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Quake felt from Vernon to Lumby

September
22
,
2016
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By WAYNE MOORE UPDATE: 1:20 p.m. A magnitude 2.9 earthquake shook portions of the North Okanagan Thursday afternoon. The small quake hit 15 kilometres east of Vernon at a depth of 10 km. According to emails received by Castanet, the...

Liberal hopeful wheels out snow tire subsidy

September
22
,
2016
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Nine days before winter-rated tires are mandatory on B.C. rural highways, a B.C. Liberal contender for the Kamloops-North Thompson nomination is rolling out a “fresh idea,” a tire subsidy for all rural residents. Michael Grenier, who...

Hwy. 1 widening goes ahead at Salmon Arm

September
22
,
2016
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Widening of the Trans-Canada west of Salmon Arm will proceed through a $162.7 million project announced Thursday by the federal and provincial governments. The Salmon Arm West Project will extend west of the downtown core of the city and through...

TRU prof expands air-quality data set

September
22
,
2016
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There’s a new air-quality monitor in town. Ordinarily, such news might not arouse much interest, but air quality in Kamloops has been the subject of heightened concern and awareness  through the environmental assessment of the proposed...

More median barriers coming for Hwy. 5N

September
22
,
2016
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A stretch of highway through the city that has had too many serious, high-speed accidents is about to be divided. Almost two kilometres of median barrier will be installed on the highway corridor in Kamloops, which will help prevent traffic...

Kamloops woman killed in collision

September
21
,
2016
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A fatal crash north of Vernon Tuesday claimed the life of one Kamloops woman while another was airlifted to RIH with serious injuries. The collision occurred around 5:30 p.m. when a Honda SUV turning left onto Hwy. 97 from Westside Road was...

New text service offers critical link

September
21
,
2016
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A new text service in the Interior offers vital and potentially lifesaving communications link for people who are deaf/deaf-blind, hard-of-hearing or speech impaired (DHHSI). Called Text with 9-1-1 (T9-1-1), the service is delivered by...

Prescribed burns set for Lytton area

September
21
,
2016
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If smoke is visible in the Village of Lytton and along Hwy. 1 starting Thursday, it's from prescribed burning, not wildfire. B.C. Wildfire Service is planning to conduct three prescribed burns in the Lillooet Fire Zone between Thursday, Sept....

Premier needs poverty lesson, Nederpel says

September
21
,
2016
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Poverty was again a focal point for local New Democrats, honing in on the B.C. Liberal government’s track record in the run-up to next spring’s provincial election. Barb Nederpel, who was declared the NDP nominee in Kamloops-North...

Driver killed in Pritchard crash

September
21
,
2016
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A single-vehicle crash in Pritchard early Wednesday, Sept. 21, claimed the life of an Alberta resident. The 57-year-old male driver of a pickup truck died when his vehicle went off Hwy. 1 and down an embankment at Martin Prairie Road around 1:30...