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Pride Parade values critical to TRU, rally told

September
28
,
2016
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Fundamental values represented in the TRUSU Pride Parade are the same as those that drive the university movement to make the world a better place. About 250 students, staff, faculty and community supporters spoke with their feet, holding aloft...

Senator wants kids shielded from food ads

September
28
,
2016
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Health advocates are applauding Sen. Nancy Greene Raine’s legislative initiative to restrict manipulative food and beverage advertising aimed at children. Representatives of the Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition, the Heart and Stroke...

McLeod invites input on Budget 2017

September
27
,
2016
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It’s not too soon for the public to give input on next year’s federal budget. MP Cathy McLeod is asking everyone in her riding to share their ideas on the Trudeau government’s second fiscal plan, coming down the pipe in 2017. ...

City meets with Bennett on Ajax Mine

September
27
,
2016
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City representatives met in Victoria Tuesday with Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett to discuss the Ajax Mine project.  Mayor Peter Milobar said they updated Bennett on the city’s resumption of discussions toward a community...

Expect delays on Hwy. 1 near Revelstoke

September
27
,
2016
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Drivers can expect the following delays on the TransCanada Highway, 19 km west of Revelstoke, as crews work to install remote avalanche control systems. Extended closures will be in effect on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m to 11 a.m., and on...

Too many aging schools create cost dilemma

September
27
,
2016
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With half the 46 schools in the district due for replacement in the next 20 years, school trustees will first set their sites on provincial funding for portables to accommodate pockets of enrolment growth in the city. No matter how they juggle...

A little comprehension with the coffee, please

September
27
,
2016
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Nine years after it began a national campaign to boost literacy, Raise a Reader was out in force Tuesday with more than 200 volunteers greeting people across the city. At the North Shore McDonald’s, the Kamloops Broncos teamed up, off the...

Firearm complaint a false alarm

September
26
,
2016
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RCMP officers surrounded a house with guns drawn on Columbia Street Monday afternoon, Sept. 26, prepared for the possibility of an armed standoff. Fortunately, they were the only ones who were armed. A search of the home near Second Avenue...

Divisive rhetoric polarizes, author says

September
26
,
2016
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I’m Right and You’re an Idiot is the title of James Hoggan’s latest book on the state of the world. It’s also the title of a talk that Hoggan — president of the Vancouver public relations firm Hoggan & Associates...

Greens to confirm election candidate

September
26
,
2016
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Another provincial election candidate will be confirmed Thursday when the Green Party introduces its Kamloops-North Thompson candidate at Reubin’s Diner. The announcement takes place at 10 a.m. at the dinner, 204 Tranquille Rd. Dan Hines...