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Public will get chance to make budget suggestions to council

A mid-March public hearing will allow the overtaxed an opportunity to tell the city where to start cutting.<br><br>"They can ask for changes in service levels, deferring capital projects and user fees," said Coun.

Private systems bad for water

Mel Hale says Victoria should ban privately run water systems after a Sierra Legal Defense Fund report on water regulations gave British Columbia a failing grade.

Retirement means refocus for Kerssens

When Jack Kerssens goes to visit the Big Guy in the sky, you can be sure he'll be leaving some task behind. It might be a project he's pursing for the Child Development Centre or a meeting with other Credit Union directors.

'Rosey' economy may be wishful

Finance Minister Paul Ramsey may be painting a rosier picture of the province's economic outlook for the next year than what it really is, says one local expert.

SnowJob coming to Sun Peaks

The show will go on. MuchMusic officials say they will be looking into the ongoing native dispute at Sun Peaks Resort but, for now, the show will be going ahead as scheduled.

Airport joins firefighter lobby

If all goes well at Fulton Field this year, Kamloops Airport Authority will have to dole out up to $400,000 for on-site firefighters.

Teen joins Katimavik project

Cooking is not Heather Harris's strong suit. "Let's see, when was the last time me and my sister cooked? Oh yeah, we haven't," she says.

Psychiatric facility progressing slowly

The TOKO tertiary psychiatric facility at Royal Inland Hospital is moving along, but way too slowly for most people.

Jaycees working hard to stem exodus

Mike Sun is happy with his ability to keep pace with the exodus of young business people to Calgary. For every member who leaves for Calgary, the Kamloops Jaycees membership director says he's been able to recruit a new one in Kamloops.

Morris found guilty in knife attack

A 23-year-old Kam-loops man has been found guilty of robbery and aggravated assault after a vicious attack on an unsuspecting house guest. Brian Douglas Morris showed little emotion as Mr.