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Got No Docs wants to talk over coffee

September
26
,
2016
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A chronic shortage of family doctors has hit Kamloops particularly hard among Interior communities and may get worse before it gets better. That’s the outlook — as cold and flu season arrives — from a self-advocacy group called...

Influx not only from Alberta, report shows

September
26
,
2016
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School trustees receive a report Monday on a sudden reversal of fortunes in Kamloops-North Thompson, from too few students to a surge beyond what was expected. They know a little more than they knew two weeks ago after 230 more students than...

Cougar encounter spurs park trail closure

September
23
,
2016
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A popular hiking trail above Kamloops Lake remains temporarily closed after several reported cougar sightings. It was a family’s encounter with one cougar in particular last weekend that led B.C. Parks to post a closure of the Battle...

Coroner identifies body

September
23
,
2016
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B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man whose body was discovered last Saturday, Sept. 17, along Tranquille Road. Sasha Reginald Brubaker, 26, had resided most recently in Kamloops.   The manager of an apartment...

Dual winter fairs underway, north and south

September
23
,
2016
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Thrills and spills are in store for the 78th Provincial Winter Fair in Kamloops through the weekend. The fair, one of two being held in the region this weekend, takes place at Circle Creek Equestrian Centre, tucked in behind McGowan Park and...

Support recovery beds address shortage

September
23
,
2016
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An additional 26 support recovery beds in the Interior should help to ease a shortage in terms of mental health and substance use. Interior Health said it has awarded five contracts to  another 26 beds, including six at the Phoenix Centre in...

Warm fall ahead, Environment Canada says

September
23
,
2016
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Friday’s showers should be short-lived with a sunny start to autumn in the forecast over the next few days. And it gets better: Interior B.C. residents can look forward to more good weather ahead. After a cooler than normal end of summer,...

Here comes another food truck festival

September
23
,
2016
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There will be lineups and they may be long, but Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association is back in the saddle today, Sept. 23, with another fundraising food truck festival on a Friday afternoon. The event takes place from 1-6 p.m. (yes,...

Pickup recovered, investigation continues

September
23
,
2016
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A stolen pickup truck that police suspect was used for criminal activity turned up Thursday, Sept. 22, but an investigation continues. The pickup, stolen Sept. 19,  was found abandoned in the area of Tranquille Road and Desmond Street. No...

Merritt mill closure costs city 200 jobs

September
23
,
2016
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Tolko Industries is permanently closing its Nicola Valley mill, putting more than 200 employees in Merritt out of work as of mid-December. CEO Brad Thorlalkson said the closure results from a drop in the Annual Allowable Cut (AAC) as the mountain...