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Wait lists grow with dermatologist shortage

September
21
,
2016
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By CARMEN WELD If you have an odd-looking mole, a skin-cancer concern or a bad rash and need an expert opinion, you're going to have to wait a long time to get one. Dermatologists are in short supply in B.C., with wait lists for some being...

Councillors question ballooning costs

September
20
,
2016
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A new $750,000 KFR training centre was approved Tuesday but only after several councillors questioned a grossly inflated price-tag. The need to replace the existing “live” fire training centre off Bunker Road arose as a result of the...

Bomb threat shuts down mall

September
20
,
2016
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A report of a bomb threat forced police to block access and evacuate Northills Shopping Centre at midday Tuesday. The unspecified threat originated as a complaint reported to police at 11:40 a.m. Both access roads on the south side of the mall...

Tourism dollars fuel Sun Peaks' growth

September
20
,
2016
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With B.C. experiencing some of its strongest tourism growth in years, Sun Peaks is receiving $300,000 from the province’s Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI). Through the RMI, Sun Peaks has received a total of $1.9 million since in the...

Funds clear way for new trades training centre

September
20
,
2016
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For a second successive day, TRU officials had plenty to smile about, confirming federal funding as the final piece in a $30-million investment in a new Industrial Training and Technology Centre. The driving force behind the expansion is a...

Masked men make off with park's ATM

September
19
,
2016
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Kamloops RCMP are investigating a theft of an ATM from B.C. Wildlife Park. On Sunday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 a.m., police were notified of an alarm at the park off the East Trans-Canada Highway.   When officers arrived they found that the...

Chamber backs marijuana resolution

September
19
,
2016
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As it prepares to legalize recreational use of marijuana, the Trudeau government must ensure fair competition, preserve consumer choice and impose adequate safeguards for public protection, says the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Kamloops...

Death not suspicious, police say

September
19
,
2016
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Information remains scant on circumstances relating to the body of a man discovered Saturday in the 100 block of Tranquille Road. Kamloops RCMP said Monday that they have determined the identity of the man but did not release his name. They did...

University village seen as transformative

September
19
,
2016
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The Reach — a mixed residential/retail project marking first step in the development of a university village at TRU — is finally within reach. University officials and the business community applauded the launch of the project at a...

Two rescue efforts end successfully

September
19
,
2016
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Search and rescue volunteers had a busy weekend with two missions on opposite sides of the valley. On Sunday, Kamloops and Vernon search and rescue teams were called out to Harper Mountain to assist an injured mountain biker. The cyclist was...