Tk’emlups te Secwepemc beaches along the Thompson River, now closed to non-members.

Band reacts to beach closure criticism

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Public health and safety, not exclusion, were behind a Tk’emlups First Nation decision to close a beach to non-members, Chief Fred Seymour said Friday. Seymour said he was disappointed by some media coverage of the decision after it was initially reported earlier in the week. He said continued misuse and disrespect of the waterfront, immediately upriver from...

City & Region

Youth faces aggravated assault charge

August
26
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2016
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A Kamloops youth has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with the stabbing of a cab driver on Wednesday. Austin Eyres, 19, was to appear in provincial court Friday. Eyres was arrested Thursday after police circulated video...

Mother, three kids reported missing

August
26
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2016
Police are requesting public assistance to help locate a mother and three children who went missing from the Coldwater reserve near Merritt. Monica Jacob, 32, was reported missing Thursday afternoon, Aug. 25. She was accompanied by her three...

Armchair Mayor

Nothing wrong with Band's beach ban

August
26
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2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IS IT RASCISM when one ethnic group tells another it’s not welcome, for any reason? The question was raised this week in response to a news report that the Tk’emlups te Secwepmc (also...

Drinnan on Hockey

Blazers hand 'C' to veteran Shirley

August
24
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2016
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Veteran left-winger Collin Shirley is the newest captain of the Kamloops Blazers. The WHL team made the announcement on Wednesday. Shirley, 20, led the Blazers last season in goals (37), assists (42) and points (79) in 72 games last season while...

Arts & Entertainment

Peter Collins bursary applications due

August
26
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2016
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Students with a passion for music are encouraged to apply for the new Peter Collins Memorial Fund Bursary by the end of August. In memory of Peter Collins, a beloved music teacher and tenor singer, the bursary was recently created to assist...

Business

BCLC reviewing future office needs

August
25
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2016
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While renewing a pledge to maintain its corporate headquarters in the city, B.C. Lottery Corporation (BCLC) confirmed Thursday that it is reviewing its office needs. Through a request for proposal (RFP), BCLC has selected Avison Young Commercial...

Postal union postpones strike notice

August
25
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2016
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers postponed a media conference Thursday morning on its talks with Canada Post, fuelling speculation that there could be progress in the simmering dispute. CUPW said earlier that it was prepared to serve 72-hour...

Lifestyle

Campers reminded to be cautious

August
26
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2016
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Due to a marked increase in wildfire activity in the Okanagan Valley and elsewhere in the province over the past week, B.C. Wildfire Service is again urging the public to be extremely cautious with any allowed fire use. The Cariboo and Okanagan...

British Columbia

Peacekeeping pledge short on detail, MP says

August
26
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2016
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The Trudeau government is being less than forthright as it commits Canadian peacekeepers to conflict zones around the world without specifics, MP Cathy McLeod says. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, together with Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane...

Crash shuts down Trans-Canada

August
26
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2016
By WAYNE MOORE If you're heading to, or from, Alberta today, you could be in for a delay. A motor vehicle collision has forced closure of the Trans-Canada Highway from Revelstoke to Golden, a stretch of 147 kilometres. The crash is...

Sports

Action starts early with exhibition matches

August
25
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2016
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WolfPack women’s volleyball team is getting into game action a little earlier this year. Following the team's .500 performance and a berth in the Canada West playoffs in 2015-16, head coach Chad Grimm has his team off to play some...

Women's team bound for Alberta

August
25
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2016
TRU WolfPack women’s soccer team’s abbreviated pre season comes to a close this weekend, Aug 28-29.  The WolfPack travel to Edmonton, Alberta to partake in a three-team exhibition tournament hosted by MacEwan University Griffins....