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Council weighs options on park pesticide ban

December
14
,
2015
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Use of cosmetic pesticides is back on City council’s lap Tuesday with a recommendation on extending a residential ban to municipal maintenance. A two-pronged recommendation would have the City allocate an additional $30,000 in the 2016...

City eyes alternative to boundary expansion

December
13
,
2015
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City council will decide on a recommendation Tuesday that would consider community benefit agreements with New Gold and the proposed Ajax Mine as an alternative to municipal boundary expansion.  A recommendation from the Industrial Tax Base...

Daily News building faces wrecking ball

December
12
,
2015
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Demolition of The Daily News building is expected to go ahead with the matter going before Council Tuesday. The 60-year-old building at the corner of Fourth and Seymour, originally a Hudson’s Bay department store, was the focal point of...

Section of Rivers Trail to close permanently

December
8
,
2015
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An “orphaned” section of the Rivers Trail will be permanently closed for safety reasons, council decided Tuesday. Continued erosion of the paved trail where it runs beneath Yellowhead Bridge led City staff to recommend the closure,...

Close section of Rivers Trail, staff advise

December
7
,
2015
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A portion of the Rivers Trail may have to be permanently closed. City staff are recommending in a report to council that the trail section that runs beneath the Yellowhead Bridge be closed due to significant erosion damage in the last few years...

City commission seats still empty

December
4
,
2015
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Filling volunteer commission positions has been a challenge for the City. City council is still seeking applications from residents interested in serving on a voluntary basis for the arts commission, heritage commission and social planning...

Contentious bus stop stays put for now

December
1
,
2015
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Despite health and safety concerns repeatedly raised over a transit stop outside a North Kamloops walk-in clinic, council has opted to let the matter stand and leave the pullout where it lies. In a submission before council Tuesday, Patty...

Police office conversion balloons to $1 million

December
1
,
2015
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City staff were called upon Tuesday to explain the ballooning cost of converting a former auto dealership into a community policing office. Council approved renovations to the former KIA building on Seventh Street that would have transformed...

Provisional step enables $58 average rate hike

December
1
,
2015
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Council approved a provisional 2016 budget Tuesday that allows for a $58 average increase per household in utility fees and property taxes. The rate hikes were a preliminary measure to account for projected increases in solid waste costs,...

Energy, emissions plan defeated 5-4

December
1
,
2015
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Climate action advocates failed to convince a majority on City council Tuesday to take on a City energy and emissions plan in 2016 that would set a base line for measuring greenhouse gas output. The vote was 5-4 against. While acknowledging...