idea why — the system that stepped into Paige’s ...

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Columbia Street project to start next week

Columbia Street project to start next week

The first major lane and road closures of the Columbia Street widening project are on the way. Starting next week, city capital-projects manager Darren Crundwell said drivers can expect to see the southernmost lane of Columbia closed to traffic, as well as Fourth Avenue between Columbia and an alleyway just south of Nicola Street. While it’s unlikely either of those ...

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Police warn of another scam

Police warn of another scam

Kamloops RCMP is reminding the public of online scams that use social media. On Wednesday, a senior citizen was contacted through social media, advising she had won a large sum of money. She only needed to wire $300 in order to claim the winnings. The senior citizen did wire the money, but became suspicious when the person asked for more ...

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Airport management to meet with skydiving club

Airport management to meet with skydiving club

The final skydiver leaves the plane above Kamloops Airport on Victoria Day. Skydivers from Canada, the U.S., Australia and New Zealand took part in the 48th annual May Meet, which recorded two hard landings. Allen Douglas/KTW The 48th annual May Meet skydiving event at Kamloops Airport was marred by two accidents, one that sent a Victoria woman to hospital with ...

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TNRD won’t help with murder-site fees

TNRD won’t help with murder-site fees

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District will not absorb a portion of the tipping fees incurred during the demolition of the Merritt home in which Allan Schoenborn’s killed his three children in 2008. Wayne and Lynnette Pyett, owners of the Telemon Place trailer, asked the TNRD to cover a portion of the more than $10,000 incurred during destruction of the structure earlier ...

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Candidacies being considered in TIB election for chief

Candidacies being considered in TIB election for chief

Two current Tk’emlups Indian Band councillors and a former band CEO say they have not ruled out a run for the chief’s chair. The comments come in the wake of Chief Shane Gottfriedson’s decision to contend for the Assembly of First Nations’ (AFN) regional chief position and and not to seek re-election in November. Gottfriedson is in the midst of ...

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Lawsuit claims animal’s reputation was bull

Lawsuit claims animal’s reputation was bull

A Vernon rodeo company is being sued after a bull named Slow Poke failed to live up to his name and allegedly caused serious injuries to a novice rider. Kyle Warman has filed a notice of civil claim in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops accusing Coyote Creek Rodeo and its two principals — Ted and Wade Marchand — of negligence ...

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