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Singh wants chamber to clarify comments

July
26
,
2016
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Coun. Arjun Singh said he intends to ask Kamloops Chamber of Commerce for clarification after it publicly objected to a presentation by Coun. Donovan Cavers. Singh said at Tuesday’s council meeting that City councillors have every right to...

Access decision worries Valleyview residents

July
26
,
2016
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Despite safety concerns and a show of opposition by Valleyview residents, council voted Tuesday in support of the most economical access option for the City’s resource recovery centre located in their midst. Councillors voted 7-2 —...

City centre apartment going back to bat

July
13
,
2016
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With a lengthy list of revisions, a city centre apartment development goes back to a second public hearing after its development permit application was denied on the first go-round. Council approved a staff recommendation Tuesday to hold the...

5-1 vote clears way for B.C. VQA wine sales

July
12
,
2016
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Wine will be sold at the Sahali Save-On as long as it’s grown in B.C. and bears the Vintners Quality Alliance marking. After three hours of hearing delegations and reconsidering the issue — and months of kicking it back and forth...

54 City employees earn more than mayor

June
29
,
2016
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Fifty-four City managers and exempt staff crested the $100,000 salary mark in 2015, a substantial hike from 34 the year before and more than the mayor receives. The increase is largely owing to retroactive payments in 2015 arising from 2012-2014...

Council expedites major capital projects

June
28
,
2016
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Residents of Aberdeen can expect a few detours in coming months with work set to get underway next week on Pacific Way improvements. Council agreed to skip a step Tuesday to clear the way for two major capital projects — upgrades to Pacific...

Save-On wine application back on table

June
28
,
2016
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One of the thorniest issues to tie up City council affairs in recent years — whether to permit a VQA wine store at Save-On-Foods — is back before a public hearing on July 12. With the exception of Coun. Donovan Cavers, councillors...

Urban hens are in, but not without a warning

June
21
,
2016
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Hey, urban hens, you’re officially in the clear. City council quietly voted in animal control bylaw amendments Tuesday that permit back yard chickens. Adoption of Bylaw 34-48 allows residents on lots as small as 370 square metres to keep up...

Vote shores up climate action reserve fund

June
21
,
2016
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City council voted to adopt a strategy Tuesday to ensure the long-term viability of its climate action reserve fund. The unanimous decision came after staff explained a Catch-22 situation confronting its ongoing efforts to reduce within its own...

Walsh blasts MLAs, offers wine 'solution'

June
21
,
2016
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The B.C. Liberal government has caused unnecessary turmoil for municipal governments with its “inept and misguided” new policies allowing sale of wine in some grocery stores, says Coun. Denis Walsh. And he wants apologies from MLAs...