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...

Red Bridge closure in effect Sunday

September
29
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2016
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The Red Bridge will be temporarily closed Sunday, Oct. 2, for routine maintenance. A crew will be reinforcing the wooden deck and repairing a pothole at the south end of the bridge. The work has been scheduled for Sunday in order to...

Kamloops man dies of drug overdose

September
29
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2016
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UPDATE: 12:30 p.m. By CASTANET STAFF KELOWNA — A Kamloops man who overdosed at a weekend event in Kelowna has since died. Edmond Paul Adkin died Tuesday after using cocaine, likely laced with fentanyl. Tributes poured in on social...

Law would battle fentanyl scourge, MP says

September
29
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2016
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With people dying in B.C. streets on a daily basis and no immediate or simple solutions to a growing drug overdose crisis, MP Cathy McLeod is lending support to a bill aimed at preventing drug tampering. The Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP seconded...

Wave of Green support grows, candidate says

September
29
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2016
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Dan Hines is the official candidate for the B.C. Green Party in the Kamloops North Thompson Electoral District. The Anglican priest and counsellor was acclaimed by the B.C. Greens and his candidacy was confirmed at Reubin's a popular...

City's top enforcement officer dismissed

September
29
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2016
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The City’s top bylaw enforcement officer has been dismissed without explanation.  Jon Wilson, who has served as community safety and enforcement manager for the City for the past seven years, was let go on Friday, Sept. 23. Mayor...

Victim of fatal Vernon crash identified

September
28
,
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
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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...

Historic church getting new roof

September
28
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2016
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St. Paul’s Cathedral is getting a new lease on life. Re-roofing of the historic church at 4th Avenue and Nicola Street got underway with a degree of urgency this week, and it’s a big job, said Colleen Stainton. “We wish to...

Milobar joins mayors applauding LNG approval

September
28
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2016
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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...