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Social planning grant process updated

October
14
,
2015
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Nonprofit groups have until Nov. 20 to apply for social planning grants from the City of Kamloops with a workshop next week to review changes in the process. City council allocates $70,000 annually for local community initiatives. Grants are...

McGill Road complex goes to public hearing

October
6
,
2015
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Developers behind a restaurant/pub/office complex at the top of McGill Road got part of what they want from City council Tuesday — a public hearing. Council voted unanimously to proceed with the hearing, choosing the second of three options...

Valleyview intersection unsafe, residents say

October
6
,
2015
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A dangerous Valleyview intersection will become more hazardous if the city uses Owl Road as access for its new resource recovery centre, residents told council Tuesday. “Multiple attempts to have this Valleyview Drive access removed have...

Sister-city trips a costly perk, Walsh says

October
2
,
2015
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No one questions Kamloops’ sister city relationship with Uji City, Japan, but some wonder whether the yearly visits that go with it are too costly relative to benefits. Mayor Peter Milobar and four City councillors, accompanied by a...

Medical grow op goes to public hearing

September
29
,
2015
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Rezoning to accommodate the City’s first medical marijuana growing operation will go to a public hearing, council decided Tuesday. Councillors voted unanimously in favour of a staff recommendation to authorize a public hearing for the...

'This is not a hotel living room, it's a parkade'

September
29
,
2015
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Innovation and appearance should take a back seat to safety and security, Coun. Pat Wallace believes. Wallace was the only holdout on council Tuesday when a seemingly innocuous design matter arose over landscaping in front of the Sandman...

Neurosurgeon behind medical grow proposal

September
28
,
2015
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A proposed medical marijuana growing operation on an industrial site in Dallas would be unlikely to affect residents or children according to a City staff report that goes before council on Tuesday. The proponent is Dr. Richard Brownlee, a...

PAC pitch goes to chamber

September
19
,
2015
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The City’s business case for a peforming arts centre goes before the board of Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Monday. The board will take in a presentation on the PAC project before holding a closed-door meeting to discuss its position on the...

Funds flipped to hasten pool repairs

September
16
,
2015
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Funds for one pool repair project have been transferred to another. Council has approved a recommendation to transfer $2.9 million from Canada Games Aquatic Centre repair project to Westsyde Community Centre Pool project in order to ensure...

Business case bolsters Yes campaign

September
15
,
2015
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The Yes committee for a performing arts centre/parkade sounded its clarion call Tuesday just as a business case for the project made its way to council. Mayor Peter Milobar will join the Yes side for an official announcement at a news conference...