Farewell from us at NewsKamloops

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We regretfully announce that NewsKamloops will cease publication today, Sept. 30, 2016. We’ve enjoyed the experiment of publishing an independent, online newspaper owned and written by Kamloops people, and we thank readers who have made us their news source over the past 14 months. Likewise, we’re sincerely grateful to our correspondents and...

City & Region

Coroner investigating death near creek

September
29
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2016
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Another man has died in the street in Kamloops Thursday night, though police can’t say whether a drug overdose is to blame. Kamloops RCMP said Thursday that they do not consider the death of the man, 50, to be suspicious. A second man, a...

Armchair Mayor

The Armchair Mayor lives on

October
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2016
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Though NewsKamloops.com is no longer active, The Armchair Mayor category lives on, returning to its own website. Columnists who have contributed to The Armchair Mayor will keep on writing and they can be found at ArmchairMayor.ca. While...

Drinnan on Hockey

Blazers close out preseason with loss

September
16
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2016
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The Kamloops Blazers surrendered four goals in the game’s second half as they dropped a 4-0 decision to the host Prince George Cougars on Friday night in the last WHL exhibition game for each team. The Cougars finished with a 3-3-0 record;...

Big day for the Walton family

September
12
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2016
Travis Walton scored his first WHL goal on Saturday. On Monday, he signed his first WHL contract. Walton, a native of Abbotsford, joined the Kamloops Blazers in time to play in a 6-3 loss to the visiting Kelowna Rockets. He scored the...

Arts & Entertainment

Oscar Peterson was one of the greats

September
30
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2016
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SINCE THIS this will be the last RAATJ, I would like to close with one of my favourites, Oscar Peterson.  I have never liked the phrase “the greatest” of anything.  It is a purely subjective thing, usually they are all...

Business

Solar power firm testing the rays

September
27
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2016
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A B.C. firm intends to test the sun-baked hillsides near Cache Creek for the viability of solar power generation with long-term potential for a clean energy project worth anywhere between $3 million and $45 million. Sunfield Energy Inc....

Workshops designed to reduce accidents

September
23
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2016
Employee safety on the road will be covered in two Interior workshops in early October. Road Safety At Work, an initiative managed by the Justice Institute of BC and funded by WorkSafeBC, is holding the sessions in Kamloops and Kelowna. Their...

Lifestyle

Clayoquot reserve not so protected after all

September
29
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2016
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A West Coast area that became synonymous with B.C.’s War in the Woods more than 20 years ago is threatened again by resource development, say two naturalists who were part of the struggle that pitted loggers against environmentalists. Dan...

British Columbia

Former premier touts 'safe' pot supply

September
29
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2016
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By DAVID WYLIE A former B.C. premier wants people to have a safe supply of weed. Mike Harcourt, who chairs True Leaf Medicine based in Lumby, is calling on the federal government to ensure a “safe and secure” supply of marijuana is...

Nurse rushes to assist crash victim

September
29
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2016
By CASTANET STAFF RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating a fatal collision Wednesday evening, Sept. 28, in West Kelowna.  At 10:37 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a single-vehicle collision in the northbound lanes of...

Sports

Stage rally draws drivers to Merritt

September
29
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2016
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By CASTANET STAFF Rubber will be burning and dirt will be flying in Merritt this weekend. The Pacific Forest Rally, a stage rally event set in the hills and forests around Merritt, starts Friday. The event has been running since 2002 and...

Looking for redemption in six-pack weekend

September
29
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2016
By JORDAN CUNNINGHAM After a tough, four-loss weekend against UBC, the WolfPack baseball team is looking to bounce back and onto the winning track this weekend with six games scheduled. Action starts Friday night, Sept. 30, as the ’Pack...