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2008 Salmon Arm murder case reaches court in Kamloops

2008 Salmon Arm murder case reaches court in Kamloops

Murder proceedings against a man and woman accused in a 2008 schoolyard shooting death in Salmon Arm began this week in a Kamloops courtroom. Tyler Myers was shot to death next to a Salmon Arm elementary school on Nov. 21, 2008. The 22-year-old’s body was discovered the following day. Four years later, a 20-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were ...

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Kamloops-Thompson school district saves big on energy use

Kamloops-Thompson school district saves big on energy use

Since the 2001 school year, the Kamloops-Thompson school district has saved more than $1.1 million in energy consumption. A report going to trustees at Monday night’s meeting shows during the dozen years ending in the 2013-2014 school year, the biggest savings came in propane consumption (38 per cent) and electricity consumption (34 per cent). In addition, reports facilities and transportation ...

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Kamloops Nepalese community in contact with family following massive quake

Kamloops Nepalese community in contact with family following massive quake

The city’s small Nepalese community is in constant contact with relatives back home as the earthquake-ravaged nation struggles to provide the basics of life. “Many people are sleeping outside because they’re afraid of their homes collapsing,” said Ivan Somlai, an international consultant in Kamloops whose wife is from Nepal. The 6.7-magnitude earthquake on Saturday has taken the lives of 4,000 ...

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Firefighters train in Kamloops this weekend

Firefighters train in Kamloops this weekend

Kamloops Fire Rescue and the City of Kamloops are hosting the 2015 Volunteer Firefighters Association of BC spring training seminar in Kamloops. This annual training seminar brings together volunteer firefighters from throughout British Columbia for three days of intense educational training. There will also be suppliers demonstrating equipment and apparatus related to the firefighting industry. This year, organizers are expecting ...

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KTW named best community newspaper in B.C. and Yukon

KTW named best community newspaper in B.C. and Yukon

For the second consecutive year, Kamloops This Week has been named best community newspaper in its class in British Columbia and the Yukon. KTW, competing for the first time in the largest circulation class, won the award at Saturday’s 2015 B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Association Ma Murray Awards in Richmond. KTW was a finalist, along with the Vernon Morning ...

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More than 2,000 Boogie The Bridge in Kamloops

More than 2,000 Boogie The Bridge in Kamloops

The CFJC-TV Boogie The Bridge was blessed with beautiful weather as more than 2,000 runners left Riverside Park on Sunday morning to tackle distances of five, 10 and 21 kilometres. Karley Baird led the way in the female 21-km event, finishing in a time of 1:34:29.5. Rick Brewster was first in the male 21-km event, completing in a time of ...

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Kamloops set to host government conference

Kamloops set to host government conference

Should regional district directors and city councillors be required to live in the city they represent? Was the B.C. government’s freeze on public transit funding a good idea or bad? Should the country’s tiniest communities have their own special status? These questions and more are up for debate as the annual convention of the Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) ...

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B.C. Conservative leader says government hunting numbers are wrong

B.C. Conservative leader says government hunting numbers are wrong

B.C. Conservative Leader Dan Brooks said  the number of animals lost to resident hunters is more than double the B.C. government’s estimate of 60. KTW file photo B.C. hunters have been shortchanged by the provincial government’s latest hunting allocations, according to B.C. Conservative Leader Dan Brooks. The party leader, based in Kamloops, said documents provided through a freedom-of-information request show the ...

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Pharmacy loyalty points, tobacco sales targeted

Pharmacy loyalty points, tobacco sales targeted

The regulatory body for B.C. pharmacists hasn’t given up on its agenda to ban pharmacies from handing out loyalty reward points on drug purchases — or to eventually ban cigarette sales. A ban imposed by the College of Pharmacists of B.C. was struck down in B.C. Supreme Court last summer, but an appeal filed by the college will be heard ...

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B.C. land sales reached election target

B.C. land sales reached election target

Finance Minister Mike de Jong presents his second balanced budget in 2014, helped by Crown property sales over two years. Black Press file photo The B.C. government has released details of its pre-election property sales, showing it came out with more money overall than appraisals or B.C. Assessment Authority values forecast. Opposition critics called for the disclosure after obtaining government ...

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