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Municipal Government

Municipal Government

Decision on fate of former Daily News property expected next month

Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar said it has taken city council longer than expected to nail down the fate of the former Kamloops Daily News...

Loose lips lead to Kamloops councillor barring himself from public hearing

A Kamloops city councillor has inadvertently barred himself from attending the rezoning hearing for a new subdivision west of the Summit Connector. During Tuesday’s council...

Have your say on how city bylaw officers are performing

Are City of Kamloops bylaw officers doing a good job? That’s the question behind a new city survey that will look at the department’s performance...

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...

Firm will pay to fix construction ‘glitch’ at Westsyde pool

Mayor Peter Milobar said an error that has halted construction and pushed back the opening date at the long-closed Westsyde pool building doesn’t mean...

KGHM Ajax, city talks resume

The first meeting between the City of Kamloops and KGHM Ajax since last summer was “collegial,” according to one of three city councillors responsible...

Council passes three-dog variance

Kamloops council has approved a variance that will allow three dogs at a Brocklehurst home. City bylaws restrict dogs to two per residence. Bylaw staff...

City will collect $6-million for Sahali property

B.C. Hydro will pay the city more than $6 million for a Sahali property in a project meant to accommodate the city’s future power...

UPDATED: Westsyde Pool construction delayed

The city of Kamloops is no longer certain when it will re-open the Westsyde pool. Construction at the pool has been mostly on hold since...

What they think: Kamloops council at halfway point of term

Mayor Peter Milobar Mayor Peter Milobar rattles off a quick list of big ticket projects when asked what he feels council has accomplished in the...

Kamloops Coun. Spina ‘touched by many good wishes’ as she battles breast cancer

With two city council members prepping for next year’s provincial election, a third has announced she is taking an extended leave of absence. On Christmas...

Singh seen by some as strong contender; mayor cautions against premature speculation

Mayor Arjun Singh? Some city councillors say they could see it, should Mayor Peter Milobar capture the Kamloops-North Thompson provincial seat in the May 9...

City will save via promotion and elimination of position

Getting rid of one of its supervisory management positions should save the city about $115,000 a year. Director of corporate services and community safety David...

Singh tabbed by some to be interim mayor if Milobar becomes MLA

While Coun. Ken Christian has vowed be in the hunt for the mayor’s chair should Mayor Peter Milobar become Kamloops-North Thompson MLA after the...

An end of a political era in Kamloops?

After nearly 30 years at city hall, Kamloops Coun. Pat Wallace said this term may be her last, noting it’s “iffy” whether she will...

Kamloops firefighters get 12.5% total wage increase in new five-year contract

Kamloops firefighters will get a 2.5 per cent wage increase each year until 2019 under a new contract ratified with the city. The five-year contract...

Victoria sends City of Kamloops $1.2 million

The City of Kamloops has received its annual payment in lieu of property taxes from the provincial government. Each November, the province sends municipalities grants...

Cost of sewer main upgrade could climb by as much as $800,000

While a tender awarded Tuesday is under budget, the City of Kamloops could spend up to $800,000 extra to replace a deteriorating sewer main...

60 units added to Pineview Valley

A 60-unit apartment building is a step closer to construction on Hugh Allan Drive in Pineview Valley. At its Tuesday meeting, Kamloops city council voted...

Laneway garbage pickup trashed for some

About 200 homeowners will have to change where they put their garbage bins after Kamloops city council voted Tuesday to end laneway collection on...