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New contract likely to push up recycling fees

November
30
,
2015
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After a two-month loss of recycling collection service this year, homeowners are likely to see a big jump in their fees in 2017. In a report that goes to City council Tuesday, staff recommend the City renew its contract with Emterra Environmental...

Electronic voting audits voted down

November
24
,
2015
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Despite some doubts about the accuracy of electronic voting, the City won’t be auditing ballot results. A motion from Coun. Denis Walsh to have limited audits or spot checks conducted following civic votes was quashed Tuesday by a vote of...

Parks, facilities to go smoke-free by spring

November
24
,
2015
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Nonsmokers will have a bylaw to back them up when they ask smokers to butt out in parks and outside civic facilities starting next spring. They won’t, however, be able to summon a bylaw officer. Council voted 7-2 in favour of a bylaw...

Audits would restore confidence, Walsh says

November
23
,
2015
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A move to electronic voting machines has undermined confidence in the voting process, says a City councillor who wants inexpensive audits done to test their accuracy. Tuesday, Council will debate a motion — a post-election/referenda audit...

Council advised to prohibit smoking in parks

November
22
,
2015
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Council will decide whether to prohibit smoking in City parks at its regular meeting on Tuesday, a measure readily justified on health and safety grounds yet not so readily enforced. The City’s parks, recreational and cultural services...

Let's Talk on City budget resumes tonight

November
18
,
2015
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City representatives outnumbered public participants four to one at the start Wednesday of Let’s Talk, a public consultation on the 2016 fiscal plan. Only half a dozen people were on hand at Sandman Centre to hear opening remarks by finance...

Year-round transit service rejected over cost

November
17
,
2015
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A motion from Coun. Donovan Cavers to have public transit operate 365 days a year was soundly rejected by other city politicians, who say the City’s contract leaves no room to move. Cavers reasoned that 30 percent of the population does not...

Voting machines need to be audited, Walsh says

November
17
,
2015
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Coun. Denis Walsh wants the City to audit election referendum results to ensure that electronic voting machines are reporting results accurately. In the wake of the defeated Nov. 7 referendum on the performing arts centre/parkade, Walsh presented...

City looking for committee volunteers

November
16
,
2015
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Do you have time to volunteer for civic service? City council is seeking applications from residents interested in serving on a voluntary basis on council-appointed committees. The committees include: Airport Authority (one-year term) ...

Public sessions zero in on City budget

November
10
,
2015
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The City of Kamloops again invites citizen input on the budget as it charts a fiscal course for 2016. Each year the City hosts public meetings on the budget to give citizens an overview and hear their comments and suggestions. Anyone who...