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Dunes strata proposal forwarded to ALC

February
16
,
2016
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Another run at getting a Westsyde residential subdivision past the Agricultural Land Commission received a tentative OK from City council Tuesday. All but one councillor voted to authorize staff to forward an application for ALC exclusion...

Industry nudges City again on tax rates

February
15
,
2016
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Heavy industry is making another pitch to the City of Kamloops to bring its high industrial tax rates in line with the provincial average. The pitch is timed to coincide with 2016-2017 budget deliberations currently underway. In a letter that...

Open house looks at Grasslands Blvd. link

February
12
,
2016
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An upper-level road that has been on the drawing board for years is expected to proceed this year, linking Batchelor Drive to Westsyde Road. A public open house takes place Thursday, Feb. 18, on the planned construction of Grasslands Boulevard...

Todd Road upgrade overdue, say residents

February
10
,
2016
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Young families will have to continue walking “Mother Duck-style” along Todd Road for another three years before the City completes long awaited improvements to the Barnhartvale connector route. That was one of the chief concerns...

Swimming with the sharks at City Hall

By Mike Youds
February
10
,
2016
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Good public policy doesn’t just happen, it’s built on trust, says Randy Diehl. The City of Kamloops was paralyzed by infighting between politicians and bureaucrats when Diehl came along, a “bad situation” the former chief...

Juniper booster repair costs $680,000

February
3
,
2016
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An emergency reserve fund is being tapped to make urgent repairs to a Juniper water booster station. Council has approved a transfer of $680,000 from the water utility capital reserve for engineering and construction costs caused by foundation...

Council opts for North Shore facilities review

February
2
,
2016
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With public pressure weighing heavily, City councillors voted unanimously Tuesday to begin a $100,000 review of North Shore recreational facilities rather than launch headlong into costly repairs for an aging Westsyde Pool. The issue has already...

Pool fix price-tag brings request for full review

January
29
,
2016
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UPDATE Citing the growing cost of repairing and reopening Westsyde Pool, City staff are recommending a return to the drawing board for a comprehensive review of aging North Shore recreational facilities. ...

Rail crossing compromise temporary

January
26
,
2016
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As long as there are no CP trains rolling through, the Third Avenue crossing will be open after this weekend's Blazers games. The City’s chief administrator said the short-term compromise comes about after meetings held this week...

Council backs zero-waste food initiative

January
26
,
2016
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Council will lend its support to a national campaign to reduce mountains of food that goes to waste in the grocery business even though Kamloops already diverts some of its unsold food to the food bank. All except Coun. Pat Wallace voted in...