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Provincial Politics

Provincial Politics

B.C. Liberals defend donation downpour

  The B.C. Liberal Party won't support eliminating corporate and union donations or capping the amount that individuals can add to their bulging campaign fund,...

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...

Controversial Trans Mountain pipeline wins B.C.’s approval

The province gave its anticipated environmental approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain project Wednesday, a pipeline will provide jobs as well as long-term benefits,...

In wake of court decision, $50-million influx, union head suggests 70 teachers needed locally

While David Komljenovic is happy to see $50 million added to providing education in the province, the head of the Kamloops-Thompson Teachers Association (KTTA)...

B.C. government reviews homeowner grants amid rising property assessments

By Dirk Meissner The Canadian Press Homeowners across parts of southern British Columbia have received big increases in the assessed value of their homes, prompting the...

Outgoing health minister says B.C. Liberals cannot take voters for granted

By Dirk Meissner The Canadian Press Health Minister Terry Lake will be sitting on the sidelines, but he expects the winds of political change will be...

BC Hydro downgrades smart-meter savings

According to BC Hydro, the Crown corporation’s smart-meter system will still more than pay for itself through efficiency and prevention of power theft, but...

More students mean more money for Kamloops-Thompson school district

With 162 more students than expected this school year, the Kamloops-Thompson school district will receive $1.17 million in additional funding. District secretary-treasurer Kelvin Stretch said...

Government looks to keep ICBC hikes within rate of inflation

Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone is ordering ICBC to commission a third-party review to look at ways of keeping insurance rate hikes within...

Province buys Kamloops motel; ASK Wellness will manage it as affordable housing

Eleni Hirt still gets emotional about her first meeting with the health worker who helped her secure a room at the Fountain Motel last...

Province unveils loan program for homebuyers

The B.C. Liberal government will match down payments for first-time homebuyers through a loan program intended to make housing more affordable for young people. Premier...

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...

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...

Electronic eyes in transit buses here to stay

BC Transit says a pilot program that put closed-circuit cameras into 25 Kamloops buses is successful enough to roll out across the province. Cameras were...

City of Kamloops wants province to tax users of online rental sites

The City of Kamloops will ask the province to start charging sales tax to users of Airbnb and other online vacation rental sites. The request...

Q&A on Trans Mountain pipeline with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley was in Vancouver this week to promote approval of Kinder Morgan Canada’s plan to twin the Trans Mountain pipeline from...

First Nation chief Sam to battle Lali for Fraser-Nicola NDP nomination

NDP veteran and firebrand Harry Lali said he's not shying away from a nomination fight in Fraser-Nicola now that a high profile name has...

Kamloops man files complaint with B.C. Ombudsperson, alleging many are in conflict on Ajax...

A Kamloops resident has filed a complaint with the Office of the B.C. Ombudsperson, alleging Mayor Peter Milobar, Kamloops city council, Premier Christy Clark...

New IHA contract expected to affect animals needing cancer care

A Kamloops veterinarian is accusing the Interior Health Authority of using a contract “as an excuse to leave our patients to die.” In a letter...