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Future of Upper Clearwater Community Hall will go to a vote

Future of Upper Clearwater Community Hall will go to a vote

A public-assent process to determine the future of funding for the Upper Clearwater Community Hall will begin on Monday. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s (TNRD) board of directors voted Thursday to authorize a public-assent process by petition in the area, which will determine if the hall’s grant-in-aid service will be eliminated. At issue in Upper Clearwater is the fact a grant-in-aid ...

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Even days after a robbery, Mounties get their man

Even days after a robbery, Mounties get their man

A robbery suspect hiding in a public bathroom Thursday afternoon was flushed out with the help of a police tracking dog and an RCMP helicopter. Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodie Shelkie said the incident’s origins went back to April 20, when a a man was robbed of his wallet while walking on Tranquille Road in North Kamloops. Police were able to ...

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Paper chase: How Newshound is bringing newspaper history to life

Paper chase: How Newshound is bringing newspaper history to life

A project to digitize and make available online more than 100 years of the region’s history has made a breakthrough, allowing it rights to what was for a century the dominant newspaper in Kamloops — the Sentinel. Through its NewsHound website, the TNRD library has made available online searchable versions of Kamloops This Week and the former Kamloops Daily News. ...

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BIG Little Science Centre seeks permanency

BIG Little Science Centre seeks permanency

The BIG Little Science Centre is looking for a new home — again. While there’s no rush, the society that runs the centre has been told its current location in the former Happyvale elementary building is where School District 73 could put a French immersion school on the North Shore. Happyvale is in Brocklehurst, at 655 Holt St., and is ...

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Toddler dies in accident

Toddler dies in accident

The BC Coroners Service is investigating the death of a toddler near Kamloops earlier this month. The death is believed to have been an accident involving a vehicle. RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie confirmed there was a death of a young child near Red Lake, but said details are not being released out of respect to the family. The BC Coroners ...

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TRU creating sexual-misconduct policy as Victoria announces pending legislation

TRU creating sexual-misconduct policy as Victoria announces pending legislation

As the provincial government moves to address sexual assaults on university campuses, Thompson Rivers University is taking its own action. Recommendations from a task force set up last summer to address the issue are expected to be ready sometime next month, said Christine Adam, dean of students at TRU. An interim protocol was put into place last July after a ...

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Checkered past trips up would-be lawyer

Checkered past trips up would-be lawyer

Should a registered sex offender who admitted to sexting with a 15-year-old co-worker at a Kamloops pizza shop when he was 22 be allowed to become a lawyer? According to the Law Society of B.C., no — at least not yet. The Law Society released yesterday its decision on the application of the 29-year-old former Thompson Rivers University student.  At the ...

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Accused in poaching case cite delay by Crown

Accused in poaching case cite delay by Crown

A First Nations couple who claimed they are being “persecuted for being Indian” after being charged with poaching offences have asked a judge to throw out their charges because of excessive delay caused by the Crown. Jay Coutts and Farrah Palmer are facing one count each of trafficking in wildlife. Coutts is charged with an additional count of hunting during ...

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Two violations noted in worker’s death at Fountain Tire in 2015

Two violations noted in worker’s death at Fountain Tire in 2015

A worker killed 15 months ago should not have been alone when he was pinned while unloading a tire weighing more than 1,800 pounds. The conclusion comes from a WorkSafeBC investigation into the Jan. 27, 2015, death of 36-year-old Nicklas Jay Kristen Taylor. The report into the death of the foreman at Fountain Tire’s retread facility in Dallas was made ...

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RCMP auxiliary program under review

RCMP auxiliary program under review

RCMP auxiliary constables Calvin Allen (left) and Lisa Landry (right), help young bicycle riders Gary Feero (second from left), sister Natalie and Kyle Bush learn to balance and ride at slow speeds during a past bike rodeo. KTW file photo Sweeping changes to the way RCMP detachments can utilize volunteer auxiliary constables have not yet had much of an impact ...

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