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Group wants warnings at gas pumps

August
16
,
2015
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“Warning: Use of this fuel product contributes to climate change.” That’s the message to motorists that City council is asked to weigh in on. A rolling campaign to have warning labels on gas pumps similar to the grim...

Biosolids back before council

August
16
,
2015
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Biosolids are back on the agenda at City Hall Tuesday. Embattled operators of a Barnhartvale biosolids mixing operation at Blackwell Dairy farm are expected to appear as a delegation in defence of the project. They represent Nutrigrow, a...

Landfill contamination a big unknown

August
14
,
2015
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After planning to spend $10 million to purchase and transform Owl Road landfill, the City may have to wait until next year to determine whether the site requires remedial cleanup to remove soil contaminants. That was one of the major concerns...

Aquatic centre reopening delayed

August
6
,
2015
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Repairs to the Canada Games Aquatic Centre are taking longer than expected, the City announced on Thursday. A break in the main water supply pipe forced the closure of the pool on July 23.  City staff decided to combine the repairs...

Singh defends handling of conflict concern

August
4
,
2015
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Coun. Arjun Singh feels he did due diligence as an elected official confronted with a potential conflict of interest when City council voted down a bylaw on new liquor licences last week. But did he anticipate the possibility that there could be...

Owl Road landfill plans go before public

July
31
,
2015
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Residents curious about the city’s proposed $10-million purchase and redevelopment of the Owl Road landfill will want to mark Thursday, Aug. 13, on their calendars. They’re invited to a public information meeting that day, 6-8 p.m.,...

Storm cleanup bill pegged at $740,000

July
30
,
2015
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The City will tap into a reserve fund to cover the estimated $210,000 cost of the cleanup from the June 30 storm that struck Oak Hills. City council approved a staff recommendation to draw $250,000 from the past-year accumulated surplus reserve...

'Peace of mind, health of families suffering'

July
29
,
2015
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Outraged that their health concerns have been ignored, a delegation of Dallas residents confronted City council on Tuesday, pushing for action to stop particulate falling on them from a farm biosolids project located on benchland above. ...

‘Why are you treating citizens that way?’

July
29
,
2015
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Four years in, 99 per cent of Kamloops is connected to water meters and the City is coming to terms with the final one per cent. Those who have held out — including many who refused smart meters over health concerns — are facing...

Smoking ban in parks up for consideration

July
29
,
2015
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Fed up with secondhand smoke in Riverside Park, Bob Wren has challenged the City to ban smoking in parks as other communities have done. Wren went before council on July 28 to present his case. “I’m here out of desperation more...