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Federal Politics

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Kamloops MP questions retirement-home chain sale to Chinese firm

Cathy McLeod wants an answer from the government on why it approved a Chinese company’s purchase of a retirement-home chain — and if that...

Victoria and Ottawa to team up for $469M highway improvement

Another two sections of the Trans-Canada Highway are in line for widening over the next seven years. Ministers from the provincial and federal governments announced...

IHA doesn’t foresee drug-use sites in Kamloops becoming gathering places for addicts

The Interior Health Authority doesn’t believe its roving supervised drug-use clinics will become gathering places for addicts, according to an administrator working to bring...

MP McLeod says concern growing about talk of taxing health, dental plans

Prompted by several-hundred email messages to her office, Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod is calling out the federal Liberal government on a proposal to tax...

Lake, McLeod call on Ottawa to do more on overdose crisis

Cathy McLeod looks back in time as she explains why she wants the federal government to take stronger action on the opioid crisis in...

CMHC supports B.C. government’s loan program —but urges caution

The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation supports the provincial government’s program to help first-time buyers enter the housing market, but senior market analyst Taylor...

Big sewer-pipe project may get financial help from Ottawa

The City of Kamloops will spend about $330,000 to fast-track another section of sewer pipe replacement on Tranquille Road in Brocklehurst, in hopes of...

Report recommends modelling pot sales after tobacco rules

A federal task force is recommending the Liberal government bring in a plain-package system similar to tobacco sales when it legalizes marijuana. The final report...

Kamloops to get pair of overdose-prevention sites

Bob Hughes is fine with his agency being the location of overdose-prevention sites that will open on Friday in Kamloops — but not on...

Kamloops MP says electoral-reform process is ‘a mess’

Both a local critic and skeptic of electoral reform agree the chances of voting a new way federally in 2019 is getting slimmer with...

Kamloops seniors’ care home part of proposed sale to Chinese company

While the federal government has yet to weigh in, the Chinese insurance company seeking to buy a majority share in the province’s biggest retirement-home...

Vigil Sunday in Kamloops to oppose pipeline expansion

The organizer of a protest against the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion is hoping to spark a community conversation about the project now approved...

Cheers and jeers from Kamloops council on Trans Mountain approval

The expansion of a major oil pipeline through Kamloops is appearing more likely — and it’s prompting mixed emotions from city hall. Prime Minister Justin...

Federal government approves Trans Mountain pipeline, rejects Northern Gateway

By Bruce Cheadle The Canadian Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is approving Kinder Morgan's proposal to triple the capacity of its Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta...

Health Minister Lake sees hints, not action, in Ottawa meeting on fentanyl crisis

The keynote speaker at a national conference on the threat of opioids in the country has called the federal government to task for not...

Kamloops council will not take action against proposed pot shop in Aberdeen.

The city will butt out of attempting to regulate where pot shops locate, Mayor Peter Milobar told a group of concerned Mount Dufferin residents...

McLeod backing O’Toole in Conservative leadership race

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod is joining nine other Conservative members backing leadership candidate Erin O’Toole. “Certainly I think there’s a lot of fine individuals running,”...

Report details expenses of Canada’s MPs

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod had the highest office expenses of regional federal politicians in April, May and June, according to a report released...