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Coroner investigating after body found

September
17
,
2016
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A coroner’s investigation is underway after the body of a man was discovered Saturday afternoon, Sept. 17, near the 100 block of Tranquille Road. Around 2:30 p.m., Kamloops RCMP were notified by B.C. Ambulance paramedics that a male lying...

More art coming to back alleys

September
16
,
2016
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More of Kamloops’ back alleys will become open-air galleries with $19,000 in provincial funding for a work experience project announced Friday. Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association will use the money to continue its Back Alley...

Strategy focuses on forecast labour shortage

September
16
,
2016
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Venture Kamloops and Community Futures will develop a strategy for attracting new workers to the city to head off a looming labour shortage. The initiative — with provincial funding of $96,000, announced Friday, Sept. 16 — builds on a...

Flight suspension temporary, New Leaf says

September
16
,
2016
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New Leaf, the discount travel company that stirred up the market when it began operation in July, has announced it will temporarily suspend flights this fall into four cities including Kamloops. The Winnipeg-based firm announced Thursday that it...

VP named to Winter Games team

September
15
,
2016
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A familiar name has been added to the team steering toward the 2018 B.C. Winter Games. Maureen McCurdy, an accountant with Daly & Co. and a perennial volunteer through the years with a variety of organizations, was named vice-president of the...

More CNG buses to convert entire fleet

September
14
,
2016
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Plans to upgrade Kamloops Transit’s full fleet of buses to compressed natural gas (CNG) powered vehicles got a green light from city council Tuesday The decision comes after a pilot project showed these buses to perform well in all...

Hillside drainage project cost halved

September
13
,
2016
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Drainage improvements to Hillside Drive have come in well under budget with an engineering redesign saving the City half the originally estimated cost of $2.68 million. Following a staff recommendation, City council awarded the construction...

Seniors centre allowed tax-exempt status

September
13
,
2016
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After a change of City tax-exemption policy excluded the downtown Seniors Community Centre, threatening the operation’s future, council opted Tuesday to give the nonprofit operation a break. Management representing the centre at 540 Seymour...

Sherriff charged in underage sex sting

September
13
,
2016
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By DAVID WYLIE A Kamloops sheriff is now facing four criminal charges after he was caught up in a Creep Hunters' sting. The Criminal Justice Branch confirmed Tuesday former Kamloops deputy sheriff Kevin Johnston has been charged...