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Huge storm hit Shuswap 'like a tornado'

September
18
,
2016
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MAGNA BAY — Residents are cleaning up the aftermath of damage from a huge storm that hit Magna Bay Resort and other Shuiswap Lake communities on the weekend. The deluge was part of a thunder, lightning and...

Storm knocks out power to 10,000, topples tree

September
17
,
2016
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UPDATE: 10:30, Sept. 18 B.C. Hydro says it has restored power to the majority of customers after a thunderstorm accompanied by high winds cut power to about 10,000 homes and businesses across the Thompson-Shuswap region Saturday night. ...

Coroner investigating after body found

September
17
,
2016
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A coroner’s investigation is underway after the body of a man was discovered Saturday afternoon, Sept. 17, near the 100 block of Tranquille Road. Around 2:30 p.m., Kamloops RCMP were notified by B.C. Ambulance paramedics that a male lying...

'State-of-the-art' RIH building celebrated

September
16
,
2016
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There was a lot of emotion and celebration of partnerships as about 100 people gathered Friday, Sept. 16, for the official opening of the new RIH Clinical Services Building. Health Minister Terry Lake and fellow MLAs Todd Stone and...

More than 500 tickets issued for vehicle defects

September
16
,
2016
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There are a lot of unsafe vehicles out there if results of an enforcement crackdown are any indication. A joint effort over three days this week resulted in 501 violation tickets issued for vehicle defects, Kamloops RCMP reported Friday. All...

Grenier touts airport's untapped potential

September
16
,
2016
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Michael Grenier has no intention of becoming an also-ran in Kamloops-North Thompson. “I want to get involved to win,” he said the day after declaring his intention to seek the B.C. Liberal Party nomination in competition with Mayor...

Bring an umbrella to festival

September
16
,
2016
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Best enjoy that blue sky while it lasts Friday, Sept. 16, with weather in the southern Interior taking a turn for the worse through the weekend. Environment Canada has downgraded its Saturday forecast — much to the consternation of Kamloops...

More art coming to back alleys

September
16
,
2016
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More of Kamloops’ back alleys will become open-air galleries with $19,000 in provincial funding for a work experience project announced Friday. Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association will use the money to continue its Back Alley...

Strategy focuses on forecast labour shortage

September
16
,
2016
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Venture Kamloops and Community Futures will develop a strategy for attracting new workers to the city to head off a looming labour shortage. The initiative — with provincial funding of $96,000, announced Friday, Sept. 16 — builds on a...