Petronas LNG plant in Malaysia. (www.breakbulk.com)

Milobar joins mayors applauding LNG approval

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Mayor Peter Milobar added his voice Wednesday to those applauding the federal government’s approval of the Pacific Northwest LNG project. Milobar said in Victoria, where a gathering of mayors from northeastern B.C. was held on the steps of the legislature, that the LNG project and others like it are important to the provincial economy. They said a...

City & Region

Victim of fatal Vernon crash identified

September
28
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2016
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A Kamloops woman killed in a collision near Vernon last week has been identified as Susan Louise Delrose. B.C. Coroners Service confirmed Wednesday, Sept. 27, that Derose, 55, died in the crash at the intersection of Hwy. 97 and Westside Road on...

District to improve busing with funds

September
28
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2016
Kamloops-North Thompson School District will use funding announced Wednesday to introduce new bus routes, including a route for students with disabilities.  The money will also help provide enhanced bus driver training programs, hire a...

Armchair Mayor

My vote goes to Trump on debate

September
28
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2016
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AS WE'VE SAID before, not a lot to choose from, but based on the first presidential debate, my vote, if I had one, goes to Donald Trump. While there was a great deal of recrimination and accusation about who is racist, and who lacks stamina...

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

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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

Greek comedy a study in male antogonism

September
28
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2016
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How far will men go to prove their superiority to other men? In Chevalier, the second in Kamloops Film Society’s fall series at Paramount Theatre, a little friendly antagonism goes a long way. On a luxury yacht in the Aegean Sea, six...

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....

Lifestyle

United Way almost halfway to 3-year goal

September
28
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2016
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United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo is well on its way to reaching a three-year goal of raising $6.5 million, particularly with the promise of new partnerships in Kamloops. “It was an ambitious goal for sure, and of course there was concern...

British Columbia

No taking back guilty plea

September
28
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2016
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By CARMEN WELD VERNON — Over four years after the incident took place, a Vernon man's attempt at withdrawing his sex assault and forcible confinement guilty pleas for the second time was denied Wednesday morning. The 54-year-old man,...

Royal couple gets sunny welcome

September
27
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2016
By CASTANET STAFF UPDATED: 3:22 p.m. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are headed to Whitehorse, Yukon, after stopping at Mission Hill Winery for the final leg of their short Kelowna trip.  The couple's large motorcade whipped...

Sports

TOFC takes on Mountain United

September
27
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2016
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Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) is set to play host to 11 B.C. Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) games on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2, at McArthur Island. The matches feature Thompson-Okanagan FC (TOFC) teams taking on...

Golden Bears prevail on Alberta foray

September
26
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2016
TRU WolfPack wound up a Canada West men’s soccer road trip to Edmonton with only one of a possible six points.  WolfPack wrapped up their two-game weekend with a 4-2 setback at the hands of University of Alberta Golden Bears. TRU...