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City asks KGHM, KAPA to share review costs

July
29
,
2015
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The City will ask mine proponent KGHM as well as its chief opponent, Kamloops Area Preservation Association, to contribute to the estimated $300,000 cost of reviewing the Ajax environmental permit application. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to...

A change in the weather

July
25
,
2015
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New watershed plans are intended to pinpoint flood mitigation measures and infrastructure improvements that would reduce property damage in such storms, says Jonathan Welke, the City’s water and sewer engineer. “We want to take a more holistic approach and look at all request for services after last year’s storm,” he told council recently. That was before another destructive storm hit Westsyde in June. ...

After 2 months and 2 hours of debate, City council bans use of cosmetic pesticides

July
15
,
2015
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After two months of impassioned debate, hundreds of emails and countless phone calls, it fell to Coun. Arjun Singh’s deciding vote on Tuesday to ban residential cosmetic use of pesticides in Kamloops. “The thing that really concerns me is the impact on vulnerable populations,” Singh said, bringing the thorny issue to a close after two hours of presentations and discussion. ...