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Arts centre offers net gains, report says

September
14
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2015
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Touting a projected 240 percent return on investment, a performing arts centre business case goes before council Tuesday in advance of a fall referendum vote. The 200-page report, prepared by consultant MHPM at a cost of $240,000, was developed...

Park cost overruns go to council

September
13
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2015
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The City’s newest park has proven to be a redevelopment project costlier and more time consuming than expected. City council will consider Tuesday whether to divert roughly $625,000 earmarked for museum restructuring and tap into a...

Ajax review choice 'troubling'

August
30
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2015
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Questions continue to be raised about the City’s hiring of SLR Consulting to conduct a $300,000 independent review of the Ajax Mine proposal. City staff are confident the right choice was made, but critics have doubted SLR’s...

Wineries frustrated by City's reversal

August
19
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2015
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Kamloops’ budding winemaking industry is not impressed with City council’s sudden reversal on liquor outlet locations. Coun. Pat Wallace changed her mind after voting last month against the imposition of a zoning requirement that...

One-kilometre liquor-outlet rule back in play as City council changes its mind on wine issue

August
18
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2015
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Kamlops City council changed its mind again Tuesday on the one-kilometre issue. That’s the one on whether a liquor outlet can be located within a kilometer of another one. First it could but now it can’t. Coun. Pat Wallace said an...

Council rejects proposal to require gasoline labels warning of climate change

August
18
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2015
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A majority of City councillors voted down a motion that would have had staff investigate the possibility of requiring gas pump labelling to warn motorists about contributing to climate change. The direct messaging to consumers was pitched Tuesday...

'We have made mistakes' says Arrow rep

August
18
,
2015
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After listening to an Arrow Transfer spokesman describe the biosolids processing operation at Blackwell Dairy, Kamloops City council today decided to ask the B.C. Farm Industry Review Board for further advice in response to concerns by residents. ...

Riverside plan calls for pickleball, skating oval

August
18
,
2015
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The surging popularity of pickleball, proper public consultation and Kamloops’ pride in its most popular parks jostled for position Tuesday before City council adopted a management plan with some reluctance. Stemming from a parks master...

Town hall meeting will launch City’s Ajax review

August
18
,
2015
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Council has voted unanimously to adopt an elaborate five-stage consultation and review process on the Ajax Mine proposal with added provisions to ensure sufficient public input. “This is the City’s process,” said Glen Farrow, environmental services supervisor, as he laid out a detailed timeline for addressing what is generally considered the most important single development confronting Kamloops.  ...

Council set to map out Ajax review process

August
17
,
2015
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City council is about to chart a more consultative course than originally planned to take it through the critical six-month review period on the proposed Ajax Mine. That 180-day review period could begin any day with proponent KGHM saying it is...